How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth Kanter

All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related. I designed and facilitated a peer learning workshop at SXSW last week. How does the room set up support or fight your instructional design?

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

” I’ll co-teaching the session with colleagues Andrea Berry, John Kenyon, and Cindy Leonard. The session will cover what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training and provide lots of practical tips that will help you design fun, interactive, and highly effective technology training workshops. I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Gyrus

As we become increasingly dependent on our technology, it only makes sense that it teach us as well. When building eLearnings it is necessary to consult people who teach and record their methodologies in making sure a message maintains its pertinence over time. Understanding the foundation of what makes the instructional design so effective, can go a long way in transitioning some of your organizational learnings over to a digital medium.

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Instructional designers have been trying for years to come up with the perfect teachings for organizational entities, with learnings ranging from electronic, social, micro, mobile, instructor-led, and blended. In these meetings present the employees with real-life practice problems or perhaps current departmental issues that best reflect the teachings of the lessons. Be sure not to stop there, coaching involves so much more than instruction towards a positive outcome.

How To Apply Social to Education and Learning

SocialFish

Your job will be more rewarding when you transition your learners from passively listening to actively engaging through social channels you intentionally design as part of the learning experience. You have to know how to apply them to instructional design. This is just part of the series, which are designed to be short, checklist-style handy guides that take you step-by-step through the steps to rock your social media activities for your particular department. .

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

It has been over 10 years since I designed and delivered my first workshop/webinar on, “ Designing Effective Technology Training Workshops for Nonprofits ” with NTEN. Because webinars were a new medium to trainers back then, I used Richard Mayer’s research on multi-media learning based on understanding how the brain works and the ability to pay attention to guide the instructional design. Learning Training Design

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

If your training arsenal consists of Instructor led training and elearnings and your user base is not as receptive to the teachings as they used to be, another option now exists. As such, it is safe to say a well-executed mobile learning in augmented reality could captivate learners to levels we have yet to see, and it is up to instructional design developers to get us there. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

We asked participants to do a “think and write” and jot down one idea that resonated before facilitating a grand synthesis of what we learned about designing more impactful capacity building programs for grantees. You can read my guest post over the Communications Network Blog that summarizes these insights. Training Design

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I also designed and facilitated a six month peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. I also facilitated several design labs with nonprofits as part of the research for the Happy Healthy Nonprofit at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the National Arts Marketing Project. Happy New Year !

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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. In addition, I presented a webinar on training design and facilitated a session on nonprofit technology training design at NTC. I wrote many posts on instructional design for nonprofit training , including this wrap up post from our NTEN NTC session on teaching and learning for nonprofits.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth Kanter

The program is specially design to leverage the power of technology in supporting women’s rights and social justice leaders and organizations to advance their work and impact. I designed a 90-minute workshop focused on “Human-Centered Social Media Strategy” which teaches how to apply a simple design-thinking technique, creating personas, as the basis of your digital strategy. Training DesignPhoto by Equal Rights Advocates.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

Facilitator for Peer Learning Networks and Cohorts: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for cohorts of nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. In 2016, I completed my work as facilitator for a learning network of community foundations who are hosting Giving Days, funded by the Knight Foundation. Instructional Design and Facilitation: I love teaching and exploring different ways help nonprofit professionals learn.

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been involved with teaching and learning technology for nonprofits since 1993 when I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts' online network for artists, Arts Wire. I was immediately thrown into a situation of dynamic teaching and learning. And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Here's the description: Join Beth Kanter who has been teaching nonprofit technology workshops for over 15 years, both offline and online.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas. A follow up question revealed that a big challenge is making goals measurable. This gives me some more insight about how to make teaching this concept more accessible.

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SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Beth Kanter

I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. I enjoyed designing and facilitating this session because I had five awesome presenters who have a depth of knowledge about the topics we discussed. Teach for both the color-in-the-lines people (ie: guidelines, next steps) and the runs-with-scissors people.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth Kanter

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth Kanter

Last week, in addition to giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab for the Arts Brain Trust at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference , I was a participant in a pre conference convening expertly facilitated by Jennifer Edwards who is an organizational development consultant, dancer, and teacher. As a trainer, it is always great to experience someone else facilitating so you can have empathy for participants, get some new ideas or reflect on your trade craft.

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Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and now adjunct professor, I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation. There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants. Here’s just a few: Instructional. Small Group Design.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? What: The art of social instructional design. Here's some reflections on the Webinar: Overcoming the Strawberry Jam Problem With Social Design. I think you can design around it. Social Instructional Design.

PopTech Fellows Program: Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some thoughts about tweaking the instructional design: Game Length and Instructional Context. All of the instruction is aligned to a network frame. . In comparison, this was a shorter time amount of time, different instructional styles across faculty, and the overall frame was social innovation. The game needs more time and if there is no time on the agenda, then a different design is needed. . Social Media Strategy As Design Process.

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Each of us took on a different aspect of nonprofit technology design and incorporated some interactive exercises. I am particularly grateful to Cindy Leonard who compiled and consolidated our slides based on the design.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Last month I had the pleasure of taking the Luma Institute Train the Trainers workshop where I got a chance to immerse in practicing facilitation techniques based on human centered design principles. The workshop instructor Peter Maher is founder and CEO, of Luma Institute , and a Jedi Master. The co-facilitator was Amy Hedrick who works in Product and Design Innovation at Intuit. ” What is Human Centered Design?

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design. With facilitator’s guidance, grantees will design and implement a small action learning project. These definitions have informed the curriculum, instructional design, peer learning design, and how we will measure and learn along the way.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past 15 years, I have been excited about nonprofit technology training design and delivery and it is what I will continue to focus on as part of my role at Zoetica over the coming years. The day was designed as a one-day interactive strategy session in the morning and intensive mini-workshops on tools and tactics in the afternoon lead by a cadre of local social media specialists and experts. Tags: Training Design Colorado Project.

Guest Post by Gordon Mayer: Playing Learning Games to Spread Nonprofit Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One thing I haven't been doing over the years is documenting the instructional design or lesson plan. I made my way through about 25 minutes of introductory “teach” (ie, “talk” with some q and a) and then, right around the time that thoughts are usually turning to the bar… the crowd really got into it! Even at 4 p.m. on a gray day with drinks just 30 minutes away, philanthropic communicators enjoyed the social media game (photo by Thom Clark). Note from Beth: I'm at Pop!Tech

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One thing led to another and I designed a social media lab for arts organizations. Participants design and launch a social media experiment that helps them improve their practice and share learning with one another. Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1. My teaching style has been influenced by constructivism in short - less "sage on the stage" and "more guide on the side" and that learners should be actively involved in their learning process.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design. With facilitator’s guidance, grantees will design and implement a small action learning project. These definitions have informed the curriculum, instructional design, peer learning design, and how we will measure and learn along the way.

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Technostress and Ergonomics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Cheryl Hanback, is working on a project for her masters degree in instructional design. " At that time, I was doing a lot of technology training in computer labs and felt a responsibility to teach people about ergonomics. She needs as many people as possible to fill out this 1-minute survey about pain incurred from sitting at a computer. link].