Category: ILT & VILT

Once the sage on the stage, now the guide by the side. Facilitation is a critical skill for anyone who wants to lead successful in-person training.

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5 Training Engagement Strategies

From before your presentation begins to just before you wrap up a training program, here are 5 strategies you can use to get your participants to actively engage with your content (whether they want to or not!).

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Key Components of a Training Lesson Plan

My blog posts that offer a free training lesson plan template have been, by far, my most popular posts ever. In today’s 10-minute podcast, I share some thoughts on the key components of a lesson plan in the event you want to make your own template.

“How I See It” Virtual Training Activity

Taking an in-person activity that is highly effective because it is highly participatory and moving it into a virtual environment can be a challenge. In today’s guest post, Mark Nilles shares how he leveraged several technologies to find a comparable level of participation and engagement in a virtual environment.

How do we make icebreakers relevant?

Icebreakers can be a powerful element of any learning program, holding the potential to set the tone for a training program and helping participants establish rapport with each other and with you… as long as you take some time to be intentional about your icebreaking activity.

SMEs to Expert Trainers

Subject matter experts can struggle with trying to present information in which they are experts. As training professionals, there are some things we can do to help.

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Find Your L&D Career Path

Explore the range of careers to understand what role might be a good fit for your L&D career.

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MS Word Job Aid Template

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