“Concentrating on the essentials. We will then be accomplishing the greatest possible results with the effort expended.” Ted W. Engstrom
I am in the process of finalizing a 22-day business management program for the owners of private medical practices in Africa and in other underdeveloped countries. It was a huge challenge and the program is almost complete. When all of the materials (the facilitator guides, agenda tables, participant materials, PowerPoint slides, pre- and post-tests with answer keys, and additional reference materials for both the half-day and full-day programs) have been properly branded by the United States Agency for Industrial Development, they will be placed on a dedicated website so that any trainer can find and use them.
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“Getting involved is so, so . . . involving.” Vera-Ellen
When someone asks how I plan to engage learners, the first thing that comes to mind is the use of cartoons, kinesthetic items on the tables, candy, music, colorful kites and agenda maps on the walls. However, these are really only supplemental strategies, because the training design and facilitation are the strategies that actually engage the participants.
We structure our training courses to engage the participants in meaningful and practical skill-building learning activities.
Our engagement strategy begins with the development of the lesson plan. We first identify two goals: (1) what the participants will learn and (2) why the participants will want to learn this content. We understand that we … Read the rest
“The creative is the place where no one else have ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.” Alan Alda
Hello! This was a really great day. Although T was late picking me up because of traffic, it turned out that L had been at the training hotel since 6 am and had almost everything set up by the time I finally got there at 7:30 am. That was a huge relief.
S, who had asked me yesterday what colors I liked, gave me an exquisitely embroidered pillow and lots of hugs and kisses. What a sweetheart!
Next, my research last night on how to fix a frozen iPod … Read the rest