When it was first published in 1995, Mel Silberman's 101 Ways to Make Training Active became an instant bestseller. Now this revised and updated second edition offers the same dynamic approach and several completely new case examples. The examples support each exercise and highlight real-time uses of the highly successful Active Training method. In addition, the book includes 200 training tips that form the nuts-and-bolts of successful active training. These tips incorporated in the book's top ten lists show how to build quality, activity, variety, and direction into your training programs. For the first time 101 Ways to Make Training Active features a CD-ROM containing all the original "Top Ten Trainers Tips and Techniques" lists for easy reproduction and distribution.
Features 101 proven strategies to design and deliver Active Training for virtually any topic. Trainers will discover a toolkit full of creative, challenging, and fun ways to enliven learning. Redesigned so readers can more readily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific training situations, topics, and learning objectives, as well as adding suggested conditions for each: length of time, number of participants, etc. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example. Also features 20 how-to lists (200 total) that any trainer will find indispensable when facilitating active training, including practical guidelines for setting up the classroom for active training, obtaining participation at any time, utilizing props, making lectures active, and more. The active learning strategies are organized into three major categories that correlate to the distinct phases of effective training session: the opening, the main learning events, and the closing. Within these three categories, readers will find sub-categories, such as team building, stimulating discussion, team learning, e-learning, skill development, review, application planning, etc. New learning activities cover topics to include: communication, change management, coaching, feedback, creativity and innovation, conflict and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, leadership, customer service, decision-making, problem solving, self-management. The strategies and activities in this book are geared to classroom delivery of training. A separate collection is devoted entirely to online learning strategies and activities, 101 Ways to Make Online Learning Active. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.
This new volume features 101 fresh strategies to design and deliver online active training for any topic. Trainers will discover a toolkit full of creative, challenging, and fun ways to enliven learning. Designed so readers can more easily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific training situations, topics, and learning objectives, as well as providing suggested conditions for each: length of time, number of participants, etc. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example. Also features 20 how-to lists (200 total) that any trainer will find indispensable when facilitating online learning, including practical guidelines for setting up technology, choosing asynchronous vs. synchronous delivery, scheduling for multiple time zones, making lectures active, and much more. In addition to online learning activities for opening, training, and closing for a variety of categories, this volume features best practices from top experts for using social media and common e-learning tools, including PowerPoint and Articulate. Also offers tools and techniques for the full gamut of online learning practices, from gamification and simulations to serious games and m-learning. The strategies and activities in this book are geared to classroom delivery of training. A separate collection is devoted entirely to online learning strategies and activities, em style="font-size: 10px;"101 Ways to Make Online Learning Active. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.
Training expert Mel Silberman is the father of the popular and effective active training method. In his landmark textbook, Active Training, he identified the specific characteristics of the active training method that results in deeper learning and improved retention. Now, Training the Active Training Way takes the next step by distilling the active training method into eight core strategies that trainers can use to craft interactive and engaging training, even for the most challenging training assignments such as technical skills training, and information-rich (and often dull) content.
Bestselling author and internationally known trainer Mel Silberman offers over 100 suggestions on how to organize and conduct lively, active training sessions. Each of the 101 techniques is described and illustrated by a goal, a statement of purpose, a procedure, step-by-step instructions, and variations, suggestions for alternative ways to use the technique. This title carries a short discount.
From a legend in the field of training comes a resource that gives managers, team leaders, and supervisors 101 tips, tactics, and simple strategies to brighten up meetings and move the action along while successfully fulfilling goals and objectives.
"Designed for facilitators who want to incorporate impactful activities into their training ... Each of the book's activities include an informative introduction and contains suggestions and techniques for implementing the activities that will ensure success every time. The activities are organized by today's most sought after training topics including leadership and change management, team work and facilitation, creativity, conflict and negotiation, influencing, and communication among others." - cover.
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of TheTrainer’s Handbook presents a comprehensive, systematicapproach to developing training skills and competencies. Itreflects the current changes in the design, development, anddelivery of training that will meet the needs of today’slearner, distance learning, and performance consulting. The bookoffers a fresh focus on evaluation, includes practical how-toguidance, and a wealth of illustrative real-life examples. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
The Handbook of Experiential Learning is a comprehensive resource that draws together contemporary thought and practice on a wide range of experiential learning applications from the best-known authorities on the topic. In this book, volume editor and leading experiential learning expert, Mel Silberman presents a contemporary review of experiential learning in the workplace complete with models, applications, and innovative uses. The handbook covers a broad range of experiential learning methods including: Games and simulations Action learning Role-play and Improv Story-telling Adventure activity Reflective practice Creative play It also describes the use of experiential learning in topics such as technical skills, leadership, team building, diversity and cross-cultural training, and emotional intelligence.