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A Practical Approach to Training Adults (Historical)

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September 27, 2022 8:30 AM – September 28, 2022 4:30 PM EST (Expired)

This engaging and powerful two-day workshop covers current and traditional adult learning theories, practical instructional design, and delivery strategies and techniques. Adult educators and trainers will acquire knowledge and tools to immediately enhance the adult learning experience and expand their own abilities to deliver quality learning events and produce a sound return on investment.

Throughout the two days, participants will engage in dynamic individual, small, and large group activities, as well as complete a capstone project and presentation. They will also take away concrete strategies to apply to their own organization’s continuing education and training (CE/T) programs.

The workshop content aligns with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training and prepares instructors and CE/T professionals - particularly those new to training and development and adult learning - to support their organization’s accreditation efforts.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, learners will be able to:

  • Define "andragogy” and adult learner motivation.
  • Describe how the physiology of the brain relates to learning in adulthood.
  • Identify most common adult learning theories and learning styles.
  • Identify cultural dimensions and considerations for adult learning/training.
  • Compare common instructional design models and approaches.
  • Formulate strategies for conducting needs analysis.
  • Develop SMART learning outcomes.
  • Define the major delivery modalities (online, blended, instructor-led onsite) and instructional methods.
  • Identify best practices for using media in the classroom.
  • Apply strategies to address challenging instructor-led and online learner/learning situations.
  • Distinguish between placement, formative, and summative assessments.
  • Discuss methods and tools for collecting assessment data.
  • Discuss the four levels of Kirkpatrick's Program Evaluation Model.
  • Discuss methods and tools for collecting evaluation data.
  • Discuss ethics in training and development.


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