STRS102 5 Activities that Maximize Impact for Instructor-Led Training
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
Expo Hall: Strategic Solutions Stage
Instructor-led training is where over 50 percent of employee development happens. But it’s difficult to achieve employees’ buy-in if their direct managers aren’t sold on its importance. It can also be hard to capture and measure employee engagement in the session—especially when there are hundreds of instructors running sessions. It’s even more difficult to ensure behavioral changes stick long after the session ends. This session will introduce five practical tactics you can incorporate today—fast activities that increase manager buy-in before training, maximize engagement and learning during training, and magically transform into employee-created job aids after training.
In this session, you’ll be speed-walked through five tried-and-true activities any CLO, instructor, or instructional designer can deploy to an entire team of instructors. You’ll learn exactly how to incorporate them before, during, and after instructor-led training. Specifically, you will learn how to create and deploy a strategic survey that increases manager buy-in before training; a strategic survey that sets employee expectations before training; a “silent discussion” or Q&A technique to use during training; an advice wall employees create during training; and a way to instantly transform training activities into employee-created job aids. You will walk through the why and how of each training activity, so that at the end of the session, you can immediately add them to your toolbox.
In this session, you will learn:
- Practical ways to gauge manager expectations for ILT and increase manager buy-in
- How to create anticipation in employees, to make ILT feel like a privileged event
- How to increase participation and honest feedback during ILT
- How to foster camaraderie and knowledge-sharing in ILT
- How to extend the positive impact of ILT beyond the session
Novice to advanced designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft PowerPoint and Poll Everywhere.
Matthew Du Pont
Enterprise Account Executive
Matthew Du Pont, an enterprise account executive at Poll Everywhere, cares about helping presenters keep everyone’s attention. He has led many trainings and webinars for three main audiences: learning and development teams, while working at Poll Everywhere; job seekers, while coaching executives on career searches; and high school girls, as a Girls Who Code instructor. Matt is an experienced and entertaining speaker. He won Yale’s Henry James TenEyck award for public speaking, as well as BAHfest West, a competition to defend incorrect, funny scientific theories.