Training from the Back of the Room!
From Sharon L. Bowman, the author of the best-selling TheTen-Minute Trainer, comes the dynamic new book, Training fromthe BACK of the Room! This innovative resource introduces 65training strategies that are guaranteed to deliver outstandingtraining results no matter what the topic, group, or learningenvironment may be. Now, trainers can replace the traditional"Trainers talk; learners listen" paradigm with a radical new modelfor designing and delivering instruction: "When learners talk andteach, they learn."
The author's four-step instructional design and delivery processinvolves learners every step of the way. Designed to beuser-friendly, Training from the BACK of the Room! is filled withdefinitions, descriptions, and practical training strategies foreach of the 4 Cs:
Connections—Fifteen opening activities that connectlearners to the topic, to each other, and to what they want andneed to learn.
Concepts—Twenty strategies that engage and involvelearners during the lecture or "direct instruction" trainingsegment.
Concrete Practice—Fifteen strategies in which learnersactively review content and practice skills.
Conclusions—Fifteen learner-led summaries, evaluations,and celebration activities.
In addition, the book offers "nice-to-know" information thatwill add to what you have learned: the secret about adult learningtheory, a new way to write learning outcomes, The World Cafe, tipsfor interactive e-learning, and other useful resources to expandyour learning adventure.
"This is a great book—one I will gladly own, share, andrecommend to others. It should be required reading for all learningprofessionals. The writing style is light, breezy, peer-to-peer,informative, and enjoyable. It is a fabulous addition to thecurrent literature on teaching and learning."
—Lenn Millbower, The Learnertainment Trainer and author,Training with a Beat
Sharon L. Bowman
has been a professional speaker, author, teacher, and trainer for over thirty years. She is the author of six popular books on training including The Ten-Minute Trainer from Pfeiffer, and is a regular speaker at many national conferences.