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Live Presentation - One Person, Two Hats: Coaching SMEs to be Expert Facilitators of Learning

  • 18 Sep 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Harrison College: Downtown Campus - 550 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Session Overview:

One Person, Two Hats: Coaching SMEs to be Expert Facilitators of Learning

Bringing Subject Matter Experts into the training process can bring credibility, depth and enterprise-wide perspective. It can also be frustrating for designers, co-facilitators and learners because SME’s expertise – without proper guidance – rarely leads to effective learning.

Why? SMEs have learned to think about what they do from a single perspective. As trainers they need to approach it from a broader one. While it’s easy to understand that an SME needs to comfortably wear both their Expert hat and a Trainer hat, the instructional design process needs to start with this concept in mind in order for them to do it effectively.

In this session we’ll explore the unique needs of SMEs and examine ways to design learning to help them be successful. We’ll also introduce new language and explore non-threatening coaching techniques to help them deliver the content effectively.

This session will include lively group discussion and activities. It will also include a self-assessment of your Default Approach and recommendations for adapting to it. The assessment may be used when working with SMEs back on the job.

You’ll learn how to:

·         Design slides that function both as good visuals and as guard rails to keep the SME on track

·         Weave the SME’s personal stories and experiences into the learning

·         Coach SMEs to lean on their strengths and address their weaknesses

·         Coach SMEs to frame the training content so that learners understand the context, relevance and application back on the job

·         Coach SMEs to be both content experts and facilitators of learning

Presenter: Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation training company in Chicago. He started with Turpin as a cameraman in 1995, and quickly moved on to instructor/coach, project manager, account manager, and now VP. Trained in management and the performing arts, he brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the organization. Prior to joining Turpin, he was a Project Leader for a boutique consultancy that uses live theatre to initiate the leadership development process.

Greg is the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a frequent blogger, popular speaker, and the co-author of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. He is among many thought leaders who contributed to the book Master Presenter: Lessons from the World's Top Experts on Becoming a More Influential Speaker.

Registration begins at: 7:30am
Program begins at : 8:00am 

Members - $25.00
Non-Members - $35.00

Space is limited, so register today

Please note: Registrations not paid in advance of the event will be invoiced unless a cancellation is received at least 2 business days prior to the event.


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