Archive for October, 2008

Learning 2008 will be part of the discussion on the next T is for Training Nov 7th 2 pm eastern. Join us on the call!

Episode 4 of  T is for TrainingSlap It Together and Get It Done is ready for your downloading and listening pleasure. Here is the MP3.
Links
to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on  Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on November 7th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Beth Tribe Howard County Library (MD)
Polly-Alida Farrington – Library Consultant
Stephanie Zimmerman Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jill Hurst-Wahl
Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
and Alan Simpson in chat briefly.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Has anyone has noticed a downturn in class registrations yet? Most of my (Polly) training is sponsored by library systems or state libraries. I’ve been told that the CE budgets are the first things that people are slashing.  what will this mean for libraries, staff, staff development? More in-house training, more free webinars, what else??

Get a Grip on Assessments: How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessments?

Tips on dealing with the “Ahead of the Pack” Trainee during a training.

Wrap-up

Remember to follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, ITunes Home, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. See you on Friday November 7th, 2008 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next episode of T is for Training.

First, Today, Friday 24 October will host the next recording of T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern time.  Join us on the call at our TalkShoe Home:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719

Thanks to Polly and Jill for coming up with some future program ideas.  While I have already captured Polly’s idea for show subjects in the previous post, I wanted to highlight “Newly Minted Syracuse Library School Professor” Jill Hurst-Wahl’s suggested subject matter for the show.   These will be covered on the episode following today’s episode November 7th at 2 pm Eastern.

1) I wonder how people are approaching learning outcomes for their training sessions/workshops. How do you approach writing them? How many is too many? How do you measure your students against the learning outcomes?

2) How have people co-developed workshops/training sessions with others? Tips? Are corollary might be how do you train someone to teach your stuff?

3) I’ve heard that people seem to be waiting until the last minute to register for training. That hurts us because if people wait TOO long, the workshop will be canceled due to low registration numbers. Will organizations begin to change when they cancel workshops due to low registration?  And if they go to more webinars, etc., what does that do to the networking that often occurs during training?

Great ideas and I am looking forward to talking about them.

If you some future program ideas, please feel free to add them to this post, or let us know via Friendfeed or other means of communication.  Thanks.

I need help.  The next T is for Training tomorrow, Friday October 23rd at 2 pm Eastern and I have only a couple of things that might, I repeat, might be of interest.  I have been neck deep in training in Minnesota and have had zero time to read my rss feeds or blog at all and I am feeling out of the loop.

I am tapping you all: folks who listen, call, chat, read, rss feed and otherwise participate in the show that is the T is for Training to let me know some possible show ideas.  I have these from previous shows that did not get discussed as starters:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Added Agenda item: thanks Polly! — Has anyone has noticed a downturn in class registrations yet? Most of my training is sponsored by library systems or state libraries. I’ve been told that the CE budgets are the first things that people are slashing. Ouch. Beyond the personal implications for me as a self employed trainer… what will this mean for libraries, staff, staff development? More in-house training, more free webinars, what else??

Get a Grip on Assessments: How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessments?

You have delivered a great training for staff forever changing your organization for the better.   But only a few employees were able to attend.  How you make sure the knowledge and information in that  training is transferred to your staff? How about new staff?  Do they just get left behind?

Are there “Top Ten Techie Trainer or Trainer Traits?” If so, what are they?  Inspired by Roy Tennant’s post on Library Journal Top Ten Techie Traits

From the Back Room — A place to to talk about…stuff that comes up.

Wrap-up

Please let me know what you think, or if you have any additions.  And of course join us on the T is for Training call Tomorrow, Friday 23 October at 2 pm eastern/1 pm central/ noon mountain and 11 am pacific.

Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on  Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 24th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Episode 3 of T is for Training: Don’t Worry About Being an Idiot is now available here via  MP3.
Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on  Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 24th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jill Hurst-Wahl,
Hurst Associates, Ltd.

And our very active live chat participants:Polly-Alida Farrington – Technology related consultant; Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)  Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director at the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (SJRLC) and Jennifer Ranck, Eastern Shore (MD) Regional Library.

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Keeping an Even Keel: What do you do to stay sane and healthy when you’re training and/or traveling too much?
Background: A question posed by ff user pollyalida to the T is for Training’s Friendfeed Room (the full conversation.) Share your tips for what you do to keep your head about you when on the road or doing a lot of training.

How do you take command of your space as a trainer?

Do You Know what I’m Saying? How do you say what you say so that your trainees understand what you are saying?
Background: Inspired by Librarian by Day’s favoriting of a video about the power of language. Using different languages to convey the same idea. What is the role of language in training and evaluation? Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?

Remember: Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, ITunes Home, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 24th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Join us Friday (October 10th) at 2 pm for the third episode of the T is for Training podcast.  You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat. It is up to you, but please do come.

If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show.  Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

All of the call information is on the sidebar of the blog or here:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 24719

The planned agenda:

Welcome/IceBreaker –  Who are you, affiliation (if you want to,) where are you from and do you blog and if so where?/Why T is for Training

Keeping an Even Keel: What do you do to stay sane and healthy when you’re training and/or traveling too much?
Background: A question posed by ff user pollyalida to the T is for Training’s Friendfeed Room (the full conversation.) Share your tips for what you do to keep your head about you when on the road or doing a lot of training.  

Do You Know what I’m Saying? How do you say what you say so that your trainees understand what you are saying?
Background: Inspired by Librarian by Day’s favoriting of a video about the power of language. Using different languages to convey the same idea. What is the role of language in training and evaluation? Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?

Get a Grip on Assessments: How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessments?

From the Back Room — A place to to talk about…stuff that comes up.

Wrap-up

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.  Let’s have some conversation.





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