Archive for October 24th, 2008

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.





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