Posts Tagged ‘T is for Training Episode 3’

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.

Join us Friday (Sept 26th) at 2 pm for the second episode of the T is for Training podcast.  You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page.

If you want to participated on the call, you probably should join  Talkshoe before the show.

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

Undercover Training: How do you handle those “outside of your system” training opportunities.
Background: If you are a trainer, you know what we are taking about.  These trainings that you do outside of your system – do you do these as part of your current job or do you use vacation time and charge a consulting fee? Or both?  Or neither?

Do you want to go to ALA? Or CIL or LITA? (Tip o’ the T cap to ff’er Mhardy for inspiring this segment title.)
Background
: Starting with a response to Marianne Lenox who was wondering how many and which conferences she should request to attend in 2009,  this FF conversation is still getting added comments.  So… Which conferences have you been to that you loved or hated or wanted to give another chance?  If you had to pick one conference to attend, which one and why? What conference do you wish you could attend?  If you could create a conference, what would it cover?

Qualify and Certify: Trainer Certifications, Qualifications and Organizations.
How did you become a trainer?  Are there real certifications that help? Was there college/trade school involved?

From the Back Room — A place to to talk about…

Wrap-up

Foreshadowing...For show 3 ( Friday October 10th 2 pm) 

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 assessment?

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.  Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?  What is the role of language in training and evaluation?

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.  Lets have some feedback, shall we?