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Lesson plans are a key building block to designing a great training session.

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What happens to a training session if there is no supervisor support?

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Word Processing tools like MS Word or Google Docs as a learning design too.

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Audience response systems

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Is lecturing bad?

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PowerPoing is the worst? Or is it the best?

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Did you forget to measure outcomes?

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All learning should get a boost, right?

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Quizzes can be fun both online and in-person.

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Everything you find in Google is true and useful, right?

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Watching a video isn’t the same as being trained. But, paired with other elements is a powerful learning tool.

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They’re adults. We want them to learn. What more is there to know?

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Jane Vella coined the term “Dialogue Education” and gave us practical ways to approach adult learners.

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Subject Matter Experts can give a training life or grind it to a halt.

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A great handout helps participants focus and reflect.

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Spaced out learning = bad. Spaced learning = good!

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What happens when the training ends?

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Oh, joy. Virtual meetings.

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Your supplies matter. Especially if they have a built-in icebreaker.

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Paired with element 19, your flipchart can be your best friend in a training room.

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What does it mean to “gamify” your training?

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Should change management be part of your thinking as a learning & development professional?

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You scored 5/5! Your training was successful, right?

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Love ’em or hate ’em, they serve a purpose, but they must be purposeful.

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An assessment doesn’t have to be one-dimensional and shouldn’t be your own form of measurement.

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Do you have a mentor? Are you a mentor to others?

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Rapid authoring tools (like element 36) are becoming more popular for getting your training offering in front of learners more quickly.

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There are a range of tools that allow you to capture images as part of your training effort. In element 29 you get to go a step further.

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Capture the steps in a process and more.

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What types of evaluation do you use to ensure that your training was successful?

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You no longer have to be an expert visual designer to incorporate great visual design into your training.

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Elearning is a big term. What do your stakeholder mean when they say it?

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Are you ready for AR? Is it ready for you?

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Put me in, coach!

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It’s just teeny, tiny learning, right?

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It’s not just a thing you stand on to give an impromptu speech. It is a powerful tool to design facilitated training.

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We’re past the days of working alone on a document. Collaborate in the cloud to make training more powerful.

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Text tools

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If you don’t know what you want to change, how can you expect it to happen?

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Instructional design

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Participants don’t like role plays. Maybe you need to ask yourself why.

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Who doesn’t like to play a game? If it is intentionally designed, it can be a critical part of  a training initiative.

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How can you work goal setting into your next session?

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Can you use Twitter or other social platforms for learning?

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What value is a professional network in talent development?

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