Master Trainer Training Day 2

Tuesday’s Agenda

  • 2-minute presentations
  • Building a healthy workshop climate
  • Selecting appropriate training techniques
  • Visual aids for successful training
  • Pulling it all together
  • Group training design project time

Day 2 begins with each of the 18 participants giving a 2-minute presentation on how to do something. I did a demonstration of how to do the Heimlich maneuver. The rest of the group was much more creative. We learned how to belly dance, make a pinwheel, make a paper airplane, power walk, deep breathe, make a candy bar wrapper, and hip hop dance.

2-minute presentations are a great way to see each other’s presentation style and is a fun ice breaker for the group.

As part of our building a healthy workshop climate we discussed group development. What’s been fascinating for me is to watch and observe the group development and group dynamics within our large and small groups. It’s something I’ve never given much thought to but the topic coincides with what I am learning in my interpersonal communication theory class.

Group development explains why the dynamics of a group can change so much with the addition of a new group member or with the absence of a group member. Think of a family member coming to visit at the holidays. The same group behavior and dynamics occur on a smaller scale with every session or class you teach.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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