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Training

Our training workshops and modules are highly interactive, include many real world examples, and of course, lots of practical application to help you transfer what you learn . . . right back to the workplace.

All our courses are competency-based to help you learn the skills you need without all the extras. Browse our current offerings below to find the workshop that’s right for you and your organization.

 

Workshops in Verbal Communication

Course:  TED Talk Tips: Delivering Presentations TED Talk-Style
Venue:  In-person
Length:  ½ day
Location: On-Site at Client’s Organization

 

Session Description:
Tired of delivering “old school” PowerPoint presentations? Looking for ways to raise the bar and have greater impact on your audience? TED talks have become the internationally accepted standard for effective presentations as they are viewed millions of times daily. This workshop will explore the specific qualities that make a TED talk effective and how you can incorporate those elements into your own presentations. Participants are required to bring a draft outline presentation to reference for application throughout the course.


Learning Objectives:

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

 

Course: Presenting Virtually:  How to Engage an Online Audience
Venue: Webinar with Pre-work
Length:  1 hour plus Pre-work

 

 

Session Description:
This workshop is designed for any presenter or leader of web conferences or online training. If you’re using an online medium to meet in real time with a virtual audience, this is one module you won’t want to miss.

 

Learning Objectives:
After taking this course, participants will be able to:

 

Workshops in Visual Communication

Course:  Designing Visuals and Multimedia for Deep Learning
Venue:  In-person or Online
Length:  ½ day or Online Module
Location:  On-site at Client's Organization

 

 

Session Description:
Are you looking for ways to transform text bullets into engaging visuals? Do you want to craft multimedia-based instructional content more effectively? In this hands-on seminar, learn how to design visuals and multimedia to help learners construct knowledge. You will explore many visual design examples and have several opportunities for analysis. You’ll also discover how to blend audio and interactive multimedia to leverage deeper learning online and in the classroom. At the end of this seminar, you’ll walk away with evidence-based design principles and strategies to apply to classroom visuals.

 

NOTE:  Participants are required to bring 1-2 individual slides from their own instructional content (in either digital or paper format). Choose visuals that need improvement. Principles learned will be applied to these visuals during the seminar.

 

Learning Objectives:
After taking this course, participants will be able to:

 

Course:  Designing Visuals for Deep Learning
Venue:  In-person or Online
Length:  2 hours or as Online Module

 

 

Session Description:
This workshop is designed for anyone who needs to effectively represent ideas through images and other visual media. This competency is essential for creating multimedia presentations, web sites and online learning. This course focuses specifically on visual design principles for selecting, creating and evaluating visual media for presentations. We will review the components of a visual language and how to skillfully weave these elements into the design of your presentation materials. Grounded in evidence-based research, this workshop includes extensive examples, discussion opportunities, and key principles and strategies for visual design and development.

 

Learning Objectives:
After taking this course, participants will be able to:

Workshops in Video Communication

Course: Video Presentation Scripting: Scriptwriting Secrets that Work
Venue:  Webinar
Length:  1 hour

 

 

Session Description:
This workshop is designed for anyone who needs to write engaging scripts for video presentations. Through this short competency-based webinar, you’ll apply the best kept secrets to your own video scriptwriting.

 

Learning Objectives:
After taking this course, participants will be able to:

 

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