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BOZARTHZONE! Social Media for Trainers

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 2:00pm

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job.

We'll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

3 Questions You Need Answered Before Designing Virtual and Blended Learning

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:00pm

You have heard the buzz about Blended Learning, but have you tried to make it work in your organization? If 2014 is the year that you need to implement a Virtual Blended Learning Solution, you can relax. Early adopters have helped to establish best practices, and you can take advantage of them.

This session will help get you started by introducing best practices for designing a Virtual Blended Learning solution. You will leave with strategies to plan for what needs to get done and what resources are required.

Is Leadership Coaching Right for Us?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:00pm


Professional leadership coaching is becoming increasingly familiar to—if not yet commonly used in—the nonprofit sector. While some very small organizations may indeed not be able to afford leadership coaching, many more nonprofits may decline to use coaching mainly out of uncertainty about whether coaching is really an investment that meets their needs.

This webinar answers such questions as: What is coaching, particularly leadership coaching, really like? How exactly does it benefit the client? When is coaching an effective approach to enhancing leadership capabilities? What criteria should we look for in a coach? How do we ensure our organization gets the maximum benefit from leadership coaching?

Once Upon A Time, Storytelling Was Learning

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:00am


We all like a good story, right? Well, your brain likes a good story too. Research has shown that our brains wilt faster than a hot lettuce leaf when presented with a bunch of slides containing bullet points. (You probably already suspected that on some level, but as it turns out it really is true!) The language processing part of our brains is the only part that is active when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint.

It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain.

On the other hand, when we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they're virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!

Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training

Thursday, 6 February 2014 2:00pm


Virtual training opens doors, but for your learners to be successful, you must first overcome the anonymity of the online classroom with truly engaging presentation techniques.

Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program.

How to Present a Webinar

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:00pm
Webinars have become a standard continuing education tool. ALCTS is committed to creating new webinars on emerging issues for all technical services topics, and we would like to train possible presenters on how to develop and present a webinar.
Join Keri Cascio, an experienced trainer and former chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, for a how-to presentation on webinars. Topics for this session include:
  • choosing your subject focus
  • structuring your webinar
  • keeping your attendees interested