Do you use PowerPoint during your training sessions? Here are some tips to make it look good.
Blended training is a mix of different training technologies. Many companies are moving in the direction of blended learning, so prospective volunteers may be familiar with it form their employers activities. For volunteer programs it has the advantage of greater flexibility, timesavings for volunteer and staff, and the ability to tailor training. Here are some things to consider as you develop a blended learning environment in your organization.
Gather a committee of experienced volunteers and staff who help with training. Review these questions and begin a plan to diversify the way you deliver training. Instructor led training appears to be the most effective, but it is not the only type of training available. Increasingly, volunteers are asking for diversity and flexibility in the way they receive training. Consider the blended approach.
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Name Tag Review
Distribute Name Tags to participants with a question that will be answered during the course of the training. Each person is told to put their name on the tag and to pay special attention to the answers to their question that is provided during the training.
At the end of the session, have each person stand and read the question on his or her nametag and answer it. Ask the class to comment on the answer and add additional information learned. This useful review takes about 20 minutes for a group of 35 people.
Interested in more information on training? Check out our online bookstore for Training Techniques in Brief, authored by Stan Smith and The Great Trainer's Guide by Sue Vineyard.
COLLEGE PROGRAMS ON NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Close to 200 colleges and universities offer academic programs on nonprofit and volunteer sector management. They are usually master's degree programs, but not always. American Humanics sponsors undergraduate programs, as well. If you are looking to push out the professional development window, consider taking a course at one of these colleges. A full list resides at http://pirate.shu.edu/~mirabero/kellogg.html. Thank Roseanne Mirabella, of Seton Hall University for keeping up with this list.
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