INFORMATION RETENTION Make the Seminar Most Valuable


REESA WOOLF

INTRODUCTION

This new activity by Dr. Reesa Woolf is an elegantly simple way for a seminar leader to guide trainees into transferring new skills from the seminar room to the workplace. It features the facilitative leader as well as involved trainees who plan their own immediate applications back on the job.

KINDS OF SKILLS TARGETED

  • Learning techniques that can be carried over from seminar to workplace

  • Applying seminar information and skills to trainees' workplaces

TRAINEE BENEFITS

Seminar Leader Reesa Woolf has used this exercise dozens of times in at least eight different AMA seminars . She comments that trainees like that it is not theory. In other words, the activities that they identify relate to their real workplaces and have direct applications there. She also notes that "they love to make the mental transition from the seminar to the workplace while still in the seminar".

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To identify seminar learning in terms of the trainee's job

  • To apply seminar information to their real workplaces

MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper or notebook for "take-away notes"

ROOM SET UP

No special requirements

TIME REQUIRED

Give trainees 5+ minutes or judge when people seem to be finished. It depends on the complexity of the information/exercise covered.

PROCEDURE

  1. Ask trainees to find a place in the seminar notebook in which they can write notes to themselves or to use sheets of paper for taking notes. Identify this area as "take-away notes".

  2. Pause after covering a section of work and ask, "On your take-away notes , write how you will use what you've just learned at your workplace".

    Variations of this are:

    • "What did you learn about yourself?"

    • "What do you want to remind yourself about back at work?"

    • "Tell a person near you exactly when you will use this at work".

    • "Now, write yourself notes on your calendar to jog your memory".

ABOUT THE TRAINER
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Name :

Reesa Woolf

Address:

110 Grant Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

E-Mail:

Woolf@ConfidentSpeaking.com

Telephone:

973-335-7361

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DR. REESA WOOLF is a communications coach and author of books, CDs, videos , and tapes on confident speaking. She has 20 years experience coaching presentation skills. She was the Senior Trainer for Drake Beam Morin Outplacement Corporation, Senior Trainer for the American Management Association, and Press Secretary for the gubernatorial campaign in Hawaii. She founded her corporation, Confident Speaking, in 1990.

Dr. Woolf continues to address business and technical conventions and retreats on the topics Confident Speaking, Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals, and Presentation Skills for Foreign-born Professionals. She continues to adjust her skills to audiences' shorter attention spans and time pressures and focuses on teaching these skills to others. She holds a PhD in Psychology, an MA in Psychology, and a BA in Speech.

Reesa Woolf has taught these AMA seminars:

2248

Management Skills for the New Supervisor

2238

Management Skills and Techniques for New Managers

2243

Making the Transition from Staff Member to Supervisor

2528

Assertiveness Skills for Women in Business

2217

Assertiveness Training for the New or Prospective Manager

2580

Effective Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals

2519

Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

2522

Effective Executive Speaking




The AMA Trainers Activity Book. A Selection of the Best Learning Exercises from the Worlds Premiere Training Organization
The AMA Trainers Activity Book: A Selection of the Best Learning Exercises from the Worlds Premiere Training Organization
ISBN: 0814408141
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 61

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