Workshops

Author: Jeff E. Brooks-Harris
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9780761910213
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Clarifying the fine art of workshop design and facilitation, this book - aimed particularly at social workers - is the ultimate guide to setting up and running a workshop. The authors' model takes account of experiential learning and individual learning styles. Numerous examples and exercises are provided.

How to Run a Great Workshop

Author: Nikki Highmore Sims
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273707875
Format: PDF, ePub
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You've been asked to run a training session, workshop or meeting. What you need now is a foolproof way of making it both memorable and enjoyable to run - and to know that what you are doing will achieve the desired outcome and have lasting positive effects on your team. Anyone who has ever endured 'death by powerpoint' or a dry 'chalk and talk' session knows how not to do it, but how do you make sure that you get it right? This interactive guide is designed especially for busy managers - people whose main role is not training - and will take you through a simple step-by-step process that results in stimulating, fun and effective workshops and presentations. Just some of the many scenarios the book will help you tackle include: · How to put together training session from scratch when you have 'blank page, blank face' syndrome - here's the step-by-step solution · You've done some training but you aren't getting the desired results from your sessions - here's what do to about it · You haven't time to write 80 sexy PowerPoint slides for a session you are running - here's what to do instead that will be even more effective and take half the time · You're dreading the experience of being 'up the front' - here's how to shift the onus from you to your participants · How to be remembered for the right reasons! - Here's how to ensure that happens This is a book that 'walks the talk'- it presents what you need to know in an engaging, interesting, effective and quick way - exactly how you will be presenting in your meetings and worshops when you have finished reading it.

Open to Outcome

Author: Micah Jacobson
Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
ISBN: 9781885473592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combining more than 30 years of facilitating, training and teaching experience, the authors use field-tested approaches to create a group reflection experience that maximizes engagment, participation and, most importantly, learning.The 5 Question Model takes the essential elements of classic learning cycles debriefing and presents them in such a way that they can be quickly understood, used and taught to a wide variety of skill levels.

The Experiential Learning Toolkit

Author: Colin Beard
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749459344
Format: PDF
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The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises, which are based on the theory of experiential learning. Experiential learning is concerned with learning through direct experience, which aims to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Each activity presented includes a description of the underlying principles, practical information on delivering the exercise as well as tips and further reading. The exercises cover a range of training needs including; effective customer service, telephone skills, applying strategic thinking, and developing creativity. Trainers will find this an invaluable resource, with fresh approaches which engage and inspire learners.

Participatory Workshops

Author: Robert Chambers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136560149
Format: PDF
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This sourcebook is for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. Written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun, it provides 21 sets of ideas and options for facilitators, trainers, teachers and presenters, and anyone who organises and manages workshops, courses, classes and other events for sharing and learning ideas. It covers topics such as getting started, seating arrangements, forming groups, managing large numbers, helping each other learn, analysis and feedback, dealing with dominators, evaluation and ending, coping with horrors, and common mistakes.

Integrated Experiential Coaching

Author: Lloyd Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429915004
Format: PDF
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'Coaching is growing across the globe as a viable and useful intervention to help executives deal with the complexity they face day-to-day. In response to this increased demand, many coaches have presented their "model" of coaching to the world of business, and a number of these have made it into print. Few are based on a rigorous development process or have provided the reader with an insight into their development.We wanted to offer to the readers of our professional coaching series the opportunity to engage with a practitioner who had been through a journey of learning built on their experience, the literature and research.This book meets the need we identified for a clear and rigorous account by an experienced coach of the development of their model within the scientist-practitioner framework... For our readers we believe it will provide inspiration to continue with your own journeys, and a wealth of ideas you can experiment with and apply to the benefit of your clients.'- From the Foreword by David Lane

Integrative Multitheoretical Psychotherapy

Author: Jeff E. Brooks-Harris
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780618253227
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In order to meet the diverse needs of clients, many therapists are moving toward a more integrated approach to psychotherapy that considers many different theoretical approaches. Integrative Multitheoretical Psychotherapy explores how various theories may be successfully synthesized and describes this new approach by providing an overview of some of the ways in which psychotherapy has become more complex during the latter half of the twentieth century. The text explores how the various theories may be successfully synthesized. Brooks-Harris outlines seven theoretical models (cognitive, behavioral, experiential-humanistic, bio-psycho-social, psychodynamic-interpersonal, systemic-constructivist, and multicultural-feminist) for conceptualizing clients and guiding interventions. These models can be translated into practical skills and implemented with clients.The text's systematic, clearly written approach, combined with numerous figure illustrations, plentiful case studies and examples, highlighted key strategies throughout the chapters, and two summary appendixes, clarify the complex process of theoretical synthesis.

The Handbook of Experiential Learning

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470117392
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook of Experiential Learning is a comprehensive resource that draws together contemporary thought and practice on a wide range of experiential learning applications from the best-known authorities on the topic. In this book, volume editor and leading experiential learning expert, Mel Silberman presents a contemporary review of experiential learning in the workplace complete with models, applications, and innovative uses. The handbook covers a broad range of experiential learning methods including: Games and simulations Action learning Role-play and Improv Story-telling Adventure activity Reflective practice Creative play It also describes the use of experiential learning in topics such as technical skills, leadership, team building, diversity and cross-cultural training, and emotional intelligence.

Business Improv Experiential Learning Exercises to Train Employees to Handle Every Situation with Success

Author: Val Gee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071768610
Format: PDF, ePub
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Workplace “drama” that’s productive! The secret to business growth is right before your eyes—it’s the creativity and innovation percolating in each one of your employees every minute of every day. How do you harness it to make it work for your organization? Business Improv! Based on the science of experiential learning, Business Improv uses improvisation activities from the theater to transform each employee into a great leader. The 75 hands-on activities in this proactive guide help you create an organization filled with people who: Engage with and “own” their work Generate creative ideas that drive profit Build innovative teams Solve problems effectively Make decisions with conviction Respond and adapt to change With Business Improv, you have the one and only tool you need to facilitate real, lasting leadership skills in every employee.

Pattern Making Pattern Breaking

Author: Ann Alder
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566088537
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pattern Making, Pattern Breaking describes an inter-active, learner-centred process that values existing experience (old patterns) whilst creating real and demonstrable behavioural change (new patterns). The author draws on a wide range of well-established methodologies, practical examples, activities and suggestions. The result is a book that gives anyone involved in training, educating or developing adults the confidence and the knowledge to use engaging, challenging and interactive techniques to create powerful, memorable and transferable learning experiences.