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Event Information

November 4 - 5, 2010
Fundamentals of Training
Speakers TBA

Intended Audience
All four sessions are geared towards those new in the workplace learning field or for those who need an overview of these topics.

Fundamentals of Training is offered cooperatively by ASTD-Cascadia Chapter and Portland State University (PSU) Continuing Education Department (along with the Graduate School of Education). Each session is 3 hours in length and is facilitated by a highly skilled instructor for that specific session. You can register for each session separately or for the entire series.

Participants may receive 1 hour elective credit from PSU if they elect to pay a small additional fee, take all 4 sessions, and complete a required project. The lead instructor designed for this course will work with any students who take the course for credit. If you are planning on taking the series for credit, please read the information on credit registration at the end of this section.


Needs Assessment (November 4, 8:30 am - Noon)

  • Introduce participants to the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) process
  • Outline the importance of the TNA in developing training interventions to improve organization performance.
  • Participants will engage in activities to share their knowledge in order to understand typical resistance to the needs process and to gain insights on various TNA data collection methods.

Presentation Skills (November 4, 1 - 4:30 pm)

  • Assess personal presentation style
  • Identify techniques that improve presentation skills
  • Working with visuals to increase your effectiveness
  • Value of the "change up" approach
  • How to elicit participation / interaction
  • Effectively handling Q&A

Training Methodologies (November 5, 8:30 am - Noon)

  • Explore the when, why and how of 14 key training methods
  • Use Dale's Cone of Experience to increase learning retention
  • Utilize a variety of creative approaches to maximize learning
  • Match training methods to learning objectives
  • Kolb's experiential learning cycle
  • Apply advanced facilitation skills (experiential learning) to make learning more engaging

Course Design (November 5, 1 - 4:30 pm)

  • Instructional design models
  • Learning objectives
  • How to sequence material
  • Instructional design issues related to distance learning delivery methods
  • Course evaluation principles
  • Four levels of training evaluation


Needs Assessment

Presentation Skills

Training Methodologies

Course Design

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CPLP Recertification Credit
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ASTD. CPLP Website.

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Alignment with National ASTD's
Workplace Learning Profession Competency Model

9 Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

1. Designing Learning
2. Improving Human Performance
3. Delivering Training
4. Measuring and Evaluating
5. Facilitating Organizational Change
6. Managing the Learning Function
7. Coaching
8. Managing Organizational Knowledge
9. Career Planning and Talent Management

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Thursday and Friday
November 4 - 5, 2010

8 am for Checkin
8:30 am - 4:30 pm for Program

Standard Insurance Center
Center Auditorium
900 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

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