Brilliance by Design

Brilliance by Design

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and ENGAGE

Book - 2011
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Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts -- not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they too often don't know how to transfer that knowledge to others effectively. They have often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. In a time when applied learning is of utmostimportance, too few content experts know the secrets of successful educational design or creating an environment that creates powerful learning experiences. Many individuals -- trainers, HR professionals, coaches, speakers, and managers -- have amazing models and practices to share, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. Brilliance by Design outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model for training design that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that "fire 'em up," ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work. Brilliance by Design provides a variety of choices for different learning situations (including but not limited to meetings, workshops, keynote speeches). The core principles apply equally well to 30-minute meetings, hour-long keynotes and two-day training sessions. In the past, people have spent 70% of their time thinking about what THEY want to teach and only 30% on how they are going to teach it so people best learn. This book's revolutionary model enables them to spend 30% of time determining what they want to convey (a new product launch, innovative ways to claim their identity, computer skills, etc.) and 70% of their time sketching out how to design a session that will unleash brilliance in their audience.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011
ISBN: 9781605094229
Branch Call Number: 658.3124 HAL 2011 22
Characteristics: xiv, 217 p. : ill

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