Training Design | Beth’s Blog - Part 5

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How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.”    The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices about social media adoption and culture change by balancing brief content delivery with lots of interaction.  

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Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

How do you learn?  When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 PPT slides?   What do you actually retain?  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip of facilitating workshops, discussions and master classes as well as a keynoting a conference on “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit”  in Australia and New Zealand.    It made me very happy to be teaching non-stop for almost two weeks.    … Read More

The Networked NGO in Australia and New Zealand: Te Ao Maori

I’m headed to New Zealand and Australia to facilitate workshops in both countries and to keynote the ConnectingUp Conference (Australia’s version of the Nonprofit Technology Conference).   I am excited for a return visit to Australia.   I delivered the keynote there in 2008 and taught a workshop, “Take Me To The Social Web.”     One of the workshop participants was Stephen Blyth of Common Knowledge - a long time nonprofit capacity builder and trainer – who invited me to come over to New Zealand to facilitate some workshops to NGOs and meet with funders who are interested in the peer learning and networked capacity building approach.  … Read More

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement.   This event is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong Region and included participants are coders, journalists, and NGO staff from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.  … Read More