Masterclass Details

Date: 13 September 2019

Topic : A 1-day, 2-part workshop designed and conducted by Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan

Part 1. Designing Training Activities

The best way to improve your training is to encourage participants to interact with each other, with the content, and with you. In this hands-on workshop, Thiagi reveals five secrets of effective interactive training that is faster, cheaper, and better. You will also rapidly exploring 60 different training strategies. Later, you will master additional details of selected strategies.

1) Structured sharing helps practitioners to exchange their expertise with each other 

2) Interactive lectures enable you to retain control of the session while participants interact with each other

3) Textra games transform your dull, dry handouts into dynamic engines

4) Openers and closers that leverage participant-based process into results-based learning. 

5) Jolts that last for a few minutes and provide life-long insights

With Thiagi’s framegame approach, you will learn how to make use of existing templates to create your own training games in a matter of minutes. You will also learn how to avoid irrelevant fluff and fun and immerse your participants in engaging activities.

Part 2. Conducting Training Games and Activities

Are you excited about training games and activities but anxious about losing control, wasting time, and being attacked by participants? Based on 20 years of field experience and research, Thiagi shares with you three important secrets of effective training facilitation:

1) Identify seven critical dimensions of activities-based training (including pace, intensity, competition, and playfulness). Learn how to select, maintain, and balance appropriate intensities of these dimensions.

2) Recognize disruptive behavior patterns of participants from hell. Learn strategies for preventing such patterns and specific tactics for handling each pattern.

3) Identify the importance of the debriefing process for linking the training game to the workplace reality. Learn a powerful six-phase model for maximizing learning from experience. 

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