Transform Speakers into Facilitators of Learning
Subject-matter experts (SMEs) often have little or no experience designing and delivering effective learning opportunities. They may even find the idea of doing so intimidating and fraught with challenges. Yet we frequently rely on our SMEs to share their knowledge in keynotes, conferences, and other high-profile events. Explore methods to uncover your SMEs’ issues and concerns and learn techniques for supporting their success as learning leaders. Facilitated by Kathi Edwards, CAE this program is designed to improve the experience of those who matter the most – your learners.
Discover the Critical Role You Play in Making Sure Learning Happens for Your Target Audiences.
A Custom One-on-One Certificate Program Designed to Finesse Even the Most Talented Speakers:
- Detect the issues and concerns of subject-matter experts (SMEs) who deliver learning opportunities
- Design and conduct a program to instruct subject-matter experts in adult learning principles and techniques
- Examine the director/manager role in coaching SMEs to success as learning facilitators
- Coach subject matter experts to ensure they are able to deliver value-added learning experiences to their audiences
- Available online or in-person, or a combination of both
- Intended for SMEs and association professionals responsible for their organization’s education programs (especially those who work with SMEs)
- Certificate granted after successful completion
The Value of CommPartners SME Enhancement Program:
- Learn effective communication tactics and subject matter delivery methods
- Examine assumptions about learning
- Review the implications of adult learning principles and practices, and today’s “social learning” revolution to learning strategy and implementation
- Examine the traditional and trending learning delivery options
- Define/redefine the association’s value proposition for learning
- Explore the possibilities for member learning
- Develop and prioritize learning strategies specific to the needs of your association
Effective learning is collaborative. It’s engagement. It’s the sharing of knowledge and seeking meaning and application that makes sense for the learners’ situations. It can and does happen organically, yet a “guide on the side” can offer value learners alone may not achieve. There will always be a role for subject-matter experts in effective learning…that role is clearly changing, though, as the world becomes more connected.