Laurel and Associates

Deb Laurel


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  • COURSES: Developing Technical Training Content

  • COURSES: Technical TrainerĀ¹s Toolbox

    This two-day skill-building workshop is designed to help experienced technical trainers: (1) plan and structure training programs to cover essential content within appropriate timeframes; (2) design interactive participant learning activities that both ensure and demonstrate desired learning; and (3) motivate their participants to apply learned techniques and prepare them to effectively address anticipated barriers to implementation. It will provide information about professional instructional decisions and techniques that research has demonstrated will accelerate and improve adult learning in technical topics. Participants should bring their own training content and a laptop computer, since ample opportunity will be given to apply each step of the lesson design process to their material on both days. They will leave the workshop with a lesson plan and at least one interactive learning activity to use in their own training programs.
  • COURSES: Increasing Training Effectiveness

    This three-day comprehensive train-the-trainer workshop is designed to help experienced and novice trainers create more effective program content, increase the probability that learning will occur through a variety of learning activities and audiovisual aids, and facilitate more effective presentations. It incorporates the UCLA Mastery Teaching Model and accelerated learning principles to provide practice with professional instructional decisions and techniques that research has demonstrated will accelerate and improve adult learning. New trainers learn how to develop a detailed participant-centered lesson plan, design participant exercises that meet the needs of diverse adult learners, and improve their platform and facilitation skills. Seasoned trainers also find the training beneficial because it updates them on training techniques, gives them other choices for learning activities to present material, and offers workable solutions to typical classroom challenges.
  • COURSES: Make Training Stick!

  • COURSES: Facilitating Interactive Group Exercises

  • COURSES: Make Training Fun!

  • COURSES: If You're Not Going to Lecture, Then What Will You Do?

  • COURSES: Auditing for Quality Training Decisions

    The effectiveness of a training program depends upon the decisions that the instructors make about what will be taught and how it will be taught. It is possible to determine the probability of learning in the training room by evaluating those decisions, regardless of the degree of technical knowledge of the subject matter. This two-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed for individuals who are expected to audit training programs and have little or no training experience themselves. During the training, the participants: assess the three categories of training decisions that an instructor makes, determine the instructional techniques that can facilitate the acquisition of learning, and apply the UCLA Mastery Teaching Model to evaluate the effectiveness of a training program.
  • COURSES: Persuasive Communication Techniques

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed to help individuals who want to improve their ability to communicate persuasively. It provides information and practice with the prerequisites for effective communication, strategies to meet the different communication needs of four personality types, and an interpersonal communication formula predicated upon the four R's: rights, respect, responsibility and resolution. The participants analyze their personal barriers to effective communication in order to identify techniques to overcome those barriers. The emphasis of this interactive workshop is to increase sensitivity to assume greater control over interpersonal communications to accomplish intended results.
  • COURSES: Effective Public Speaking

  • COURSES: Pre-Supervisory Training: So You Want To Be A Supervisor?

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed to be an introductory program for individuals who are interested in becoming supervisors and brand new supervisors. It assists them in exploring their ability to define problems, generate solutions, and make the often difficult decisions that supervisors face. It includes information regarding the role and responsibilities of a supervisor, the importance of communication, team building and conflict management skills, and a six-step supervisory model. The intent of this workshop is to provide a situational experience for the participants so that they can not only define and explore the skills they need, but also determine their personal ability and comfort level in suing those skills. The content of the workshop is structured around those roles or responsibilities identified by the participants as most difficult for them. The workshop also assists the participants in identifying the skills in which they may need add
  • COURSES: Getting Comfortable With the Role of Supervisor

  • COURSES: Supervisory Tools

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed to be an introductory program for individuals new to the role of supervisor or a refresher course for individuals with moderate experience. It will provide information about the basic skills a supervisor needs to fulfill basic responsibilities to plan, guide, assign, train, evaluate, hire, fire, and serve as the first step in the grievance process. The workshop uses interactive exercises and case situations to enable the participants to learn the underlying theory and practical techniques relating to interpersonal communication, listening, time management, team building, delegation, motivation, and conflict management.
  • COURSES: Managing, Understanding and Motivating Employees - One Day

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed to help the participants through interactive exercises: define leadership; explain the steps in the leadership task; analyze four types of personalities and how to meet their different communication and trust needs; apply a mutual problem solving approach to communication predicated on the 4 R's: respect, rights, responsibility, and resolution; review the tools in the manager's motivational tool kit; discuss techniques and prerequisites for establishing an effective work team; and plan to apply the six keys to effective performance management, using a standard-based performance evaluation system.
  • COURSES: Ethics

  • COURSES: The Politics of Management

  • COURSES: The Management Cycle

  • COURSES: Enhancing Executive Effectiveness

  • COURSES: Six Steps to Yes: When you Need Instant Influence

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop uses interactive exercises to help the participants learn, recognize how and when they have been used on them, and practice using six decision triggers that can provide instant influence: reciprocity, commitment or consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. These proven psychological principles are based on 25 years of research as reported in "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," by Robert B. Cialdini.
  • COURSES: Management and Leadership

  • COURSES: The Art of Leadership

  • COURSES: Leading a Dynamic Workforce

  • COURSES: Frontline Leadership

  • COURSES: Strategic Planning

  • COURSES: Internal Consulting

    This one-day skill-building participant-centered workshop is designed for employees and managers who operate as internal consultants for other programs within their organizations. Using interactive exercises, the participants will: define the goals of an internal consultant; discuss the steps in the consulting process; relate the rational problem solving/decision making model to the consulting process; explain how to initiate a consulting process; analyze the steps involved in contracting; identify group facilitation techniques; and identify strategies to overcome consulting barriers.

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