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Debriefing (reviewing) is a critical skill in experience-based training and human resource development. Consultancy offered by Reviewing Skills Training helps you to maintain a dynamic climate for effective learning and development - during training events and back in the workplace.

Roger Greenaway Most of my work takes place in the middle-ground between training and consultancy.

Most of the specimen programmes that you will find on this website are the result of a consultancy-based approach.

Sometimes the starting point (at the planning stage) is a blank sheet. Sometimes the starting point is looking at some specimen 'off-the-shelf' programmes.

Either way, the end result is a programme tailored to clients' needs and aspirations.

Most clients seem to prefer 'consultancy', but at 'training' rates - so that is what I offer. It is also my preferred way of working.

If it is impractical to carry out sufficient needs assessment before the start of a programme, then I will try to incorporate this into the programme (depending on the time available and the numbers involved).

Examples of consultancy-based training

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A 2 day tailor-made trainer-training programme

REVIEWING SKILLS TRAINING IN
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

provided by Roger Greenaway

REVIEWING

Reviewing is a critical skill in experience-based learning. Learners with limited reviewing skills are limited in what they can learn from experience. Therefore, trainers have two primary roles:
  1. to stimulate experiences that are worth reviewing
  2. to facilitate reviews that make the experiences worthwhile

PARTICIPANTS

  • This training course is intended for both 'new' and 'experienced' reviewers.
  • It is designed for trainers who work in both indoor and outdoor settings and who are involved in the provision of management development courses.
(Many of the skills learned can also be applied to other kinds of outdoor development courses)

OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop, participants should have:
  • a wider range of reviewing tools/methods from which to choose
  • an improved ability to choose appropriate and effective reviewing tools/methods (for different settings, course objectives, group situations, individual needs etc.)
  • a better understanding of key principles that can guide and inspire reviewing practice
  • more confidence to be creative and experimental in reviewing
  • a personal action plan for further development of reviewing skills

STYLE

  • The workshop will generally follow the principles of experience-based learning.
  • It will be practical and participatory with occasional inputs and handouts.

CONTENT

Introduction
  • a 'swapshop' of favourite methods and models for reviewing
  • learning vs. development
  • outdoors for action and adventure, indoors for learning?
The group dimension
  • reviewing for group development
  • reviewing for team development
  • reviewing for interpersonal skills
  • reviewing for social development
Communicating on all cylinders
  • opening the throttle
  • the limitations of verbal methods
  • the possibilities of more active and creative approaches to reviewing
Reviewing projects and exercises
  • keeping to the script
  • speed and search techniques
  • what is the group learning? what are individuals learning?
  • transfer of learning and links to work
Reviewing with established managers
  • what do they really want?
  • more sophisticated or more fundamental?
  • lifelong learners
Self-development
  • developing your own reviewing skills

PREPARATORY TASKS

You are recommended to carry out some preparatory work for the training workshop. [Details to be sent out nearer the time.]

Roger Greenaway began working in outdoor management development in 1981 and was recently awarded a doctorate for his research in this field. He now specialises in training in reviewing skills in both youth and adult development - drawing on his articles and books about reviewing.

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A 3 day tailor-made trainer-training programme

REVIEWING SKILLS TRAINING FOR A TRAINING ORGANISATION

provided by Roger Greenaway

OVERALL AIMS

  1. to increase your confidence and effectiveness as a facilitator of reviews
  2. to improve your ability to maximise learning for clients (both during and after courses)
  3. to provide opportunities for personal, professional and staff team development
  4. to contribute to product development

YOUR OBJECTIVES

Within these broad aims you will be encouraged to set your own specific objectives - both individually and as a group.

STRUCTURE

  • These three days will involve approximately 24 hours of training time over 10 sessions.
  • Each session is designed to provide 2 to 3 hours of experience-based learning.
  • The design of this 10 session programme will be explained in the first session

STYLE

  • All sessions will aim to be true to the principles of experience-based learning.
  • Most sessions will include a balance of activity, input and discussion.
  • My aim is to encourage high levels of involvement throughout the learning process.
  • Negotiation of style and content will be encouraged throughout these three days.
  • Most sessions will be supported by handouts or worksheets.

IN THE SHOES OF LEARNERS (Tuesday)

SESSION 1
Introductions - people and programme
Sharing personal, positive experiences of learning and development.
Methods: Quadrants, Cartoons.
SESSION 2
Sharing examples of course participants who have benefited from courses.
Methods: Action Replays.
SESSION 3
Experiences valued by learners on management development courses.
Methods: Discussion based on interview transcripts.

TOOLS FOR REVIEWING (Wednesday)

SESSION 4
Activities to awaken body, mind and spirit!
Participants will be asked to set up some brief activities for reviewing later.
SESSION 5
Using reviewing to create a group climate that supports learning and development.
Various methods for satisfying individual needs and for building a group for learning.
SESSION 6
Using reviewing to process course experiences.
A variety of methods will be tried out following brief activities.
SESSION 7
Using reviewing to make links to work.
Various methods for assisting transfer of learning.

ENDING THIS AND OTHER COURSES (Thursday)

SESSION 8
Reviewing a whole course (this course and other courses)
Methods will include Guided Reflection.
Applying what is being learned (Part One: anticipating problems)
Methods: Using Cartooning and Action Replays to look at difficulties in reviewing.
SESSION 9
Applying what is being learned (Part Two: finding solutions)
Methods will include rehearsing solutions.
SESSION 10
Feedback and appraisal.
Various methods described in Playback will be tried out.
Evaluation of the three day programme.

For other specimen programmes see
News & Events and Training Workshops
You may also want to see: CLIENTS & COSTS
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