Why spend two intensive days improving your reviewing skills?
Outdoor activities and the natural outdoor environment provide interesting opportunities (and problems) for reviewing - whether reviewing on the spot or back inside. This particular trainer-training event is designed for trainers working outdoors for all or part of a training programme. Much of Roger's training, trainer-training and research has been in the field of outdoor management development.
About the presenter
Roger Greenaway promotes active reviewing - an approach to facilitation that keeps learners in touch with their experiences, that keeps facilitators in touch with learners, and that improves the quality of communication and learning.
Roger provides trainer-training in reviewing skills in the UK and around the world. These events draw on Roger's extensive background in experience-based training, trainer-training and research. Roger is the author of several articles and books about reviewing. He also publishes the email newsletter Active Reviewing Tips.
Events for corporate trainers draw on Roger's insights from his doctorate ''Powerful Learning Experiences in Management Learning and Development'' (1995). Events for adventure educators draw on Roger's handbooks as well as on his review of research ''Why Adventure?'' (1995) co-authored with John Barrett.
See the Guide to Active Reviewing at http://reviewing.co.uk for testimonials, articles, links and resources that will help you to develop your reviewing skills.
Flipcharts and questioning skills are central features of many reviewing styles, but many learners will benefit from taking part in more varied and dynamic approaches. Ideally, reviewing is at least as engaging as the activity being reviewed. See the programme below to discover the range of reviewing styles that are included in this two day event.
Reviewing Skills and Tools for Outdoor Trainers
Creating a Climate for Learning
Beginning a course
Doing it and reviewing it.
Getting involved in learning
Why reviewing and why active reviewing?
Why use the outdoors for training?
Revolver - trying out different perspectives
A climate for all learning styles?
Clarifying how you like to learn - and why.
and making reviewing a surprise.
Observing, giving and receiving feedback
concentrated practice in key reviewing skills
The active reviewing cycle
matching reviewing methods to theories of experiential learning and development
Re-viewing and Re-experiencing
working in the red zones of the cycle
Sharing a valued outdoor experience
and the value of sharing significant stories
Re-viewing and re-living experiences
tools to bring experiences to life
Speed and search techniques
tools to help you select what matters most
Getting to the Point
working in the black zones of the cycle
tools for investigation and analysis
reviewing as a balancing act
tools for change - from re-viewing to pre-viewing
Reviewing day 1 using the reviewing cycle.
Previewing day 2 and checking priorities.
Reviewing for Team Development
an activity-generating activity.
Models of development
Why learning cycles aren't enough.
Images of teamwork
sharing values about teams - actively.
Reviewing for better teamwork
tools for helping teams learn and develop
Escaping from default patterns
Individuals, groups and (even) facilitators retreat to 'comfort zones' when lost.
Starting from a combined list of common default patterns we will actively explore how reviewing can help to get individuals, groups and facilitators moving. You will have the opportunity to review your own reviewing.
Evaluation, Transfer and Follow-up
How reviewing can increase the impact and value of training programmes
Key issues about transfer: transfer, translate or transform?
What you can do before, during and after training events to promote transfer
Transfer within a training event
Transfer beyond a training event
[These topics are based on Roger's two day programme on how to transfer of learning.]
Countdown to the end of a programme
Doing the most important things well. Using this course as a live example, you will learn how to design 'perfect' endings for your own programmes.
Carry on learning
Ending the course. Continuing the learning.
''... went down so well with the staff that we asked Roger to run a second training event for us''
Bowles Training Services, UK
''Your techniques are still working wonders for us on the job with what occasionally seem to be miraculous results. Thank you still.'' [3 months on]
Corporate Adventure Associates, SA