Designing and Delivering Great Training

By design, Designing and Delivering Great Training is flexible enough to accommodate different local specifications and needs. It is, however, like all Shriver Center training courses, premised on the belief that teaching others – whether community members, lay advocates, or peers – is an essential facet of effective advocacy. In addition, Designing and Delivering Great Training recognizes, and demonstrates, that learning is most potent when interactive and reflective of participants’ experience and goals. Upon these foundations, and always while working toward a concrete training goal, this course helps to identify the learning characteristics of audiences, the instructional methods most suited to meeting different ends, and the implications of using a range of teaching techniques.

Anyone who teaches others on a regular basis will benefit from this training, most especially if you have a specific training in mind that can be developed.

Further Information

Designing and Delivering Great Training is presented through the support and partnership of the Practising Law Institute and features the expertise of David Cruickshank, one of the nation's leading authorities on adult and legal education methods.

David, a former law professor and practitioner in Canada, was most recently Director of Professional Development at Paul Weiss, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He is now a partner in the consulting firm of Edge International.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Learning Objectives and Training Design
  • Lecture Design and Presentation
  • Panel Design and Presentation
  • Small Group Practice
  • Taking It Home
  • The Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Training Techniques and Methods
  • Training Theory Into Practice
  • Understanding and Responding to Different Audiences