Often when we are approached to design a session to help others learn, we are provided with a topic. As in, we need a session to help them learn project management.
We could produce a class that had discussion and activities based upon that topic. But we would be doing a lot of guessing.
Here are a few questions that can increase our success in designing and delivering a session that will produce learning and behavior change:
Answers to these questions help us provide the right information, the right activities and the right resources, as well as the right timing for the training to occur, if that's an option.
Answers to these questions increase the success of learners walking out of the session with useful information and skills to apply in their work.
Carol Delisi is Chief Learning Consultant of her company, Facilitating by Design. She has been helping adults learn for 20 years.