In your preparation to facilitate a class you find out that approximately half the learners have a good deal of experience with the topic and the other half of the learners might recognize the topic name. The class is required for all the learners and scheduling requires they all be in the class together.
How will you keep the experienced learners engaged? How will you prevent the inexperienced participants from falling behind?
Now - what if you are in this situation of varying experienced levels, and you have only two to five learners in your class? Oh - AND they are in different roles and will apply the content differently? Certainly some of the tips above can apply, but here are a few other tips:
Carol Delisi is Chief Learning Consultant of her company, Facilitating by Design. She has been helping adults learn for 20 years.