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interactive keynote programs, from 1 to 3-hour conference sessions, and
one, two, or three-day training seminars.
All Sharon's programs are
customized, highly interactive, and learner-centered for maximum
motivation and retention. Fees are based on customization, audience
size, training length, and materials options.
Please contact Sharon for
her program descriptions, general fee schedule, and cost options.
You'll find titles and descriptions of some of Sharon's most popular training topics and interactive conference
What's The Brain Got To Do With It? Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick.
In this exciting session, you'll explore the most current "cognitive neuroscience" – brain science from this past decade about how humans learn. Discover six brain science principles that will change the ways you teach others and that will put to rest outdated assumptions about learning. Experience a variety of instructional strategies that illustrate these brain-based concepts and that you can use immediately in your own training programs. After participating in this hands-on session, you'll be able to:
* Explain the importance of these six brain science principles to anyone interested in how the human brain learns.
* Apply brain science to any course you teach, whether classroom or online, regardless of the content, size of the group, or level of learners.
* Access the newest brain science resources to enhance your own understanding of the human brain and human earning.
Death by Lecture! Turning Passive
Listeners into Active Learners with Accelerated Learning Techniques.
You KNOW there are better ways of presenting information other than straight lecture. But what do you do to involve learners in their own learning while still covering the content? Welcome to the trainer's world of "shorter is better; high-energy, teach-it-quick-and-make-it-stick" training.
In this program, you'll discover how to use dozens of short, quick, interactive instructional strategies to engage and involve learners throughout an entire class, presentation or training – regardless of the topic, length of class, or size of audience.
Explore interactive lecture strategies that increase learner engagement, brain research that enhances learner retention, and new resources to turn passive listeners into active learners every time you teach or train.
Got a Minute? 60-Second
Activities that Help Learners Review Repeat, and Remember.
No time for training activities because you have too much content to teach? Experience dozens of one-minute instructional strategies you can use with any topic, any age group, and any size audience.
Whether you teach, train, or present content-rich courses or hands-on training, these activities will increase learners' long-term retention of important information. Plus, they're just downright fun!
In this high-energy, hands-on program, you'll discover a variety of short, quick, and exciting ways to involve learners, one-minute openings and closings that begin and end with learners engagement, and easy energizers that will keep learners alert while reviewing what they've learned.
The Ten Minute Trainer! Teaching
a Lot in a Little Time.
Based on Sharon's best-selling book by the same name, this workshop shows how to apply the newest brain research and dozens of interactive instructional strategies, without sacrificing training time or content.
This workshop will also help you make the most of each precious minute of instruction, using these minutes wisely and well.
Whatever your instructional skills level, this session is jam-packed with practical tips and strategies you can use immediately in your own classes and training to keep learners involved from the moment they walk in the door until the moment they leave.
How To Give It So They Get It! Learning
Styles, Training Styles, and Using Both to Make the Learning Last.
Explore the connections between how you learn, teach, train, and communicate. Learn the needs of the four major learning styles, how to "style-stretch" to meet those needs, and how to design styles-based training to make the learning last.
Discover: 4 ways to style-stretch to reach all learners; 2 powerful training tools that are based on the natural way ALL people learn; how to enhance the interest and motivation of ALL learning styles.
Preventing Death by Powerpoint! Transforming a Slide Show into a Learning Tool.
Uncover the secrets of turning a boring Powerpoint presentation into an engaging, memorable learning tool, regardless of the audience or topic.
This is a powerful workshop – and a must – for anyone who uses Powerpoint for any reason.
You'll leave with dozens of easy-to-use strategies and a resource packet of practical and useful information to apply immediately to your own slides shows. Powerpoint will never be the same again!
Using the Ordinary to
Make Your Training Extraordinary.
Want to make your content memorable? Clean off your desk! Discover dozens of ways to use ordinary office and household objects (with some quick memory techniques) to make your training stick – with any topic and any audience.
After this program, you'll be able to: engage learners with quick, inexpensive, interactive learning tools; apply easy-to-use retention techniques; use ordinary object in extraordinary ways to make your classes and training memorable.
Wake 'Em Up! Creating
Interactive Teleconferences, Webinars and Computer-Based Training.
Don't let anyone tell you that e-learning can't be interactive! Explore a variety of ways to make ANY computer-based learning experience engaging, hands-on, and unforgettable.
Whether you are conducting a teleconference (audio only), webinar (synchronous) or self-study (asynchronous) e-learning experience, this program will give you the tools you need to keep learners awake, involved, and motivated during the entire e-learning session.
Right from the Start: What Beginning Trainers Need to Know.
Designed for the new trainer (and a refreshing review for the experienced trainer), this session gives you practical and useful tips for creating great training right from the start.
Discover the unspoken things that competent trainers know, and how to use these "secrets" in successful and memorable ways. Leave with a toolbag full of ideas, strategies, and suggestions that you can use with any audience and any topic.
Training from the BACK of the Room! Twelve Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn.
Want to talk less while students and audiences learn more? Explore how to step aside and let learners take "center-stage" as they teach and learn from each other.
Even if your training is content-heavy, you can still hand much of the direct instruction over to the learners with these powerful, collaborative strategies.
After this session, you will be able to: engage learners in a variety of creative ways while presenting new content; apply collaborative instructional strategies in which learners teach learners; access new resources to help you talk less and teach more.
Examples of Sharon's non-training topics include:
Different Strokes for Different Folks! Using
Communication Styles to Build Effective Work Teams.
Working Together Through Changing Times:
Managing Change in the Workplace.
Help! My Job is Driving Me Crazy! A
Fresh Look at Managing Stress at Work and at Home.
Going Lightly! Terrific
Tips to Lighten Your Daily Load.
Learn the best from the best!
The Accelerated Learning Master Practitioner Certificate Program.
Bring Sharon's three-day certificate program inhouse. Here is the description and learning outcomes that will enable your company's trainers to become master practitioners of Accelerated Learning:
Take your classroom training skills to a new level
as you become a master practitioner of Accelerated Learning! These
time-tested, brain-compatible instructional strategies help you involve
learners without wasting their time, or yours, during a training,
workshop, or presentation.
Whether you are a novice or experienced trainer, Accelerated
Learning will give you the rationale, brain research, and proven training
techniques that will enable you to keep learners engaged, motivated,
and learning, even while covering dry, lengthy, or technical material.
By participating in this Accelerated Learning program,
you will combine what you already know about effective training with
the best of Accelerated Learning strategies to create learning experiences
that are unforgettable - training that involves learners from the
moment they walk into the room until the moment they leave.
After actively participating in this certificate program, you will be able to:
- Choose from over 36 Accelerated Learning instructional strategies that you can use with any topic, any size group, and any age learner.
- Use a variety of “interactive lecture” formats to liven up even the most technical, “dry,” or complex information.
- Apply brain research that is basic to Accelerated Learning - research that dramatically increases learners’ attention, involvement, and retention of the material being presented.
- Demonstrate Accelerated Learning strategies using your own training topics.
- Design training with the 4 Cs of Accelerated Learning - four steps that are based on the way people naturally learn, not the way they were made to learn.
- Boost long-term retention of important concepts with 6 important memory tools, and with exciting opening and closing activities that engage learners from the moment they walk into the room.
- Identify 4 general learning styles or preferences, and “style-stretch” to meet the needs of each type of learner.
- Discuss the difference between “adult learning theory” and “human learning” - and why Accelerated Learning can be applied to all learners, regardless of age, culture, gender, nationality, or job specialization.
- Evaluate training programs using simple pre- and post-assessment tools.
- Discover additional resources to enhance your understanding of Accelerated Learning.
- Explain the what, why, and how of Accelerated Learning to training colleagues.
- Lessen the time it takes to design, develop, and facilitate effective training that works for the learners.
- Form your own “mastermind group” to continue sharing best practices with each other after the certificate program is over.
Leave with copies of Sharon's newest books, a 70-page Accelerated Learning workbook that is only available during the program, and many other learning aids and resources. You will also receive a star-studded Accelerated Learning Master Practitioner Certificate of Completion, in its own elegant jacket, and suitable for framing.
Participants Are Saying
have a whole new perspective on training now - I'm excited, not
nervous!!! I've been mapping out my trainings and putting in activites
and "chunking" my info... it's wonderful. I can't thank Sharon
enough for making this available to us. I thought I loved my job before,
but this is a whole new level!"
M. Miller, Western Region Director
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
educational, exceptional! I’ve learned about theory before; I’ve
learned about technique before; but I haven’t been shown how to link
them before…now I know how."
Moehr, Senior Training Specialist
WPS Health Insurance Group, WI
"Fun, energetic, very educational - Sharon is an excellent facilitator
with a wealth of knowledge about adult learning."
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, NH
dynamic! Once again, Sharon has given us great ideas to bring our
Thompson, Executive Director
San Diego Regional Training Center, CA
"Sharon's training techniques are unique, effective, and a must-have for
any trainer's toolbag."
Joyce, Sales Trainer
Hallmark Cards, Inc., KS
uses a high-energy style of delivery that keeps you engaged and on the
edge of your seat…a valuable investment of my time."
CUNA Mutual Group, WI
"A fun, interactive, and effective way to learn how to teach in a fun,
interactive, and effective way."
Figueroa, Captain of Police
Oakland Police Department, CA
"This was, indeed, the most interactive, high-energy, and fast-paced
workshop where hands-on learning is done and, most importantly,
Holladay, High School Teacher
Clark County School District, NV
"Truly outstanding - Wow! Sharon is a true inspiration to us all."
Baer, Chief of Training and Delivery
ADET, National Security Agency, MD
"Inspiring, high energy, applicable! You will leave with ideas,
practical tools, and a positive spirit!"
Honkanen, Customer Training Manager
"Great ideas and a wonderful experience! Our training will
benefit immensely from this information and experience."
Arnott, Training and Development Manager
Florida Virtual School
and chock-full of great ideas; lots of take-away information and
expertise shared in fun and generous ways."
Sklar, Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County, CA
Bowman presents ideas in a clear, thoughtful
way. Her preparedness shows through her examples, metaphors, and ability
to be flexible with content based on attendee interests and feedback.
Her expertise is for REAL!"
Maloney, National Sales Training
and Development Manager
Hallmark Cards, Inc., KS