PUGS at Work: How to Train (February 2018)

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PUGS at Work: How to Train (February 2018)

from 200.00

Do you do any training of others at work? Teaching is a fundamental life skill. The majority of value in any organization is the knowledge of its workers. How do you pass it on and make it more effective?

In this one day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of pedagogical theory (how people learn), how to teach to where your learner is and what they need to know, and how to implement it in your professional and personal life. Designed for managers, parents, or anyone who has to communicate knowledge in their lives.

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Date: Monday, February 5
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Ruby Receptionists || 805 SW Broadway #900
$300 Business and large organizations. $200 nonprofits small organizations (less than 10 employees). Space is limited to 30 students.

Learning is how organizations create and convey culture and expertise. In fact, the vast majority of any organization is the knowledge, capabilities, and performance of its staff and training is critical in passing it on. But having knowledge doesn't mean you're an effective teacher. You may know a lot, be passionate about their subject, and even be a dynamic speaker. None of those is teaching. Teaching is about understanding what the learner needs to know and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to do it on their own.

The morning session is about understanding how learning works, including the best practices and barriers to human learning and development. The afternoon session is about instructional design: designing learner-centered curriculum, creating learning metrics, and practicing effective teaching. You'll walk away with lots of tools and aids to take home and back to the office!

"What a difference good training makes! My organization implements around 100 trainings each year on behalf of our clients and were thrilled with Douglas’ Train the Trainer course. The principles he taught to engage attendees at our own training sessions are clear, straightforward and useful. Since his course, my colleagues and I utilize the tools and resources Douglas provided in nearly all the trainings we deliver. The quality shows." - Eric Wilson, program manager, Evergreen Consulting

"I was so glad I took this workshop! I went in wanting to learn more about how I could effectively support my clients and walked out with tangible next steps as to how I would do that. Douglas' approach was accessible, fun, and highly interactive. I really enjoyed learning in multiple ways throughout the day and appreciated having the time to actually practice what we were discussing. This workshop was a lot more impactful than others I've taken in the past, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in taking their work (no matter what it is) to a higher level." - Megan Leatherman, human resources consultant


Douglas Tsoi, JD, is the founder of Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS), a school for everyday life. Before PUGS, he managed a $4 million education and training program at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Previous careers include teaching high school history and ethics, as well as being a intellectual property lawyer. A nationally renowned education expert called Douglas "the best teacher I've ever seen teach."