How to Train Workshop (7/18/17)


How to Train Workshop (7/18/17)

from 100.00

Getting Serious about being a Learning Organization

It's time to get serious about professional development. 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. This workshop is about how to effectively convert knowledge into employee performance and organizational results. 

July 18 Workshop:
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Tuesday, July 18 || morning session: 9:00 - noon || afternoon session: 1pm-4pm
Location: Ruby Receptionists, 805 SW Broadway #900, Portland, OR 97205 ||  Space limited to 25 participants

Small biz rate (for individuals or organizations with less than 10 employees): $100 for each session, $175 for all day. 

Corporate rate (for businesses over 10 employees): $150 for each session, $275 for all day.

The vast majority of any organization's value is its staff's knowledge, capabilities, and performance. And learning is how it's created and conveyed. It's time to get serious about proper training. This workshop is about how to effectively convert knowledge into employee performance and organizational results. Lots of interaction, lots of problem-solving in this one. 

The morning session is understanding how training in organizations work; why some people learn and perform and why others don't. The afternoon session is about instructional design: creating smart curriculum and practicing effective teaching.  All together, you'll gain an understanding when training is needed and, more importantly, when it is NOT needed. You'll learn how to create structures for post-training performance. Most importantly, you'll apply it to your organization, improving your own work and making your job easier and more fulfilling. 

Morning session: How Learning in Organizations Work (9am-noon)

  • Dissect the promises and problems with professional development
  • Understand the barriers to employee learning and development
  • Create structures and metrics to implementing and measure learning in the workplace.

Afternoon session: Instructional Design (1pm-4pm)

  • Understand and apply instructional design to help employees and clients perform.
  • Develop learning objectives, create activities and delivery for content, and evaluate efficacy of their training.
  • Share and get effective training techniques for engaging diverse learning styles and managing the classroom.
  • Create post-training performance metrics and measure return on investment.

"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-renown education expert called Douglas, "The best teacher I've ever seen teach."