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Early Bird Pricing

Available starting Feb 11, 2019

Day One Registration $50
Day Two Registration $70
Two-Day Registration $120

Regular Pricing

Available after March 11, 2019

Day One Registration $60
Day Two Registration $80
Two-Day Registration $140

Registration closes April 11, 2019

Session Descriptions

Wednesday May 8 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Presenter Bio

Michelle JonesMichelle Jones is a Senior Training Specialist at the University of Kentucky, in the Human Resources Training & Development department. Michelle’s background is in corporate supply chain training and employee development, as well as instruction and program development in non-profit organizations. Michelle delivers inspirational training programs for the University on topics relating to leadership development, team effectiveness, diversity, and personal and professional development. Michelle consults with University departments on potential training needs, developing training plans, facilitation requests, assessments and performance improvement, as well as management and performance consulting. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, and a Master’s degree in Education with a specialty in Adult Education, Training & Development. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development. You can reach Michelle at (859)257-1425 or by email michelle.jones2@uky.edu.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description: 

In this session, you will explore a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in training workshops, everyday meetings, and presentations. They are methods that engage everyone at every level within the organization to become expert contributors in any innovation effort. We will help you shift everyday habits and interaction patterns to include the vast majority of participants. You can shape your direction in training by moving away from more constraining conventional structures (e.g., lectures, open discussions, brainstorms) toward sessions that foster lively participation in groups of any size. Everyone is included, unleashed and will move toward a new way of collaborating, communicating, and learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn new methods to engage and harness untapped collaborative input to produce more robust and creative decisions and outcomes.
  • Identify new approaches to create dynamic and effective learning conditions.

 

Presenter Bios

PattiPatti Singleton serves as Professional Learning Coordinator for the Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky. She provides support to state and federally funded projects on instructional design, data collection, distance learning, and reporting. She works closely with program and technical staff to ensure contract obligations are met.

Jennifer-ChienJennifer has worked for over seven years as an Instructional Designer. She has a tremendous amount of experience working with industry professionals and transferring face-to-face classes to effective online courses. She also provides guidance and training in the development and implementation of effective and diverse learning strategies.

Session Level:

Intermediate

Presentation Description: 

Online learning has become a mainstay in early care and education professional development. This session is for trainers who are not sure where to get started and need guidance for developing online training, or for anyone who is training online but is not sure how to make content interactive, engaging and universally designed. Two stages of development will be discussed, as well as turning problems into online learning solutions. Questions and answers in real time with the use of your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop a problem-based learning objective.
  • Identify a knowledge, skill, and attitude for your learning objective.
  • Develop an assessment for the knowledge, skill and attitude.
  • Identify universal design for learning strategies.

 

Presenter Bio

Paul Wesselman Photo 2Paul Wesselmann holds degrees in psychology and higher education; he has two decades of full time experience as a master trainer and keynote speaker, and has developed several train the trainer programs to help his colleagues improve their content and delivery. His sessions last year received rave reviews and we are excited to have him back in 2019. You can learn more about Paul by visiting https://TheRipplesGuy.com and following him @RipplesGuy on most social media platforms.

Session Level:

Intermediate

Presentation Description:


How’d you like to upgrade the quality and engagement of your presentations? Good trainers are able to develop useful information and present it competently. Great trainers continually refine their content and delivery to maximize both learning effectiveness and learner enjoyment. This dynamic session will allow you to add some sizzle to your already substantive trainings, and will permanently alter how you create and communicate content. We are going to experiment with several aspects of presentation design and delivery and include ample amounts of discussion so you can leave ready to immediately apply these in your next presentations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will experiment with small adjustments they can easily implement to improve planning and delivery of presentations.
  • Participants will discuss specific challenges with their training colleagues and identify potential solutions.

 

Thursday May 9

Morning Sessions: 8:15 - 11:30 am

Presenter Bio

Kristen  HadeedKristen Hadeed is the CEO and founder of Student Maid, a cleaning company that has employed thousands of millennials over the last decade and is known for building the next generation of leaders. In addition to leading her own company, she now helps organizations around the world make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. She has worked with a variety of industries including healthcare, education, retail, real estate, nonprofit, hospitality, aviation, and consumer products. In 2017, she published her first book, "Permission to Screw Up," in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their "perfectly imperfect" stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that their most challenging moments can become their biggest leadership lessons. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., NBC, TIME, and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than three million hits on YouTube.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description:

Sometimes the generational gap can feel too huge to ever cross. But here’s how Kristen sees it: There’s nothing remarkable about a new generation entering the workforce. It’s a phenomenon that has always existed and always will. Now it’s millennials. Next it will be Gen Z. After Gen Z, it will be Gen Alpha. The only constant is change, and only those who embrace that fact and adapt, in the long run, will have far more success than those who don’t.

As both a millennial herself and someone who has employed thousands of millennials over the last decade, Kristen knows what it takes to engage the next generation. In this session, she’ll help you see beyond stereotypes and inspire you to create an environment in your training room that brings out the best in everyone: a place where people of all generations can thrive, contribute, collaborate, feel valued, and find fulfillment in the work that they do.

 

 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Break down stereotypes and better understand the needs of next gen learners
  • Become aware of generational differences in communication and working styles and learn how to bridge the gap
  • Gain effective facilitation techniques to better engage those in your training room, regardless of generation
  • Gain tools to help childcare providers build stronger relationships, excel at problem-solving, give and receive feedback more effectively, and take ownership of their own career path

 

Presenter Bio

Karl Richter- PhotoKarl Richter is the Owner and Creative Director of eLearningBlends.com where he creates engaging and effective learning materials for organizations of all sizes. Blended solutions include combinations of face to face instruction, online resources and videos, and performance support tools like cheat sheets and reference guides. He’s a Blended Learning Specialist and an experienced facilitator who has worked with learners of all ages. He began his teaching career as an English teacher in Taiwan and Korea. He spent over 5 years working as a preschool, elementary school, and middle school English as a Foreign Language teacher.

Session Level:

Intermediate

Presentation Description:

Are you looking for easy ways to spice up your teacher training sessions? This session gives you a mouth-watering look at the world of blended learning and the way your brain feeds on information.

Karl Richter will be sharing his new recipe approach to blended learning. You'll be encouraged to think of presentations, activities, and technology options like the ingredients in a healthy, balanced meal. Is there a good mix of colors in your learning curriculum? This session will help you find out.

You’ll use a meal planning metaphor to look at the different learning strategies, activities, resources, and tools to host your next learning event. You’ll use the resources you have in your cupboard to put together recipes you can use to train other teachers or students. If you're hungry for a way to bring effective brain-based learning into your teacher training sessions, make a reservation for this exciting workshop.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn an expanded definition of Blended Learning.
  • Create a plan for effective blend of different learning strategies/activities using a fun food-based metaphor.
  • Explore ways that our brains feed on information and how this impacts the strategies we use as training designers and facilitators.

 

Presenter Bios
Emma Lee Davidson


E. DavidsonEmma Lee Davidson currently works for the Kentucky River District Health Department as a Child Care Health Consultant where she provides trainings on health, safety and nutrition. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, has received her Montessori Certification and is a Level 5 trainer for the state of Kentucky. Emma has 25 years of experience as a Director of the Hazard Lion’s Club Montessori School. During her time as a director she focused on quality child care by providing children with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to succeed in life. Emma believes in self-directed activites, hands-on learning and collaborative play.

Topic: Making the Connection
Description: A discussion of the importance of finding ways to strengthen the trainer/participant connect before and during training.
Outcome: Identifying ways to connect with participants before and during training.

Eamonn FitzGerald:


E. FitzGeraldEamonn FitzGerald or “Fitz” has spent over 12 years’ as an educator, outreach coordinator, and professional development trainer in the realm of Early Childhood Education. Whether it’s serving on EKU’s Family & Consumer Sciences Department Advisory Council or leading Saturday story time at the Wild Fig Coffee & Books, early childhood education is the focus of everything he does. He currently works at Kentucky Educational Television as an Early Childhood Education Consultant where he aids in the development of early childhood specific online content, helps coordinate family engagement activities, and aids in developing and piloting resources that are used on both a state and national level. Eamonn is an avid bow tie wearer and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.
Topic: When the Going Gets Tough
Description: A discussion of ways to handle a variety of sticky situations that can arise during training by facing them with humor and humility. Maybe just maybe looking at these situations with a new perspective can make all the difference.
Outcome: Participants will identify 3 strategies to address potentially uncomfortable situations within training.

Elizabeth Mays:


E. MaysElizabeth Mays is the owner of Amaysing Trainings where she consults and provides trainings on a variety of early childhood topics. She holds a Master’s of Science in IECE from the University of Kentucky and is currently a Level 4 credentialed trainer for the state of Kentucky. Prior to consulting, she had the privilege of working in childcare administration, as a teacher in public school, providing services through First Steps as a Developmental Interventionist, and taught in Early Head Start, Head Start, and Migrant Head Start classrooms. Ms. Mays has a vested interest in promoting the importance of early childhood education throughout the state. She works closely with her local early childhood council and serves as the Vice President for Membership for KAECE. Elizabeth is committed to supporting trainers, teachers, families, and communities throughout the state and feels her love of learning coupled with her experience has given her a unique perspective in the field of early childhood education.
Topic: Happy Endings
Description: Participants will understand the benefits of having an effective closing component in their trainings.
Outcome: Participants will be able to list 3 guiding principles of effective closings.

Beth Schaeffer:


B. SchaefferBeth Schaffer is one of Kentucky's first credentialed trainers and serves as a Preschool Consultant for Warren County Public Schools, where she provides training on a variety of early childhood topics. Over the course of her long career in early childhood education, she has held many different positions in Head Start and child care. She holds a Bachelors in Early Elementary Education and a Master’s in IECE from Western Kentucky University. Beth has worked in early learning settings for nearly 25 years and has a passion for empowering early educators to be eager risk takers, doing what it takes to move children forward.
Topic: Bring it on Home
Description: Maximizing your impact by helping participants personalize learning to connect current practice to new learning and facilitate transference into the workplace.
Outcome: Participants will devise a take home plan to assist participants in the transfer of new learning back to the workplace.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description:


Whether you are so new to training that you have yet to hit any bumps in the road or are a seasoned trainer who already knows where the potholes are hidden, come hear ideas that will resonate and support you on your training journey. Learn tips and strategies as four Kentucky Credentialed Trainers share the knowledge and insights they have learned while navigating the training highway. Through a moderated panel discussion followed by individual interactive mini-presentations, this training will help you find rest zones in training through humor and not always having to be the expert in the room. You will learn techniques for making quality connections with participants, boosting your impact through doable take home plans, and closing out your training with more than the completion of evaluations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will identify various pitfalls that can have a negative effect on training.
  • Participants will take away strategies for maintaining psychological comfort as a trainer, connecting with participants, aiding transference and creating effective closing components.

 

Presenter Bios

Paul Wesselman Photo 2Paul Wesselmann holds degrees in psychology and higher education; he has two decades of full time experience as a master trainer and keynote speaker, and has developed several train the trainer programs to help his colleagues improve their content and delivery. His sessions last year received rave reviews and we are excited to have him back in 2019. You can learn more about Paul by visiting theripplesguy.com and following him @RipplesGuy on most social media platforms.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description:

 

How’d you like to upgrade the quality and engagement of your presentations? Good trainers are able to develop useful information and present it competently. Great trainers continually refine their content and delivery to maximize both learning effectiveness and learner enjoyment. This dynamic session will allow you to add some sizzle to your already substantive trainings, and will permanently alter how you create and communicate content. We are going to experiment with several aspects of presentation design and delivery and include ample amounts of discussion so you can leave ready to immediately apply these in your next presentations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will experiment with small adjustments they can easily implement to improve planning and delivery of presentations.
  • Participants will discuss specific challenges with their training colleagues and identify potential solutions.

 

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Presenter Bio

Kristen  HadeedKristen Hadeed is the CEO and founder of Student Maid, a cleaning company that has employed thousands of millennials over the last decade and is known for building the next generation of leaders. In addition to leading her own company, she now helps organizations around the world make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. She has worked with a variety of industries including healthcare, education, retail, real estate, nonprofit, hospitality, aviation, and consumer products. In 2017, she published her first book, "Permission to Screw Up," in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their "perfectly imperfect" stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that their most challenging moments can become their biggest leadership lessons. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., NBC, TIME, and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than three million hits on YouTube.

Session Level:

TBD

Presentation Description:

Sometimes the generational gap can feel too huge to ever cross. But here’s how Kristen sees it: There’s nothing remarkable about a new generation entering the workforce. It’s a phenomenon that has always existed and always will. Now it’s millennials. Next it will be Gen Z. After Gen Z, it will be Gen Alpha. The only constant is change, and only those who embrace that fact and adapt, in the long run, will have far more success than those who don’t.

As both a millennial herself and someone who has employed thousands of millennials over the last decade, Kristen knows what it takes to engage the next generation. In this session, she’ll help you see beyond stereotypes and inspire you to create an environment in your training room that brings out the best in everyone: a place where people of all generations can thrive, contribute, collaborate, feel valued, and find fulfillment in the work that they do.

 

 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Break down stereotypes and better understand the needs of next gen learners
  • Become aware of generational differences in communication and working styles and learn how to bridge the gap
  • Gain effective facilitation techniques to better engage those in your training room, regardless of generation
  • Gain tools to help childcare providers build stronger relationships, excel at problem-solving, give and receive feedback more effectively, and take ownership of their own career path

 

Presenter Bio

Karl Richter- PhotoKarl Richter is the Owner and Creative Director of eLearningBlends.com where he creates engaging and effective learning materials for organizations of all sizes. Blended solutions include combinations of face to face instruction, online resources and videos, and performance support tools like cheat sheets and reference guides. He’s a Blended Learning Specialist and an experienced facilitator who has worked with learners of all ages. He began his teaching career as an English teacher in Taiwan and Korea. He spent over 5 years working as a preschool, elementary school, and middle school English as a Foreign Language teacher.

Session Level:

Intermediate

Presentation Description:

Are you looking for easy ways to spice up your teacher training sessions? This session gives you a mouth-watering look at the world of blended learning and the way your brain feeds on information.

Karl Richter will be sharing his new recipe approach to blended learning. You'll be encouraged to think of presentations, activities, and technology options like the ingredients in a healthy, balanced meal. Is there a good mix of colors in your learning curriculum? This session will help you find out.

You’ll use a meal planning metaphor to look at the different learning strategies, activities, resources, and tools to host your next learning event. You’ll use the resources you have in your cupboard to put together recipes you can use to train other teachers or students. If you're hungry for a way to bring effective brain-based learning into your teacher training sessions, make a reservation for this exciting workshop.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn an expanded definition of Blended Learning.
  • Create a plan for an effective blend of different learning strategies/activities using a fun food-based metaphor.
  • Explore ways that our brains feed on information and how this impacts the strategies we use as training designers and facilitators.

 

Presenter Bio

Mary SpurlockAfter starting as an ECE associate teacher almost 20 years ago, a "college job" quickly grew into a passionate career! Since those early years, Mary Spurlock has had the opportunity to serve as a Center Director in both community and corporate programs, successfully led multiple centers through the NAEYC Accreditation process, and has presented ECE training throughout KY, IN and TN. After years of field experience, she now works in Human Resources as an ECE Talent Advisor, dedicated to encouraging new teachers to enter the ECE workforce, further professionalizing the field, and developing quality teachers and leadership teams through training.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description:

The goal of any training is not only to provide information, but to provide it in such a way that participants take action, change behaviors or implement the information provided! So how can we, as trainers (X), move the needle from training to implementation? How can we be effective both during the training AND be impactful afterwards, ensuring that not only does learning occur but that new behaviors are implemented as a result of that training? Did you know that within 24 hours of completing a training, you lose more the 70% of the information "learned"? During our time together, we will take a look at the common threads of effective training and the steps we can take to ensure not only understanding...but results!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learning Outcome 1: Participants will reflect on personal learning experiences while reviewing Adult Learning Principles and "ACES" strategies.
  • Participants will identify options for assisting trainees in transferring learning, resulting in increased training implementation in the classroom.

 

Presenter Bio

Tommy LeachTommy Leach is a Senior Training Specialist with HR Training & Development. He serves as the lead trainer for New Employee Orientation sessions for regular staff, and for University SuperVision training, which is delivered via classroom training, virtual sessions and web-based training. He also consults with other groups on campus, particularly the Office for Faculty Advancement and New Chair Academy, to support faculty who supervise staff.

Tommy has been in the role for seven years. Before coming to UK, he spent around 20 years in management and training, including customer service training and employee development, ranging from front-line employees to upper-level management. He worked in areas such as convenience store management, banking and lending services, and the home oxygen industry. Tommy’s training opportunities have taken him across the country and internationally to The Philippines.

He is originally from Mount Sterling, KY and graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Session Level:

Initial

Presentation Description:

“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.” – Carol Dweck. A person’s mindset can drive how they look at learning, developing, performing, and other key aspects of life. In this session we will define growth and fixed mindsets, as well as, identify the process to change them. Discussion will revolve around how one’s mindset can impact success and motivation throughout life and the importance of creating an environment that fosters a growth mindset in your trainings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify their mindsets and understand how they can impact interactions and outcomes with trainees, co-workers, employees, students, and families.
  • Understand how a growth mindset culture can assist in individuals’ resilience and individual performance.

 

Location/Hotel

Location:The 2019 Trainers Institute will be conducted at the

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

For additional hotel information, visit Marriott.com 

Reservation by phone:

877-204-8020 Group Name: Trainers Institute Group Code: TRA Book your reservation by 4/24/2019 to ensure the group rate.

Questions?

Email: registration@lsv.uky.edu Phone: 859-257-1267

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