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Essentials of Coaching SMEs to Facilitate Learning

Prepare the subject matter experts in your organization to deliver value-added learning.

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Subject matter experts (SMEs) often have little or no experience designing and delivering effective learning opportunities. They may find it intimidating and fraught with challenges, yet we frequently rely on them to share their knowledge.

In this workshop, you’ll explore methods to uncover your SMEs' issues and concerns and learn techniques to help them excel. By the end, you will have discovered the critical role you play in making sure learning happens for your target audiences.

  • Online3 sessions, 4.5 hours total
  • On-SiteFlexible dates & duration
Program Overview

Program Overview

SMEs play a critical role in the success of your learning opportunities. Despite their expert knowledge, SMEs often end up in a training role because they’re experts in their fields. Most of the time, they have very little, if any, experience in designing effective learning opportunities. By providing proper training and support, you can ensure those who learn from your SMEs get what they need from the learning experience.

The key to successfully working with your SMEs is the quality of the relationship you build with them. In this program you’ll discover what it takes to build and maintain those relationships, and transform them into solid partnerships in which you’ll collaborate to create the most effective learning opportunities possible.

In this program you’ll learn:

  • techniques for helping SMEs understand their roles as learning leaders and the value of collaborative learning
  • proven methods for teaching SMEs the core structure of adult learning and how to create and facilitate learner-centric programs
  • why SMEs whose only contribution is their expert knowledge also need to be familiar with the precepts of effective learning
  • key elements to include in an ongoing SME development program
  • methods of coaching and feedback to support SMEs’ continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Detect the issues and concerns of SMEs who deliver learning opportunities.
  • Examine the director/manager role in coaching SMEs to success as learning facilitators.
  • Design and conduct a program to instruct SMEs in adult learning principles and techniques.
  • Coach SMEs to ensure you are able to deliver value-added learning experiences to your audiences.
Topics

Topics

  • Topic 1 - Laying the Foundation for Effective Learning
  • Topic 2 - Building Effective Learning - It is a Partnership
  • Topic 3 - Giving SMEs the Tools to Structure Effective Learning
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for learning professionals in organizations who manage and/or work with subject matter experts to develop and deliver learning opportunities.

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