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Active training tools

Learning by doing using highly engaging debriefing methods
4.1 (15 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to inspire long lasting results in your trainings by generating immersive learning experiences for your students!
  • You will receive powerful tools for facilitating learning from experience!
  • You will greatly improve your ability to engage your students’ full set of learning skills so that their learning is rapid, significant and memorable
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  • You need to have prior training experience (at least 10 hours of training time).

UPDATED: 10.05.2017

Why should you become a student in this flagship training on Active Reviewing?

  • To be able to engage your students' full set of learning skills so that their learning is rapid, significant and memorable.
  • To inspire long lasting results by generating immersive learning experiences.
  • To become an expert in facilitating learning from experience.
  • To access the Active Reviewing Toolkit (A.R.T.), a time-tested repository of efficient reviewing techniques.
  • To use tools such as the Horseshoe, the Activity Map, Action Replay and others in order to empower your students with instant awareness.
  • To experience an experiential, step-by-step, action plan specifically designed to instill powerful teaching methods into your arsenal.

"Roger knows more about how to turn experience into learning than anyone I know or know of. His particular brand of creativity--always seeing multiple ways to look at things, plus deep experience and thoughtful, research-based approach- make him second to none in his field." -- William Spencer, Whole System Learning, New York

Do you want to forge powerful trainings that inspire change in your students?

Trainings where change is visible and memorable?

And do you want to be called back, as a trainer, again and again?

Then join this advanced train the trainer programme and take your learning to the next level!

Trust me.. Actually don't trust me- I'll prove it to you!

Take advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee and try it out. If, for any reason, you aren't satisfied, you can request a full refund within those 30 days.

3 experienced trainers and facilitators created this advanced training:

Roger Greenaway, PhD

We have, none other than the inventor of Active Reviewing, Roger Greenaway.

Roger's goal is to help people become more effective in facilitating learning from experience.

He is an international trainer of trainers who specialises in developing and refining active reviewing techniques. He also focuses on strategizing ways in which learning can be simplified and made more interactive.

He mostly trains in the UK, Europe and Asia. But he also teaches in Africa, North and South America and Australia.

Călin Iepure

Next comes Călin Iepure. Călin is the Romanian governor of the Toastmasters public speaking and leadership organization. He is a public speaker and a certified master trainer, a master facilitator at Bootcamp University, a master facilitator for Speaker Elite Timișoara and a very successful business consultant.

As a managing partner in TrainingMasters Consulting, Călin organizes events and trainings on subjects like Persuasion, Communication, Public Speaking, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Bogdan Vaida

And last but not least, Bogdan Vaida.

I've been an experiential trainer for the past 7 years, creating situations and environments through which people learn by doing. I've held trainings in Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and a few other Eastern European countries. I'm a trainer for Erasmus+, Toastmasters, Alpha Personality, The European Law Students' Association and many, many other organizations.

But this is not about my fellow colleagues or me. Călin, Roger and I are here for you! We are interested in what you need to do in order to step up your trainings. We are here to help you achieve your goals!

Course content

This training is not for first timers. If you've never held a training before we won't teach you how to do it so I'd advise you not to enroll in this course. It's not for you.

What we provide for you are techniques and principles for active reviewing (also called dynamic debriefing) that you can use in any type of teaching (be it trainings, seminars, workshops, facilitation sessions, public speaking - yes, that's right- any type of teaching!) And these techniques generate long term transfer of learning.

A few of the techniques that you're going to learn during this training:

  • Back to the Future - draw from past experiences and resources to help you in your future journey.
  • Goal Keepers - optimize your learning through learning partners.
  • Storyline - reflect on your ups and downs during a challenge to help you prepare for future challenges.
  • Horseshoe - instant feedback on dilemmas that you or other participants may face, while seeing a topic from fresh perspectives.
  • .. And many more!

By using these methods you will get to know your students much better because you are giving them tools that help them reflect, express and communicate. Being more in touch with your student's needs and expectations makes it easier for you to make good judgments about how best to help them learn and achieve their goals. And you will have achieved all this by using interactive methods that most students prefer.

Einstein once said that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler". When we created this course we took his wisdom into consideration and we created practical techniques that can be implemented instantly. We won't bore you with long, exhausting stories or motivational speeches. We give you the tools that help you achieve your expected results. All of this in our advanced yet simple to understand train the trainer course.

It is so much easier to say, "I teach students" than it is to say "I help students learn from their experiences by providing reflective tools and facilitating the learning process." A loooong sentence, but much more meaningful. And this course will help you understand and act on it.

Join now and learn from the experience of international trainers and facilitators!

Who is the target audience?
  • People interested in active reviewing (debriefing) techniques and principles for using in any type of teaching (be it trainings, seminars, workshops, facilitation sessions, public speaking).
  • We won’t teach basic stuff so it’s not for first time trainers/educators.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Why this course
4 Lectures 09:45

'Active Reviewing' starts with an interest and commitment to learning from an experience. That is the 'reviewing' part of 'active reviewing'. The 'active' part emphasises the value of full engagement in the reviewing process. This means that everyone in the group is fully engaged. 'Active Reviewing' is a whole person approach that works on many levels, using movement and objects and images in ways that help people reflect and communicate while supporting each other's learning and development. Find out more in this lecture!

Preview 04:10

A bonus story about Archimedes' Eureka moment (to better explain the metaphor presented in the previous lecture).

BONUS: Archimedes' Eureka moment - reflecting is itself an experience

Find out who the trainers are. Meet Roger, Bogdan and Călin, 3 trainers with different personalities, skills and experience. They will be your guides during this course (and after!).

Meet the trainers - Roger Greenaway, Calin Iepure and Bogdan Vaida

In the Active Reviewing Toolkit you will find all the tools presented in this video course with step by step instructions, useful variations and detailed explanations on why, how and when to use them.

Download The Active Reviewing Toolkit now!

The practical, down-to-earth Active Reviewing Toolkit - create full engagement
32 pages
ART: The Active Reviewing Toolkit
10 Lectures 52:38

Some reviewing tools help us clarify the facts while others are used to reveal our emotions or inspire us to act. Based on what the participants need, having this model in your mind can help you, the trainer pinpoint a specific exercise or a variation of a tool that would fulfill the needs of the group.

Reviewing with playing cards - a practical model

Activity Map is a map with four zones on which students reveal their attitudes towards specific activities. The group version involves marking the zones on the floor. Everyone quickly discovers the range of attitudes towards each activity, and whether or not this is based on experience of the activity.

facts: Activity Map - what experiences and assumptions do you bring with you?

Action Replay is best suited to the debriefing of exercises in which there is plenty of action involving the whole group.

Preview 05:30

Empathy Test involves walking in the other person's shoes and guessing how they would respond.

feelings: Empathy Test - how would your partner answer this question?

Storyline is a chart made by participants showing their 'ups and downs' over a period of time. The chart can serve as a personal record of their 'journey' through a course of study or during a new challenge at work, or while persevering with learning a skill.

Preview 03:25

The purpose of Goal Keepers is to accelerate the process of learning by doing. This is achieved by integrating feedback and review into the activity - instead of having to wait for the post-activity review – when the opportunity for timely feedback has passed by. In this exercise pairs pay special attention to each other's goals (objectives) and so become their partner's "goal keeper".

findings: Goal Keepers - how am I doing?

Horseshoe is a scaling exercise in which participants show where they stand on an issue by where they (physically) stand on a curved spectrum. Horseshoe kick starts group discussion by making each person's point of view visible and (optionally) by giving everyone preparation time by first speaking with a 'friendly neighbour'.

findings: Horseshoe: where do you stand?

Back to the Future is an exercise that focuses on helpful factors in the past and present that are real and available for achieving an important goal. It involves recalling relevant experiences and drawing confidence, energy and learning from them. This process helps people approach their goal more wisely and confidently - and with a greater chance of success.

futures: Back to the Future - using your assets to help you achieve your goals

Missing Person is a task in which a team creates an imaginary person who will help the team overcome its limitations and bring about improved team performance. The new character represents the skills, roles and qualities that the team has so far lacked or need in greater measure. This new person can also have characteristics that are already well represented in the group.

Preview 04:54

In this interview, Roger Greenaway, PhD answers the following questions:

  1. Do you believe that learning occurs when you go out of your comfort zone?
  2. Which stimulates learning more - success or failure?
  3. I remember one of your trainings in which we had to write a poem, comprising all that we had learnt. It was pretty challenging for me… Can you tell me your reasoning behind this method?
  4. How did you come up with these methods? Have they changed over time? Are they sustained by research or practice?
  5. Can you tell me your first experience as a trainer? How did you feel? How did you prepare for it? What were your students' reactions?
  6. Does it take long to become good facilitators of reviews?
  7. I see that you trainer-training workshops happen all over the world. How did this happen?
  8. I have found articles on your website about reviewing that you wrote 30 years ago - and you are still writing about it. Is there anything else that you want to write on the subject?
BONUS: Interview with Roger Greenaway
Implementing ART into your training
5 Lectures 15:03

In the attached PDF Roger has detailed 10 practical tips on how to design a reviewing strategy for experiential learning programs.

In it you will find:

1. How to ensure that your programme design protects review time;

2. Why you should schedule your first review as early as possible;

3. Reasons to include a participatory demonstration of active reviewing;

4. Why you should choose the reviewing methods before you choose the activities;

5. The benefits of beginning with the experience in mind;

6. How to design a progressive sequence of review sessions;

7. Why you should work backwards from the start, outwards from the middle and backwards from the end;

8. When and where to place the various activities you'll be implementing;

9. How to provide a holistic experience with Learning Style Preferences; Right Brain, Left Brain; The Combination Lock Model

10. And finally, how to Test and Evaluate your design.

When to review? - how to design a reviewing strategy for a whole program

Should you be shrinking activities or reviews?

Are you under pressure to achieve more in less time?

Do your clients expect the outcomes you once offered in 5-day programmes to be achieved in only 1 or 2 days?

Find out the answers to these questions (and many more) during this lecture.

Not enough time for reviewing? - how to review quickly or create more time

Big fears and little fears can get in the way of learning anything new.

So what fears might facilitators have about reviewing - especially facilitators who are new to reviewing?

What could possibly go wrong? - spot these traps and know how to avoid them

Let's just name a few of the tips presented in this video:

  1. Ask 'What else? What else? What else?'
  2. Ask 'Why? Why? Why?'
  3. Review anywhere anytime
+ explanations on how and when to use them
Top 10 tips for reviewing - use tasks, keep moving, be a model plus seven more

Learn how to get in touch with us so that we can promptly answer any questions you may have.

Q&A: get answers to your questions - participation leads to learning. Agree?
What's next?
1 Lecture 02:56

The most important part of the training happens after the training is over. So .. it's time! Read the lecture to find the last piece of the puzzle.

Final words - your next steps can ensure that your own learning becomes active
About the Instructor
Bogdan Vaida
4.1 Average rating
181 Reviews
9,983 Students
11 Courses
Experiential Trainer

Bogdan Vaida burst onto the training scene in 2009 using extremely old Powerpoint presentations. Luckily, 2 years later he switched to experiential trainings and learning by doing, methodologies that he practiced devotedly into all of his trainings. Known for his no-nonsense approach to getting results, Bogdan has been told that he helps participants get their own “insanely practical insights”.

What does he do? He travels around the world doing experiential trainings in fields ranging from time management to personality typologies and trainer training.

While doing this he also manages his online courses that have over 9302 students from all over the world.

In 2015 he beat the record for total time spent in airports.

Roger Greenaway
4.1 Average rating
15 Reviews
1,217 Students
1 Course
Training Consultant

Roger specialises in making experience-based learning more participatory, dynamic and effective. He does this by training facilitators in the skills and techniques of active reviewing (debriefing).

During the last 20 years Roger has worked with education and training organisations, departments and networks in 35 countries. Typical themes are 'Facilitating Learning from Experience'; 'Moving Bodies, Moving Minds' and 'Training for Transfer'. Roger's PhD was a study of Powerful Learning Experiences in Management Learning and Development.

Calin Iepure
4.1 Average rating
15 Reviews
1,217 Students
1 Course
Professional Public Speaker, Master Trainer & Facilitator

Immediate Past Governor of Toastmasters Romania, Călin is Professional Public Speaker, Public Speaking Coach, Certified Trainer & Facilitator, expert in Persuasion and Business Counselor.

Calin is both speaker and moderator of the most important business event in Romania where he leads the Speaker Support Group – the team that helps the speakers produce speeches with impact.

As a Managing Partner in the Training Masters Consulting, he holds events and trainings on topics related to persuasion, communication, public speaking, leadership, entrepreneurship, management and the use of online environment for developing businesses.

His favorite quote is: “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." – by Benjamin Disraeli