Ken’s 25+ years experience in the classroom began as a very anxious graduate teaching assistant who had no clue what he was doing. That initial experience revealed something very surprising to Ken: he enjoyed teaching. He still wasn't that good at it, but he enjoyed it.
So Ken worked harder, studied, experimented and gradually allowed more of his personality to come through in the classroom. That growth allowed him to develop a brand-new undergraduate class (while still a graduate student) and inspired Ken to eventually take on an adjunct instructor position - while working a full-time job and pursuing a 2nd Masters degree.
Over the last 10 years, Ken’s focus has shifted to corporate training, as he initiated and led the use of Facilitation as the primary training methodology at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.
During that time, Ken designed a number of unique and effective training programs. And for 7 of those years, Ken designed and facilitated a Train-the-Trainer workshop specifically focused on internal and external instructors. To date, 700 participants have completed Ken’s workshop.
Ken’s first Udemy offering, the Facilitation Basics course, reflects the core content from that live Train-the-Trainer workshop.
Little to no student engagement and a lack of creativity in the design and delivery of training programs are the two biggest issues that Ken focuses on.
Ken has designed and facilitated multiple training workshops, team-building and employee engagement events. He writes about creating engaging, memorable and unexpected learning experiences on his blog (www.theemuexperience.com).