So much changed in what we know about effective learning strategies since Malcolm Knowles published his theory on andragogy in the 1970s. Since then, researchers and scientists who specialize in neuroscience and adult learning have made amazing discoveries into how the brain functions and processes and retains information. The breakthroughs in medical technology have been invaluable in this exploration. Technology unlocked insights into previously unknown facets of the brain. These inroads made it possible to consider different applications of the research and transfer what has been learned about cerebral functions into classrooms and other learning environments.
In Energize Your Training: Using Brain Research to Enhance Your Learning Events, internationally known award-winning author, trainer, and presenter Bob Lucas will share proven ideas and strategies for effectively engaging learners and positively impacting learning outcomes. His goal when delivering information is to help participants actively gain, retain, recall, and use what they experience. He gained his knowledge through over forty years of training adults in a variety of settings with participants and students from around the world. He delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations on the content of this session. Additionally, he has written seven books on creative training and hundreds of articles on brain-based and adult learning topics.
During this session, you will be actively exposed to information and strategies which can be immediately applied in your own training and presentations. These approaches are easily transferable to virtually any training topic to help engage participants by incorporating brain-based research. Some of the techniques you will experience involve the use of learner engagement, environmental elements, novelty, repetition, activities, fun, color, and images.
Bob Lucas is an internationally known, award-winning author of 39 books and compilations. He is also a learning and performance expert who specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Bob has been listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the South & Southeast multiple times and has over four decades of experience in, human resources development, customer service, and management in a variety of organizational environments. In 1995 and 2011, Bob was President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and has served in most board positions for three different ATD chapters during his career. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as, Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank.
In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics. On a personal note, Bob has lived, traveled and worked in 70 different countries and geographic areas and currently writes a cruise blog www.cruiseratheart.com. His website is www.robertwlucas.com. He also has a creative training blog – www.thecreativetrainer.com and a creative training Linkedin group with over 3200 members. He also publishes a customer service blog – www.customerserviceskillsbook.com and a nonfiction writers blog – www.robertwlucas.com/wordpress.
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