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Active Training Strategies Guaranteed to Promote Involvement, Learning and Change

Recording Date: April 04, 2008
Price: Free

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The goal of active training is to...
  • minimize lecturing (and slide shows)
  • increase participation
  • enliven learning
  • deepen retention
  • encourage application Method

Developed by Mel Silberman, training guru and best-selling author, The Active Training™ Method is proven to deliver these results, even if you teach dry material. It also applies to any topic, from the softest to the hardest.

Plus, it works with small groups or large audiences in live or virtual classrooms.

From team building to safety standards, from conflict management to project management, from new employee orientation to advanced training, you can turn your ordinary training sessions into extraordinary events.

Join us for this informative Webcast where Silberman will explain the ins and outs of Active Training™ and provide you with practical strategies designed to enliven your training sessions.

Some of these methods are a lot of fun and some are downright serious, but they all work to deepen involvement, learning and change.

What You Will Learn

Some people have been successful with active training strategies just by reading Silberman’s books. By attending this Webcast, you’ll hear directly from him and gain a wealth of practical advice and specific methods, including:
  • how to engage your participants from the start
  • how to make your training sessions brain-friendly and interactive
  • how to urge your participants to ask questions
  • how to let your participants learn from each other
  • how to enhance learning through experiencing and doing
  • how to make the end unforgettable

About the Presenters

Mel Silberman is a psychologist known internationally as a pioneer in the areas of active learning, interpersonal intelligence, and team development. He is professor of adult and organizational development at Temple University and president of Active Training, a provider of products, seminars and publications.

Silberman has more than 35 years experience creating and honing techniques that inspire people to be people smart, learn faster and collaborate effectively. He is the author of numerous books, including 101 Ways to Make Training Active, which was voted one of the five best training and development books of all time by Training Magazine. In addition, he has served as editor of The ASTD Training and Performance Sourcebook and The ASTD OD and Leadership Sourcebook.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.