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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.

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)

* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

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Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator.
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Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!