The Professional Learning Facilitator

A Holistic Learning Facilitator Development Program Using The Take Charge! Learning Facilitation Method®

General Outline

Taking from the NLP perspective that every behaviour can be modelled (if someone has done it, someone else can always learn how to do it), Mohd Rizal Hassan (Founder of PLF) intends to share his skills and experiences as an International NLP Master Learning Facilitator with teachers, lecturers, budding trainers, writers and anyone else who may be interested in the field of knowledge sharing and learning. He does exactly this through The Professional Learning Facilitator.

This is a program, which upgrades a ‘trainer’ to a Professional Learning Facilitator. In the competitive world of training and facilitation, anybody with the confidence to stand in front a crowd of people and talk wants to be called a ‘trainer’. A Professional Learning Facilitator elevates the mere concept of ‘training’ to the Art and Science of facilitating learning. And this particular program will use the Take Charge! Learning Facilitation Method® to achieve this goal.

The Professional Learning Facilitator program invites the participants to explore and use the many tools used by Rizal in his many high-impact programs. He is known to fill his programs with tools and techniques, rather than theories and talk (lecture). Focus is given to “How to” rather than just “Why”. He believes than there will always be many ways to address a subject and he is merely adding another point of view to one’s rich repertoire with regards to the subject of sharing and learning.

Ideally, this is a 3-day workshop. Emphasis of time is given on practice and simulations so that the tools and techniques shared are practical and workable for the participants.

The holistic development program for Learning Facilitators will cover 3 major areas:

Areas Covered Description
The Presenter This module will focus on preparing the participant’s Mind, Body and Spirit, to be the Facilitator he/she wants to be.
The Presentation This part will focus on the Art & Science of anchoring Learning in the program module, its presentation and summarizing its effectiveness from constant evaluation.
The Business of Presenting This segment highlights the Professionalism of sourcing business, branding it and maintaining it.

Program Description

 The Presenter

Sections Description
Preparing The MIND Participants will internalize the concept of LEARN in their minds and learn to develop the Mind of the Facilitator they want to be.
Preparing The BODY Participants will learn to be aware of their Body and how to control their physiology to control the meaning of the messages they put across to their audience.
Preparing The SPIRIT Participants will learn to keep their Spirit in check and to Inspire With Passion.

The Presentation

Sections Description
Creating The Learning Module Participants will learn to develop learning modules, from forming clear-cut learning objectives to developing practical workbooks. This section will cover:

• Clear Objectives, Please!

• Plan It Out!

• Simplicity Rules!

• Making It Relevant (Opposites Do Not Attract)

• Creating Workbooks

• Testing It Out

Presenting The Module (The Learning Event) This section will cover the following topics:

• My Stage, My World

• Learning Event Checklist

• Visual Magic

• Psychology of Music

• Game Development

• Power of Props (Utilization of Toys & Other Equipment)

• Crowd Management (Managing The Seven Dwarfs)

• Dress to Impress

Evaluating The Module Participants will learn to evaluate the Learning Event in segments of seconds, minutes and hours during the Learning Event, and days after the event to benefit Learning Facilitator and the Client.

 The Business of Presenting

Sections Description
Running The Business The following topics will be discussed:

• Getting The Name Right

• Getting The Business Focused

• Keeping Costs To a Minimum

• Spreading The Name

Branding The Business

 

 

The Participants will learn how to create a brand and comprehensively anchor the brand in the minds of the participants of the program and the clients.
Marketing The Business The Participants will discuss various marketing strategies to ensure their learning products and services attract the right clients.
Maintaining The Business The Participants will learn effective steps to maintain the business to make themselves constantly relevant to their clients.

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to be a Professional Learning Facilitator from a comprehensive and holistic point of view.
  • Write clear and specific training objectives so that the Learning Event can be developed and customized accordingly.
  • Develop a comprehensive Learning Module and Learning Event plan.
  • Use a variety of learning tools and strategies to ensure a successful Learning Event.
  • Understand what goes into planning a holistic learning event and how to go about organizing their own.
  • Add NLP as an alternative tool, specifically to improve participant retention with regards to the subject presented.
  • Learn powerful and effective strategies to run their businesses.

Program Methodology

This program will utilize as many methods of facilitation as possible:

  • Pre-reading
  • Discussion
  • Presentation
  • Internalization
  • Homework
  • Etc.
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