Hollis Easter — Strength In Numbers resources

I gave a workshop at the 2010 Alliance of Information and Referral Systems conference entitled "Strength In Numbers: Bringing Effective Group Work to Training Programs". As I was designing the course, I gathered and invented some resources to help students who wanted to know more.

If you attended the workshop, I'd love to hear from you! Ask me questions, let me know how the ideas are working out for you, and stay in touch. I hope you had as much fun as I did—that's the point, after all.

I first designed this course three years ago for the national CONVENING conference, and it's been a privilege to teach it several more times. As with anything, it changes and grows over time. Can't wait for the next one!

Cheers, and best of luck with your training!
— Hollis <hollis easter at gmail daht com>

PowerPoint slides:

Here are the PowerPoint slides for the workshop. Bear in mind that they're designed as talking points, not as independent references, so there may be some slides that don't make sense when I'm not talking alongside.

Concept map:

I often use concept maps in planning out workshops and training programs—their flexible formatting allows me to get ideas onto "paper" easily, and that makes instructional design a lot easier.

Here's the concept map for Strength In Numbers. I built it using Webspiration, a free software tool.

In case that site goes down, there's also a local copy of the concept map.

My basic principles:

Reading list:

People sometimes ask, "where can I learn more?" I love these questions! If you'd like to know more about the things I've discussed, I would love to talk with you... but here are some starting points. I'll put in a special pitch for my blog, instructionmatters.blogspot.com, since I'm in charge around here... you can't beat City Hall!

Thanks for coming! — Hollis

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