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The Art and Science of Crafting Killer Facilitator Guides with Pat Michaels

  • July 15, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Digital Encounter


  • Another awesome reason to be an ATDCFL member.

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Learn the art and science behind crafting facilitator guides.  Come away with knowledge, ideas, tips & techniques that will have you building training materials with consistency and efficiency.

The purpose of this presentation is to focus on the underappreciated task of building facilitator guides.  We will cover the critical components needed in creating a successful facilitator guide while also discovering the reasons why they are essential.  The attendees will come away from this session the knowledge and strategies to craft facilitator guides.  Key factors for these guides will be to create a consistent look and feel, house all the relevant information needed to lead the training, and build them in the least amount of steps.

  • Identify & differentiate the critical components of a facilitator guide and their importance in delivering face to face and virtual training.
  • Examine the strategies to employ when building facilitator guides to create consistency and efficiency.
  • Discuss tips & techniques to craft a killer facilitator guide that easily conveys information, provides a consistent look &feel and are simple to update & maintain

ATD Talent Capability Model

Building Personal Capability: Project Management, Lifelong Learning

Developing Professional Capability: Instructional Design, Training Delivery & Facilitation, Technology Application

Impacting Organizational Capability: Performance Improvement

Pat Michaels

Pat realized at a young age that successes and failures are often determined in the trenches. He has crafted a career in talent development and management. Pat holds a degree in secondary education from Clemson University and has learned from experience that executing the details is essential. He has successfully developed, implemented, and evaluated training and management programs in the hospitality and financial sectors for the last 20 years.

Pat realizes the importance of high-level, big picture ideas, and concepts. He also understands that the “grinders” are essential to complete the work needed to achieve such goals. Pat finds his satisfaction in training, managing, and coaching those who get the job done.

As Mark Twain once said, “thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

Constantly striving to INFORM, INVOLVE, & INSPIRE      

Workplace Learning and Performance professionals around the world.

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