Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

CSU Training and Development Certificate ProgramElective Course Schedule: Fall 2013 - STOP- No More Manuals!

CSU Training and Development Certificate Program
Elective Course Schedule: Fall 2013

Choose two days of classes (or 14 contact hours) to fulfill elective requirements.

STOP- No More Manuals!
Training manuals have their place, but discover creative alternatives! STOP creating manuals that no one wants or uses and START creating cheat sheets, learning aids and handouts that are easy to use. People will keep as them as reference materials, and they'll cost much less time and money to create and print. Bring your own materials or an idea to redesign and work on it right in class. The program features plenty of SHOW and TELL to inspire you, plus a hands-on Microsoft Publisher segment to show you how to design colorful cheat sheets using templates. Included in the cost is a “NO MORE MANUALS” CD full of templates, clipart and designs to start you creating materials that get used! (No knowledge of MS Publisher is needed.)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
8:30 am-4:30 pm, 7 contact hours
Instructor: Susan Aldrich

CSU West Center
$389 (includes all materials and lunch)
Course Number: TD 5

Creative Training Activities
Research has shown that meaningful activities increase the rate of learning and retention that takes place in any training. This hands-on course will teach you how to design creative activities for any type of training, workshop or speaking event. Using an Accelerated Learning approach, even the most boring and dry material will come alive. You will come away with more than a dozen new and wonderful activities/exercises. You will also have time to work on your own training design, so bring some troublesome and boring projects with you.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
8:30 am-4:30 pm, 7 contact hours
Instructor: Susan Aldrich

CSU West Center
$359 (includes all materials and lunch)
Course Number: TD 6

Online Learning in Training and Development (Web-based course)
Corporations and academic institutions alike are rapidly adopting online learning to reduce costs, create more flexible training times, and increase the number of classes they can offer. However, an online learning environment differs from face-to-face. In this experiential class, you’ll learn the key interactions that need to be constructed between participants, instructors, and the content in order to promote quality online learning and accomplish learning objectives. Interactions between participants and instructors include setting course expectations, creating smooth course navigation, and providing access to online help. Student-to-content interactions include how to best present the course content, understanding learning objectives, selecting appropriate materials, designing learning activities, and constructing meaningful assessments. Student-to-student interactions, when appropriate, may include group projects, communities of practice, and group discussions. This class is for persons designing online courses from scratch or transitioning existing courses to an online environment. The material applies to any online class, regardless of the learning management system your organization may be using. Throughout the class, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced instructional designer. (Conducted entirely online; internet access is required.)

December 2 - 22, 2013
7 contact hours (average of 2 – 2 ½ hrs per week)
Instructor: Christopher Rennison, M.Ed., ACP

Online (through Internet-based Blackboard LMS)
$300 (instructor-facilitated online course)
Course Number: TD 7