Greg Owen-Boger - Oct 24, 2017

Top 12 Recommendations for Trainers and SMEs

In this series of 12 videos, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication's VP, advises how to get the most value out of your training sessions and how to support SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in their role as trainer.

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

Many of these concepts are explored in further detail in the upcoming book, "Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning," published by ATD Press, and co-authored by Greg and Dale Ludwig, Turpin's Founder. Pre-order now at the ATD bookstore.

 

Coach Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to Understand Their Dual Role in the Training Room

In this video, Greg discusses why Subject Matter Experts need guidance when asked to step into a training role.

 

Designing Content for SMEs to Deliver: Set SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) up for Success

In this video, Greg explains how to set Subject Matter Experts up for success when designing content for them to deliver.

 

Designing Content for SMEs to Deliver: Be Careful with Activities

In this video, Greg discusses guidelines for designing activities for Subject Matter Experts to deliver.

 

Designing Content for SMEs to Deliver: Executing the Learning Conversation

In this video, Greg explains why training is a conversation, not a speech.

 

Create the Conditions for Fruitful Learning: Establish Context and a Reason to Participate

In this video, Greg contends that providing context and a reason to participate is important.

 

Create the Conditions for Fruitful Learning: Adult Learners Aren’t Blank Slates

In this video, Greg reminds us to acknowledge our learners' past experiences.

 

Create the Conditions for Fruitful Learning: Make Participating Easy

In this video, Greg discusses making learning easy for learners.

 

Thinking About Your Content Delivery Approach: Don’t Waste Your Audience’s Time

In this video, Greg discusses respecting your learners' time.

 

Thinking About Your Content Delivery Approach: Embrace Lecture

In this video, Greg encourages you to embrace lecture.

 

Thinking About Your Content Delivery Approach: Put Activities in Check

In this video, Greg discusses eliminating unnecessary activities.

 

Thinking About Your Content Delivery Approach: Dig Deeper and Listen for Nuance

In this video, Greg explains why digging deeper achieves the best learning.

 

Thinking About Your Content Delivery Approach: Learning Styles

In this video, Greg discusses designing content for different learning styles.

 

Want to learn more about helping your Subject Matter Experts succeed in the training room? Read the latest book from authors Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.

Written by Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger has been with Turpin Communication since 1995, first as a cameraman, then instructor, account manager, and now vice president. Schooled in management and the performing arts, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. Greg is one of Turpin’s facilitators and coaches. When he’s not with clients, he manages the day-to-day operations of the company. Greg is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a popular speaker, frequent blogger, and the co-author of the book The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. His latest book, also co-authored by Dale Ludwig, launched in 2017 and is entitled Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.