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Using Subject Matter Experts in Your Training Programs

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger were recently interviewed by HR Daily Advisor about the content of their upcoming book, “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts...
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Facilitator Training

Business people step into the role of facilitator in a variety of situations. Because of this, we provide facilitator training options to meet the range of needs our clients face.
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Featured Training

Don't Waste Your Audience’s Time

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses respecting your learners' time.
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Featured News

Turpin Cares – May 2017 Update

The number of people living with homelessness in Chicago is staggering. Turpin Communication is doing what we can to help. In January of this year we started a new philanthropic wing called Turpin...
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Featured Training

Help! My SME Just Went Rogue… Now What?!

If you’ve ever worked with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the training room, the title of this article is probably a familiar one.
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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.
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Training - Apr 3, 2017

Make Participating Easy

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses making learning easy for learners.
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Training - Feb 27, 2017

Adult Learners Aren't Blank Slates

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, reminds us to acknowledge our learners' past experiences.
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News - Feb 22, 2017

What a Weekend! Turpin Cares Rocked it for the Homeless

Turpin Cares is a project sponsored by Turpin Communication to help the homeless in Chicago. Each quarter our employees and “friendlies” get together to assemble Care Packages for distributing to those who are less fortunate...
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Facilitation - Feb 7, 2017

RETHINK: Training Materials as In-the-Moment Job Aids

In our work, we train and coach a lot of corporate trainers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to be more effective in the training room. Time and again we see them struggle with PowerPoint slides and facilitation guides.
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Meetings - Jan 23, 2017

Trainers: Establish Context and a Reason to Participate

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses why providing context and reason to participate is important.
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