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Risks and Rewards of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the Training Role

This post is the first in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s...
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The New Book, “Effective SMEs” Launches Today

Dale Ludwig (Turpin’s Founder) and I are happy to announce the launch of our new book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning!
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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...
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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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Facilitation - Jun 29, 2017

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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Training - May 3, 2017

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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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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Facilitation - Apr 4, 2016

Dual Role: SMEs as Trainers in the Classroom

Congratulations to Turpin Communication's Founder, Dale Ludwig, and VP, Greg Owen-Boger, on their cover article for TD Magazine, which is published by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
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Facilitation - Mar 7, 2016

3 Ways to Help SMEs Succeed in the Training Room

Originally published by Training Industry's blog Feb. 29, 2016.  Subject matter experts should be a welcome sight in the training room. Their real-world knowledge and perspective brings depth and practicality to the learning...
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