Overview

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Welcome to the e-learning lesson on Delivering Training. When carefully planned and executed, training can offer many benefits to nonprofit organizations and those involved with organizational capacity building. Effective training can enhance employee performance, motivate staff and board members, foster collaboration within and among organizations, and ultimately, save time and money. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to recognize the key steps involved in creating a training plan, identify the phases of a systems approach to training, apply adult learning principles to training scenarios, and assess the benefits and drawbacks of online training.

This lesson will help you design and deliver training that meets organizations' needs.

For nonprofit organizations, training can be an excellent way to develop staff and board member skills and build organizational capacity. However, high-impact training requires careful planning and development. It also requires an understanding of adult learning principles.

In this lesson you will learn about the importance of a well-thought-out training plan and the steps involved in creating one. You will also identify the phases that comprise a systems approach to training, as well as effective strategies for working with adult learners. In addition, you’ll assess the pros and cons of online training.

Training has short- and long-term benefits.

Training is designed to teach key concepts and skills related to a particular topic. It can be delivered in small or large group settings, or online. Training can be a good value for the money involved and provide valuable peer-learning opportunities.

If you assess several organizations in your community and find a common need, training (rather than individual technical assistance) will be the most efficient and effective method to address that specific need. Training opens the door to building communities of practice among organizations, ongoing peer learning, and deeper, more focused technical assistance.