In nearly every workplace or organization — nonprofit, for-profit, government — somebody needs to train somebody to do something. Learn basic skills to become a better facilitator and trainer, including:
- How to identify and avoid bad trainer behavior
- Designing exercises and activities that engage your learners
- Encouraging everyone to participate — and managing those who over-participate
- Building consensus and running effective meetings
- Tips and tricks from the trainer’s toolbox
Come prepared to participate. We’ll design and demonstrate training exercises in real time. Warning: PowerPoints will be confiscated at the door!
For 35 years, Andy has worked with a variety of nonprofits as a fundraiser, facilitator, trainer and community organizer. Since starting his consulting practice in 1995, he has provided support and training to thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders in 47 U.S. states and across Canada.
Andy specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environmental conservation, and community development.
His books include Grassroots Grants and Selling Social Change, available from Jossey-Bass. How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone, Great Boards for Small Groups, and The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances (with Nancy Wasserman), were published by Emerson & Church.
His latest book with Andrea Kihlstedt is Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money. It’s also available as a video series.
Andy lives in Plainfield, Vermont with his spouse Jan, a woodlot filled with wildlife, and a garden that is completely out of control.