NetSpeed Learning Solutions September 2018
Developing New
Frontline Leaders
I love Autumn and the "back to school" impulse that gets everyone moving again. My older daughter just started her first year as a freshman at Washington State University, while my younger daughter began her senior year of high school. This year we have the joy and privilege of hosting an exchange student from Brazil who starts her classes this week. Lately our lives have been dominated by registering for courses, buying school supplies, figuring out transportation, and purchasing the right clothing. As their parental units, we want them to succeed.
Is that "back to school" spirit infusing your workplace? This might be a great time to evaluate the development of your organization's emerging leaders. Most new supervisors report that they receive little to no training before stepping into their first management roles. Looking back, they regret that they learned how to manage through trial and error. When you think about that "sink or swim" approach to the managers who likely lead 80% of your workforce, that seems foolish, particularly when you recall that most people quit their jobs because of a poor relationship with their manager. (With all the unskilled managers in the workplace, that makes total sense, doesn't it?)
We use a simple model to frame the knowledge and skills needed by first-level leaders: Self, Performance, Team, and Impact.

As a leader, I need to understand myself and my approach to leadership, as well as communicate clearly (Self). I need to master how to attract, coach, and manage the performance of others (Performance). I need to learn how to build my team influence others effectively, and manage change (Team). And, I need to impact the organization through setting and achieving goals, thinking strategically, and appraising performance (Impact).
To explore this important topic further and see how organizations like yours are preparing their emerging leaders, join us for our next complimentary webinar Preparing New Leaders for Frontline Management on Wednesday, September 19, 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT.
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Announcing Advanced Virtual Facilitator Training: Leveraging Cognitive Principles for Superior Virtual Classroom Experiences
Announcing our newest course for virtual learning professionals who want to develop advanced virtual design and facilitation skills!
If you want to leverage the neuroscience of learning to design and facilitate extraordinary online learning experiences, register now for our latest course. We've built this course incorporating 12 brain-based learning principles (six for engagement and six for retention).
Limited to eight participants, the course is experiential, participatory, and hands-on. Facilitated by Cynthia Clay and Sherry Johnson-Metz, this advanced course requires previous certification in a virtual facilitator course delivered by NetSpeed Learning Solutions (or a comparable virtual training course).
By the end of this six-week course, you will be able to:  
  • Incorporate brain-based engagement and retention principles in the blended virtual classroom (synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Evaluate virtual course designs to increase learner attention, engagement, and retention
  • Boost collaborative learning and on-the-job application in blended virtual courses
  • Audit any virtual course design to leverage the neuroscience of learning for maximum results
  • Apply facilitation practices to increase engagement and knowledge retention
What You'll Experience  
  • Two 90-minute web workshops modeling the virtual skills and practices
  • Online assignments integrating the 12 brain-based principles into your techniques
  • Hands-on coaching with a NetSpeed Learning Solutions Master Trainer
  • Experience designing a complete blended virtual course
  • Delivery of a 20-minute trainback experience
  • The opportunity to observe and give feedback to your peer professionals
  • Valuable feedback from your colleagues and the Master Trainer
Course Schedule

November 7

Course Opens
Introductory Assignments Online

November 15
10:00 am PT/
1:00 pm ET

Web Workshop 1: Brain-based Learning Principles for Maximum Engagement
(90 minutes)

November 29
10:00 am PT/
1:00 pm ET

Web Workshop 2: Brain-based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention
(90 minutes)

December 13
8:00 am PT
11:00 am ET

Trainback Delivery (Observation and Feedback)
(Five hours)

Total Time Investment: 24 hours = 8 hours (synchronous) + 16 hours (asynchronous)
Price: $2,000 per person ($1800 with 10% discount if payment is received on or before October 15, 2018
Learn More and Register Now!  Course is limited to eight participants.
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