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Instructor Development Workshop (MGT323)

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM)
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Jul 07 8:00AM - 5:00PM

This course primarily serves to giveinsight into adult education andenhancethe instructional skills and styles ofexperiencedinstructors. The coursefocuses on best teaching and trainingpractices, and it enhances understandingof instructor competencies set by theInternational Board for Standards forTraining, Performance, and Instruction(ibstpi). This course emphasizes theactive, learner-centered style of deliveryand student experience. Instructorsof the course model how to facilitate classroom discussions and motivate andencourage participants. Participants in the course will reflect on their learning andhave many opportunities for self-evaluation. The course follows a problem-basedtraining model, focusing on providing performance, technical, and higher-levelskills instruction. Organizations that want courses delivered with professional polishcould benefit from this professional development opportunity to ensure proficiencyin training methodology and strategy.

It incorporates effective problem-based instruction in addition to the traditionallecture format. Facilitation of classroom discussions, motivation and encouragementof participants, and self- evaluation are modeled throughout this course.

Expert-level instructors deliver this modular course within a three-day timeframe.Training occurs in the form of lectures, group discussions, practical exercises,and peer- and self- assessments. Participants spend significant time workingin small groups and participating in facilitated discussions and teachbacks todevelop and enhance their training skills.


Professional Disciplines

Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety,Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

The target audience for theDirect Deliveryversion of this course is experienced emergency response professionals including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fire
  • Hazardous materials personnel
  • Personnel in the agricultural industry
  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Emergency planners
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) involved in the planning, preparation, response or recovery phases of disaster or emergency response
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Former military personnel

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