Subject Matter Experts bring a depth of experience, credibility, and relevance to live instructor-led training. Their contributions and institutional knowledge are immeasurable.
Reliance on them in the training room also brings a certain amount of risk because SMEs are not, in most cases, experts in facilitation. It’s our responsibility then, as learning professionals, to do what we can to design learning events to play to their strengths and to coach them to be successful in the training room.
In this episode, Dale and Greg discuss their work with SMEs that led ATD (the Association for Talent Development) to ask them to write a book about their experiences. That book is titled “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.”
Key concepts in this episode include
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ABOUT TURPIN COMMUNICATION
Turpin Communication is a business communication training company. We build the skills presenters, meeting facilitators, and trainers need to achieve their goals, work more efficiently, and grow leadership capabilities. Our process is about simplification and personalization. We untangle confusing assumptions, clarify fuzzy definitions, and reject the tyranny of generic rules.
As communication trainers and coaches, Dale and Greg help businesspeople, or as they call them “Busy People at Work,” communicate more effectively and efficiently. They do that in workshop settings and private coaching sessions.
Learn more at www.turpincommunication.com.