Sophie Oberstein is an author, coach, adjunct professor, and learning and organizational development consultant who helps individuals who are seeking increased effectiveness and satisfaction at work. She has been in the field of learning and organizational development for over 20 years at public and private organizations including Weight Watchers, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the City of Redwood City, California, and Citibank. She is on the faculty of the NYU School of Professional Studies where she developed and conducts the fundamentals and advanced courses in the learning design certificate program. She has also taught at Drexel University, Mercer County Community College, and Menlo College. Sophie is a certified co-active coach and past president of ATD’s Greater Philadelphia chapter.
Delivering live training – whether virtually or face-to-face – can be a nerve-racking or challenging endeavor. There are more “make or break” moments in facilitation than there are in other aspects of a learning professional’s position - from technology that doesn’t work to participants who are unresponsive or are multi-tasking, to time management. This interactive session will offer strategies for some of the most common challenges facilitators of live training events face.
• 30+ tips applicable to 10 common trainer challenges
• Understanding that you aren’t alone in facing some of these challenges
• Enhanced trust in your intuitive solutions
This program aligns with domain two of the ATD Capability Model: developing professional capability - training, delivery, and facilitation
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