OIT SMEs Learn How to Enhance Training Classes at Bob Pikes Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp

August 18, 2016



by Nicole Duff at 1:21 PM in Campus CommunityInteresting, EventsStaff News

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 (Attendees listen attentively to one of the presenters.)

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) learned valuable techniques regarding effectively conducting training classes at the highly interactive "Bob Pike: Train- the-Trainer Boot Camp" on August 16, 2016. Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Treviño, Telecommunications Manager Mary-Margaret Echevarria, Instructional Designers Mayra Collins and Claudia Arcolin, Instructional Development Specialist Diana Amis and Communications Specialists Danicia Steele and Nicole Duff attended the informative training session led by Human Resources (HR) staff in the North Paseo Building (NPB 1.408) on the Main Campus.

Inspired by the nationally-recognized training guru Bob Pike, the 'train-the-trainer' session provided UTSA SMEs a wealth of information to help them enhance their training classes. OIT SMEs, who conduct training sessions for UTSA faculty and staff at both the Main and Downtown Campuses, ​were able to acquire useful tips to further streamline these sessions. The information obtained would be used to improve OIT's course offerings including Office365, SharePoint and Online Learning Workshops, which are available at different times during the academic year. 

​The boot camp was divided into three modules, which covered an array of topics centered on the following areas:

  • Developing participant-centered trainings
  • Valuing Adult Learners
  • Score with C.O.R.E (Closers, Openers, Revisiters and Energizers)

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(HR Training and Development Specialist II Diane Piña speaks about the importance of participant-centered training.)

During the train-the-trainer session, attendees engaged in various collaborative activities, which helped them apply the concepts they learned. Some of the main takeaways from the training included the importance of increasing participant engagement, motivation and enthusiasm and ensuring that the focus is on the participant rather than the trainer. Complimentary breakfast and lunch were provided.

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To view and enroll in upcoming OIT training classes, click here.

For more information about The Bob Pike Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp, visit: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/