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Training from the Back of the Room! by Sharon L. Bowman
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Feb 05, 2013

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I liked it. The author ties learning theory and cognitive psychology to training behaviors, something we should all do all the time. However, I didn't find the book as easy to use as the author intended. That said, there is one take away that can absolutely make a difference for anyone.

The author puts great emphasis on graphical Concept Maps as a way of increasing retention. Concept Maps are nothing more than a visual hand-out that the trainer has the participant use in context of the session so as to reinforce what is being taught. Sort of like helping the participant along in their note taking.... These are not PowerPoint print-outs, but interactive items. I've used them sporadically, but will make a conscious effort to use them more routinely going forward.

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