Courses

GLP offers courses for individuals looking to bolster design or facilitation skills, as well as for organizations wanting to increase internal capacity.

All of our courses are practical and customizable.

Our Course Offerings

 
INTRODUCTORY COURSES ON OUR LEARNING-CENTERED APPROACH

FOUNDATIONS OF DIALOGUE EDUCATION

In this hands-on, four-day course, you will explore core principles and practices of how adults learn. Then, you will build or strengthen an actual learning design such as a large training, virtual course, or short workshop. You will become skilled in the use of “Dialogue Education,” a practical system that ensures meaningful and lasting results for learners. This course also offers an opportunity to get tips and feedback for effective facilitation.
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SURE-FIRE MEETINGS

In this two-day course, you will practice how to approach three critical phases of any type of meeting: preparation, facilitation and follow up. You will explore a variety of practical tools and apply them to a real meeting coming up in your work. Even as a meeting participant you will find your voice and practical strategies to make meetings more effective.
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INTENTIONAL DESIGN

This two-day course is for anyone who wants to develop purposeful learning designs that maximize impact. In this course you will map out an effective process to teach others about any topic and get feedback on your design. The product is one that you can facilitate yourself or give to others to facilitate.
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THE ART OF FACILITATION

This two-day course is great for less experienced facilitators as well as for those who want to refine their facilitation skills. Throughout the course you will practice how to facilitate creative, responsive, engaging, and meaningful learning events. This course recognizes that the effectiveness of even the strongest learning design depends on a skilled facilitator!
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ADVANCED COURSES ON OUR LEARNING-CENTERED APPROACH

ADVANCED LEARNING DESIGN (NEW!)

In this three-day course you will deepen your skills and intuition for effective learning assessment, design, facilitation, and evaluation. You will get in-depth feedback from other advanced practitioners as you create your own virtual or in-person learning event.
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LEARNING EVALUATION BY DESIGN (NEW!)

This is a two-day course for teachers, trainers, and facilitators to learn how to intentionally design with the end in mind. You will develop tools to evaluate learning, transfer and impact of a learning program of your own – and leave with a practical framework for thinking through learning evaluation in the future.
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NOTE: We sometimes offer Advanced Learning Design and Learning Evaluation by Design back-to-back in the same location. If you are interested in attending both courses, you can do a single registration at a discount.

SCHEDULED ONLINE COURSES

FROM DATA TO INFORMED ACTION

This virtual course is for people and internal staff groups who collect and use data to support organizational decision-making around external programming and internal processes. You will consider how to transition from collecting data to connecting around the data in ways that support learning and informed action.
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INTENTIONAL DESIGN ONLINE

This 5-week online course is for anyone who wants to develop purposeful learning designs that maximize impact. In this course you will map out an effective process to teach others about any topic and get feedback on your design. The product is one that you could facilitate yourself or give to others to facilitate. The focus is on how to design online learning experiences and is perfect for this online world we find ourselves in today.
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DISEÑO INTENCIONAL EN LÍNEA (NUEVO!)

Este curso en línea de 5 semanas es para cualquiera persona que desee desarrollar diseños de aprendizaje con el propósito de maximizar el impacto. En este curso, diseñaras un proceso eficaz para enseñar cualquier tema y obtendrás retroalimentación sobre tu diseño. El producto es uno que tú mismo podrías ofrecer o dar a otros para que lo ofrezcan. El enfoque está en cómo diseñar experiencias de aprendizaje en línea y es perfecto para este mundo en línea en el que nos encontramos hoy.
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RE-IMAGINING CONFERENCES + CONVENINGS

This six-week virtual course teaches you how to plan a learning-centered conference or convening that participants will be excited to attend. Due to COVID-19 most of us need to rethink our large gatherings, convenings and conferences – we’re being pushed to innovate. This is both terrifying and exciting! Whether virtual, in-person or blended, you will create experiences where participants feel engaged and respected; they will walk away with new skills and an eye to the positive impact your event will make on their work.

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ON DEMAND ONLINE OFFERINGS

QUICK GUIDE TO ONLINE LEARNING DESIGN

This Quick Guide is an entirely self-paced online course that you can access on demand in Ruzuku. The Guide actively walks you through all the steps you need to create a powerful online learning experience or translate in-person learning to an online or blended experience. The Guide lays out a streamlined and accessible process that you can use each time you design. By the end, you’ll have a complete draft design. You also get one free design review by a GLP Partner.

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GUÍA RÁPIDA DE DISEÑO PARA EL APRENDIZAJE EN LÍNEA

Este es un curso en totalmente en línea que puedes llevar a tu propio ritmo y al que puedes acceder en Ruzuku. La Guía te guía activamente a través de todos los pasos que necesitas para crear una poderosa experiencia de aprendizaje en línea o traducir el aprendizaje en persona a una experiencia en línea o mixto. La Guía presenta un proceso simplificado y accesible que puedes utilizar cada vez que diseñes. Al final, tendrás un bosquejo de diseño completo. También obtienes una revisión de tu diseño gratuito por parte de un miembro de GLP.

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Alternatives to In-Person Courses

If COVID-19 interferes with your participation in a GLP in-person course, we encourage you to consider any of the following wonderful options.

  • Structured Mentoring – GLP consultants would love to work with you directly (by the hour or the day) on any of your projects or initiatives
  • A Retainer Contract – GLP can provide on-demand support to help any member of your team work through learning challenges as they emerge
  • A Virtual Course – GLP can design an online or blended course just for your team (8 people minimum)
  • A Virtual Webinar – GLP can tailor a virtual event for your team

As well, you are invited to check out our Connecting Virtually Toolkit and Shareable Resources.

CUSTOMIZABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS

If a course you want to take is not currently on our calendar, please express your interest. If your organization is interested in a particular course, you can also contact us to arrange for a private, customized course that is suited to the unique context of your organization. Class sizes are limited depending on the content and number of facilitators to ensure a participative, learning-centered approach.

If a one-on-one approach works best for you, consider mentoring.

 

FLEXIBLE PRICING

If you are a nonprofit, work in the education or faith-based field, or otherwise need financial support, we usually can provide some discount. We also recognize the value in partner learning (2+ people from an organization attending the same course) and are often able to offer a discounted rate in these situations. Please note that discounts may not be combined with any other promotions.