AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 202
Creative Strategies for Adult Learners

introductory | .67 CM Points/ 4 Contact Hours/ 0.5 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Limit: 35

Online Community

Communication and/or Training

This fun PDC is designed for new and experienced trainers who desire creative strategies for conducting effective training programs. It will focus on the customer.

The PDC will begin with a training needs assessment wherein desired behavior changes are discussed with key business stakeholders and ends with an evaluation of training demonstrating concrete business results to your management team. Strategies transferrable to any learning environment (traditional, eLearning, mLearning, etc.), including how to communicate clearly, boost brain power, polish PowerPoint, maximize memory, exterminate pesty behavior and measure training effectiveness. Upon completion, the participant will develop a “Personal Action Plan” they can implement immediately in order to deliver interactive, effective training programs.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Define effective training and differentiate between effective and efficient.
  • Incorporate accelerated learning principles.
  • Use Flesch-Kincaid Scores to improve readability of training and evaluation materials
  • Identify ways to improve PowerPoints.
  • Reference methods to maximize memory.
  • Cite multiple ways to enhance a learning environment.
  • Describe strategies for dealing with difficult participants and recognize the best responses.
  • List Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels of training evaluation and summarize how to measure training effectiveness.


  • Opener – PDC content, notetaking, objectives, definition of effective training
  • Accelerated learning principles – Multiple intelligences, brain dominance, memory curve and law of emotional learning
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score – readability use or grade level
  • PowerPoint – Paradi’s Color Contrast Calculator and Table of Viewing Distance, emphasis, font type and size
  • Maximize memory – Mnemonics, brain boosters, mind maps, visuals and information chunks
  • Learning Environment – Music, color, visual impact/lighting, seating, equipment/supplies, refreshments, peripherals and aromatherapy
  • Difficult Participants – Sleeper, latecomer, know-it-all, prisoner, vacationer, disruptor, etc.
  • Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels
    • Level 1 (Reaction of Learner)
    • Level 2 (Change in Knowledge, Skills or Attitude)
    • Level 3 (Behavior Change)
    • Level 4 (Business Results)

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Post course test
  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises
  • Group activities, Interactive games

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download