M318 - Effective SMEs: How to Help Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

Mon, May 20 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Room: 103, Convention Center

Bringing subject matter experts (SMEs) into the training room is one of the best things learning leaders can do. SMEs bring depth of experience, enterprise-wide perspective, and credibility to the process. Using SMEs is also risky. While they want to do well in the classroom, it is an environment outside their expertise. In this session, we'll explore the unique needs of SMEs and examine ways to design learning to help them be successful.

Application on the Job:
Position training as a conversation rather than a speech and design learning with SMEs in mind to allow for conversation to take place.
Use a framing strategy to help SMEs plan for and manage the learning conversation.
Coach SMEs to facilitate the learning conversation.

Type: Education Session

Tracks: Instructional Design

Learning Approaches: Core Topic

Topics: Train the Trainer

Target Audiences: Director/Manager, Instructional Designer

Session Services: Recorded

Handout(s): Presentation


Dale Ludwig

Dale Ludwig

Founder & President

Turpin Communication

Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger

Vice President

Turpin Communication