Professional Development Webinars

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IACET's Professional Development Webinars are designed to bring a value added to Accredited Providers and individual members by providing relevant educational opportunities on topics associated with adult continuing education and training.

Interactive and convenient, IACET’s Professional Development series of webinars covers topics such as:

  • Web-Based/Online Course Development and Implementation.
  • Best practices for adult education.
  • Innovative ideas on the latest technology.
  • Ideas for improving classroom instruction and training programs.
  • Best practices for online and classroom instructors.
  • And much more.

Connection Webinars are available to Accredited Providers and Individual Membership free of charge.  Non-members may attend select webinars free and most others for a small fee per webinar. You can become an Individual Member fast and easy, join now.

Note: IACET is proud to offer premiere continuing education experiences for the general knowledge of our members. IACET however does not provide Continuing Education Units for these webinars. For accredited providers that offer CEUs for their courses, see our list of accredited providers.

Would you like to offer a webinar in partnership with IACET?  Submit your proposal for consideration.

Professional Development Webinars Overview

When Title Presenter
February 13, 2020

Public Speaking: The Missing Soft Skill of Learning Industries

A Carnegie Institute of Technology study once stated that "85% of your success in the next five years will depend on your ability to speak and communicate your ideas." However, it has become evident that most educators lack the training they need to successfully do just that - communicate with adult learners. In order to actively engage participants, it's integral to understand that speaking to adults does not look the same as speaking to children. Most presenters naturally mimic the skills their teachers or professors used on them at a much younger age. As a result, subject matter experts often fall victim to presenting important information in a dull and uninteresting manner. The consequences of this can include the tuning out of or even walking out of training. Given the overall lack of readily available coaching on how to become a competent speaker, this webinar will provide helpful insight on improving your communication style in adult learning environments.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Highlight major differences between training adults vs. children
- Explain why engagement matters in a learning environment
- Observe and identify body language and what is being communicated through it
- Implement techniques to remove a monotone voice

Daniel Pennington
May 14, 2020

The 'Why' and 'How' of Coaching for Trainers

Research states that integrating coaching into training results in an 88% improvement and a ROI averaging up to 600%. Coaching has even been cited as a core competency for trainers by the Association for Talent Development. Research supports coaching not only during, but also after training in order to maximize its benefits. The specific coaching skills and activities used during a training can elevate the learning environment and create ownership, buy-in, and follow-through.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- List specific facts and statistics regarding coaching and training
- Define coaching skills to use during training 
- Explore coaching activities to use during training 
- Consider options to incorporate coaching after training

Cathy Liska
October 8, 2020

Best Practices - Multiple Choice Questions

Join us to learn which standards apply to current test practices, how to find them, and how to improve exams and quizzes you have already created. This webinar will be useful to all levels of instruction wherever multiple choice questions are employed.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe what standards are & who sets the standard for writing test items
- Apply an industry standard to a test item 
- List 12 tips to help avoid the most common errors



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