CA 567 Comm Tchng, Trng & Consulting
S1P 2013 DL
Dr. Joan E. Aitken
Professor, Park University
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There are 100 points possible in the course. 100% = 100 points. A typical way of approaching grading is to use percentages.
90-100 = A
80-89.99 = B
70-79.99 = C
The gradebook in eCollege shows how assignments are weighted.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Beebe Chap. Reading and Assignments
Weiss Reading & Assignments
Week 1 Overview
Adapt to Adult Learners through Active Learning and Collaborative Learning.
Analyze and Use Course Management Strategies, Including E-Course Environments, Student Behavioral Expectations, Using Syllabi Systems, and Discussion.
Read chapters 1-3
If you will be doing a training unit, begin reading a content text you have--textbook, library or online materials--for Public Speaking, Interpersonal, Public Relations, or Kouzes & Posner. See the appropriate workshop link at lower left of the course screen.
Decide on a consulting business you want to own.
Examine the economic realities of independent consulting.
Identify your niche.
Read chapter 13, 1, 2, 3
Begin writing a proposal that will lead to business. That will be the core assessment for the course.
Week 2 Plan
Analyze Instructional Best Practices In Teaching Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Leadership Communication.
Conduct a Needs Assessment and Task Analysis.
Develop Objectives and Designing Curriculum.
Read chapters 4-5
PROJECT ITEM DUE: Bibliography and task analysis of content for instructional unit--interpersonal, public speaking, PR, or Kouzes & Posner leadership principles--which will be part of the core assessment project for this course (due by Sunday, Wk 2 in Assignment link dropbox)
ONE CONTENT AREA EXAM DUE (select the one relevant to your instructional unit for the core assessment).
Select a business model to use.
Establish your credibility.
Develop a marketing plan.
Read chapters 4, 5, 6
PROJECT ITEM DUE: Write an introduction explaining what your consulting business will be.
Week 3 Train
Develop Training Content.
Use Training Methods.
Read chapters 6-7
PROJECT ITEM DUE: Needs Analysis of the individuals you will teach/train, including content pretest or needs assessment measure and results (Wk 3 in Assignment link dropbox)
Prepare a complete marketing plan.
Read chapters 7-11
PROJECT ITEM DUE: Write a marketing plan.
Week 4 Present
Use Technology and Presentation Aids in Training.
Develop Training Plans.
Read chapters 8-9
PROJECT ITEM DUE: (a)Behavioral objectives. (b) Learning activities designed to engage students/trainees, instructional materials, handouts, learning games, visual aids, PowerPoint, and other supporting materials. Include the Participant’s Guide/Workbook containing all training handouts and materials for your unit. (c) Test/assessment measure of objectives (Wk 4 in Assignment link dropbox).
EXAM DUE: Content area exam you selected must be complete by Sunday.
Sell your consulting services.
Write proposals that lead to business.
Delivery tangible results.
Make certain your recommendations are implemented
Maximize the value of networking meetings.
Read chapters 12-16
PROJECT ITEM DUE: Add a proposal for an upcoming project that you could sell.
Week 5 Assess
Deliver the Training Session.
Manage Conflict in the Training Classroom.
Read chapters 10-11
No major assignment due. Synthesize your 2-hour training unit on communication (interpersonal communication, PR, public speaking, or K & P leadership).
Stay motivated and on track.
Figure out your finances.
Read chapters 17-23
No major assignment due. Pull everything together to prepare your final project for next week.
Week 6 Teach
Assess Learning Outcomes.
Evaluate trends and Career Opportunities in Training and Development.
No new reading
PROJECT DUE by Sunday.
Put all weekly materials together with your latest work into ONE FILE YOU SUBMIT AS THE CORE ASSESSMENT PROJECT.
(Wk 6 in Assignment link dropbox)
No required discussion board.
Determine the final steps needed in planning your consulting business.
Submit a complete project proposal. This can be your capstone project something you plan to do on your own.
Include the proposal information in chapter 13.
Include your business plan/model.
Week 7 Consult
Present instructional units.
Work as a Teaching or Training Consultant
Read Chapter 12
Actually give the Training/Teaching Presentation to live audience.
Upload a segment of your Presentation for peers to see and discuss each other's work.
Meet with a colleague, another consultant, or someone.
Sell your consulting idea.
Take your idea to a professional and actually present a pitch to the person. See if you can sell you consulting idea.
Week 8 Reflect
Final Exam or Submit Unit to ERIC for publication--due by Friday.
Core Assessment Revision due by Friday, if needed.
Self-Reflection Essay Week 8 (in week 8 discussion)
Plan for your consulting future.
Due by Friday--Finalize your work.
Self-Reflection Essay Week 8 (in week 8 discussion) What strengths and needs do you have? What do you still need to do.
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