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Creative Culturally Diverse Instructional Design - a case study from Jordan

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • M3 Insurance 828 John Nolan Dr. Madison, WI


Creating Culturally Diverse Instructional Design - A case study from Jordan

Thursday August 17, 2017

Location: M3 Insurance

Speaker: Deb Laurel


What happened when accelerated learning design techniques were introduced to a culture only acquainted with lecture as a training methodology? The participants not only absorbed the adult learning principles, they applied them in wonderful new ways. This program will give you the opportunity to experience creative learning activities designed by Jordanian participants for teambuilding, communication, win/win negotiation, conflict management and gender violence. You will learn how the activities are being used to address current issues that impact Jordan - and leave with learning activities that you can use in your own programs


1.    discuss the cultural context within which the learning activities were designed;

2.    participate in five accelerated learning activities designed by Jordanians to affect cultural change;

3.   assess how they can use these learning activities in their own training programs; and

4.    report their key take away from the session.

Presenter Bio:

As the principal of Laurel and Associates, Ltd., I have been a workplace learning and performance improvement consultant for over thirty years. I have been internationally recognized as a quality trainer of trainers and a specialist in curriculum design. I taught management, train-the-trainer and supervisory topics for the Executive Management Institute and the Small Business Development Center in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin- Madison for twenty-eight years. 

Since studying with Dr. Madeline Hunter of UCLA to become proficient in the Mastery Teaching Model, I have provided train the trainer seminars and certification programs on a national basis for over twenty years and on an international basis since 1998.

I have designed and delivered curricula for public, private and nonprofit agencies, as well as for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United States Agency for International Development. My curriculum design ideas and learning activities have been frequently published in training compendia. My Masters Degree is from UW-Madison. 

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