Designing for Busy People at Work: from “Effective SMEs”

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the sixth in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) redefine “adult learners” as “busy people at work.” Let’s begin by refining our understanding of business learners. Learning theory… Read more »

The 3rd Fundamental Principle of Success in the Training Room: From “Effective SMEs”

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the fifth in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the third of three fundamental principles for success in the training room. Design and Delivery Must Focus on… Read more »

The 2nd Fundamental Principle of Success in the Training Room: From “Effective SMEs”

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the fourth in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the second of three fundamental principles of success in the training room. Learning Events Succeed on Two Levels:… Read more »

Podcast: A Talk with the Authors of “Effective SMEs”

Amanda Smith sits down to interview Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, authors of Effective SMEs

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger were recently interviewed by Amanda Smith from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) about their new book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning. Check it out.                   Need to pick up a copy of the book?… Read more »

The 1st Fundamental Principle of Success in the Training Room: From “Effective SMEs”

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the third in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the first of three fundamental principles for success in the training room. Trainers and Learners Are Equals With… Read more »

Criteria for Selecting Instructional SMEs

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the second in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the importance of selecting the right person for the SME-as-trainer job. It goes without saying that SMEs must… Read more »

Risks and Rewards of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the Training Role

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

This post is the first in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the rewards and risks of asking SMEs to deliver training. If you’ve ever worked with subject matter experts… Read more »

The New Book, “Effective SMEs” Launches Today

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, of Turpin Communication, launch “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning”

Dale Ludwig (Turpin’s Founder) and I are happy to announce the launch of our new book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning! This book has been in the making for quite a while. We’ve been working with subject matter experts (SMEs) for years, helping them be more effective in… Read more »

Preview the First Chapter of Effective SMEs!

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

It’s finally here! The book that Dale and Greg have been working on is ready for pre-orders now, and it is set to ship November 7! “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning” was commissioned by ATD Press after they realized how popular the topic had been at conferences over the… Read more »

Top 12 Recommendations for Trainers and SMEs

photo of Greg Owen-Boger, VP of Turpin Communication

In this series of 12 videos, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication’s VP, advises how to get the most value out of your training sessions and how to support SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in their role as trainer. Many of these concepts are explored in further detail in the upcoming book, “Effective… Read more »