Make Participating Easy

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin’s VP, discusses making learning easy for learners.

Greg here with Turpin Communication. Learning can sometimes be difficult, but participating in the learning event should be easy. What that means is we need to create a safe, supportive environment for fruitful learning to actually take place. We can do this by organizing content in a way that’s going to make sense for them. We need to be able to facilitate the discussions and make them feel comfortable in the environment so that they can chime in and actually build on one another’s knowledge. At the end of the day, our job is to make learning easy. That means removing the barriers so the learners can really focus on what’s important.

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About the Author: Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger has been with Turpin Communication since 1995, first as a cameraman, then instructor, account manager, and now vice president. Schooled in management and the performing arts, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. Greg is one of Turpin’s facilitators and coaches and holds a Bates ExPI™ (Executive Presence Index) coaching certification. When he’s not with clients, he manages the day-to-day operations of the company. Greg is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a popular speaker, frequent blogger, and the co-author of “The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined,” “The Virtual Orderly Conversation,” and Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning,” all written with Turpin’s founder, Dale Ludwig.

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