Las Vegas Trainers Conference '99
June 11-13, 1999
- Opening address by Marty Evans
- An absolutely hysterical housekeeping presentation by Sue Watts of Frontier --
- "I have two more things..." -- no matter how many things had already been presented, there were always "two" more, and it never decreased...
- Directions -- seemed to be the same no matter where you wanted to get to from the meeting rooms. "...go through the foyer, out the door, past both sets of elevators...if you get wet, you've fallen into the pool and you've gone too far...then turn left, and go down the hall to Room B...or is it C?...no, B..."
- "We didn't give you those water bottles as souvenirs -- at 8% humidity, you'd better drink till you gurgle!"
- Reception -- with many Picnic Patches earned. (In case you've never seen one, there's a picture of the Picnic Patch at the Scoutlink.net page on the subject.)
Four sessions, which had to be signed up for in advance. Most people got their first choice -- I don't think they had as many attendees as they thought they would; capacity was 300, according to the registration material, and I think about 200 registered.
The titles listed below are not necessarily the titles given in the program, but are my best guess as to what the topic of the presentation actually was. Those which have links are links to what I remember of my notes -- it should improve quite a bit in the next few weeks.
- Roundtable for Basic Leadership Trainers
- Ethical Consciousness and Decision-Making for Trainers (2
- Using Existing Technologies as Training Tools
- Presentation Skills
- Using the ELC
- Training Tips and the Seven Intelligences
- Training as a Team
- Designing Using "True Colors" (two consecutive sessions)
- Roundtable for Outdoor Trainers
- Progression in Girl/Adult Planning
- Poverty Awareness Training
- Creative Problem Solving
- Adapting Basic Leader Training Designs to Cadette and Senior GS
- Selecting the Best Training Method to Meet Specific Objectives
with entertainment provided by a historical re-creator dressed as one of the first women who settled in Nevada who ended up owning much of what is now Las Vegas.
- Roundtable for Instructor of Trainers
- Focus on Ability
- Dealing with Difficult Participants
- Using New Technologies in Training
- Designing Games that Teach
- Pluralistic Icebreakers
- Instant Outdoor Activities
- Roundtable for Adult Development Directors
- Teaching Leaders to Use Technology in their Troop Program
- Using Group Dynamics (Tools, Tricks, and 'Tudes)
- Visual Aids: Make 'em and Take 'em
- Bubbles and Floaters: Science and Math Materials
- Cultural Sensitivity to American Indians
- Roundtable for Program Level Trainers
- Leave No Trace Camping (I don't have any notes from the LNT session yet, but excellent teaching materials are available at the LNT Web Site.
with entertainment by a group singing hilarious "trainers songs" they wrote. (They were parodies of songs we all knew the tunes of.) Unfortunately I can't post them to this site, as they are explicitly copyrighted. They also sang a lot of other good stuff -- you should have seen the signer attempting to sign the words to a song as the singer yodelled!
Breakfast, followed by the play "It's Not That Simple" with discussion
facilitated by as many trained facilitators as the organizers could get. The play was great -- and uncomfortable for many of us!
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