Other Training Methods

Demonstrations

1) May be video taped.

2) May be live and spontaneous.

3) If instructors are doing the demonstration, they should rehearse it.

4) If participants are included, select people who are not likely to be embarrassed to present in front of the group.

Field Trips

1) Group visits to a relevant institution may provide valuable perspectives.

2) The purpose of the visit should be explained in advance, and participants should be instructed to pay attention and record their observations.

Panel Discussion

1) Composed of a panel of presenters or experts.  A panel discussion is particularly effective when presenters have expertise in different aspects of a topic.

2) One presenter should act as a facilitator to enable the greatest possible participation and to provide a summary at the end of the discussion.

3) Should include exchanges between panel members themselves and between panel members and the participants.