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June Chapter Meeting: High-Impact Interactive Exercises

  • 18 Jun 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Goodwill Career Solutions Center, 937 Herman St, Nashville, TN 37208
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June Chapter Meeting:

How to Create and Conduct High-Impact Interactive Exercises

Event Description

Ever wanted to include interactive exercises in your training or HR events but didn't really know how, or what to do? Want to make your training event more memorable so it impacts students over the long term? Want an innovative way for students to remember more content when they leave the classroom and return to their jobs? In this presentation, you will experience and examine two highly interactive exercises. One is a physical exercise focused on teamwork and coaching, and the other is a mental exercise focused on listening. By participating in each exercise, then debriefing and dissecting them afterward, participants will learn how to create, adapt and conduct interactive exercises on their own, giving participants insight into how they can use interactive exercises as part of any training event.

Participants will also learn how to use the 4 Gs to ensure that their interactive exercise experience is successful for the participants. Following this process will ensure content "stickiness", improved engagement of the learners and enhanced on-the-job application (since they will remember it long after the training is complete).

The 4 Gs are: 

  1. Group - know, prepare and care for your audience well
  2. Gadget - use a story, humor and interaction focused on outcome 
  3. Gaze - leverage those teachable moments 
  4. Grow - don't let them leave without learning their lesson 

Don't miss this highly interactive, real-life applicable, and fun presentation!

ATD Competencies Addressed

  • Training Delivery
  • Instructional Design
  • Performance Improvement
  • Coaching
Learn more about the ATD Competency Model

About the Speaker

Dr. Jimmy A. Nelson, Ph.D., CPLP, has been involved with Training and Development for over 25 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Training, a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, has taught and spoken internationally, was an adjunct instructor for Belmont and Davenport universities, is a certified Franklin Covey instructor, is a "retired" Dale Carnegie® instructor, achieved his CPLP Certification in 2010, and is a published author. 

Dr. Jimmy has implemented his unique style of organizational learning and development processes in a wide variety of organizations, as both a consultant and organizational leader, and now lives near Louisville, Kentucky. He is the past president of the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter and was elected in 2014 to the Association of Talent Development National Advisory Council and serves the South region. Dr. Jimmy is an expert in Organizational Culture, Learning and Development, Talent Management Systems, Corporate University Processes, Coaching and Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Advanced Teambuilding Skills.  Dr. Jimmy is also the founder and Chief Learning Officer of LearnTeam Consultants.

About the Venue

The meeting will be held at the Goodwill Lifsey Training Center, located at 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208Goodwill has generously offered us the use of their space at no cost to our chapter.


Goodwill always appreciates donations of gently used items.  Your donations help to offset the operating expenses of this facility and help Goodwill provide the training and placement assistance their clients need. In the main lobby area of the Training Center there is a donation receptacle for your convenience.

To see the impact of your donations, visit the Goodwill website.

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