Teaching Others What You Know:
Survival Training for Subject Matter Experts

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development) developed an online series for Subject Matter Experts in building facilitation and instructional design skills.  Teaching Others What You Know - Survival Training for Subject Matter Experts, is a four-module program.  Subject Matter Experts are often called upon to share their knowledge with co-workers about a product, a program or a procedure. Learn how to design and facilitate your sessions to ensure the participants are listening, understanding and retaining the information you share.

Session Descriptions

Module 1: Adult Learning Principles

Module 2: Developing Learning Objectives and Creating Learning Content

Module 3: Incorporating Activities and Learner Participation

Module 4: Designing Course Evaluation

Thank You Volunteers!

 ASTD Atlanta would like to thank the following people who made this series possible:
  • Brad King – WebEx
  • Bridget Evans – Randstad
  • Christie Cole – RBS Lynk
  • Darcie Drymon – Gifford Hillegass & Ingwersen, CPAs and Advisors
  • Deborah Lucas – Turner Broadcasting
  • Deborah Thomas – SillyMonkeyLLC
  • Garland Watkins – UPS Contractor
  • Harvey Menden – Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Jeff Collins – Arby's Restaurant
  • Jon Wakeman – Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Katherine Brune – SunTrust Bank
  • Kim Beckett – Xinnix - The Mortgage Academy of Excellence
  • Latarsha Horne – Orkin
  • Laurie Gilmore – Orkin
  • Marcia Breese – CNN    
  • Mary Duncan – Deloitte and Touche
  • Matt Fazio – Consultant
  • Patsy Newton – Cabot Corporation
  • Stacy Woods – UPS Contractor
  • Stephanie Britz – Carmax
  • Tony Foley – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



Special thanks to WebEx for partnering with the ASTD Atlanta Chapter to make this  event possible.

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About Cisco

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Special thanks to ExamBuilder for providing the on-line assessment.

About ExamBuilder

ExamBuilder is a Web-based application that lets you easily create and administer exams over the Internet. It features a user-friendly interface designed for busy executives who want to quickly upload exams and check results between meetings. Best of all, it all works within a standard browser over the Internet.

Visit www.exambuilder.com for more information.


Special thanks to Monkey Wrench Studio for creating the A Day in the Life of a SME game.

About Monkey Wrench Studio

Monkey Wrench Studio is a 3D Design, Animation and Visualization Studio. We provide a wide range of services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes advertising agencies, video game companies, post houses, video production companies and internet search engines.
We specialize in 3D art assets and animation, interactive multimedia, 3D graphics and special effects, character creation and character animation.Our team has a combined 18 years of experience in video games, broadcast commercials, corporate visualizations, post fx for feature films, short film work, slot machines, motion capture, animatics, and story boards.

Visit www.monkeywrenchstudio.com for more information.


Special thanks to Silly Monkey for producing the A Day in the Life of a SME game.

About SillyMonkey LLC

SillyMonkey LLC is a boutique training company specializing in innovative games and activities. We design custom board games, card games, electronic games, video games and other interactive multimedia training components for instructor-led sessions, as well as, eLearning, mobile learning, social networks and virtual worlds. We offer high quality training services to an impressive list of global clients that include manufacturing, health care, retail, software, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.
Our team has over 25 years of experience in traditional training and various training methodologies including ADDIE, constructivist, cognitivism and behaviorism. We use mind mapping, memory techniques, improve and storytelling.

Visit www.sillymonkeyinternational.com for more information.

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