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Dialogue Education Step by Step

Global Learning Partners

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

Dialogue Education Step by Step

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Dialogue Education Step by Step: A Teleclass Introduction (or Refresher) in DE Learning Design

 6 dialogue-based teleclasses held two times per week over a six week period; two weeks with no classes to provide research and design time.

 Oct 8 – Nov 9, 2102

Do you want to improve and enrich your learning events, but are too busy to attend a long conference away from home or work? This teleclass is a perfect opportunity to learn (or refresh your knowledge) about applying Dialogue Education’s learning-centered methods in your teaching, training, or meeting facilitation.

Dialogue Education has the power to genuinely transform the way adults learn and integrate information and skills in their lives and their work. It can unify colleagues and help individuals build confidence in their value to their organization or community.

Through this course, you’ll learn (or review) the core methods of Dialogue Education and, as part of your coursework, you’ll apply those methods directly to design or improve an actual project of your own.

Who should participate?

- If you’re new to Dialogue Education and want an introduction (with practical benefits) before signing up for the more in-depth, face-to-face course Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.

 - If you’re already familiar with DE from having read Dr. Jane Vella’s books and want to take your professional development a step further through direct experience.

 - If you have taken other DE courses, but want a refresher to reconnect with the principles and practices, while applying those methods to a real-life project.

 Benefits of the DE Step by Step Teleclass

 - During the course, you’ll design an actual learning event of your own, while also gaining techniques you can use in the future.

 - You can work independently with guidance, support and feedback as you learn.

 - Periodic conference calls provide a focused and collaborative opportunity to explore and share what you’ve learned, and build confidence to move to the next level.

 - You’ll be able to apply valuable DE methods to your work right away.

Benefits of using Dialogue Education in your learning events

The innovative, responsive and engaging methods of Dialogue Education will result in longer-lasting, more meaningful effects for your adult learners.

By using DE in your learning design you will:

- Tap into and employ tested methods that recognize the way adults learn best

 - Provide an environment that is safe, challenging, and rewarding for your learners

 - Allow your learners to:

 - Practice new skills and behavior

- Try out ideas for themselves

 - Actively question and reflect on the usefulness of the content as it applies to their lives and work

 - Build confidence to make decisions about their learning

 - Be accountable for their learning and also trust that the teacher or facilitator is accountable to them as well

 - Experience positive, long-term effects of their learning that will help them continue to grow and develop their attitudes and skills.

How is the course experienced?

In this six-week teleclass, you and your group peers (maximum of 10) will work in two ways:

1) Independently from your home or office:  you’ll be guided through a set of scaffolded steps that will help you learn and integrate the methods of Dialogue Education; and

2) Supported by six scheduled conference calls. These group calls are no longer than 90 minutes (typically 75 minutes), and consist of:

 - Connecting the learning to real-life applications

 - Adding another layer

 - An application task

 - Questions & next steps

Each week, on your own, you will complete one or more of the Eight Steps of Design in order to prepare for the teleclass learning tasks in the upcoming session. (The sequence and timing will be outlined in your welcome packet.) This will allow you to absorb the material and try it out, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and explore the content in more depth during the group sessions.

The teleclass sessions will consist of group work in pairs, small and large groups. This is a valuable opportunity to seal what you’ve learned by interacting with others. By sharing contact information, you’ll also be able to communicate with your peers between sessions to actively exchange ideas. 

What will you learn?

This course focuses on Dialogue Education’s Eight Steps of Design:

Who? (participants)

Why? (the learning situation)

When? (the time frame)

Where? (the venue)

So that…? (transfer objectives)

What? (the content)

What for? (Achievement-Based Objectives)

How? (the Learning Tasks)

Your coursework will include planning and implementing a Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA), as well as using the 4-A Model (Anchor, Add, Apply, and Away) for developing and structuring effective learning tasks.

By the completion of your six sessions, you will have:

- Questioned and applied the Eight Steps of Design

- Planned and executed an LNRA

- Analyzed the results of the LNRA to discern implications for your teaching and the learners’ experience

- Amplified and/or eliminated content using a four-part process

- Distinguished and created Achievement-Based Learning Objectives

- Created and revised a learning task using the 4-A Model

All sessions via phone: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST (plan for 90 minutes, although most calls will be completed in 75 minutes)

Session 1: Mon, Oct 8

Session 2: Fri, Oct 12

Session 3: Mon, Oct 22

Session 4: Fri, Oct 26

Session 5: Mon, Nov. 5

Session 6: Fri, Nov. 9












Course Instructors


Darlene Goetzman

Global Learning Partners, Inc.
888.432.2763, ext. 104

Karen Ridout
Senior Partner

Global Learning Partners, Inc.
888.432.2763, ext. 107

Group Discount


10% off for 3 or more from the same organization. For the promotional code, contact





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Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Global Learning Partners

Global Learning Partners provides learning services for organizations and individuals around the globe. Through training, consulting and coaching, we work with you to design and implement learning solutions that support your mission and business goals, help you to better deliver on commitments to customers and stakeholders, and create positive change within your organizations and in the world.



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Registration Policy Payment in full is due at time of registration. Early Bird pricing will automatically apply to all registrations completed by the specified date for each course. Cancellation Policy If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact Buffy Root at and she can help you out. In order for us to be prepared for the event, we ask that you alert us to your cancellation no later than 21 calendar days prior to the first day of the course so we can give you a full tuition refund. Cancellations received later than 21 calendar days in advance of the course are still eligible for a refund but we'll need to charge you $50. Participant substitutions are welcome with a 14-day notification (to ensure the personalization of workshop material). We never like to do it, but because life happens we reserve the right to cancel any workshop 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the workshop. In such instance, we'll of course give you back your full tuition but we can't be responsible for your travel related costs, therefore it's not a bad idea to contact us before you secure your flight.

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