For years, learning theory has pointed to the fact that adults learn differently from children. The approach to training adults must be specific to their needs. Successful facilitators can often help improve learning outcomes in adults by creating training environments that incorporate what brain researchers have found stimulates brain neurons in children and tapping into some of the early learning memories that participants possess. For example, much of the brain based research done to this point shows that learning strategies that involve learner engagement, activities, fun, novelty, repetition, and environmental elements (e.g. sound, light, color, music and vegetation) assist adult learners in maximizing learning outcomes. Since the goal of adult learning is to assist participants in their effort to gain, retain, recall and use what they experience, it is logical to try to prepare a learning event for them conducive to learning and capitalize on research.
In this session, internationally-known author and trainer of adults, Bob Lucas, will share adult learning ideas, techniques and strategies that he has used and perfected over more than four decades of training adults of all types of backgrounds. Many if the approaches that attendees will experience are drawn from the hundreds of creative training workshops and books on the topic that Bob has created throughout his career.
Bob Lucas, listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the South & Southeast, is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert who specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. He has four decades of experience in customer service, human resources development, and management in a variety of organizational environments. Bob was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Bob has lived, traveled and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as, Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics.