Lagniappe: SMEs as Trainers or Talent Development Professionals? Why Not?

  • 22 Jun 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Pearl Wine Company: 3700 Orleans Ave #1c, New Orleans, LA 70119


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SMEs as Trainers or Talent Development Professionals: Why Not?


Many of us as Talent Development professionals came into this wonderful field as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Let’s not forget the days of when we were SMEs with little to no formal training on how to implement the most effective principles of facilitation. Adult learning theories what? Andragogy who? Yet we made it!

Today many of us have found our niche in the landscape of Training and Development. As self-directed learners we’ve acquired and applied the tools to become solid professionals. The tables have turned, we are now charged to work with SMEs. There has been an influx of discussion on the topic of SMEs as trainers, and how we as Talent Development professionals can foster that relationship and support that dynamic.

Join us for our June Lagniappe as we discuss our experiences and best practices when coaching and developing SMEs to train!!

Below are resources you may find worthy of reviewing as we discuss this trending topic: 

TD Podcast: Preparing SMEs to be Trainers

Click here: "Preparing SMEs To Be Trainers" 

ATD Publications

Teaching SMEs to Train

ATD Education Programs:

Essentials of Coaching SMEs to Facilitate Learning

ATD Infoline

Teaching SMEs To Train, Cat Sharpe Russo

Your ATD NOLA Chapter is excited to bring you these Lagniappe Sessions - informal gatherings for professionals with a passion for the field of Learning, Education and Training. Participants will exchange ideas on the research and practices that shape the workforce development field. There is no fee for members to attend and only $10 for non members . Participants may choose to purchase food and drink directly from the location vendor. 
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