Learn The Rules So You Can Break Them: Balancing Structure With Innovation
Sarah Owings • LIVE (virtual)
Two of the hallmarks of excellent training are the ability to create a plan and the ability stick to clear criteria. But successful trainers are also flexible, and adept at altering their plans based on feedback from their learners in the moment. Newer trainers often benefit from step-by-step guidelines and a rule book to follow. More experienced trainers seem to know when and how they can break the rules.
Finding the right balance between rule-following and rule-bending (or rule-breaking) is important. If a training session is structured too tightly, protocol can upstage the learner. A training session that is too open-ended can result in lumping, confusion, or slow progress. When you know how to achieve the right balance, you can find the right starting point for a training project with confidence and deftly avoid getting stuck along the way to completion.
In this LIVE Dem-OH!, learn to structure, assess, and continually improve training sessions while leaving room for innovation. Instead of getting stuck in the paralysis that can come from over-planning, discover the joy of letting your learner lead the way. Participants will each be given a training challenge. We will use Three-Act Training and the Brave Learning Rubric to tackle the challenges effectively one refinement at a time.
Join Sarah Owings and get comfortable with a little rule-breaking!
From dogs to penguins to rhinos to alligators, behavior analysis has universal relevance across species, settings, and behaviors! At ClickerExpo LIVE, you’ll get the opportunity to observe a live behavior consultation between Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. and the team at The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as they teach a rhino and a “congregation” of alligators to participate in husbandry and medical care in real-time.
Until then, enjoy this short clip from their 2021 live consult, which focused on giraffes and penguins!