Active Learning: Be Quick About It and Recall More of It
Ever wish you could read more HR material in less time? How about minimizing the need to re-read the same material—again? With this “Active Learning” presentation, you will be introduced to a non-traditional approach to processing information that will help you to better remember ideas and concepts—and retain more of what you’ve read. By practicing with a unique hand-pacer method, you can improve your focus while minimizing distractions. In addition, you will gain insight into the powerful benefits of “pre-reading” documents. You will also discover the warning signs of “sub-vocal reading”—the chief culprit in slowing down our reading speed and comprehension. This session will conclude with an introduction to memory and recall strategies aimed at helping readers retain information longer and more accurately. It has been said that reading gives muscle to your memory. Come to this “Active Learning” presentation and learn how to give your brain a good workout!
Gary Butterworth is the Manager of Training and Development for the Human Services Agency at the County of Ventura, where he creates and facilitates workshops in communication skills. He is a certified seminar leader who has delivered soft-skills training to participants across western North America. Recognizing his ten years of work as an onsite training specialist, the “Annual Independent Contractors’ Conference” in Kansas City twice honored Gary as “On-Site Trainer of the Year.”
Gary holds a master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge. As a part-time faculty member at CSU, Northridge, Gary was awarded “Outstanding Teaching Associate of the Year.”
Before devoting his career to full-time training and teaching, Gary spent two decades as a noted broadcaster. He was a radio personality for ten years—including a five-year stint on network radio in which his show was heard “live-daily” over stations in the top 100 markets in America. Gary also worked as a local TV weathercaster for ten years, garnering a first place trophy for “Best TV Weather Segment” from the Associated Press of California.