October 12-15, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

Also offered April 4-7, 2016

This session is full. The course will be offered again April 4-7, 2016.
Are your educational programs interesting, thought-provoking, fun, and enriching? The vast majority of people teaching in professional education are never exposed to adult education principles and practices. This workshop will help you to create educational programs that will keep your students’ attention.

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Why should I take this course?

This program has been designed by The National Judicial College for individuals who will teach others on how to conduct effective judicial education programming. Successful completion of the program will help participants develop their course planning and presentation skills. The program greatly emphasizes a “learning by doing” model. You will be actively engaged throughout the program and will have the opportunity to present on at least two occasions. The ultimate goal of the program is to help each of the participants reach a level of confidence in their teaching where they know why they teach the way they do. With that understanding, they can improve upon their teaching effectiveness and ultimately ensure that their future students achieve greater results.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the needs of adult learners.
  • Incorporate different learning styles into presentations.
  • Develop effective and achievable learning objectives.
  • Create learner-centered materials and describe effective learner resources.
  • Design effective learning activities that help the students achieve the learning objectives.
  • Plan a presentation effectively.
  • Summarize the importance of developing program plans.
  • Present more confidently and effectively after receiving feedback from the instructors and their colleagues.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for judges and individuals who will teach others on how to conduct effective judicial education programming.

Who are the members of the faculty?

The faculty include Joseph Sawyer, manager of the NJC’s faculty development programs; William Brunson, NJC director of special projects; Kelly Tait, University of Nevada, Reno professor and renowned judicial educator; and Gerald Hess, law professor at Gonzaga University School of Law.

How is this course taught?

This course is highly interactive and includes small discussion groups, hands-on practice with PowerPoint, drafting learning objectives, presenting, and reviewing.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

If you are a leader, educator, or trainer in your court or agency, this class is essential. The skills you will learn will help you better implement new policies, train others on rule changes and new laws, or provide your court’s perspective to a national audience. After this course, you should be able to communicate more effectively with a wide spectrum of audience, over a wide variety of mediums.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.