Excellent instructor, Carol Brooks, SR/WA will join us @ Metro on April 14-15, 2016 to teach Course 219
This intermediate course provides the participants with an introduction to the three methods used to transfer knowledge: presenting, facilitating and instructing. During this two-day, interactive course, the participants will actively engage in discussion about the commonalities and differences of each method and will demonstrate one of these methods.
The course is intended for individuals who want to develop or enhance their presentation, instruction and facilitation skills. This course is also a prerequisite for those who plan to apply for and attend a future IRWA Instructor Clinic.
This course provides participants with an understanding of presenting, instructing and facilitating; an opportunity to develop or enhance presentation, instruction and facilitation skills; personal and professional development, and a venue during which to assess personal skills and abilities before expressing an interest in becoming an IRWA Instructor or a Conference presenter. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned about, developed, and demonstrated presentation, instruction and facilitation techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is interactive and requires participants to demonstrate their presentation, facilitation, or instruction skills. Participants are expected to incorporate the learning points into their delivery. Participants’ presentations will be digitally recorded on both days of the class.
Carol L. Brooks, SR/WA is the Owner of Cornerstone Management Skills, and internationally recognized and award winning author and trainer. She is a Master Instructor with the IRWA and began teaching in 2002. With over 15-yrs experience in public utilities and local public agencies, her expertise includes: Easement and land acquisition, negotiations, easement valuation, permitting, easement law, project management, and eminent domain support. Ms. Brooks is the VEIT Instructor for C213 and C100i. She also wrote the VEIT C100i and Classroom C100i manuals. She is the contributing course writer/editor for Crown College, MN for their business course offerings in China. She is a contributor to ROW Magazine, featuring articles on effective communication skills, communication etiquette and the art of negotiations. Ms. Brooks’ column entitled, Back to Basics was featured in ROW Magazine from 2010-2014. She is the recipient of the Louise L. & Y. T. Lum Award for distinguished contribution to education for the r/w professional. She is also the proud recipient of the Mark A. Green Award for Journalistic Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the ROW Magazine. She is a frequent workshop speaker at the IRWA’s annual conference. Carol is also certified to teach in Arizona, Texas, and Oregon. She is a coach/mentor at a local state university for real estate and business majors. She has said, “R/W Professionals exemplify the public good and I want them to have all the communication tools to be the best they can be, and serve our citizens in an exemplary manner.” Ms. Brooks presents relevant communication and negotiation techniques in a humorous and engaging way. Her goal is to create critical thinkers in the classroom and prepare the participant to return to the job better than when they arrived on the first day of class.
Natasa Lenic, SR/WA, R/W-RAC