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In-House Course Available

This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Real training   Real people   Real life
  • Make learning more fun and effective
  • Use repetition to master skills
  • Link new knowledge to what you already know
  • Use your imagination as a memory aid
  • Impose a definite structure
  • Master the art of Mental Mapping
  • Engage all your senses to make learning fun
Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.

Accelerated Learning Training - One Day In-House Course

Course Pricing and Availability

This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

Please view our other popular open courses at venues in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Scotland and Dubai, UAE.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.

About the Course

Accelerated learning is a special way of learning and teaching that allows you to both:

  • Memorise and recall, more information, more easily.
  • Teach information to other people, in a manner that they will better understand, remember and use it.

You will learn how to do this, by learning two major skills:

  1. Memory skills using creative imagination and association: sometimes known as Mnemonics.
  2. Mental Mapping skills: which is about organising information into a proper structure.

Remember that a well-structured message is more easily memorised than the same information presented in a disorganised manner.

This course is based upon five accelerated learning principles:

  • Repetition
  • Association
  • Imagination
  • Structure
  • Engagement

You will benefit from this course..

  • If you want to be able to learn large amounts of information.
  • If you want to remember people’s names.
  • If you want to speak to groups without referring to written notes.
  • If you want to remember whatever you read.
  • If you want to better express your ideas in a more structured form.
  • If you want to develop your creative imagination.
  • If you want to know how to use Mental Mapping, both on paper and on computer.
  • If you want to gain confidence as both a learner and as a teacher.

If any, or all, of these statements apply to you: then you would benefit from attending the course.

Course content was excellent. There was enough detail to back each of the new practises. The trainer's kept the day moving along without rushing, which allowed me to assimilate the new knowledge.

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Course Overview

Introductions

This course is split into two halves:

Accelerated Learning Overview

AM: The morning is about tools to improve your Memory (mnemonics).
PM: The afternoon is about Mental Mapping.

Course content was extremely interesting and very useful, particularly the morning session. The trainer's presentation was very good. Clearly knows the subjects inside out and kept the classes attention throughout.

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Accelerated Learning- AM

Memory = Mnemonics

A Key distinction
There are three levels of learning:

  1. Understanding
  2. Memory
  3. Utilisation

Our model for memory: R.A.I.S.E.

  • R – Repetition
  • A - Association
  • I - Imagination
  • S - Structure
  • E - Engagement

1. Repetition

Repetition is the mother of skill –
For many, information goes 'in one ear and out the other'.
We need it to stick in the mind.

It is important to understand how repetition should be used to aid memory retention.
Rules for repetition.

2. Association

Memory can be seen as: The art of associating what you NEED to know, to what you ALREADY know.
Memory uses the associative power of the mind to make links between what you need to remember and what you already know.
Exercises: games and exercises where you learn by doing.

3. Imagination

Your imagination is the motor of your memory.
You use your imagination to create vivid links.
Four types of image-association:

  • Visual images
  • Words, slogans and catch phrases
  • Physical movements and actions
  • And other Anchors; scent, smells and emotions

The art of using your imagination as the GLUE which permanently bonds the information to your brain.

The course content was informative and the hand out will be of great use in the future. The trainer's presentation: Was interactive and well presented. Very well explained.

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Accelerated Learning - PM

4. Structure: Nature loves branching structures.

So structure your message like a tree:
The Tree of Knowledge

Key point: Knowledge is (or should be) hierarchical

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Major themes
  3. Minor themes
  4. Details

Mental Mapping gives you the much needed structure

Three kinds of mental mapping

  • Categorical type – putting knowledge into similar sets.
  • Questioning type - drawing knowledge out by asking questions.
  • Creative type - problem solving.

Practice sessions
For you to learn by doing.

Method for clear thinking, speech, and writing
How mapping will improve your writing skills.

Media for mental mapping:
On paper, on computer, with words, with pictures.

5. Engagement

Your training sessions need to be engaging.

Question: How could you make your learning sessions more engaging?
There are many ways you may make the learning session engaging:

  1. Get people talking to each other.
  2. Give them puzzles to solve.
  3. Ask them to make distinctions between two similar, but different, concepts.
  4. Ask them to draw something.
  5. Give them a physical challenge or activity to do.
  6. Test their recall in a mini quiz.
  7. Use movement. Throw a ball around a room and ask a question of the catcher.
  8. Perhaps use some music or rhythm or rhyme.

Exercise: Please work with your partner to figure out ways in which you can make your learning sessions engaging.

Summary and action planning.

Summary: R.A.I.S.E.

“How can you get the very best performance from yourself and others?”

  1. I will use repetition in my training by...
  2. I will use association and imagination in my training by...
  3. I will structure my training by...
  4. I will make my training sessions more engaging by...

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
  6. (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

I found the course really, really interesting. It will improve the way I work with my team in a huge way. I will be implementing the time matrix and solution mind map in future. The trainer was a very nice man, great techniques and make sure everybody is engaged.

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Price for open training course

Contact us for open course training availability. Open Course cost includes:

  • Full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal
  • Plus 3 months free telephone coaching
    • To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
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Price for in house training course

In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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