Creative Flip Chart Review in Training

Creative Flip Chart Review in Training

Flip charts are a great way to present a visual record of progress made in a session. Without embarrassing themselves or disturbing others, those who arrive late or who need to find out what happened in the meeting can refer to the meeting’s flip charts if they’ve been posted on the walls. Participants can look around the room and see what has been discussed thus far.

Creative Flip Chart Review in Training

A savvy facilitator can easily walk to a point at a specific chart or item and reinforce or refer to it throughout the session. They can do so without interrupting the flow of content being delivered; as when they have to scan back through slides or other visual materials to revisit or re-emphasize a previous point.

Creative Flip Chart Review in Training by The Creative Trainer

Posting flip chart pages throughout the session provide for an excellent silent review process. This is not possible with slides or other computer graphic material that has to be searched to project it.

Additionally, by posting pages during a session, they can be used for later review. For example, at the end of the session, the facilitator can play a game in which participants have to answer questions or discuss issues or points brought out during the program. As the game progresses, participants can refer to the posted information as “cheat sheets.”

For additional creative ideas on using flip charts, get a copy of The Big Book of Flip Charts: A Comprehensive Guide for Presenters, Trainers and Team Facilitators by Robert W. Lucas

 

Creative Flip Chart Idea – Important Issues Page

Creative Flip Chart Idea – Important Issues Page

In a meeting, training, or brainstorming session when someone offers an issue, idea, expectation, concern, or whatever, that is not part of the planned agenda.

Creative Flip Chart Idea – Important Issues Page by The Creative Trainer

I encourage you to create a flip chart entitled Important Issues (I have also heard this type of page referred to as an idea Parking Lot). Tell them that while their item is important and of concern, it is crucial to get through the planned agenda before addressing extra issues.

Creative Flip Chart Idea - Important Issues PageExplain that if time permits at the end of the session you will revisit items on the sheet at the end of the scheduled event. If that is not possible, tell them you will either meet privately or schedule another meeting to address the items, if feasible.

This approach recognizes the importance of their issues without sacrificing valuable program time or getting off track.

For additional creative ideas on using flip charts, get a copy of The Big Book of Flip Charts: A Comprehensive Guide for Presenters, Trainers and Team Facilitators by Robert W. Lucas

About This Blogger – Robert W. Lucas

Robert W. Lucas is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert. He specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Furthermore, he has four decades of experience in human resources development, management, and customer service in a variety of organizational environments. Robert Lucas was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Robert W. Lucas has lived, traveled, and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics. To contact Bob visit his website at www.robertwlucas.com or his blog www.thecreativetrainer.com.