How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC! Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Whether you are facilitating a session with your board, staff, or hundreds of folks in a room, you’ll find ways to design instructional content that interests, engages, and inspires action.

This is a session where you’ll be an active participant in your learning and will leave ready to apply lots of practical tips and techniques that will give your trainings more impact.


Cindy Leonard

Consulting Team Leader

Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
Cindy Leonard is the Consulting Team Leader at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. She works with the consulting team to maximize client satisfaction and identify areas for growth. Additionally, she creates and teaches a variety of Bayer Center classes, convenes Bagels & Bytes meetings and organizes the annual TechNow conference. Cindy’s consulting specialty is helping nonprofits to leverage technology to meet their missions. An experienced website designer, she adds website planning, design and assessment to the portfolio of services at the Bayer Center. She has presented at conferences for a variety of organizations, including the Nonprofit Technology Network, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the Pennsylvania Association for Nonprofit Organizations, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Pennsylvania Pathways for Victim Services. Cindy is a co-founding member and vice-president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and serves on the Editorial Committee for the Nonprofit Technology Network’s professional journal Change. Cindy holds a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.B.A. and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design Technology, all from Seton Hill University.

Beth Kanter

Master Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Blogger

Beth's Blog
Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: Nonprofits and Networks, Social Media, Data, Learning and Self-Care, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Beth is an internationally recognized trainer who has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organizations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices. Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory, and other instructional approaches. She has trained thousands of nonprofits around the world. She co-authored the book titled “The Networked Nonprofit” with Allison Fine published by J Wiley in 2010 that introduced the nonprofit field to a new way of working in an age of connected networks. Her second book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, with Co-Author KD Paine, was published in October, 2012 and awarded the Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award for 2013. Both books have reached #1 on the list of nonprofit books on Amazon and used in college courses around the world. She is the co-author of the e-book, 'The Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Playbook,' released in 2015 with support of the Packard Foundation. She is currently working on her third book, 'The Healthy Happy Nonprofit,' with co-author Aliza Sherman She was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She is Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 2009-2013. She was a Society of New Communications Research Fellow for 2010. Her has worked with foundation and government agencies such as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Packard Foundation, The Knight Foundation, State Department, HHS, and more.

John Kenyon

NonProfit Educator & Strategist

John Kenyon Consulting
JOHN KENYON is a nationally recognized authority on nonprofit technology and communications. He is an educator and consultant who’s worked exclusively with nonprofits for over 25 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. John helps good causes make smart decisions about technology. He wrote the chapter on “Effective Online Communications” in the NTEN book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009), is an adjunct professor at both the University of San Francisco and Sonoma State University. Recent keynotes include the Alliance for Children & Families’ Executive Leadership Institute, Australia’s Connecting Up conference and the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute. John has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online. | | twitter @jakenyon

Jeanne Allen

Consultant and Trainer

Jeanne Allen Consulting
★ Passionate about the network and technology mindset that nonprofits need to succeed in today's environment, board development to empower nonprofit boards, and capacity building ★Focused on creating effective nonprofit management and building relationships with and between volunteers, members and staff leadership and management; ★ Energized by building organizational capacity and implementing intentional organizational change; ★ Produces great results when facilitating strategic planning, positioning diversity as an opportunity, ★ Skilled in facilitation, building collaborations, community building and asking the right question.

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