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Live training that connects—in person or online

Sonata Learning makes your live training and coaching sessions more productive for everyone involved.

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Turn Subject Matter Experts into Expert Coaches and Trainers

For certain skills, real-time interaction with a live coach or instructor is still the best way for people to learn. That said, it takes more than subject matter expertise and a slideshow to deliver an effective training/coaching session. Sonata Learning will work with your experts to design highly participatory workshops that de-emphasize “traditional” (read: “ineffective”) lecture-based instruction in favor of discussions, activities, and realistic case study / role-play scenarios that turn learners into fully engaged, active participants.

Improved student performance

A study by the University of Washington found that activity-and-discussion methods improved student performance by one half of a standard deviation (approx. 35%)

Design that Drives Learning

When it comes to presentation materials, we provide clean, minimalist slide decks and easy-to-follow facilitator’s guides that support the instructor’s delivery instead of distracting from it, and help keep the conversation moving.

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Quality visuals in training materials

A study by the 3M corporation found quality visuals can improve learning and retention by

400%

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Helping Trainers & Coaches Succeed in Any Setting

We do more than provide well-designed materials: we will also help your facilitators upgrade their own skills. Sonata Learning offers workshops on in-person and virtual facilitation skills, to help your instructors deliver more effective training in any setting.

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Client Testimonials

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The result was more than we expected. We wholeheartedly recommend Sonata Learning.

Barbara King-Searles, US Navy

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Sonata Learning’s training of trainers workshop was highly effective. Participants walked away with a deep understanding of learner-centered methods, and confidence to effectively deliver the curriculum.

Laurel Wade, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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The last 5 weeks have been an incredible experience! The training is simply amazing.

Training Participant, IFRC

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