How to Write Effective Training

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:00 am11:45 am
Branson Matheson, Cisco

Ever wanted to teach a class but didn't know how to get started? This presentation will walk students through an organized process that can help take a class idea .. develop an outline, class materials, exercises and finally a proposal suitable for a conference or event. We will discuss how to use idea construction to break an objective into component parts and then discuss different methods for teaching those components so that a student can grasp the concept and apply it. We will write simple workshop exercises that then help reinforce the objective and give students enough information to be able to take the idea back to their environment and apply it. We'll then go over general proposal requirements and some tips on how to write a winning submission.

Branson Matheson, Cisco

Branson is a 30-year veteran of system architecture, administration, and security. He started as a cryptologist for the US Navy and has since worked on NASA shuttle and aerospace projects, TSA security and monitoring systems, secure mobile communications, and Internet search engines. He has also run his own company while continuing to support many open source projects. Branson speaks to and trains sysadmins and security personnel world wide; and he is currently a senior technical lead for Cisco Cloud Services. Branson has several credentials; and generally likes to spend time responding to the statement "I bet you can't...."

@conference {221816,
author = {Branson Matheson},
title = {How to Write Effective Training},
year = {2018},
address = {Nashville, TN},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
Who should attend: 

Anyone who has wanted to teach a concept in a more formal environment, and wants a good primer on how to take their idea through development and proposal to teaching.

Take back to work: 

Attendees will be able to start to develop instruction for their local environments. They should be able to take the experiences they use locally and assemble proposals for next year's LISA.

Topics include: 
  • Concept development
  • Outlining
  • Slide Generation
  • Exercise Development
  • Infrastructure Needs
  • Submitting it
  • Desire to teach
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Strong knowledge about concepts