Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is a 24-hour, three day intensive experiential- learning peer-based workshop In which instructors review basic ideas about teaching and learning, check current practices, and try new strategies and techniques all within the safe environment of the workshop.  Participants learn-by-doing, receive feedback and make changes based on feedback.  

During the Instructional Skills Workshops you will practice

Working in small groups, the ISW meets participants at their own levels as both an introduction to teaching and a to develop existing teaching practices.  

The completion of an ISW has been a well-recognized instructional credential for content experts desiring to teach in colleges, universities and training institutions across Canada and around the world for over 35 years.  Credits from the ISW are transferable to educational programs including the Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) at U Vic, Bachelors in Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley and the well respected Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) at Vancouver Community College.  Additionally, those who have completed an ISW become eligible to train to become ISW facilitators. 

ISW at CSNN, Victoria
16, 17,18 February  9-5p PST $495

Leslie Robinson, MA (Adult Ed)is well-respected facilitator of positive change with individuals, educational institutions, government, and non-profits.  She has facilitated, and trained facilitators, in the highly regarded Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for twenty years. Her clients include Universities of Victoria and Calgary, BC government, Canadian Navy, BC Pensions, and Health Canada. She has authored 15 books in the fields of tourism education and facilitation, the most recent being The Five Minute Facilitator and she has co-authored local best seller, The Pantry – creating a healthy relationship one shelf at time.