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The Trainer's Toolbox: Experiential Activities You Can Use Tomorrow!

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Education Center Building, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, 800 Meadows Road Boca Raton, FL 33486

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The Trainer's Toolbox: 
Experiential Activities You 
Can Use Tomorrow  

Bring your energy, curiosity, open-mindedness and join us at annual Trainers Tools event. Our seasoned training and development practitioners will engage you in practicing what they preach: high energy, engaging activities that you can apply within your organization or with your clients right tomorrow! You will have an opportunity to reflect on the tools and explore different variations of application.   

 Connect Fast: How to Open Any Message with Style and Impact

Getting started on the right path when you’re speaking or training can be an overwhelming challenge! With the increasingly reduced attention span common to many audiences today due to digital devices and other factors, grabbing attention in those initial moments remains critical to success.

In this experiential session, you’ll be introduced to four proven techniques to open your presentation so they’ll stop looking at their phones and listen intently to you. The opening strategies are designed for both internal and external messages, and can be adapted for both planned and last-minute speaking opportunities. The techniques can also be applied at other key intervals in a presentation as well.

Facilitator: Anne B. Freedman, Founder & CEO of Speakout, Inc.

An internationally-recognized speaker, trainer and author, Anne B. Freedman founded Speakout, Inc., in 1990 in Miami, FL. A University of Florida graduate and former journalist, she works with executives and corporations to help them craft memorable, “non-boring” and effective presentations. Additionally, her company provides leadership communication and team building programs. She is the author of Public Speaking for the Genius and a new e-Course to be launched in November, Speak Your Way to the Top, with nine videos. Speakout is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business.

Her clients include Perry Ellis International, Western Union, Vitas International, Florida International Bankers Association, SAB Miller, Florida International University, MasterCard, Royal Caribbean, Social Venture Partners, Florida Blue, Association of Fundraising Professionals, North Central Minority Supplier Development Council, and other local, national and international enterprises.

The Sailor’s Dilemma

During this classic initiative participants will return to one of modern society’s most perplexing questions:  What does it take to arrive to the decision that can be supported by nearly every person in organization and what does it mean to be “right”?  The question is both philosophic and practical. Through the prism of the simple examination of an everyday object, participants will explore issues that include communication, leadership, bonding, respect and resolving conflicts.

Facilitator: Clay Goldstein, Co-Owner, Team Solutions Florida

Clay Goldstein was introduced to ropes/challenge courses and experiential learning about 15 years ago at Tim Eberle's Leadership Ranch in Southwest Missouri. For the last 11 years Clay’s primary focus has been lead facilitating and maintaining Florida International University’s TRAC Ropes Course and Experiential Learning Center. Clay also creates team oriented programs for companies and organizations around the country and trains new facilitators as a co-owner of Team Solutions Florida. The purpose of Team Solutions is to bring the power of experiential learning to variety of organizations and environments. Nearly all people of every age, background, education and physical ability discover some insight through this form of learning. This includes groups who are just forming, looking to bond or getting into the proper mindset for their next training or challenge; organizations looking to inspire and reignite their enthusiasm; or people celebrating their time together. They all gain insights, see unexpected value and have fun at these programs.  Team Solution’s clients include The Broward Center for Performing Arts, Adonel Concrete, The Four Seasons Hotel and many of the private schools from Miami to West Palm Beach.

Clay started his personal journey as an entertainer, musician and actor in Baltimore and then for next 15 years in Los Angeles. He is a harmonica player and vocalist on many recordings but his love of live performing often sends him on national and international tours as well as appearing on many stages in South Florida.  Having an educational background of BFA in Graphic Design from FAU, Clay still delves into journalistic photography and visual design projects to round out a unique and busy life.

Shifting Perceptions


What is the phenomenon behind why two people can look at the exact same thing and see something completely different? What if there was a way to help learners to see things from different perspectives in a fun and non-threatening way that sets the stage for greater impact?

This session will explore tools that can be infused into trainings or learning sessions to deepen content by exploring differences in perception and psychological preferences that enhances both reflective practice and community building while reinforcing content. 

Facilitator: Nicole Edwards, Director of Community Partnerships, Prime Time Palm Beach County, In.

Having worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years, Nicole has been a vivacious catalyst for growth for people and organizations and has worked with thousands of individuals in her workshops and courses.

 Nicole expresses her passion for personal reflection and growth as a seasoned speaker, presenting at many conferences all over the country and has written for national publications. As a self-proclaimed authenticity seeker, Nicole has passionately pursued what it means to have authentic connections with others both personally and professionally and explored this topic in her TEDx talk entitled In Your Eyes.


Nicole holds a Master of Education and Education Specialist degree from the University of Florida, and is a Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI®). She also holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) designation.

Nicole is currently a Ph.D. student at Florida Atlantic University where she is studying Adult and Community Education. She seeks to deepen her understanding of the correlation between personal development and the effect on organizational effectiveness.     

 About the Event: 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and  Networking       

6:00 - 6:35 p.m. Welcome, Dinner and Announcements                                    

6:35 - 8:20 p.m. Presentations                                                                           

8:20 - 8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Registration fee includes dinner and materials

Dress code is business/business casual    

Questions about registration or the event, email info@astdsfl.org

Location and Parking Info:

The event will take place at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Education Center Building. The building ion the west end of the Hospital, next to the Emergency Room. 

Use circular driveway in front of the Education Center. Complimentary valet parking will be provided as a courtesy of the Hospital. Self-parking is limited, so valet is best option.  

Enter Main Entrance to Classroom C.

You may reach out to Jody Saffert with location questions at (904)687- 9008. 

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