I've just snaked a session proposal in under the deadline for Drupalcon in DC. I just read that the proposal deadline was closing tonight, and a quick survey of the proposals didn't turn up anything in the training vein, I decided to put in my bid. I mean, what would Drupalcon be without it's one token session on training for Drupal users, right?
Well, I jammed together a proposal that is currently shaped like this:
"As fresh Drupal talent and more Drupal development shops enter the picture it is important to foster and raise supportive training operations as well. Speakers will share experiences on student knowledge assessments, curricula building, training theory, and evaluation techniques all based on familiar training scenarios. You'll walk away with a direction for implementing your own in-house training programs."
It's certainly very broad but my interest is in distributing the capacity to provide training altogether. I'd like to see more individuals offering training services and more documentation being created and added to the heap of Drupal knowledge. Right on the heels of this discussion is that of a common certification program, and whether this is within the scope of this workshop remains to be seen. I hope someone will help me make a case for one way or another.
I'd like to put together a panel that can speak to their experiences in answering the needs of their own clients in terms of training and building curriculum of all scales. Id like to also discuss models for training that are effective, participatory, and commercially viable so so that more companies do it (and do it well) for their own clients.
I've got to draw the right speakers into this discussion and I'm taking nominations. And, of course, I've got to pimp this workshop enough so that it gets voted up on the Drupalcon website. So, please, look it over and weigh in.