IDP Level 1
In IDP Level 1, there are three parts and three exams (one per part). IDP Level 1 focuses on all classes and instruction relevant to NADA, Inc. It is highly recommended that all instructors of NADA, Inc. complete this level. The accompanying slides and notes for the workshop videos may be found in the PDF "Instructor Development Program Support Materials without Assessments" found on the Instructor Development Program website.
Workshop video link: https://youtu.be/oO4nv-wXdOQ
a) Identify how to set classroom expectations, and general content.
b) Identify the six basic types of aggression issues and ways to manage them in the class setting.
c) List the 5 steps in general aggression development (for ‘learned’ aggression).
d) Understand the “Dog Control and Safety Policy”: its’ procedures, purpose and benefits.
e) Understand options to managing “Problem teams”.
f) List the four types of feedback for operant conditioning.
g) List the two types of rewards, and provide examples of each.
h) Explain the small wins approach to learning and why it’s important.
i) Identify the five guidelines for effective feedback.
j) Explain the class withdrawal policy.
k) Understand the importance of the curriculum and flexibility.
l) Identify tactics for managing class time.
m) Explain importance of waiting times in the classroom setting for students.
Workshop video link: https://youtu.be/FXt1_BnuK6c
a) Identify the five tools for operant conditioning, and which one(s) NADA uses in classes.
b) Identify the role of classical conditioning in NADA training (e.g., priming marker, collar grab).
c) Identify the consequences of using Negative Reinforcement and Punishment.
d) Explain the similarities between luring and shaping.
e) Explain the differences between luring and shaping.
f) Explain the rules of the relationship between marker and reward.
g) Explain the reinforcement schedule for learning a new behavior versus a learned behavior (high
reinforcement rate versus variable rate).
Workshop video link: https://youtu.be/MoqA-J2Pi6g
a) Identify the importance of instructor power in the NADA class setting.
b) Identify the two sources of power and the four ways for each to develop in your class setting.
c) Identify the three influence tactics and explain which is the most relevant for your class setting.
d) Explain why group instruction is more important than individual instruction for explaining “why
we are training the skills.”
e) Identify the four possible outcomes for focus on satisfaction and performance, and which one
we wish to emphasize in NADA classes.
f) Explain how we increase motivation of the students.
g) Identify the three components that influence a student’s ability.
a. List the resources students need in our classes.
b. Explain how the past training may influence a student’s ability in our classes.
c. List the three factors for aptitude, and explain implications for a student’s learning in
our classes for aptitude.
h) List the four types of feedback possible, which one is the most harmful to motivation, and which
one is most aligned with NADA’s code of conduct and effective?
i) Identify the five principles of effective feedback.
j) Identify how to avoid crossing the “sensitive line.”
k) Understand the 8 principles of supportive communication.