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Essentials of Experiential Learning and Simulations

Break through boring learning with simulated experiences.
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This program will provide you with an opportunity to learn and apply the principles of experience design. You’ll explore simulations, a product of experience design, to learn how they capture experience in a more deployable format and allow participants to gain experience in a safe environment. Experience design provides an approach that combines content, context, and time to allow your participants to engage both intellectually and emotionally with the challenges facing their company or organization, allowing for greater depth in the processing.

Experience is the best teacher. Unfortunately, organizations have neither the time nor the budget to allow their people to learn through the school of hard knocks.

Computer-based experience design and simulations offer a valuable solution. This approach provides organizations with an opportunity to capture the experience their employees need in a cost-effective and time-saving format, while also giving employees the opportunity to gain experience in a safe environment without the bruising.

This interactive workshop introduces you to a simple framework for simulations, which combine one’s work experience and expertise with the power of storytelling. Simulation isn’t a science; it’s just a way of organizing your content. This workshop will help you organize content to train others.

By the end of this workshop, you will have written a simulation narrative for your audience that enables them to identify key decision points and learn through simulated experiences.


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  • Sep 20-Oct 04, 2018
  • Nov 28-Dec 12, 2018
Course Information
What to Expect

Technical Requirements: This program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate. In addition, it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer as using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate in the program. Active participation is a completion requirement of ATD and includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

Who Should Attend?

This program is for professionals interested in expanding their learning designs to include experience. Participants can be decision makers looking to address high-level organizational development objectives, or instructional designers looking to add an experiential approach into a specific project.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand what experience design is and how it can be used to complement more traditional instructional design methodologies. Understand how to create simulation narratives with low-tech, cost effective means.
  • Write a simulation narrative for a meaningful experience that exposes participants to key decision points.
  • Determine when to use simulations to support your overall learning objectives.
  • Ensure that the simulation experience supports learner retention and application.
How Long Is This Course?
  • Online: 3 sessions, 4.5 hours total
  • On-Site: Flexible dates & duration
Can I Earn Credit?

Earn .45 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 4.5 CPLP recertification points. This program may be eligible for up to 4.5 APTD recertification points.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive completion for the program and any applicable credits. Please note that viewing a recording will not fulfill the attendance requirement. Participants who fulfill all program requirements will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal and will receive an email verifying their completion of the program.

ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

All sessions will be recorded and available in the Learning Portal for participants to review throughout the program for your review.

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

Click here to view our cancellation policy.

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What Participants Are Saying
"Taking this course, I learned not just how to develop experiential learning, but why and how to use "failure" to help the learner succeed.  Simulations and experiential learning isn't about choosing the right answer, but getting the learner to think."

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