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Essentials of Technical Training

Design effective training for technical content.

Explore what makes technical training unique and the essential skills necessary for developing technical training programs.

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Credits: CEU 0.45 MORE
Level: Foundational
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$545
Member
$745
Non-member
Course Info

How do you make technical training engaging to learners and relevant to the business? In this course, you’ll explore how technical training differs from nontechnical training and learn about common technical training development challenges and solutions (unfinished projects, content too complicated for developers, teaching influx procedures, and so on). The course discusses the needs analysis questions specific to technical organizations and provides a tool you can use to categorize highly... Read More

How do you make technical training engaging to learners and relevant to the business? In this course, you’ll explore how technical training differs from nontechnical training and learn about common technical training development challenges and solutions (unfinished projects, content too complicated for developers, teaching influx procedures, and so on). The course discusses the needs analysis questions specific to technical organizations and provides a tool you can use to categorize highly technical content to avoid information overload. In addition, you’ll create a content framework to encourage retainment and application back on the job. You will also have the chance to discuss and generate solutions for your own technical training challenges. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Develop a technical training session that meets both business and student needs.
  • Apply best practices to conduct a technical needs analysis and to prioritize technical content.
  • Create motivating and memorable technical content.
  • Create interactive technical training.
  • Implement practical solutions for your own technical training challenges.
Essential Topics INSIGHT

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The Essentials Series

ATD’s Essentials Series Annual Pass offers a flexible and affordable way to increase your performance via interactive, online learning taught by the industry’s leading subject matter experts.

PROGRAM TOPICS
Topic 1: Business Needs
  • The context of technical training
  • Technical training business needs - common misconceptions
  • The technical needs analysis
  • From SMART objectives to content prioritization

SESSION OUTCOMES:
  • Apply best practices to conduct a technical needs analysis and to prioritize technical content.
  • Develop a technical training session that meets business needs.
Topic 2: Student Needs
  • Motivating technical training
  • Memorable technical training
  • Interactive technical training
  • Exercise examples and templates

SESSION OUTCOMES:
  • Create motivating and memorable technical content.
  • Create interactive technical training.
  • Develop a technical training session that meets student needs.
Topic 3: Challenges and Solutions
  • Real world applications and benchmarking
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Application to the job

SESSION OUTCOMES:
  • Develop a technical training session that meets both business and student needs.
  • Implement practical solutions for your own technical training challenges.
Who Should Attend

The audience for this program is Instructional Designers, Curriculum Developers, Trainers, Training Managers, those who work with subject matter experts and even subject matter experts themselves. This interactive program will discuss various topics specific to technical training development. The audience is expected to already have an understanding of basic instructional design principles.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals – trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners – but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists

Level: Foundational
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
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Dustin Staiger

"My involvement in ATD has given me guidance in a dynamically changing market, while making me more valuable to my organization. Joining ATD has literally been a career-defining decision for me."

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Jane Loda

"I can rely on ATD to present material that is very well constructed, timely, content-rich, and relevant to the challenges workplace learning professionals face every day."

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Cindy Lam

"ATD is an organization dedicated to talent development - with their research and expertise, I trust that their programs can give me what I am looking for to implement within my organization."

Dates & Locations
  • Oct 14, 2019
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  • Dec 05, 2019
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Facilitators
Sarah Wakefield

Things To Know

ATTENDANCE

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through 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.

For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

CREDITS

4.5 Learning Hours

0.45 CEUs awarded

Up to 4.5 APTD Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

Up to 4.5 CPLP Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

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