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Essentials of Working with SMEs to Develop Training

Improve SME collaboration for enhanced course development.

Working with SMEs on training projects requires being adaptable based upon your SME and the situation.

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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

A positive relationship between the SME and the developer is essential. Adopt techniques for enhancing this working relationship beginning with a strong kick-off meeting through requesting information, creating content, and reviewing drafts. Practice telling your story so that your role within the project is clear and your development plan is respected.

This course will provide the resources you need to work with your SMEs to create training material that truly makes an impact.

A positive relationship between the SME and the developer is essential. Adopt techniques for enhancing this working relationship beginning with a strong kick-off meeting through requesting information, creating content, and reviewing drafts. Practice telling your story so that your role within the project is clear and your development plan is respected.

This course will provide the resources you need to work with your SMEs to create training material that truly makes an impact.

What You Will Learn
  • Apply best practices of working with SMEs to develop training.
  • Plan a SME kick-off meeting that begins the development process effectively and efficiently.
  • Clearly communicate and reinforce content development strategies to your SME.
  • Apply solutions for challenges associated with working with SMEs during the training development process.
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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.

COURSE TOPICS
Topic 1 - The SME Kick-Off Meeting
Working With SMEs
Telling Your Story
Getting Buy-In for the Instructional Design Process
Communication Methods
Working With Multiple SMEs
Tools, Templates, and Resources
Topic 2 - Creating Content
Benchmarking and Best-Practice Sharing
Requesting Content
Creating Content
Synchronous and Asynchronous
SME Reviews
Editing Standards
Email Must-Haves
Technology Tricks
Topic 3 - Challenges and Solutions
When Things Go Wrong
When Things Go Right
Other Challenges and Solutions
Resource Share
Application to the Job
Who Should Attend

This program is for learning professionals who must work with SMEs to efficiently create valuable and error-free training content. Instructional designers, trainers, IT specialists, and organization development professionals will benefit. If you are ready to make your SME relationships more productive, this program is for you.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization 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, Manager, Trainer
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
Dustin_Staiger
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."

JL
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."

Cindy_Lam
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 16, 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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