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Communication Is Key to Working With SMEs

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Working with SMEs on training projects requires being adaptable to your SME and the situation. This infographic highlights some of the different tasks of the SME and the training developer. 



Want to learn more? Join me for ATD’s Essentials of Working With SMEs to Develop Training program. We will explore the relationship between the SME and developer from the kick-off meeting through the course development process.

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About the Author

Sarah Wakefield is a technical training supervisor for Schlumberger Limited in Houston. Her primary responsibility is managing the design and development of technical training courses for audiences in locations such as the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Russia, China, and North Africa. Before this, Sarah worked as a curriculum designer for various organizations. Sarah also was an instructor of communication, writing, and life success courses at Ivy Tech State College and at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sarah holds a master's degree in communication from Purdue, as well as a bachelor's degree from Purdue with a double major in professional writing and psychology.

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