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SMEs From the Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Trainer-Expert Collaboration

A No-Nonsense Approach to Trainer-Expert Collaboration

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Subject matter experts are at the heart of many instructional design projects. Yet there seems to be a vacuum of best practices and approaches to working with SMEs. Since instructional designers and trainers thrive on getting their content correct, there is no realistic way to do this efficiently and productively without finding the best way to work with SMEs.

This book will show you how to define the different SMEs and their roles for you and your learning and development teams. Learn how to develop plans for SME selection, communication, evaluation, and problem solving to ensure that tasks move along smoothly. No matter your level of experience in training, this guide provides the basics of building a productive working relationship with SMEs.

You will learn how to:

  • Select SMEs based on measurable, customized criteria.

  • Define and communicate SME roles and responsibilities.

  • Manage SME committee structures and define roles and responsibilities.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781562868550

  • Pages: 160

  • Publication Date: May 2013

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 111301

About the Authors
Chuck Hodell PhD

Chuck Hodell has been writing, practicing, and teaching instructional systems design for many years. His books and articles have earned him the title of "The Man Who Wrote the Book on ISD." His bestselling four editions of ISD From the Ground Up and his SMEs From the Ground Up books are used internationally both in academic settings and in the practice of instructional design. He is also the author of many ATD Infolines, TD magazine articles, Best on ISD and is an ASTD Handbook contributor. He has appeared in ATD videos and participated in numerous online and ATD international conferences, including teaching preconference programs in ISD.Hodell has designed thousands of training programs for the White House, major corporations, nonprofits, numerous apprenticeship programs as well as assisting clients in Egypt, Africa, Europe, and other locations around the world.He presently serves as affiliate professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and associate director and faculty of the Learning and Performance Technology master's program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Hodell served as deputy provost at the National Labor College and has held faculty positions at Antioch University and other institutions. He presently serves as the academic advisor for the Instructor Certification Program at the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation.Hodell holds a PhD in language, literacy and culture from UMBC, a master’s degree in ISD from UMBC, and an undergraduate degree from Antioch University.

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