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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A Better Kind of Compliance Training Compliance training succeeds when you balance employees who you hope will learn and change their behavior. In Fully Compliant, Travis Waugh challenges...
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
How much time and energy are your subject matter experts (SMEs) spending on long presentations in an attempt to train employees on new policies, products, and standard operating procedures...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
With applications ranging from organizational design to product development, a design thinking approach lies at the root of some of the most successful products and platforms. Uber, Apple,...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
In our previous post, we explored the idea of using learner personas. L&D practitioners need to learn how to identify key subgroups within the larger target audience then collect or create...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Many years ago, as a relatively new officer in the Kansas City Police Department, I attended a class on tactical communication. The premise of the class was, “It doesn’t matter what your...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
“Who are we designing for?” That’s traditionally one of the first questions asked by L&D when starting a training project. Typically, there’s just one answer, and it sounds something like...
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Friday, March 22, 2019
When I started my career as an instructional designer, one of my first assignments was to build training to support an enterprise system rollout. My manager likened the process to “riding...
Courses
Learn how to design and deliver structured performance-based OJT for learners and trainers in many industries.
Courses
Working with SMEs on training projects requires being adaptable based upon your SME and the situation.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I shared the updated numbers for how long it takes to develop one hour of trainin g. Obviously, a lot can happen in a year, but one thing has...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Over the holidays, I received a gift I had asked for: a container garden for our back porch. In the past, I’ve lived in a home with enough of a yard to have a modest garden and I really...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
The first case studies I ever wrote were when I was earning a master’s degree in psychology. I loved writing these case studies because I could really get into the characters and situations...
Blog Post
Sunday, November 4, 2018
If you’ve ever worked with stakeholders and SMEs, you will probably agree that there is an expectation gap wider than the Grand Canyon. As an instructional designer, training designer, or...
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Thursday, November 8, 2018
A few quotes from famous writers offer inspiration and insight to instructional designers. Some learning designers are one-person shops. They write the content, enter it into an authoring...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The persona is part of the design thinking methods toolkit and originated in the work associated with the user-centered experience. The persona tool provides an opportunity for a diverse...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
As a content creator, you’re likely familiar with requesting feedback on your learning projects. It’s a necessary hurdle we all must clear. In a professional setting, it’s rare to create...
Blog Post
Friday, October 12, 2018
I was a stubborn instructional designer.  In the few years that I held the Instructional Designer (ID) title, I learned some invaluable lessons.  One of the greatest of them all was...
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