Course Outcomes

This virtual training design course will:

  • Suggest questions to determine if training is an appropriate solution for addressing performance gaps or if another solution is a better option.
  • Provide an overview of various instructional design models.
  • Offer ideas for designing engaging briefing, training, and facilitation content.
  • Give participants a methodology for quickly organizing content and creating learning objectives.
  • Explore the concept of program DNA and how defining each block can make delivery easier.

Course Overview

While a good classroom trainer can usually compensate for bad training design, it’s certainly easier to deliver a great learning experience when a course is built right from the beginning. This workshop addresses the fundamentals of good design. During this session, participants will learn when training is or isn’t an appropriate method for aligning skills, the ins and outs of various design models, how what’s being taught affects delivery, tips for organizing information, and the importance of looking at a course’s DNA.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Ask questions to determine if training is an appropriate solution to address a performance gap.
  • Explain the components of several popular instructional design models.
  • Assess content and how it can affect the design of a training course and the activities designers choose.
  • Prioritize information.
  • Create learning chunks.
  • Write learning objectives.
  • Craft a benefits statement.
  • Use a course DNA framework to evaluate a course’s design before rolling it out.

Program Modules

  • When Training Is and Isn’t the Answer: Understanding Performance Gaps
  • Instruction System Design: ADDIE, SAM and Other Models
  • The ING Triangle: Briefing, Training, and Facilitating
  • Choosing and Organizing Information: Objectives, Chunks, Learning Points
  • A Successful Program’s DNA: Seeing What You Have

By this session’s end, participants should understand the skills needed and steps to follow when creating a training program.