- Determining the Best Solution (Training/Learning Needs Analysis & Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation)
- Why are we creating a training program? Will this solve the business needs? Are we solving the problems with this? Specialists from the Learning and Development Team have these questions often lingering in their heads even after the program has been run. That is justifiable as training is a pricey venture. Thus, in this segment, we will be exploring techniques to find evidence of the needs, knowledge and skills gaps, name the possible solutions, and confirm the need for a training. We will explore other learning interventions that may be the solution you need.
- Developing the Content (Creating Objectives & Aligning Course Content to the Business Goals)
- You had everything in place, and yet after 6 months, you discover it was not as successful as you first thought it was. In this segment of the workshop, we will delve into the process of aligning the objectives, content and materials to the business goals.
Following a more structured Model (Exploring old and new models in instructional design)
- Training when done properly is a benefit to the employees and the company; otherwise, it can only be a burden. How do we ensure that our training is a benefit? While some tenured trainers use their experience, we employ structured models that have been tested and proven effective. In this segment, we will be using your work and weigh it against these models. In the process, not only we get ourselves familiar with these models, but also, we get to put them into practice while we make the necessary adjustments.
- Understanding your Audience (Observing the Adult Learning Principles)
- How can a well-designed program fail? It fails when the corporate training is highly based on pedagogy principle or school-based teaching. By recognizing the adult learning principles, we are leveraging on the value of having adults as participants. Also, since one size does not fit all, we will be working in groups to identify the most effective and appropriate strategies for the different types of learners.
- Customizing the Tools (Creating the Materials)
- After the “what’s in it for me” has been expressed, we must put in place materials, and engaging and memorable learning enhancement activities. These activities must gear towards developing specific competencies that are identified during the analysis phase.
- Choosing the right Tools (Exploring the tools available in the field today)
- In today’s fast-paced environment, learning advocates are challenged by the fact that these adult participants are all caught up. Our choice of the platform to use in our training program is a major aspect of success. In this segment, we are exploring blended program, and the tools that may help us in creating one.