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Workplace Learning & Performance Institute

Session Outlines

  • Modules typically last full day (9:00am to 4:30pm).
  • Most modules are instructor-led by expert facilitators from the industry.

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1. The Talent Development Profession

ATD Competency Model, Adult Learning Principles, ATD Certification

  • Trends
  • Roles
  • Terminology
  • Areas of Expertise
  • Project
  • Adult Learning
  • Self Assessment

2. Human Performance Improvement

HPI Process, Needs Analysis, HPI Interventions, Techniques

  • HPI Models
  • Define difference between training and performance
  • Needs assessment
  • Root Cause
  • Asking Questions
  • Success Factors Training and Performance
  • Outcomes vs. Processes (expectations), differentiate between the two
  • HPI Tools
  • Understanding and identifying Performance Gaps
  • Customers / Stakeholders (who they are, what they want)
  • Bibliography, Key Terms, Info-line, Resource

3. Instructional Design

Instructional Design Methodology, Performance objectives, Decisions - what decisions do you need to make, scoping

  • Training Design Document (how to develop, template)
  • Rapid Instructional Design
  • Adult Learning Influences
  • Learning Objectives (how to write) and Test Development
  • Performance Measures
  • Learning Domains (Interpersonal, Cognitive, Psychomotor, Affective)
  • Sequencing (content flow)
  • Bibliography, Key Terms, Info-line, Resources

4. Blended Learning & Materials Development 

E-learning, Participant / Instructor Materials, Distance Learning Delivery Strategies

  • What are learning technologies?
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of different methodologies
  • How instructional design applies to on-line learning
  • Authorware (e-learning tools available)
  • Exercises (Experiential, Activity based, Ice Breakers)
  • Creating instructor guides, participant guides, power point, job aids
  • Learning Styles (Kolb and Other Practitioners)
  • Instructional methods (panel, focus group, case study, simulation, fish bowl)
  • Selection of media
  • Bibliography, Key Terms, Info-line, Resources

5. Training Delivery

Instructor-led and Presentation Strategies / Methods

  • Presentation Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Electronic and Classroom Based
  • Bibliography, Key Terms, Info-line, Resources

6. Evaluating Learning Impact

Levels of Evaluation, Basic Statistical Terms and Application

  • Test designs
  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Analysis
  • Kirkpatrick (4 levels)
  • Phillips, (Level 5)
  • ROI
  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement (ongoing)
  • Analyzing cost of turnover
  • Performance Indicators (tying training to performance); business results
  • Reporting reports to stakeholders
  • Statistics (mean, mode, median, standard deviation)
  • Bibliography, Key Terms, Info-line, Resources 

7. Final Project and Certificate

Individual Projects

  • Criteria for presentations
  • Criteria for project evaluation (specific feedback on the project)
  • Tie project with Certification exam (project) Delivering Training, Designing Training, Measurement and Evaluation


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