So you need to design a training workshop to develop people in your organisation, or maybe (as a subject matter expert) you've been asked to share your expertise with others. You know exactly what you want to cover, but know that a long PowerPoint Presentation with a few questions thrown in isn't going to cut it.
You need people to engage with your topic, you need them to buy into it, really get to grips with it and (more importantly) go away motivated and able to do something differently as a result. You want to deliver a course that educated and engages!
Especially as you know that somebody somewhere will be questioning the cost and practicality of taking people off the job. Your training workshop needs to have style and substance!
This course on designing training will help you to create an engaging training event that will enable people to put what they learn into practice and make a difference when they go back to work. It assumes that you have done your initial consultation/analysis AND scoped out your content at a top line, and takes a practical approach. It's not about learning the theory; its a practical course that takes you on a step by step journey to allow you to design your own effective training workshop.
Although it assumes a face-to-face course as standard ALL the principles and good practice apply just as well to virtual training.
Included with the course are downloadable checklists, how-to guides and templates so you can design your own training course with confidence.
It's ideal if you have a training workshop to design as you work through the course, so that you can create it as you go. If not, you can learn all the principles so that when you DO need to design a learning event, you know how to do that to maximise impact and effectiveness.
Say goodbye to boring PowerPoint based courses that everyone forgets, and hello to engaging workshops that have a lasting impact.
Sheridan is the community manager of the Training Designer's Club, which is a virtual community for training designers and L&D professionals of all kinds. Visit www.trainingdesignersclub.co.uk for more information.
As well as running the Training Designer's Club, Sheridan is one half of the Training Design Podcast and continues to run her own bespoke consultancy, Keystone Development and Training Ltd. She has been designing training programmes for over 20 years working on behalf of well known businesses such as Kellogg's, Costain, Aldermore Bank, Johnson Cleaners and Warburtons. She has also designed a number of ready-written bite-size training sessions which are available to purchase at www.power-hour.co.uk
The one thing that Sheridan prides herself on above everything else is her practicality. If you want theoretical courses or courses that cover general concepts, you will be disappointed. She's all about getting stuck in, taking practical action and focusing on what works.