You're a Subject Matter Expert who's been asked to share your expertise with others in a formal training session. Fantastic! But you don't know where to begin. What if you bore them? Overwhelm them? Pitch it wrong? Lose track? You want to ooze credibility and deliver a session that really enlightens those who attend.
Or maybe you're an experienced facilitator who's never actually documented your training sessions before, and a change in approach now means you have to! You need to demonstrate your brilliance on paper as well as in person.
Help is at hand! This course is for you if...
- You are a subject matter expert who has been asked to train people in your area of expertise
- OR if you need to get the buy-in of key stakeholders before starting to design a learning event
- OR find that designing workshops takes far too long (and you are forever getting distracted)
- OR if you need to make sure that you aren't wasting your time creating a development programme by stimulating interest in it BEFORE you start,
- OR if you are just new to designing training and don't know where to start.
This course takes a very practical approach to designing training that takes you from defining your learning objectives, through deciding on your content, selecting the right mix of training methods and creating that all important training outline. It's not about learning the theory, but creating a detailed training plan that you can use to get buy-in for your learning solutions AND keep you on track during detailed design. It is relevant for both face-to-face AND virtual training sessions.
Included with the course are downloadable checklists, how-to guides and templates so you can start planning and designing your own training course with confidence.
Even if you do have experience and find training design difficult, demoralising or draining too much time following this process will allow you to stop getting distracted and be laser focused on designing a training session that delivers results. Chances are you never been trained in how to DESIGN training, only how to deliver it, so take a step back and learn what goes on behind the scenes of a great session.
So, if you have a course or workshop in mind, you can work through this course section by section to take your thoughts from initial idea to a well-thought-out solution. If not, you can learn all the principles so that when you DO have an idea, you know how to bring it to life so that it will work.
Don't worry about where to start when you're asked to train others.
Say goodbye to spending days and weeks designing a training course.
Demonstrate your brilliance on paper as well as in the training room (actual or virtual)
Stop key stakeholders ignoring your idea because they don't see the benefit.
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.