You may be an experienced facilitator who's never actually documented your training sessions before, but find you now need to - either to get sign off from key decision makers or to hand over to other facilitators. You need to demonstrate how great your training is BEFORE the event itself .
You may find it difficult to design a session, or feel that it takes WAY too long because you are always getting side-tracked. Maybe you just struggle to decide exactly what you should include in a training session and what you should leave out.
Or perhaps 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.
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.
Here's an overview of what its all about...
Is there a time limit? - No you can start the course when you like and work through it at your own pace.
Do I need training experience to take the course? - No. The course follows a step-by-step process, using everyday language and focusing on practical actions, not theories. You bring your area of expertise and let this course help you to turn it into an engaging learning experience.
What type of course will this help me to design? - Almost anything that will be delivered LIVE (face to face or virtual). It assumes a skills-based subject such as sales, recruitment or performance management, but it applies equally well to product training, systems training or compliance training. It won't help you create elearning courses.
I'm an experienced facilitator, will it be too basic? - Chances are, you will know a lot of this already. BUT… if you're used to relying on your subject knowledge and facilitation skills to deliver a session almost instinctively, you may find designing in detail difficult. This course shows you a process to take the confusion and complexity out of the design process. Use it as a way to strengthen where you are already good, and develop areas that may be causing you difficulty.
What packages or tools do I need? - Nothing special. The course is delivered via short videos and exercises on this website and is supplemented with downloadable documents. This not about designing elearning, so you can use whatever package you like to apply the learning. It assumes Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (Or Google docs and slides) but as long as you have somewhere to write your session plan (course notes) and create slides, you'll be fine.
How long will I be able to access the course for? - There's no cut off point, so once you're registered, you can access for as long as you like.