How to make mandatory training relevant

How can we make mandatory training actually useful? With some disobedience, questions, and a sneaky workaround to “everyone must be exposed to all the information.” Learn more.

3 ways to help people learn from mistakes in branching scenarios

I’m in your branching scenario, and I’ve made a bad choice. Can I go back and change my decision, or do I have to continue, looking for ways to recover from my mistake? It depends! Learn more.

How to design software training, part 1: Do everything except “train”

“How can I design training for new software?” Maybe training isn’t even necessary. Let’s look at some alternatives. Learn more.

New action mapping job aids available

Download new, improved action mapping job aids and learn about the Kindle version of my book. Learn more.

How to respond to “Make one course for everyone”

Your client wants “one course for everyone.” You know this means “one generic info dump that everyone will forget.” How can you steer the project in the right direction? Learn more.

Scenario example: Chainsaw training!

Your new client wants you to design training for chainsaw users. But what does he really need? And could I possibly be serious about this scenario? Learn more.

Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

Can Bob the training guy get $40,000 to develop his course? Find out how a strong goal can justify your project and focus your design. Learn more.

How to kick off a project and avoid an info dump

Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand? Break free of the assembly line with a strong kickoff meeting that puts you in charge. Learn more.

Three simple but powerful ways to get love from your leaders

Business leaders love their L&D departments! Well, maybe 20 percent of them do, according to surveys. Here are three ways to get real business results and win the love you deserve. Read more.

Can we use training to motivate?

Is low motivation a problem on its own, or is it caused by something else? Can training help, or is it a waste of time? Here are some ideas to consider, along with an update to the flowchart from the previous post. Read more.

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