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What is this site about?

  • Action mapping: Action mapping is a visual approach to analyzing a workplace performance problem and designing solutions. When training is part of the solution, action mappers focus on designing practice activities, not information.
  • Scenario design: Scenarios are realistic practice activities that challenge people to make decisions and learn from the consequences.
  • Improving the training profession: Rise up, fellow training designers!

Who is it for?

This site is for people who design training for adults in business, government, and NGOs. It isn’t intended for academia (why not?).

Who writes it?

Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She created action mapping.

What problems can it solve?

Here, you’ll find ideas that will help you solve the following problems.

I have a new training project and want to avoid an information dump.

Action mapping: The process

How to set goals and manage the client

How to analyze the problem

How to design a practice activity or scenario

I want to advance in my instructional design career.

I don’t see my problem listed.

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You can control their minds!

Self-paced toolkit now available

Stop being an order taker, and steer clients away from an information dump.

- Practice what to say & and what NOT to say
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