The most practical development programs for L&D professionals -- strategy and design

Train-the-trainer courses, tools, and templates

Hands-on how-to for performance consulting and instructional design

It's easy to say that L&D needs to become more strategic. It's harder to say what exactly we should do to make that happen.

These programs show you what to do. You'll:

  • Help clients see the real solutions to their problems.
  • Give learners what they really need, not another information dump.
  • Help people change what they do, not just what they know.
  • Follow a streamlined process that stakeholders quickly "get."
  • Learn by doing, on the job, with structured tasks.
  • Use scripts and templates that immediately change how you work.
  • Show your value to your organization while you improve people's lives.

Join your colleagues from...

Amazon
World Bank
Thomson Reuters
Oracle

US Treasury
Facebook
Deloitte
Amnesty International

Bentley
Ikea
Honeywell
Hewlett Packard

Intel
Habitat for Humanity
Nestle
Virgin Media

Available now

Partner from the Start
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  • Be a consultant, not an order-taker
  • Identify the real problem and why it matters
  • Follow scripts to manage client conversations
  • Use tools for quick needs assessment
  • Save notes and track to-dos in the toolkit
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Scenario Design Live
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  • Help people learn by doing
  • Design scenarios for any format
  • Create challenging activities, step by step
  • Get my personal feedback
  • Live sessions over 4 weeks
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Learn by doing — Not the typical "train the trainer" course

You're not going to learn "about" something. Instead, you're going to do it on your job, following clear instructions.

  • No talking heads
  • Use scripts and templates to change how you work
  • Take what you need, when you need it
  • Track your to-dos in the tool

I have taken several classes either through my local ATD or local college but always come away thinking, yeah, but HOW do you do it? .... This class showed me how, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

Really earn your certificate

Your certificate is based on what you do, not how long you've sat in a seat. You'll have several real-world tasks to complete. Once you've completed them, you can get your certificate.

Learn from 37 years of experience in a few hours

These programs distill what I've learned in more than than 37 years of instructional design and consulting. You'll get what has worked for me and my clients -- techniques that are not only supported by research but that you'll immediately apply to your job.

Learn from my experience: I started out providing technical training and support, then designed educational cartoons for K-12 elearning in the US, and since 2003 I've worked with Fortune 500 clients, NGOs, and governments around the world.

In 2009 I created action mapping, a streamlined process that combines performance consulting and backwards design. It's now used by organizations worldwide to quickly diagnose performance problems and create targeted solutions.

How you'll change

All our programs work together to build your action mapping competencies. Some ways you'll change:

Move from order-taker to performance consultant

  • Help clients see you as a performance improver, not a course creator.
  • Identify the real problem and why it matters.
  • Determine how your success will be measured.
  • Use a streamlined approach to needs assessment that keeps the project moving forward.
  • Confidently steer the client to the best solution, whether it involves training or not.

Break free of the "course"

When training is part of the solution, you'll:

  • Help change what people do, not just what they know.
  • Give learners what they need, when they need it -- such as in the workflow, not the LMS.
  • Design realistic practice activities, not information presentations.
  • Choose the activity format based on learners' needs and work context, not tradition or tools.
  • Create materials that people want to use.

Get real-world skills now

Partner from the Start
-toolkit-

  • Be a consultant, not an order-taker
  • Identify the real problem and why it matters
  • Follow scripts to manage client conversations
  • Use tools for quick needs assessment
  • Save notes and track to-dos in the toolkit
  •  

Scenario Design Live
-online workshop-

  • Help people learn by doing
  • Design scenarios for any format
  • Create challenging activities, step by step
  • Get my personal feedback
  • Live sessions over 4 weeks
  •  

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