National Seminars Group
Developing Successful Training Programs for the Workplace On-Site Training
A comprehensive guide for developing training that really works
What does effective training look like? You’ll find out with the
instructional design techniques and strategies you’ll learn in Developing
Successful Training Programs for the Workplace. In just two intensive
days, you’ll gain the essential skills you need to develop highly successful
training programs that transfer directly to on-the-job results.
Poor instructional design dooms training efforts
The truth is, when training fails to deliver the desired results, the problem
almost always rests with the instructional design and content. Even the most
outstanding facilitator can’t overcome a poorly designed program. And companies
like yours waste enormous amounts of time and money every year on training
efforts that miss the mark, all because of ineffective instructional design.
This in-depth workshop builds your training expertise fast
That’s why this comprehensive new workshop focuses squarely on building your
training expertise. Developed for anyone involved in any part of the training
process, Developing Successful Training Programs for the Workplace is delivered
in easy-to-understand terminology. You’ll move step-by-step through each element
of training design, from needs analysis to identifying course content to
designing interaction all the way through choosing the right evaluation tool to
gauge training effectiveness.
You’ll learn how to …
- Identify performance gaps and conduct a needs assessment
- Use principles of the adult learning process to improve training design
- Incorporate the latest games, role-plays, humor and exercises to build
excitement and increase interaction
- Improve learner retention and skill transfer with the latest techniques
- Determine if computer and/or Web-based training is right for you
- Accurately evaluate learner transfer of training and determine ROI
Master the latest tools and techniques for developing successful training
Whether you’re developing training for minimum wage employees or your company’s
top executives, this comprehensive workshop will provide you with the latest
tools, techniques and strategies for designing training that targets specific
skill sets, shortens the learning curve, improves retention and transfers skills
successfully from the classroom to the job.
Don’t create training by trial and error!
Why waste any more time, money and effort developing hit-and-miss training by
trial and error when you can learn everything you need to know about designing
training that really works – and in just two exhilarating days? Make plans to
attend this workshop right now while space is still available, and get the
skills you need to design effective, on-target training programs from now on!
What You'll Learn:
After attending two comprehensive days of training, you’ll be able to …
- Incorporate best practices of instructional design into your training
programs for exceptional results every time.
- Make needs assessment easier and more cost effective by using a Needs
- Boost effectiveness and retention by applying adult learning processes to
your training design.
- Improve learner participation and prevent boredom with the latest
- Better define job responsibilities and spot performance gaps.
- Develop learning objectives that align with your organization’s overall
- Guarantee successful transfer of skills from the classroom to the job.
- Identify constraints and restrictions that will affect course design.
- Use learner analysis, task analysis and concept analysis to determine
- Increase interaction and raise the energy level by incorporating new
games, activities, role-plays, and exercises into the training design.
- Create program content in a hurry when necessary with handy templates.
- Reach reluctant learners using proven strategies for designing training
with them in mind.
- Recognize when to use computer-based training (CBT), on-the-job training
and classroom training.
- Write training materials and handouts that target every type of learner.
- Reinforce your course content by applying proven instructional strategies.
- Use storyboards to sequence content and design interaction more
- Boost training effectiveness by designing on-target learning activities.
- Create thorough curriculum guides and instructor materials that anyone can
- Increase effectiveness of CBT with the latest design tips and techniques.
- Prevent information overload by prioritizing and weighing content for flow
- Avoid the most common pitfalls of CBT and Web-based training.
- Maximize training impact by building learner retention strategies into
your instructional design.
- Use appropriate evaluation tools and surveys to improve accuracy when
measuring training success.
- Gauge the intangible as well as tangible benefits of your training
- Prove the value of your training programs to your organization – and
determine the dollar cost of not training.
Who Should Attend?
- Training directors
- Training project managers
- Instructional designers
- Workshop instructors/facilitators
- HR managers/directors
- Managers and team leaders who deliver training
- Anyone involved in any aspect of the training process
I. Define Your Training Needs and Goals
- Design a Needs Analysis blueprint that will make your training needs
assessment easier and more cost-effective
- How to design a questionnaire that helps you measure intangible training
needs as well as hard skill needs
- The ins and outs of interviews and traditional forms of data collection
- Identify key job responsibilities and performance gaps
- How to align training goals with organizational objectives
- Determine when to use instructor led training, computer-based training
and/or on-the-job training
- Market and sell your training program(s) to your employees
II. How to Determine Course Content
- Improve your training design based on the principles of the adult learning
- How-to’s for determining learning objectives
- When to use learner analysis, task analysis and concept analysis
- The keys to working successfully with subject matter experts
- Identify constraints and restrictions
- Prioritize and weigh content for flow and structure
- How to use templates when you have to create content in a hurry
III. Instructional Design Techniques that Make Your Training Come Alive
- How to determine which instructional method is best suited for your
- Use design documents and content maps to bring precision structure to your
- Utilize storyboards to sequence content and design interaction
- Create fresh role-plays, games, practice, exercises, demonstrations and
other learning activities that support your content
- Schedule learning activities into your program for maximum impact
- Tips for making training more experiential – and more memorable
- Design techniqu
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