National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
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Developing Successful Training Programs for the Workplace

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What does effective training look like? You値l find out with the instructional design techniques and strategies you値l learn in Developing Successful Training Programs for the Workplace. In just two intensive days, you値l 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 facilitatory can稚 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痴 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値l 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値l 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池e developing training for minimum wage employees or your company痴 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稚 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値l 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 Analysis blueprint.
  • Boost effectiveness and retention by applying adult learning processes to your training design.
  • Improve learner participation and prevent boredom with the latest techniques.
  • Better define job responsibilities and spot performance gaps.
  • Develop learning objectives that align with your organization痴 overall goals.
  • 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 content.
  • 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 effectively.
  • Boost training effectiveness by designing on-target learning activities.
  • Create thorough curriculum guides and instructor materials that anyone can use.
  • Increase effectiveness of CBT with the latest design tips and techniques.
  • Prevent information overload by prioritizing and weighing content for flow and structure.
  • 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 programs.
  • Prove the value of your training programs to your organization and determine the dollar cost of not training.
Who Should Attend?
    Trainers 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
Workshop Agenda:

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 process
  • How-to痴 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 training
  • Use design documents and content maps to bring precision structure to your design process
  • 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 techniques that help you target content to every type of learner
  • Keys to creating curriculum guides and instructor materials that anyone can understand and use
IV. Must-Know Essentials for Computer-Based and Web- Based Training
  • General principles for CBT and Web-based training
  • Is it right for you? Pros and cons of CBT and Web-based learning
  • Design tips and techniques for more effective CBT and Web-based training
  • How to evaluate CBT and Web-based training during the design phase for bugs, errors and overall effectiveness
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when designing CBT
  • How to use modular training designs to make instructor led training more adaptable to CBT and Web-based training
V. Advanced Strategies Guaranteed to Increase Training Effectiveness
  • How to use themes and framework structure to create a learner-friendly environment
  • Review and reflection techniques that increase learner retention and skill transfer
  • Methods that increase participation and raise the energy level of your training
  • Tips for avoiding information overload
  • Build a bridge between course content and learner application
  • The importance of situated learning strategies
  • How to facilitate the remember, file and apply process to learners
  • Designing training with resistant and difficult learners in mind
  • Guidelines for developing clear, concise handouts and learner materials
VI. Tools and Tips for Evaluating Training Effectiveness
  • How to prove the value of training and the dollar cost of not training
  • Factors to consider when selecting an evaluation tool
  • How to design evaluations and surveys
  • Develop criterion-referenced tests that evaluate learning and retention
  • Maintain the integrity of data collection using a controlled environment to accurately collect evaluation data
  • Evaluate learner transfer of training, direct application and skill development
  • Tips for measuring intangible training benefits
  • Determine if training met organizational and defined training goals and objectives

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

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