Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Synopsis

Instructional designers and other training professionals are often forced into order-taking roles. The company wants training on a specific topic - business writing, behavioral interviewing, customer service - and a one-size-fits-all module is produced. Training That Delivers Results offers a far better way to educate employees, one that connects learning solutions with strategic business goals. Rather than being told what to teach, proactive designers collect data to define problems and develop training interventions. Written by one of the originators of computer-based training, Handshaw's results-oriented model is systematic, yet flexible, and works for both instructor-led training and e-learning. Readers will learn how to: - Analyze performance gaps - Create targeted performance objectives and connect them with the right measurement tools - Determine the best instructional strategy and the appropriate media - Build consensus with project blueprint meetings - Evaluate the effectiveness of training and use the data to continually improve. Learning goals and business goals should go hand in hand. Here are the tools, worksheets, and assessments needed to tie the learning experience to enhanced performance outcomes - and deliver sustainable, quantifiable business results. "

Excerpt

This book helps you combine the discipline of instructional design with that of performance consulting to create a new approach to designing instruction that focuses on achieving real business results. By linking training and nontraining goals to strategic business goals and tracking the impact of those solutions, we provide increased value to our organizations.

When I started my career, the addie (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) type of instructional design model was not well known or used. Today, addie models are well known, but the training profession has questioned their continued value. I began practicing performance consulting along with instructional design in the mid-1990s. I am completely convinced of the value of combining the two disciplines. Both of these disciplines depend on measurement for their success. This book introduces you to the Handshaw Instructional Design Model, which combines the addie approach with measurement and performance consulting to align your instructional design with business goals.

Who Is This Book For?

Whether you are new to the learning profession or not, you will find useful, evidence-based practices throughout this book. I have tried to write in as straightforward a manner as possible. I have been careful to explain industry terms and jargon. Even experienced instructional designers will benefit from the case studies, stories, tools, and examples.

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