May 8, 2014
Instructional designers and other training professionals are often forced into order-taking roles. For example, your company wants training on a specific topic—compliance, software and systems, customer service, and sales training—and a one-size-fits-all module is produced. Well there’s a better way: At ASTD 2014, Dick Handshaw, author of Training That Delivers Results, gave a session on 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. Created by one of the originators of computer-based training, the speaker’s results-oriented instructional design model is systematic yet flexible, and works for both instructor-led training and e-learning.
Here are 3 tips from Handshaw’s presentation to help you align instructional design with business goals:
“AMA focuses on training that delivers business results,” says Nancy K. Roberson, President and Publisher of Amacom, the publishing division of AMA. “So we are very proud to be publishing Handshaw’s book.” Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.
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