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

  • 17 Jul 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • CMC-Mercy, 2001 Vail Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207


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Dick Handshaw

Dick Handshaw, President, Handshaw, Inc.

Instructional designers and other training professionals are often forced into order-taking roles. 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.

This session 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. Developed by one of the originators of computer-based training, Handshaw’s results-oriented instructional design model is systematic yet flexible and works for both instructor–led training and eLearning.

Participants will learn to:
  • Reframe a training request and analyze performance gaps
  • Develop a useful task analysis that saves time and money
  • Build consensus with a strategic blueprint meeting
  • Validate instructional strategies with learner tryouts and feedback
Learning goals and business goals should go hand in hand. Here is the process needed to tie the learning experience to enhanced performance outcomes and deliver sustainable, quantifiable business results.

Dick Handshaw, President at Handshaw, Inc., is a consultant, speaker, and champion for real innovation and quality in instructional design. He is a pioneer in the field, with more than 30 years of experience as a learning and performance improvement professional and entrepreneur. Dick has served as a consultant for many organizations to help them establish a results-oriented learning strategy, methodology, and practice. Dick is a respected thought leader and has presented at various international conferences such as American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

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