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How to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment

How to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment

Performance issues often involve a knot of factors that can’t be untangled with training alone. Training needs assessments help you pinpoint performance problems that need to be solved and identify the best solution, whether that’s training, a different intervention, or some combination of both. Use […]

How to Design a Training That Sticks

How to Design a Training That Sticks

Project summary: Tools used in development: LearnDash LMS for WordPress, PowerPoint Time in development: About 2 months Client: Workology Goals: Help HR professionals improve their classroom trainings Improve the Workology learning platform by contributing a high-value course that qualifies those who complete it to receive […]

What is a Teal Organization?

What is a Teal Organization?

A few months ago, at the 2018 ATD Austin Applied Learning Summit, a panelist, Dr. Ryan Schoenbeck, asked the audience whether anyone had heard of Frederic Laloux’s research on Teal organizations. I hadn’t. He went on to make comments that positioned the world of work […]

Please Talk in the Library: Redesigning Public Spaces for Collaborative Learning

Please Talk in the Library: Redesigning Public Spaces for Collaborative Learning

Project Summary: Tools used in development: Google Slides, Adobe Premiere Pro Time in development: About six months Client: Austin Design Week Project Summary: I was curious about how the educational theory of constructivism might be applied to help rethink the layout of libraries. To this […]

Designing a Learner-Centric Training Environment

Designing a Learner-Centric Training Environment

When you organize a training in a configurable space, how do you decide on your setup? Obviously, your content will have a lot to do with it, and you’ll want to arrange the space to best support the information you’re planning to present. But what […]

Elements of an Effective Training

Elements of an Effective Training

Around this time last month, the stress of balancing my personal, work and family commitments was making me miserable. Enter Maura Nevel Thomas’ Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention, and regain control of your life! That’s quite a […]

Modeling an Inclusive Workplace

Modeling an Inclusive Workplace

Project Summary: Tools used in development: Articulate Storyline 360 Time in development: About two months Client: N/A – This project was developed on spec as part of an exploration of whether training could be designed to effectively address unconscious bias in the workplace Project Summary: […]

Tutoring Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Tutoring Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Project Summary: Tools used in development: Articulate Storyline 3 Time in development: About two months Client: VICTORY Tutorial Programs, a nonprofit tutoring organization in Austin, Texas that is staffed primarily by volunteers. Project Summary: VICTORY volunteers often feel ill-prepared to assist students who are struggling […]

Thinkery@Home

Thinkery@Home

Project Summary: Tools used in development: PowerPoint, Word Time in development: About two months Client: N/A — This workshop was created on spec as a concept that might be implemented at the Thinkery children’s museum. Project Summary: Creativity development involves self-directed work — something that […]

Learning Design: A Defense of the 80s

Learning Design: A Defense of the 80s

Project Summary: Time in development: About one week Client: N/A – I developed this while in graduate school. Goal: The goal of this project was to represent the learning design events that happened in the ’80s, and their implications for the development of the field. […]