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Instructional Design

Leverage on our decades of expertise to design your training programmes.

The Challenge

Your organisation is moving fast, and you need to quickly train your people to respond to rapidly shifting business needs. But it’s difficult to quickly put together a training programme that brings results.

If you’re struggling to:
  • Allocate the time to design training programmes
  • Deliver new training programmes quickly
  • Design training programmes that deliver results to meet strategic business needs
Then, we have the solution for you.

The Solution

You have at your disposal, our instructional design team that consists of researchers, programme designers, graphic designers, and quality assurance personnel such as editors, proofreaders, and senior designers.

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How We'll Help You With Instructional Design

We'll help you to quickly put together a comprehensive and effective training programme.

STEP 01 - SCOPING, NDA, HANDOVER OF MATERIALS

We’ll scope with you and your subject matter expert to build a project brief that outlines objectives, timeline, and roles. As part of our standard operating procedure, we’ll sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect all your content and processes. You hand over the materials we need, and we take it from there.

STEP 02 - PROGRAMME AND MATERIALS DESIGN

Our team conceptualises the programme, the modules, and the learning activities. And our senior practitioners will carry out quality checks. We’ll also design all the collaterals, including: the slide deck and instructor guide for the trainer, the participant workbook, level 2 and level 3 evaluations, and materials for the face-to-face or virtual training.

We’ll also work with your subject matter experts on the agreed number of iterations – using our suite of collaborative tools.

STEP 03 - TESTING, KAIZEN, AND SIGN-OFF

If you need to pilot your programme, we’ll ‘process observe’ your pilot session and suggest improvements. We’ll then get together with you to decide on items to be incorporated for the final version.

Once you sign off on the design, we’ll hand over all the designed collaterals. You’ll have your new programme – ready to be studied by your trainers and delivered to your people.

STEP 04 - POST-TRAINING REINFORCEMENT DESIGN & LEARNING JOURNEYS

We can implement a custom-built Behaviour Change System (level 3 Evaluation) to your programme. Adding in post-training reinforcement into your training design and implementation vastly increases your chance of long term behaviour change.

STEP 05 (OPTIONAL) - TRAINING DELIVERY

Are you in need of training talent to run your newly designed programme? At People Potential we have a team of experienced trainers who are ever ready to assist you.

The Solution

You have at your disposal, our instructional design team that consists of researchers, programme designers, graphic designers, and quality assurance personnel such as editors, proofreaders, and senior designers.

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How We'll Help You With Instructional Design

We’ll design a solid 2-day training programme for you in 12 weeks. Talk to us if you need it quicker.

STEP 01 - SCOPING, NDA, HANDOVER OF MATERIALS

We’ll scope with you and your subject matter expert to build a project brief that outlines objectives, timeline, and roles. As part of our standard operating procedure, we’ll sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect all your content and processes. You hand over the materials we need, and we take it from there.

STEP 02 - PROGRAMME & MATERIALS DESIGN

Our team conceptualises the programme, the modules, and the learning activities. We’ll also design all the collaterals, including: The slide deck and instructor guide for the trainer, the participant workbook, level 2 and level 3 evaluations, and materials for the face-to-face or virtual training.

We’ll also work with your subject matter experts on the agreed number of iterations.

STEP 03 - TESTING, KAIZEN, SIGN-OFF

If you need to pilot your programme, we’ll ‘process observe’ your pilot session and suggest improvements. We’ll then get together with you to decide on items to be incorporated for the final version.

Once you sign off on the design, we’ll hand over all the designed collaterals. You’ll have your new programme – ready to be studied by your trainers and delivered to your people.

STEP 04 - POST-TRAINING REINFORCEMENT DESIGN & LEARNING JOURNEYS

We can implement a custom-built Behaviour Change System (level 3 Evaluation) to your programme. Adding in post-training reinforcement into your training design and implementation vastly increases your chance of long term behaviour change.

STEP 05 (OPTIONAL) - TRAINING DELIVERY

Are you in need of training talent to run your newly designed programme? At People Potential we have a team of experienced trainers who are ever ready to assist you.

Design for Behaviour Change

Turn knowledge into habit, then into lifelong impact with post-training reinforcement.

Most businesses discover that the learning that happens during training doesn’t transfer to the workplace. And that lack of transfer means that behaviours are slow to change. Avoid the dreaded, ‘training makes no difference’ phenomena by designing in long-term learning journeys into your training programmes – using our custom-built Behaviour Change System. Learn more about how we can help you to create long-term behaviour change by clicking here.

Include a behaviour change system into your training design if you're struggling to:
  • Change deep-rooted behaviours
  • Help your talents to retain knowledge and skill
  • Create a culture of continuous learning
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Our Principles & Methodology for Instructional Design

Design means everything to us. We’ve been designing for 30 years and we don’t tolerate designs that don’t work – whether it’s a section of a programme that’s confusing or a learning activity that falls flat, or when learners have to ask too many clarifying questions. Our commitment to good design propels us to kaizen our designs until we get the best possible training outcomes. Do we solve all instructional design issues in our programmes? No. But we do solve the most pressing issues as we work our way down an (often) long list of improvements.

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Our instructional design principles in a nutshell - we believe that:
  • When it comes to training – a lack of results or a lack of engagement often points to a flaw in the instructional design*. We’ll only look into the trainer’s knowledge and skills after we determine that the design is not flawed.
  • Transformation in behaviour that ripples through the workplace – starts with robust instructional design.
  • Because people are natural learners, we strive to make learning as easy and as natural as we can – so that we can impact every participant.
  • The learner is learning everywhere, at all times, alone, or together with others. This makes us scrutinise our designs: what are they learning, how are they learning it, and how will they use what they’ve learned.
  • The learning environment, whether virtual or in-real-life, can also be designed. This has led us to develop deliberate strategies in both formats to create a space where the learner can relax and thrive.

*(We assume that the right participants are in the class and that the training environment is conducive to learning.)

Our methodology in a nutshell:
  • Our instructional design team’s knowledge, experience, and expertise includes: Psychology, ADDIE, Agile, NLP and Accelerated Learning. When necessary, we incorporate facilitative processes like Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, or World Café. Additionally, our director of training quality was trained as a concert pianist, so the team knows how to build programmes that uses innovative principles and strategies of practice – to help participants to build skills up to an unexpectedly high level.
  • Central to our methodology is the creation of a strong conceptual model of the programme and within every module because these conceptual models will affect everything downstream – especially our participant’s ability to grasp and learn the material.
  • For skill training, we create one or more tools that participants repeatedly use in class before they use them at the workplace. The tools are also incorporated into the post-training reinforcement.
  • We also use a variety of ways to open, review and close a training. The “body” of the training moves steadily through the original conceptual model, along with carefully crafted learning activities (including practice-with-feedback, card games, quizzes, and case discussions), demos by trainers and participants, examples, and rich debriefs.
  • People Potential’s in-real-life (IRL) and virtual instructor-led training (VILT) programmes engage participants from the first minute to the last – engagement is built into the design.
  • In a typical skill-based programme, we use collaborative tools like Miro to elicit high levels of engagement. We take pride in producing Miro boards that are as beautiful as they are functional.
  • When we design, we include Level 2 and Level 3 evaluations and provide our clients with the data for both.

Our Principles & Methodology for Instructional Design

Design means everything to us. We’ve been designing for 30 years and we don’t tolerate designs that don’t work – whether it’s a section of a programme that’s confusing or a learning activity that falls flat, or when learners have to ask too many clarifying questions. Our commitment to good design propels us to kaizen our designs until we get the best possible training outcomes. Do we solve all instructional design issues in our programmes? No. But we do solve the most pressing issues as we work our way down an (often) long list of improvements.

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Our instructional design principles in a nutshell - we believe that:
  • When it comes to training – a lack of results or a lack of engagement often points to a flaw in the instructional design*. We’ll only look into the trainer’s knowledge and skills after we determine that the design is not flawed.
  • Transformation in behaviour that ripples through the workplace – starts with robust instructional design.
  • Because people are natural learners, we strive to make learning as easy and as natural as we can – so that we can impact every participant.
  • The learner is learning everywhere, at all times, alone, or together with others. This makes us scrutinise our designs: what are they learning, how are they learning it, and how will they use what they’ve learned.
  • The learning environment, whether virtual or in-real-life, can also be designed. This has led us to develop deliberate strategies in both formats to create a space where the learner can relax and thrive.

*(We assume that the right participants are in the class and that the training environment is conducive to learning.)

Our methodology in a nutshell:
  • Our instructional design team’s knowledge, experience, and expertise includes: Psychology, ADDIE, Agile, NLP and Accelerated Learning. When necessary, we incorporate facilitative processes like Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, or World Café. Additionally, our director of training quality was trained as a concert pianist, so the team knows how to build programmes that uses innovative principles and strategies of practice – to help participants to build skills up to an unexpectedly high level.
  • Central to our methodology is the creation of a strong conceptual model of the programme and within every module because these conceptual models will affect everything downstream – especially our participant’s ability to grasp and learn the material.
  • For skill training, we create one or more tools that participants repeatedly use in class before they use them at the workplace. The tools are also incorporated into the post-training reinforcement.
  • We also use a variety of ways to open, review and close a training. The “body” of the training moves steadily through the original conceptual model, along with carefully crafted learning activities (including practice-with-feedback, card games, quizzes, and case discussions), demos by trainers and participants, examples, and rich debriefs.
  • People Potential’s in-real-life (IRL) and virtual instructor-led training (VILT) programmes engage participants from the first minute to the last – engagement is built into the design.
  • In a typical skill-based programme, we use collaborative tools like Miro to elicit high levels of engagement. We take pride in producing Miro boards that are as beautiful as they are functional.
  • When we design, we include Level 2 and Level 3 evaluations and provide our clients with the data for both.
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Our Design Experience

With more than 40 years of design experience and significant experience with post-training reinforcement, our instructional design team’s expertise includes: Psychology, ADDIE, Agile, NLP and Accelerated Learning. When necessary, we incorporate facilitative processes like Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, or World Café. Additionally, our director of training quality was trained as a concert pianist, so the team knows how to build programmes that innovatively use principles and strategies of deliberate practice – to help participants build skills to a level often not expected.

I observed a huge jump in their performance and skills. The results are extremely impressive!
– Vitaly TikhonovHead of Business Strategy and Development – on the effectiveness of a People Potential training programme.

Your Business Impact:

01

Your internal learning and development staff, or subject matter experts, will save dozens of hours. Hours that would have otherwise gone to developing training programmes and all the related collaterals.

02

You’ll receive an effective training programme that takes advantage of our decades of instructional design expertise, with Level 2 and Level 3 evaluations built in.

03

You’ll have a well designed long-term learning journey that helps your talents to apply their new knowledge and skills back at their workplace – ensuring long-term behaviour change.

Your Business Impact:

01

Your internal learning and development staff, or subject matter experts, will save dozens of hours. Hours that would have otherwise gone to developing training programmes and all the related collaterals.

02

You’ll receive an effective training programme that takes advantage of our decades of instructional design expertise, with Level 2 and Level 3 evaluations built in.

03

You’ll have a well designed long-term learning journey that helps your talents to apply their new knowledge and skills back at their workplace – ensuring long-term behaviour change.