Learning By Design involves you as a learning and development consultant in identifying the development needs and designing learning for a team of busy scientists. The course is story based and features the fictitious company Catawampus who make herbal remedies to soothe feral cats. They employ a number of homoeopathists, biologists, aromatherapist’s and chemists and the business is supported by operational staff in the Finance, HR, Sales and Distribution departments.
Their products include Mewsic, Cattitude, Clawsome and innerflealings
You are a learning and development consultant who has been called in to help the organisation avoid a catastrophe. With the aid of a trusty mentor at Spectrain your role will be to follow the Learning by Design training course approach to develop and apply the following competencies:
Essential Competencies Learning by Design
Identifying development needs including skills, process, and consultancy approaches. To gain information about the business situation, the learning context and recommend appropriate learning solutions to address them
Identification and application of instructional approaches, tools, systems, and processes required for designing and developing effective learning
Identifying and incorporating a range of applications to push pre course learning
You will develop the confidence to make design decisions that better influence learners behaviour
You will apply techniques to develop learning resources and methods that aid retention of learning
You will develop the skills of a learning mentor in both online and face to face situations
And finally you will create a learner experience through your presentation using techniques that get your learners pulses racing
Oh and you will be the catalyst for change at Catawampus
Who should attend?
This blended approach to learning is aimed at those who design and deliver learning want to better influence their audience and ensure retention and application of the learning.
Learning today is broad in scope, and goes well beyond formal courses to include all sorts of online communications, from webinars to videos, as well as social and collaborative learning, all provide opportunities for accelerated on-job learning. Our learning by design programme was originally designed for subject matter experts in scientific roles who need to engage global audiences through sales presentations or webinars.
Learners will design a job aid that enables demonstration of the task “Wiring a plug” . Learners should incorporate methods that aid retention and recall and enable users of the job aid to identify the features of a correctly wired three-pin mains electricity plug and be able to recognise errors in the wiring of a plug.
The Role of the Mentor
Your role in providing guidance, confidence and tools
Becoming the guide on the side
How you connect with your learners – the value of finding shared experience and establishing common goals to encourage collaboration
Set up’s for success
Presentations with a Pulse
Finding the right bait – People rarely act based on lone facts
Avoiding self centred content
Your role as a wise story teller
Focus your presentation so it resonates at their frequency instead of yours…what is their frequency?
Beginning the presentation from a shared place of understanding. Creating a call to adventure
Unite an idea with an emotion – Using stories to convey meaning and appeal to emotion
Blending and layering information to create an experience
Helping the audience to see themselves as the hero of the story and moving them towards the goal of achievement
Using story templates to create structure
Produce momentum with oppositional content familiar content
Using Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity effectively
Creating plot points to help learners to test and internalise and make decisions on the hero’s journey
Create Something They’ll Always Remember— a S.T.A.R. moment
Learners will design a presentation for an audience that has meaning for them.They must demonstrate application of 6 of the approaches described in the final module of the learning by design course and describe what impact those techniques will have on the learner and the learning