Forming a good relationship with a subject matter expert (SME) can make the difference between productive and unproductive training. Oftentimes training professionals and instructional designers struggle when working with SMEs for a number of reasons: review delays, scope creep, content dumps, and more. However, working with a SME is essential for digging deeper into unfamiliar topics and providing learners with the content they need to do their jobs well. So what’s the secret to smooth SME collaboration?

In The Subject Matter Expert Kickoff Checklist, Bianca Woods outlines steps you can take before, during, and after your initial kickoff meeting with a SME to ensure that you cover all your bases, get what you need to make effective learning solutions, and you form a healthy relationship that you can count on moving forward.

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