614 From Start-up to Global Leader: Scaling Training at the Speed of Business
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 24
Management and Strategy
Good news: Your company is about to have its "iPhone moment" and nearly quadruple in size! Bad news: You are responsible for scaling training as the company grows from a promising start up into a world-wide industry leader. You have a small team of jack-of-all-trades learning professionals that need to scale training faster than an intern returning from a coffee run. The budget is small, the bandwidth is past its limit, and the days until launch are looming. What would you do if big changes were coming quickly with no sign of slowing down?
In this case study session, discover how The VOID (a location-based entertainment VR company) used a blended, dispersed, and social learning approach to ramp up training more quickly than was imaginable for a diverse audience that included managers, engineers, developers, technicians, customer service representatives, and construction workers. You’ll learn how to disperse design, development, and implementation tasks across trained (and untrained!) people to produce high-quality training in a compressed timeline, and curate not only content but also people to get the job done. You’ll also explore the unique challenges of designing training for a product that is still in development for a business that is growing at the speed of light. Kind of like building the plane while it is in the air. And teaching the pilot how to fly it. And the mechanic how to maintain it. All at the same time.
In this session, you will learn:
- What makes a difference in scaling a training program quickly
- How to think differently about your people and resources to help you grow your training program at the speed which the business is growing
- What you can do to keep the personal touch of your training as you scale your training program for a global audience
- How to approach a training strategy for a product that you believe in, but isn't finished yet
- Techniques for effectively managing time and resources to develop training for the widest audience possible with limited time and resources
Designers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Articulate Storyline, LMS
Freelance Instructional Design and eLearning Development Consultant
Beth Wisch Consulting
Beth is a freelance instructional design and elearning development consultant. In her 15+ years as an instructional designer, Beth has worked with a variety of clients across many industries including government and private sector clients. Beth is passionate about helping clients think outside the box for training that will engage and excite learners while teaching them new skills and ideas. Beth's love of VR training was ignited while she wrote training for location-based VR company, The VOID VR, and she got to see the impact of immersive VR experiences first hand while working closely with VR designers and developers.