A03 Project Leadership for Instructional Designers
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, March 13
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 14, 2016
This course will help you learn the business elements of instructional design, including tracking and staying on budget and time, project management, facilitating challenging conversations, communicating your instructional design vision, working collaboratively, managing innovation and culture change, and developing relationships with SMEs. Course activities allow you to practice collaboratively and receive feedback. This course includes multiple resources you can incorporate into your work.
This course is focused on the business elements of instructional design and enables you to learn and practice advanced instructional design techniques; learn how to track your ID projects and stay on budget; practice facilitating conversations, setting expectations, and developing relationships with clients; and identify strategies for managing projects to keep them in scope.
Course Objectives: In this course, you will:
- Discuss today’s instructional design trends
- Create a pitch communicating your learning solution to team members, stakeholders, and SMEs
- Discuss learning technologies and platforms
- Document team roles and expectations
- Practice facilitating conversations, setting expectations, and developing relationships
- Learn techniques for managing change within an organization to support effective instructional design
- Identify strategies for managing projects to keep them in scope
- Identify steps and resources for developing skills and mentoring other instructional designers
The following topics are covered:
SESSION ONE AND TWO: Wednesday, February 24, and Wednesday, March 2
Synchronous web session
- Drawing inspiration from other fields
- Incorporating multiple technologies and platforms
- Grabbing and keeping their attention
- Implementing today’s top ID trends
SESSION TWO: Sunday, March 13
Face-to-face in Orlando, Florida
Part one: Collaboration and communicating the vision
- Iterative ideation
- Communicating the vision to team members
- Communicating the vision to stakeholders
- Communicating the vision to SMEs
- Working on virtual teams
Part two: Client facilitation
- Developing working relationships with clients and SMEs
- Defining roles and setting expectations
- Facilitating conversations (including key sentence starters)
- Thinking on your feet
- The art of assertiveness
Part three: Innovation and culture change
- Identifying roadblocks
- Aligning with a champion
- Educating others
- Taking baby steps
SESSION THREE: Monday, March 14
Face-to-face in Orlando, Florida
Part one: Basic project management
- Assessing your design: Is it in scope?
- Managing scope creep
- Managing SMEs
- Plans B, C, and D
Part two: Mentoring junior instructional designers
- Reviewing others’ work
- Providing constructive feedback
- Sharing your expertise
- Developing rock star IDs
SESSION THREE: Wednesday, March 23
Synchronous web session
- Debriefing learning solutions
- Applying everything you have learned back on the job
Who Should Attend:
This course is for instructional designers looking to advance their skills and knowledge about the business elements of instructional design, so they can become more valuable to their internal or external clients.
$1,095.00 USD: Rate for Associates and Non-members
$895.00 USD: Rate for Associates and Non-members with Learning Solutions Registration
$876.00 USD: for eLearning Guild paid members
$676.00 USD: for eLearning Guild paid members with Learning Solutions Registration
Learn more about other registration discounts for which you may qualify.
Dates & Times:
- Wednesday, February 24: Live online training, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
- Wednesday, March 2: Live online training, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
- Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14: In-person training (Learning Solutions 2016 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida), 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM local time
- Wednesday, March 23: Live virtual follow-up session, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
In her current role as co-founder and president of Weejee Learning, Tracy Bissette, MEd, has created enterprise-wide learning solutions for Fortune 500 companies including DaVita, Cisco, and Abbott Labs. Prior to co-founding Weejee Learning, she was vice president of Mindworks Multimedia, where she created and guided the growth of an eLearning division. Triangle Business Journal selected Tracy as one of Research Triangle Park’s 2012 Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders, and she has been recognized in Training Magazine’s Top 125.
Duration: This blended learning course combines three live instructor-led training sessions in a virtual classroom, four weeks of activities and online discussions, and a two-day in-person workshop held at the Learning Solutions 2016 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, on March 13 and 14.
Class Size: Class size limited to 20.
Requirements: This Guild Academy live online training course uses Adobe Connect and Learning Stone—more info.
President of Learning Services
Tracy Bissette, MEd, is president of learning services at Principled Technologies (PT). In her current role, she advises Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and trade associations on learning strategy and innovation, and oversees the creation and development of custom learning programs and solutions. Prior to PT, Tracy was co-founder and CLO of Weejee Learning, an innovative learning services company acquired by PT, and vice president of Mindworks Multimedia, where she created and guided the growth of the company’s eLearning division. Tracy’s prior achievements include The Business Journals’ Women in Business achievement award and 2012’s Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader award.