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Custom Learning Solutions

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Improving Performance and results through the design of engaging learning.

The Perfect Partnership

Your content expertise

our learning expertise

Results

Your content expertise

Your expertise in the content, industry or company we are developing the learning solution for.

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our learning expertise

Our 20 years of experience designing and developing learning solutions of all shapes and sizes in many different industries.

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Results

Your expertise in the content, industry or company we are developing the learning solution for.

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Our 20 years of experience designing and developing learning solutions of all shapes and sizes in many different industries.

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Ways to Work Together

Our focus is on finding the right solution to address your unique needs, challenges, and goals. Sometimes, this is done at the kick-off meeting if you already have a good understanding of your needs, and other times it’s more thorough.

After that, we either land on one modality for learning delivery or we go with a blended learning approach, with some combination of the following:

Why Choose Us

EXPERIENCE

We have been designing learning solutions for our clients for over 20 years...

EXPERIENCE

We have been designing learning solutions for our clients for over 20 years in a wide variety of industries including health care, oil and gas, finance/banking, government, property management, cyber security, sales, customer service, and many others. We’ve seen it all, and will be a committed thought partner that will offer you a new perspective.

FLEXIBILITY

You name it, we’ve likely done it...

FLEXIBILITY

You name it, we’ve likely done it. We can start from the very beginning of a project, be dropped into the middle, or even work out a few key pieces with your existing team. When you need a quick course built or a long-time partnership to build a large curriculum, we are here to help.

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LEARN-BY-DOING-APPROACH

We have had the best success when relevant, realistic practice is included in our training as much as possible...

LEARN-BY-DOING-APPROACH

We have had the best success when relevant, realistic practice is included in our training as much as possible. This may be through scenarios or simulations. We will brainstorm with you what that means for your learners and present you with ideas that will increase learner retention, bolster engagement, and improve on-the-job performance.

RELIABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We do what we say we are going to do, and we don’t sugar coat things...

RELIABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We do what we say we are going to do, and we don’t sugar coat things. You won’t always hear what you want to hear, but if something isn’t going to work, we will let you know. We are realistic and you can trust that you are always receiving our very best.

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Why Choose Us

EXPERIENCE

We have been designing learning solutions for our clients for over 20 years...

EXPERIENCE

We have been designing learning solutions for our clients for over 20 years in a wide variety of industries including health care, oil and gas, finance/banking, government, property management, cyber security, sales, customer service, and many others. We’ve seen it all, and will be a committed thought partner that will offer you a new perspective.

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FLEXIBILITY

You name it, we’ve likely done it...

FLEXIBILITY

You name it, we’ve likely done it. We can start from the very beginning of a project, be dropped into the middle, or even work out a few key pieces with your existing team. When you need a quick course built or a long-time partnership to build a large curriculum, we are here to help.

02.

LEARN-BY-DOING-APPROACH

We have had the best success when relevant, realistic practice is included in our training as much as possible...

LEARN-BY-DOING-APPROACH

We have had the best success when relevant, realistic practice is included in our training as much as possible. This may be through scenarios or simulations. We will brainstorm with you what that means for your learners and present you with ideas that will increase learner retention, bolster engagement, and improve on-the-job performance.

03.

RELIABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We do what we say we are going to do, and we don’t sugar coat things...

RELIABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We do what we say we are going to do, and we don’t sugar coat things. You won’t always hear what you want to hear, but if something isn’t going to work, we will let you know. We are realistic and you can trust that you are always receiving our very best.

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Areas We Support

Sales Enablement

Customer Service / Call Center

Compliance and Regulatory Training

New Hire/ Onboarding

Systems Implementation and Upgrades

Leadership Development

Process and Procedures

Product Rollout

Companies We’ve Worked With

How It Works
Step 1
Coffee Chat / Identify Needs

We will first have a quick chat to identify your needs and organizational goals at a high level. We will discuss if our team is a good fit for your needs and if it makes sense to work together.

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Step 2
Contract Signing and Team / ID Alignment

We will identify the project requirements, timeline and scope and present you with a proposal. Tweaks may be made to it and once it’s agreed upon, we will send over a Statement of Work or NDA (or receive one from your Procurement department.)

Now it’s time to get the party started! We will start gathering your well-trained team of L&D professionals. That may be a team of one Instructional Designer embedded in your team for the duration of the project, or it might mean a Project Manager, IDs, eLearning Developers, graphic designers, etc.

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Step 3
Kick Off, Source Content Handoff, and Recommend Solutions

During the kick off meeting, we will discuss the stakeholders involved in the project, the business goals, and the target audience.

This is where you will hand over any source content you have in the form of PowerPoint decks, manuals, documents, previous trainings, notes, etc. If you don’t have source content, it’s ok. We know how to ask the right questions to get it out of your head!

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Step 4
Further Assess Needs and Recommend Solutions

Our team will analyze the source content provided, identify any gaps, interview the subject matter experts, and discuss possible learning solutions with you and your team (if that has not been decided already.) We will agree together on a learning approach.

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Step 5
Design, Integrate Feedback, and Refine

Once the learning approach has been agreed upon, we will move on to the design of the course or curriculum.

We will create a design document with the high level design, approach, delivery method, learning objectives, and all pertinent information included.

Once approved, we will move on to design a storyboard, if the project involves eLearning. The storyboard is a detailed play-by-play of the course, to include every slide and it’s interactions, graphics, and scripting.

We will ask you for feedback at designated milestones throughout the project and refine as we go.

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Step 6
Develop, Integrate Feedback, and Refine

We will then move on to development of the course, whether it’s ILT/VILT with a Facilitator Guide and Participant Guide or eLearning developed in Articulate Storyline or Rise.

This is where we bring it to life!

For an eLearning project, we will develop a prototype first with the player/template to be used for the course, if not already provided. It will include company branding.

Once approved, we will develop the Alpha version of the course.. If any supplementary items are needed, including videos, graphics, or job aids, those will be created as well.

You will be invited to provide feedback at several stages throughout the development process, and we will refine until we have an engaging solution that improves performance, elicits behavior change, exceeds organizational goals, and gets results.

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Step 7
Final Approval, Handoff of Final Files

Once all changes have been made, we will ask for your final seal of approval. Once received, all files will be finalized and sent over to your team, including any source and supplementary files.

If eLearning, you will receive SCORM-compliant files for your LMS.

We will discuss lessons learned, and keep it touch. We are always here for your future training needs.

Step 7
Take A Look At Our Portfolio of Work

Start picturing the possibilities

Looking for a Partner to Design Your Next Learning Solution?

Whether you know exactly what you need or need help figuring it out, we are here to help. Schedule a call with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

The short answer is “it depends.”  Factors to consider include complexity of content, authoring tool used, availability, readiness, and state of source content, availability of Subject Matter Experts, and complexity of course design. It can be anywhere from 60 to 300 hours of work time, spread out over a period of time that fits within the schedules of all involved. 

Contact us and we can give you a better idea of the time involved.

Technically, you don’t have to have anything ready, but it depends on your budget and timeline.  If you just have a performance problem or idea that you need developed and analyzed to come up with the right solution, we can do that.  That may mean that the source content needs to be gathered or is in someone’s head, which is fine.  Or, you might know exactly what you want and have the source content available in PPTs, documents, websites, previous courses, etc.  That works also and is better for smaller budgets and shorter timelines.

This is another question that is hard to answer.  It’s like asking how long a piece of string is.  We create custom quotes based on your individual needs, because we are designing a custom learning solution that is right for your organizational goals. It depends on complexity of content, authoring tool used, availability, readiness, and state of source content, and complexity of course design.

Contact us for more information.

We work with all types of businesses.  We recognize that the needs are different and the tools used are often different as well, as many small businesses don’t have Learning Management Systems.  That’s ok, we can work around that. 

It depends on the modality that the training ends up being developed in, but if it’s eLearning, you will get the source files that we develop and any published files for upload to your LMS (or instructions for deployment if you don’t have an LMS.)

 

If Virtual Instructor-Led or any other modality, you will get all Facilitator Guides, Participant Guides, PowerPoints, job aids, videos, and any other supplementary materials. 

Throughout the project, we will be providing you with a Design Document and Storyboard (for eLearning) so that you can give us feedback along the way. 

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