Writing Learning Outcomes: A Practical Guide and Workbook, 2nd Edition

  • ID: 666508
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 27 Pages
  • Business Performance Pty Ltd
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A Practical Guide and Workbook that takes trainers and instructional designers step-by-step through the process of developing effective training course learning outcomes. Writing meaningful learning outcomes is a critical link between the organization’s perceived skill needs and filling those needs. Yet many trainers struggle with writing learning objectives that satisfy the needs of their organization and of learners. Wherever you train and whatever type of training you deliver, this guide will help you create greater value from your training programs.

This practical resource also includes learning outcomes templates in MS Word format for you to customize and use time and again.

Who uses this guide:

- Training and Learning Managers
- Training Consultants
- Training Co-ordinators
- Trainers/Facilitators
- Instructional Designers
- Human Resource Consultants

By using this guide you will:

- positively link training activities to organizational objectives
- allow designers to write more relevant program content and assessments
- better engage clients and other stakeholders for stronger program support
- increase your professional credibility within the organization
- give training participants a clearer purpose and direction with learning goals
- help trainers stay on track
- more easily measure the success of your program

Use the workbook to complete all process tasks, including

- identifying your clients
- facilitating client meetings
- reviewing background materials
- developing SMART objectives
- writing action statements
- encapsulating workplace variables
- formulating terminal and enabling objectives
- incorporating the three learning domains
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Introduction

STEP 1: Identify Organizational Unit Objectives

STEP 2: Determine On-The-Job Behaviors

STEP 3: Write Learning Outcomes

What Next
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Leslie Allan has been assisting organizations improve their capability for over 20 years. He has contributed in various roles as manager, consultant and trainer within the manufacturing and service industries, both for public and private sector organizations. On the people side, Mr. Allan has set up and managed training functions for leading multinationals. His achievements include reducing online learning costs by 80 percent and increasing employee course completions by 540 percent. Taking a strategic approach to investing training resources also led him to develop a best practice model for training functions.

Mr. Allan’s external and internal consulting roles have seen him lead successful projects in strategic planning, workplace communications, and quality and HR information systems. He is also a seasoned instructional designer and trainer, having taught programs in both vocational colleges and industry. Training programs that Mr. Allan has designed and delivered include the full gamut, from technical skills training to management and communication skills, team leadership, financial management and career planning.

On the process side, Mr. Allan has helped companies, small and large, improve their process capability. Managing 15 teams for one multinational manufacturer, he led the continuous improvement initiative, forming, training, coaching and motivating the teams to identify, map and improve their processes. His project management and facilitation skills were utilized in another national conglomerate to lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive document management system and the mapping and reengineering of core processes.

Mr. Allan is a prolific writer on business issues, with many journal and web articles to his credit. He is also the author of five books on employee capability, training and change management. Mr. Allan currently serves as Divisional Council Member for the Australian Institute of Training and Development and is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the American Society for Quality.
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