Your source for personal, emotional, and memorable learning experiences

Easy Best Professional Development Plan

Make your required trainings captivating.

1. Schedule a free one hour appointment.
2. You provide the information and content.
3. I turn it into an online branching scenario course.
4. Host it on your system or I can host it for you.
5. Any number of people can play on any device.
6. You are now everyone’s favorite professional development team.
7. Celebrate with a doughnut.

Inspired Trainings

Training should not be boring.

If it’s boring, they’re not learning.

 

It’s a required training.

You have to teach it. They have to learn it.

But everyone hates it, and forgets it as soon as they leave.

Sound familiar?

Like you, I was frustrated by the lack of interesting training methods.

What if your required trainings could be inspired? Compelling? Memorable?

How Does it Work?

More about our custom eLearning branching scenario courses

You’re the expert – you supply the content, I make it into an online course.

What are the courses like? These are scenario-based decision and consequence games. Your players make choices and experience the consequences.

The power of story makes it emotional and personal, which makes it memorable. Practicing new behaviors in context provides the essential What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) that adult learners need, and increases transfer of skills to the job environment. Gamification elements, such as life points, make it extra fun and engaging.

Ideal for trainings on situations involving judgment calls, like

  • medical ethics
  • communication skills
  • using questions to connect with sales clients
  • inherent bias training
  • cultural awareness training
  • sexual harassment prevention training

These courses are especially powerful if you want your participants to experience a situation from multiple perspectives, to “stand in someone else’s shoes.”

What kind of training should you not use them for? Technical trainings with one right answer.

For more information, watch this slide show:

expert laptop
How does this work?
You're the expert

* You supply the content: decisions, consequences, images, and what feedback you want to give the participants.
* I’ll turn it into a branching scenario eLearning course.
* The course can be hosted on your LMS or on any website and played on any device.

crossroads-997123_1920

What are the courses like?

* These are branching scenario eLearning courses.
* The participant gets a situation and has to make a series of choices - and experience the consequences.
* You can include any amount of real information - reports, pictures, videos, and sounds.

multiple points of view
Multiple Perspectives

* For your course, choose to offer a single point of view or more than one identity.
* This means the participant can experience the same situation from multiple points of view.
* Especially powerful for making people aware of inherent bias or any other situation when it's useful to "stand in someone else's shoes."

tree-3307473_1920

Useful for judgment calls
Wonderful for any situation that has more than one “right” answer, such as:

* Medical ethics
* Communication skills
* Using questions to connect with sales clients
* Inherent bias training
* Cultural awareness training
* Sexual harassment prevention training

cogs-2279289_1920
Not for technical trainings

This is not the most effective training method for situations in which there is one right answer.

previous arrow
next arrow

Situation-based eLearning courses are powerful

Bloom’s for eLearning

Like so many learning professionals, I reach for Bloom’s Taxonomy when writing learning objectives. However, these days I only design asynchronous eLearning. That makes using Bloom’s trickier.  I need to mostly use assessment verbs that a computer can consistently score accurately. It’s difficult to use any assessment method that will elicit a range of correct answers …