Designing Effective Instruction for Training


effective instruction for trainingThis practical workshop focuses on the design and development of training and educational programmes that are aligned to your company's business needs. You will learn the basic strategies for designing and developing effective instruction using a systematic approach.

This four-day workshop will concentrate on the four fundamental components of instructional design: learners, objectives, methods and evaluation, which are critical to the design and development of instruction. The workshop follows a human performance improvement approach to instructional design and includes practice in needs assessment, learner and context analysis, job/task analysis, and course design.

At the end of this workshop, participants would know how to design a complete course including participant guides, instructor guides, and other materials that are directly aligned to the organisation's business goals. In addition, participants will apply what they learn during the workshop by completing hands-on activities. The approach used in this workshop will decrease the time it takes to develop a course and solve performance problems by designing effective instruction that increases productivity and performance.

Target Audience

This instructional design and development workshop is designed for course developers, instructional designers, trainers, training managers and anyone who needs to design and develop effective, efficient and engaging learning materials and courses. By participating in this workshop you will be provided with a solid foundation for developing learning that will drive performance improvement.

Learning Objectives

After attending all classes and actively participating in the classroom activities, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and apply the ADDIE model.
  • Conduct training needs assessment that aligns performance needs with organisational goals.
  • Analyse learners and contexts to determine course content.
  • Conduct a task analysis to determine course content.
  • Write learning objectives based on observable and measurable actions or behaviors.
  • Select the most appropriate instructional methods and media to support the achievement of learning objectives.
  • Determine the best structure and sequence for a course.
  • Apply principles of adult learning.
  • Develop training strategies for presenting different types of content.
  • Create course materials such as participant and facilitator guides and supporting materials.
  • Apply guidelines for using visuals, text, and audio in instructional materials.
  • Develop evaluation strategies for training initiatives.
  • Plan for implementation of course design.

Programme Outline

Day One: Introduction to Instructional Design for Improving Performance

  • What is Instructional Design?
  • Roles of the Instructional Designer
  • The Instructional Design Process
  • Identifying the Need for Instruction
  • Learner and Context Analysis
  • Task Analysis

Day Two: Establishing Instructional Objectives & Designing Instruction

  • What are Instructional Objectives?
  • Objective Domains
  • Developing Instructional Objectives
  • Writing Instructional Objectives
  • Sequencing of Instruction
  • Designing the Content or Message

Day Three: Developing Instructional Materials

  • Methods for Developing Instructional Materials
  • Using Instructional Materials Created from Other Sources
  • Media Selection
  • Group Presentations
  • Guidelines for Effective Training and Learning
  • Self Paced Learning
  • Small Group Techniques
  • Design Considerations for Technology Based Instruction

Day Four: Evaluating Instruction & Implementation Planning

  • What is Evaluation?
  • Purpose of Evaluation
  • Relationship between Evaluation and Objectives
  • Evaluation Instruments
  • Formative and Summative Evaluations
  • Pilot Testing
  • Implementation Planning

Facilitator: Chérisse Mahabir-Cletus

Chérisse Mahabir-Cletus is the Programme Director: Instructional Design and Learning Technologies at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of the West Indies Trinidad. She is also a part-time Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Education where she teaches primary and secondary school teachers how to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. In addition, she has lectured the course "Learning with Technology" at ROYTEC.

As an instructional designer and consultant Ms. Mahabir-Cletus has a wealth of experience in training, faculty development, eLearning, instructional design and learning technologies working in both academic and corporate settings. She has worked as an Educational Technologist and Facilitator on several University projects including Edulink: Capacity Building for the Financial Stability of African, Caribbean & Pacific Higher Education Institutions Programme and Community Outreach: Technology Integration Workshops.

Ms. Mahabir-Cletus holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Monroe College, NY with First Class Honors and a Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. She is currently completing her Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. Her research interests include: the integration of technology to support student learning in higher education, faculty development, online learning, instructional design and development, training, adult learning in the online environment, educational technology and human performance technology.


Date 4th - 7th November, 2014 View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 4 Days
Cost TT $4,500.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 157
Tamara Edwards - ext. 330



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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