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Self-Study Materials

Self-study ManualsCompanies can benefit from creating self-study materials so when new people join at different times that may not properly coincide with opportunities for formal training, an alternative opportunity to train people informally is available. Self-study provides them a structured combination of presentation materials, supporting materials, and other reference documents.  An interesting use of websites is to establish self-study training opportunities, especially confidential Intranet sites limited to employee-only access.

Web sites can present information in a more interactive format, complete with quizzes if required, and you can establish tools that report progress if you need to keep track of individuals completing the course. Why should you get into the employee education business?  The opportunity to "Learn and Earn" represents an incredible employee benefit that most people appreciate.  You offer individuals a chance to advance in their career while you get the benefit of their loyal service.  It becomes one more reason to stick with the company rather than to jump ship at the next opportunity, and it becomes a magnet for talented people who do not have a similar opportunity where they are currently employed.  What is in it for you is that the more tailored (specific) the training is the less opportunity they have to quickly take that knowledge to your competition.

Intranet sites can also be useful repositories of internal reference information required by all staff working at your company.  If you want things done properly, people need an information source to turn to when they run into obstacles, things they don’t do every day that therefore require some extra effort to get past.  If you do this right you can tie this in with your training programs as you refer to the details rather than to copy those sources of information directly into the training materials.

Customized Training

The education you provide can be customized to your company needs, to prepare new people for jobs your company needs to fill.  A general course may only partially match your company needs. There should be a mutual understanding that you provide that education expecting that the knowledge will be put to use within your company, so there is nothing negative about slanting the course material to match your needs.  While you may already have thought about specific technical courses, do not overlook the benefits of general courses like English for New Canadians, to help you to better manage a multicultural workforce, for example

Self-study materials do not have to be complex or detailed in order to help average people become better at doing their jobs or to prepare for that next promotion.  What you are doing is to enable self-development and you will see what employees take the opportunity to learn for advancement.  These are the keenest, most valuable long-term employees, which of itself is valuable feedback for you. A clear path for advancement makes people happier in their jobs, knowing that they have room for growth.

One of the benefits of self-study is that each employee can pursue their goals at a speed that is right for them, as opposed to a formal seminar that may go too fast and that does not allow enough time to let all the information register.  Some people need a slow-but-sure approach, something they may never have been offered in school, something that may have held them back.  You do not want to hold back good employees that are interested in learning more about the job and the next job that they want to qualify for. Think about the goodwill you generate, and the benefits to your company from employing better educated employees.

Interactive Training

We can turn most training materials into interactive web learning programs that will stimulate your employees.  It is important that they have access to training whenever the opportunity is available for learning, as you likely don't want them to access that training while they should be doing other work.  Our training writers and instructional designers have the specialized industry experience you need. We’ll find the training development pro you need to work at your location or remotely, short or long term. Training deliverables include:

  • Courses
  • Curriculums
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Computer-based training (CBT, CBI, CAI, WBT)
  • Video and audio scripts
  • Performance support systems
  • Simulations
  • Tutorials

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We developed a detailed project management training curriculum part of a public training initiative, for advanced project management past the PMP stage.  Parts of this can be seen by visiting the site, but further training materials are accessible only by subscription.

Reference Materials

In addition to presentation materials you want to produce reference materials, or else your audience will miss half the lecture trying to take notes. With the proper reference materials you can assure your audience to relax and focus on your presentation, and then have more information to take home afterwards.  Your presentation will be much more effective, and you can even afford to take asides without worrying that you might not hit all the essential points you are trying to make.  We have technical writers with the right extensive experience to produce top-notch deliverables, including, but not limited to:

  • User guides
  • Online help
  • Web-based documentation
  • Operator manuals and installation guides
  • Programmer and administrator guides
  • Technical reference manuals
  • Sarbanes Oxley documentation
  • Process documentation, SOPs, work flows and work integrations
  • Training materials
  • Policies, procedures and ISO 9000 documentation
  • System design documents and assembly manuals
  • Proposals

We use the latest instructional design theories, models and technology, including:

  • ADDIE – Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate
  • ARCS – Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction
  • Instructional Systems Design (ISD)