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Instructional Design

3 Full Days | 1.8 CEUs
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Mastering Instructional Design How do you create a course design and then ensure that your design results in specific, planned performance changes? Instructional design that leads to predictable and measurable performance improvement and competency development can be as much a science as an art. This 3-day program teaches participants to create a comprehensive course design, including the development of a course design document.


Program Description

The classic ISD model is the best old friend a person performing instructional design tasks could ever have. Accelerated learning is the best new friend an instructional designer could ever have. This program brings the two friends together with a special invitation for them to make you a world class instructional designer. You'll have to hold on tight because it will be a very quick ride.

Note: This course is not about technology. You supply that!

~ Instructional Systems Design

  • Identify the benefits of an ISD approach to developing learning events
  • Traditional ISD model discussed as the "reality" model and the accelerated learning design model
  • Incorporate trust throughout the design

~ Needs Analysis

  • Three general approaches to training needs analysis
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of five approaches to data collection

~ Task Analysis

  • Focus on what are the characteristics of a task
  • What are the basic steps of a task analysis
  • How do you use the priority rating formula
  • Manage the time required for analysis

~ Writing Objectives

  • Focus on purposes of using performance objectives
  • Three components of performance objectives
  • Specific practice on writing objectives
  • Receive feedback on written objectives

~ Lesson Planning

  • Elements of lesson design and learner-friendly lesson designs
  • Practice lesson design using specific training content
  • Review a corporate lesson plan

~ Testing for Learning Outcomes

  • Review advantages and limitations of different types of tests
  • Practice writing test items

~ Evaluation

  • Identify the prerequisites for effective evaluation
  • Become fully acquainted with Kirkpatrick's model
  • Discuss ways to use instructor feedback
  • Practice small group interview and written evaluation

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this program will:

~  Value multiple design processes
~  Identify the benefits of an ISD approach to developing learning events
~  Incorporate trust throughout the design
~  Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of five approaches to data
~  Manage the time required for analysis
~  Analyze work tasks for different job titles
~  Perform a task for peer analysis
~  Specific practice on writing objectives
~  Receive feedback on written objectives
~  Practice lesson design using specific training content
~  Review a corporate lesson plan
~  Review advantages and limitations of different types of tests
~  Identify the prerequisites for effective evaluation
~  Practice small group interview and written evaluation
~  Plan for future skill development
~  Discuss ways to use instructor feedback


~  Trainers who need design skill enhancement
~  Stand-up trainers who need to develop design skills
~  Supervisors and managers who have to develop their own training programs
~  Adult educators who never studied how to design course curriculum
~  People interested in making learning focused and fun

Program Dates / Locations

While this course is not scheduled at this time, any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either in our classroom or at your location. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Fee of $975 includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch.


Robert Preziosi, DPA

Dr. Preziosi has worked as a human resources director, line manager, business school dean, and leadership training administrator. He has been published in various national publications, including Training and Development, National Productivity Review, The Teaching Professor, and Quality Review. He has been a consultant to consultants, educator of educators, and a trainer of trainers. He has been called a motivating management educator, and has worked with students, executives and trainers from all over the world. Bob's management education consulting experience includes all levels of management with many organizations including American Express, AT&T, Chubb, and a large number of government agencies, hospitals and banks. He has a B.A. degree in Social Science and M.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology. He received his Doctorate degree in Management.

Comments from Past Participants

"Energized me to look at my teaching in a new way. Learned skills and techniques to help my learners learn better."
Harvey Quinton, Assistant Professor | Nova Southeastern University-College of Dental Medicine

"An excellent program that provided pertinent information for developing and implementing successful training programs."
Brenda Smith, Manager I Training Officer | Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre

"Dr. Preziosi has guided many generations of instructional designers. My previous staff and I have found this program and his years of experience and the course will provide you with the practical tools you need to be successful."
Candida Richards, Learning Platform Specialist | JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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