Course Customization

    Target Audience
    • Selected trainers who need to lightly tailor Business Edge® management training courses for their clients.
    • Managers with direct responsibility for training programs and administrators with indirect responsibility for training may also find this course useful.
    Prerequisites
    Participants for this course should have completed Business Edge® Training of Trainers (ToT): Facilitation Skills or equivalent.
    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Describe permitted content changes to Business Edge® courses by trainers
    • Describe the key elements of systematic course customization
    • Determine how the learner profile of your customized course differs from the general learner of the course
    • Write clear additional objectives to be achieved by the learner
    • Prepare motivational statements that will stimulate the learner’s interest in the customized content
    • Select and sequence custom content in respect to existing content
    • Develop appropriate and consistent slides and handouts to support custom content
    • Develop activities to check learner’s understanding of the custom content
    • Determine workplace applications which will help the learner transfer and apply the custom content
    • Link custom content with existing content seamlessly
    • Adjust course introductions and conclusions to reflect custom content
    • Analyze and evaluate customizations
    • Apply the key elements to your own customized course
    • Exchange design views and methods with other participants and trainer regarding customization
    Methodology
    Classroom-based course
    The training adheres to the Business Edge® instructional design model and provides a checklist of design activities and considerations to follow in order to ensure professional course customization. Participants in this course are encouraged to bring a small “project” (for instance, a change they wish to introduce to a Business Edge® course) in order to practice with the guideline in class.Following the course, an optional one-on-one one-hour tutorial is arranged for those individuals who desire further feedback and coaching on their customization.

    Distance-learning course

    Available soon

    Accreditation
    This course is mandatory for those who are pursuing accreditation as a Accredited Business Edge® Trainer.
    Content
    • What does Business Edge® mean by customization?
      • Light adaptations
      • Mixing and matching course sessions
      • Adding a non-Business Edge® session
    • The seven steps of course customization
      • Defining the target learner profile of the customized course
      • Setting additional learning objectives
      • Preparing stimulating motivational statements
      • Organizing the custom content in respect to existing content
      • Developing activities for the new content
      • Determining workplace application to assist in learning transfer of the new and existing content
      • Orienting your learner
    • Administrative steps
    • Optional post-workshop tutorial
    Course Duration
    The workshop is available in 1-day and 2-day versions:
    • The 1-day version helps participants to plan for a customization
    • The 2-day version prepares participants to both plan and assemble their customized trainer’s manual

     

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