• May 18, 2022

    21 | Breaking Down the Silos

    with Liz & Rachel

    There’s many a cautionary tale when it comes to working in silos. Training can develop an amazing program, but if Sales Leadership doesn’t agree or re-enforce, all of that training is wasted. What if Marketing has been working independently and does not provide tools that align with either Training or Sales? These are real-life scenarios […]

  • May 11, 2022

    19 | Assessing the Need (An Intro to the Needs Assessment Process)

    with Liz & Rachel

    Let’s get into the nitty-gritty! What really is a needs assessment? How long does it take and where do I start? Liz & Rachel are answering these questions and more, walking you through the 7 steps you’ll take to reach 1 impressive recommendation. What about you? Have you ever conducted a thorough Needs Assessment? Share […]

  • May 4, 2022

    18 | Training Value for the Whole Organization, An Executive’s Perspective

    with Amie Borgstrom

    This week, Liz sits down with Amie Borgstrom, a med device executive for over 25 years, to discuss the needs assessment process and the value training brings. From the importance of repeatable scalable programs and working in tandem with sales and marketing, to hints about increasing your training budget and communicating your plan to executives, they chat about it all.

  • April 27, 2022

    17 | Why are Learning Objectives So Important in ID?

    with Liz & Rachel

    Learning objectives can seem like a table of contents that you just want to skip over to get to the "good stuff." Today, Liz & Rachel dig in on why learning objectives are so important, how many to include and how to write objectives that will measure your training success.

  • April 20, 2022

    16 | How Long Does Development Really Take?

    with Liz & Rachel

    How long does it REALLY take to develop a great training course. This week, Rachel and Liz walk through the variables that all add up to the time it actually takes to develop a stellar course.

  • April 13, 2022

    15 | How to Give & Get Effective Feedback

    with Liz & Rachel

    Calling all feedback! Managing the feedback loop can be such a challenge. From busy reviewers and conflicting opinions to ineffective and unspecific feedback, instructional designers can be caught in the middle of a feedback tornado: swirling around, but never arriving at actionable feedback. Today, Liz & Rachel continue their conversation on how to give and get effective feedback on instructional design materials.

  • April 6, 2022

    14 | Instructional Design is More Than a PowerPoint with Rachel Medeiros

    with Liz & Rachel

    Instructional design can often be overlooked by focusing on a PowerPoint deck. This week kicks off our spotlight on instructional design. Rachel Medeiros is bringing her K-12 education background and her love of the ADDIE model to life in this week's episode. Tune in for advice to novice and experienced instructional designers and best practices for managing the feedback cycle.

  • March 30, 2022

    13 | Field Training: All About Timing

    with Liz & Rachel

    "We need to know... Are you ""Team Before"" or ""Team After""? There are pros and cons of using your field trainers both before your in-house training and after your in-house training. Listen to today's episode as Liz & Rachel share their takes on the best time to use field trainers to enhance the overall learning of your new hires."

  • March 23, 2022

    12 | Field Training: Keeping It Real

    with Liz & Rachel

    Let's be honest. If you're in training, chances are you've heard "That's what they teach you in the classroom, but it's not how we really do it" during one of your training courses. Today on the podcast, Liz & Rachel explore strategies for keeping your training real & relevant, so that you never have to hear that again!

  • March 16, 2022

    11 | Field Training: Prepping your Trainers

    with Liz & Rachel

    "An important part of a successful Field Training program is adequately preparing your field trainers. Taking them from unconsciously competent to consciously competent is key. Today, Liz & Rachel discuss using a beginner's mindset to develop your field educators."