Instructional Design Workshop

  • 15 Oct 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 16 Oct 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cal State East Bay Development Center, 1000 Broadway, Oakland, Glenview Room
  • 15


  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members
  • East Bay and Sacramento Chapter Members Only
  • Presenter, registration staff, etc.

Hone your instructional design skills and learn how to design engaging and effective lesson plans and courses! Receive feedback and coaching on a course you are working on.

Design compelling and effective lesson plans. Learn how to use accelerated learning techniques and the 5-step lesson plan to increase participant involvement and get better results.

During this two-day workshop, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify performance problems that can be solved by training.
  • Conduct a participant analysis so the training is geared toward them.
  • Conduct a task analysis so participants know exactly what they are expected to do.
  • Write the key points so that participants will remember them.
  • Write learning objectives that follow the ABCD format.
  • Use the key 5 instructional steps that achieve skill mastery and job results.
  • Design instructional activities for any type of learning objective.
  • Design a measurement strategy.
  • Write an instructional design document.

During the workshop, you will: 

  1. Write an instructional design within the first 3 hours. That’s accelerated!
  2. Experience 10 different ways to change boring instruction and lectures into interactive exercises.
  3. Get coaching on your instructional design.
  4. Enjoy designing training that fun.
  1. A very comprehensive workbook with job aids that walk you through the instructional design process.
  2. A one-page instructional design template.
  3. Templates for the various elements of writing your instructional design.

Bring your laptop. You will apply what you’re learning to a workshop you’re designing, and will have limited time to work on your project and get some coaching.


Day 1

  • ADDIE – the importance of design before development
  • Needs analysis -- ensure training will solve the performance problems
  • Conduct a participant analysis
  • Conduct and test a task analysis
  • Write a lesson plan
  • Gather and write your key points and memory aids
  • Write the learning objectives
Day 2
  • Write the 5 parts of the lesson plan
  • Learn at least 10 accelerated learning methods.
  • Add openings and closings
  • Format the design document
  • Design a measurement strategy
  • Write an experiential design that changes minds and hearts

There will be a continental breakfast each day and a lunch break.  One hour Lunch is “on your own”.  There are numerous places to eat or get take-out food nearby.

9am – 5pm WORKSHOP


Kris Schaeffer, CPLP, has 40 years of experience in human resource development. When Kris got her CPLP from ATD, she aced her work product assignment in instructional design. She also did the content edit for the first version of ATD’s Learning System. Kris knows her stuff!

Kris’s professional work has focused on the analysis and design of customized training. Her instructional designs for customer service, sales, and safety training have been adopted by entire industries such as the cable + phone, direct store delivery (soft drinks, beer, snacks), and food manufacturing. A lot of other people believe that Kris knows her stuff!

Kris teaches subject experts how to design training so they can pass along their knowledge and skills so others can master them.

Kris has conducted this workshop for over 200 participants for the Chapter when it was designed for our Community Outreach Program volunteers. Now this revised workshop has a broader focus – for anyone who designs training that improves performance. The workshop now includes accelerated learning and other state of the art instructional methods. 

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