Instructional Design

Developing training for struggle-free delivery

When SMEs or other “non-training professionals” are responsible for training, the instructional design process must account for this delivery inexperience. Often, training decks are overly complicated, don’t flow well from topic to topic, and overemphasize the what rather than the why. In short, they don’t work well for new or inexperienced trainers. As a result, the trainer will struggle, the learners will not be engaged, and the results will be ineffective.

This mastery-level instructional design training provides instructional designers the guidance they need to modify training slide decks to make them easy for others (including Subject Matter Experts) to deliver. In addition, it helps them understand that slides and facilitation guides must be in-the-moment job aids to help struggling trainers get back on track when they fall off. The result is more effective training and fewer frustrated learners and SMEs.

All Turpin Workshops are highly customized to your organization's and employees' specific goals
and challenges and can be delivered on-site or virtually.

Experience Level

instructional design training

Low to High


Duration: 1 day
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site

Degree of Coaching

Low: coaching occurs in the main classroom only

Intended For

Instructional designers

Instructional Design

Developing training for struggle-free delivery

During the class, participants work on their real-life training decks. They will, at times, deliver content they’ve designed to develop an understanding of how design must support delivery. Throughout this process, they work together to modify the slides in real time.

Successful participants will learn to

  • Accept the fact that trainers and learners are “busy people at work” and that it’s their job to make the task of training and learning as easy as possible
  • Design training with an eye on delivery by someone else
  • Implement easy modifications to make slides easy for others to deliver
  • Identify and adapt to trainers’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Make it easy for trainers to set context and provide learners with immediate relevance and application back on the job
  • Design activities for successful execution
  • Design for flexibility by giving trainers alternate delivery methods
  • Make special accommodations when designing for SMEs
  • Modify designs for virtual delivery
  • Apply these concepts to their future instructional design projects

instructional design training

Attendees receive a copy of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined

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