Developing Effective Training

January 18, 2011

Design RationaleLeadership Training Tips
Design modules to follow the concept-illustration-action (C-I-A) rationale. During a training experience, a host of modules may be woven around the integrated C-I-A theme. Each module should have a clear set of concepts.

1. Concepts represent the research-based theory and principles that frame an issue, or just the commonsense ideas that clearly apply without rich theory and research.

2. Included with the content, there must also be Illustration, or examples of what others have done with the principles taught. The illustrations may be written case studies of successful (or unsuccessful) firms, live case studies (as when customers attend and share problems), or video cases. Whatever the choice, participants learn by seeing how ideas were actually implemented.

3. Finally, Application reinforces ideas with personal impact as participants adapt the concepts and illustrations to their personal situation.

With the use of C-I-A logic in each module, a personal understanding of the leadership brand begins to emerge that participants can understand, observe, and practice.

About ladstudio

Lynn A. Dombrowski, Ed.D, the president and CEO of LAD Studio LLC brings years of expertise as a training consultant, instructional designer and multimedia course developer. She holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Technology Education specializing in Communication and Information Systems (CAIS) from West Virginia University with emphasis in the study of visual, acoustical, telecommunications and computer systems, including the analysis of information transfer and the social impact. Dr. Dombrowski holds a Master of Science (MS) in Instructional Technologies from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design from WVU. She has developed training programs for Fortune 500, non-profit, and small businesses. Dr. Dombrowski and her team have over 15 years of experience managing various types of projects from curriculum development and training workshops to large multimedia development projects. LAD Studio’s work experience comes from being Project Manager at Advanced Engineering and Research Associate (AERA) designing technical training programs for the government sector and an Instructional Designer at Unisys Corporation specializing in sales training, product development and delivery of instructor-led workshops. Dr. Dombrowski served as Assistant Director of Training at the National White Collar Crime Center training state and local law enforcement on financial crime investigation. More recently, Dr. Dombrowski was a small business consultant at the Department of Energy NETL and currently works as a Documentation & Training Lead and Scrum Master at Leidos.

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