Instructional design is the process of incorporating knowledge of how people learn to develop effective instructional content, materials, and approaches that meet the needs of today's busy learners and their desired learning outcomes. The Mercer College Instructional Design service works with clients to produce professionally designed courseware (e.g. facilitator guides, participant manuals/materials and PowerPoint presentations) incorporating the latest adult learning principles and aligned to your business strategy for maximum impact and the transfer of learning into business results. The instructional design team can work with your organization to design learning products from one workshop through to a whole corporate curriculum (integrated learning program).
Scenario 1 - No L&D department?
Not a problem! A small to medium sized company does not have a dedicated learning and development function but has a need to provide internal training to be delivered by the technical experts and management. The Mercer College instructional design team works with the subject matter experts and management to design and develop materials that the company's internal resources are able to deliver. This could include Induction, HR for Non-HR Managers, Ethics and Governance, as well more specific training related to a specific business requirement.
Scenario 2 - Supporting learning through targeted courseware development
A company is about to introduce a new Performance Management system but before this can be launched the managers need to be trained on how to conduct performance reviews and performance conversations. The staff will need to be skilled to engage in performance discussions and how to participate in the performance management system. The Mercer College instructional design team can develop the learning materials for management and staff to assist with the smooth introduction of the new system.
How Mercer College's Instructional Design service could work for different types of organizations.
For organizations with wide geographic spread, the Mercer College instructional design team can work with the client to design a learning intervention that will enable consistent delivery across wide geographic areas. The design solution will incorporate learning strategies and delivery methodologies that adhere to the best practices in adult learning and adapted for organizational and cultural contexts.
With a diversified workforce in mind, the instructional design team writes learning programs for targeted audiences that cater for a variety of learning needs and styles; this can include designing programs that cater to different levels of management, or operational models, e.g. professional, manufacturing, sales or service. Our strength and focus is primarily on HR development for HR professionals and line managers and management and leadership development. The workshops and curricula designed by the Mercer College instructional design team aim to be engaging and focus on developing knowledge, skills and positive work behaviors.
Instructional Design Offerings:
Do you need internal training, and have the expertise to deliver it but not the specialist skills required to write effective course materials? The Mercer College instructional design team can work with your internal subject matter experts to write training materials that will be specific for organizational learning needs.
The Mercer College instructional design team can develop facilitator guides, participant manuals and PowerPoint presentation decks to meet your internal training needs. The courseware developers will work with your internal subject matter experts and facilitators to ensure that the material is designed to meet your organization requirements and provide a return on your learning investment.
All Mercer College products are developed in accordance with adult learning principles, best practice techniques and strategies to ensure transfer of learning to the workplace and the delivery of business results.
The Mercer College instructional design team can work with your learning and development people to design an end to end educational curriculum to provide learning solutions that will help grow the HR skills of line managers, deepen the HR knowledge and skills of your HR professionals and deepen leadership and management skills throughout your organization.