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IDLS-PTI Cost...

Workshop Cost
Per Participant

3-Day Workshop: $2,000 per Participant

Longer Workshops Available

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to Schedule
an On-Site
IDLS-PT1 Workshop

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IDLS Workshops include Learner Workbooks and Learner's Guides:

  • Task Analysis
  • Performance Measures
  • Developing Interactive Materials
  • Validation
  • Simulations
The Workshop Fee also includes:
  • TaskOutliner
  • StyleDoc
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Take ESF's NEW
e-IDLS Workshop

On-Line
Individualized
or Group Instruction


Workshop Cost
Per Participant

Individualized
On-Line Workshop:
$2,500 per Participant


Call ESF TODAY
to Schedule
an On-Line
IDLS-PT1 Workshop

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The IDLS Workshop includes the
following Workbooks
and Learner's Guides:
  • Task Analysis
  • Performance Measures
  • Developing Interactive Materials
  • Validation
  • Simulations
The Workshop Fee
also includes:
  • TaskOutliner
  • StyleDoc
Thank you.

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Conduct IDLS...


Become Certified
to Conduct ESF's
IDLS Workshop


IDLS-PT1
Instructor Materials,
available to certified,
licensed Instructors,
include the following:
  • Instructor's Guide
    with Notes
  • PowerPoint Presentations
    for each of the
    5 Modules listed above.
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Learn How to
Become a Certified
ESF ProTrainer
Instructor

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IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop...

Introduction...

ESF developed the Instructional Development Learning System Workshop and Materials in 1970. The very first workshop ESF conducted was held in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. for executives and trainers from EXXON who wanted to redo their Refinery Training Program. EXXON's program, still in use in recent years, became known as Skills Training Improvement Program (STIP).

This workshop and its corresponding instructional materials quickly became known as IDLS. In the 1980's, when ESF developed other materials in the ProTrainer series, the first course became known as IDLS-ProTrainer 1. It is based on a systems approach to developing instructional or training materials.

Through the years, as the IDLS-ProTrainer 1 coursse grew in popularity, ESF added additional ProTrainer courses and now has a complete series of courses that complete ESF's Training Cycle of Plan-Run-Evaluate in ESF's Total Training Process:


IDLS Forty+ Year History...

During the past decades, IDLS-ProTrainer 1 has been revised every few years to incorporate all the shortcuts and insights gained from conducting the workshop thousands of times. What was initially a two-week program is now reduced to a three- to five-day workshop. ESF has also listened to its clients' needs and has integrated many of their excellent suggestions into the training materials.

IDLS-ProTrainer 1 has been used by ESF's Fortune 500 clients all over the world since 1970.


What You Will Learn...

Total Training ProcessThe IDLS workshop is one of the steps in ESF's process of becoming a professional trainer, hence the name "ProTrainer" which is derived from ESF's Total Training Process (ESF's ISD Model).

The IDLS Workshop on how to design, develop, and validate instructional materials, provides an organized, structured, systems approach to developing competency-based interactive programs. The term "competency-based" means simply that the training relates directly to what the trainee or employee will DO or PERFORM on the job.



Specifically, in ESF's IDLS Workshop, you will:

  • Analyze all the tasks required to PERFORM a specific job in a performance sequence
  • Use a practitioner's approach to measuring knowledge skills (how much learners know) and physical skills (whether learners can perform designated tasks)
  • Provide your learners:
    • with the most amount of information,
    • in the least amount of time,
    • with the greatest amount of efficiency,
    • for the least amount of money.
  • Guarantee that:
    • 100% of your learners will achieve 90% or better on the Post Inventory and
    • 100% of your learners will achieve 100% on the Performance Checklist.

What You Will Do...

During ESF's competency-based IDLS Workshop, you will learn a process that will enable you to perform tasks related to each step of the IDLS Process. Using documentation you bring to the workshop and working within a small group (no larger than three to four participants), you will complete the following steps:

Step 1: Design a Customized Task Analysis

Using ESF's user-friendly software, TaskOutliner, you will:

  • Develop a Job Task Analysis that identifies what the learner needs to KNOW and PERFORM on the job.
  • Reduce your Development Time by using ESF's unique TaskOutliner software to keep track of all levels of tasks specifies for every job.

Step 2: Develop Criterion Tests and Performance Measures

Using the Job Task Analysis created in Step 1, in conjunction with ESF's StyleDoc Templates, you will develop Performance Measures including:

  • Inventory Questions: Pre Inventory, Progress Review, and Post Inventory) to measure Knowledge Skills needed to perform the job.
  • Performance Checklists: Produce PCs automatically from TaskOutliner. These Checklists test whether your learners can perform the required job.

Step 3: Develop Interactive Instructional Materials

Using the Job Task Analysis created in Step 1 and the Performance Measures developed in Step 2, in conjunction with ESF's StyleDoc Templates, you will develop self-paced, self-instructional, competency-based, learner-oriented:

  • Knowledge-based Workbooks
  • Performance-based Learner's Guides with hands-on Skills Labs that use the Performance Checklist generated automatically from TaskOutliner

Step 4: Validate Your Interactive Instructional Materials

Using ESF's Item Analysis Process (an item-by-item quantitative analysis of your workbook) to determine

  • Whether your materials actually produce the results you desire.
  • If they don't, you will know why immediately and revise the materials accordingly.

    This final step in the IDLS Process is designed to:
    • guarantee learner success and
    • ensure quality performance.

What You Will Receive...

ESF's proprietary instructional design workshop materials which have been recently revised and streamlined. As part of the Workshop Fee, you will receive:

  • The IDLS-ProTrainer 1 course materials include the following five Workbooks & Learner's Guides:
    • Task Analysis
    • Performance Measures
    • Developing Interactive Materials
    • Validation
    • Simulation
  • TaskOutliner:
    • Use ESF's user-friendly software, TaskOutliner, to analyze all the jobs/tasks that you need to incorporate into your instructional materials.
  • StyleDoc:
    • Use StyleDoc, a fantastic series of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel Templates, to assist you in developing and formatting your custom-made Modules.

ESF's Workshop Format...

ESF offers its IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop in the format that best meets your specific needs:

  1. On-Site Workshops:

    An ESF-Certified Instructor will come to your site and conduct the IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop over a 3-, 4-, or 5-day period. Although the Workshop can easily be completed in a 3-day period, some clients who may have larger projects that they want to complete during the actual Workshop may request a longer Workshop.

  2. E-Learning Workshops:

    An ESF-Certified Instructor will conduct the IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop in a virtual classroom via "Live Meeting" or other virtual classroom used by your organization. The schedule can be flexible. Multiple participants can attend. Participants submit their projects via email or ftp upload for critique by ESF Instructors.

ESF's Mini-Workshops...

ESF offers its IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop in the format that best meets your specific needs:

  1. How to Use ESF's TaskOutliner Software:

    This Workshop is geared for those Clients who:
    • May have already taken the IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop but never used the TaskOutliner Software
    • Want to get more in-depth knowledge on how to use TaskOutliner.

  2. How to Use ESF's StyleDoc Templates:

    This Workshop is geared for those Clients who:
    • Want to get more in-depth knowledge how to use the user-friendly StyleDoc Templates in conjunction with ESF's IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Materials

Thanks ESF...

Thank you for the training you provided our trainers. Hope that we get the opportunity to have another week-long workshop with you.

Tracy Merritt, General Motors, Moraine Assembly, Dayton, OH