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$2,000 per Participant
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IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop...
ESF developed the Instructional Development Learning System workshop and materials in 1970. The very first workshop we conducted, held in the Watergate in Washington, D.C., was for executives and trainers from EXXON. They wanted to redo their Refinery Training Program.
This workshop and its corresponding instructional materials quickly became known as IDLS. In the 1980’s, when we developed other materials in the ProTrainer series, the course became known as IDLS-ProTrainer 1. It is based on a systems approach to developing training materials. During the past decades, IDLS 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 3-5 day workshop, We have also listened to our clients’ needs and have integrated many of their excellent suggestions. IDLS has been used by ESF’s Fortune 500 clients all over the world for over thirty-five years.
The IDLS program is one of the steps in ESF’s process of becoming a professional trainer—ProTrainer: ESF’s Total Training Process (our 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 learn how to:
§ with the most amount of information,
§ in the least amount of time,
§ with the greatest amount of efficiency,
§ for the least amount of money.
§ Use ESF's user-friendly software, TaskOutliner, to develop a Job Task Analysis to identify what the learner needs to know and perform on the job.
§ Use the Job Task Analysis in conjunction with ESF's StyleDoc Templates to develop Performance Measures.
§ Develop Inventory Questions (Pre Inventory, Progress Review, and Post Inventory) to measure knowledge skills needed to perform the job.
§ Develop Performance Checklists automatically from the TaskOutliner. These Checklists test whether your learners can perform the required job.
§ Develop hands-on Skills Labs
§ Develop self-paced, self-instructional, competency-based, learner-oriented Workbooks, Learner's Guide using the Job Task Analysis and Performance Measures developed in the previous steps.
§ Use ESF's StyleDoc to make the process fast and easy.
As part of the Workshop Fee, you will receive:
§ Task Analysis
§ Performance Measures
§ Developing Interactive Materials
ESF offers workshops at your site to train you how to become Professional Trainers in all area of your training job:
For those who have been using the IDLS process before our TaskOutliner software was available, we now conduct a one-day Workshop to teach you how to use TaskOutliner to create Task Analyses using the user-friendly TaskOutliner in conjunction with ESF's IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Materials.
Other Workshops are also available: