Guided Evolution in Instructional Design
AbstractInstructional Design and talent development, as an industry, are not yet having their day, but they're well on their way. As more companies of all sizes and shapes finally grasp the critical importance of good training as opposed to simply throwing content toward learners, we in the Learning and Development field can make a huge difference. This session will focus on a few high-impact, easy win areas that we can do a lot of good in for our stakeholders and organizations-- and by extent our industry.
Attendees will be able to ask questions that help identify areas for quick instructional design wins and will be energized to go back into the fray and do great instructional design.
- What instructional design is today
- Stakeholders' perception of instructional design
- Managing expectations around instructional design
- Starting with awesome
- Delivering awesome
Jared Garrett is not a unicorn. While his depth and breadth of L&D skills are quite rare, that doesn’t mean he has a magical horn and looks like a horse.
Jared has been in adult education for more than twenty years. He got his start teaching Portuguese, then moved on to teaching English as a Second Language to thousands of students around the world. Due to his combination of talent based on his unique youth and having taught for twelve years, he’s gained a unique level of insight into the learner’s mind. It’s this insight and obsession with making the very best learner-focused training experiences that have carried him in his career as an Instructional Designer into one of the coolest companies on the planet. As a Senior Instructional Designer for Amazon, he’s traveled the world twice delivering seminars and workshops to every level of the business, created hours of eLearning, and consulted on learning delivery strategy for several global teams.
Currently, Jared is a stay-at-home-professional, doing Instructional Design for his Amazon team, consulting through his solo outfit, H2M Creatives, and writing novels. His wife of 20 years is a full-time law student, which is why Jared works from home so that he can be the caregiver to their seven children. Yes. Seven children.