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ATDps February 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting ~Building Efficient, Consistent Instructional Content Using a Practice-Centered Model

  • February 20, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $25.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $45.

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 ATDps: February 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting

Building Efficient, Consistent Instructional Content Using a Practice-Centered Model

Common Instructional Design models, from ADDIE to SAM, focus on repeatable, scalable processes to identify needs, build content, and evaluate that content. While these processes are critical to creating effective learning experiences, they don’t provide much guidance for how to create actual learning content in a repeatable, scalable way. As a result, training content is frequently inconsistent in quality and style and doesn’t focus adequately on practice with feedback in real-world scenarios. By following a simple, 4-part content model that utilizes worked examples, completion problems, and practice problems, training teams can create learning experiences that are consistent and high-quality. Chad will walk through the model that he has deployed in large, complex training teams and explain how it allows novices and skilled designers to create content that delivers results.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this session, you’ll be able to organize learning content into four parts using a practice-centered model to maximize efficiency and consistency throughout your training organization.

ATD Competency Model - Instructional Design

About the Speaker

Chad Swaney is a lifelong Learning & Development professional who is currently the Director of Sales Training and Communication at Zillow Group. He has built training systems that support large, global teams in multiple languages at organizations such as Amazon, American Express, and Prudential. His passion is building practice-oriented, scalable programs that help people achieve success in whatever their chosen job might be. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is currently completing his dissertation at Pepperdine University.


7:30 AM – Doors open, networking

8:00 AM – Presentation

9:00 AM - Additional Networking

9:30 AM – End



Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)

Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.

We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.




ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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