Who Does What in the Systematic Approach to Training SAT?
SAT is essentially a blueprint that we use to walk organizations through the design of their training solutions. The most widely used model of SAT used in designing a learning initiative is a process named ADDIE. ADDIE stands for: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation.
But who does all this? Who should be involved at each step of the process?
Each organization will have a different way to approach SAT depending on the project, available staff, resources, and timelines.
Here is a suggested approach and guidance:
In this phase you determine the need, the goal, and the gap in-between the two. To this end, it is good for you to establish a project advisory board.
In this board it is a good idea to include someone at the highest appropriate level of management to champion the project and who will keep everyone accountable for the end result of the learning initiative.
You may also want to include feedback from prospective learners and Subject Matter Experts (SEM’s), so make sure their voice is represented in the board. Finally don’t forget the end-user, the recipient of whatever results the training may bring.
To make things run smoothly, we strongly suggest you appoint a project coordinator or Project Manager (PM) to oversee this stage.
Here you will begin the work of developing a learning solution. For this phase you will need the help of an Instructional Designer (ID), and SMEs who will work together with the PM .
Here we have to answer another question: What is an Instructional Designer and what do they do?
We’ll cover that in Part II.