10 Weeks of Live QA with Nicole Inside the Private From Data to Design Community for Members Only
Not only will you have access to a private community of motivated peers, but you'll get weekly live QAs with Nicole every Tuesday for nine weeks. Even though the program is asynchronous, you can find support and answers to your questions on our Facebook group.
Templates & Plug N Plays
Templates, templates, and more templates that you can use in your real work. You'll find templates for 4 different types of data gather, meetings, solutions design, proposing and pitching, and consulting. These are built from the real tools used by Your Instructional Designer to consult real clients.
Click Up Project Management Training
ClickUp is one of the most powerful affordable (starting at FREE) tools for project management. In this training, you’ll learn how to create spaces to manage tasks and keep a birds eye view of project health so that you can lead your clients and colleagues to success. You’ll also get a Project Plug n Play Space, so that you can started without having to build from scratch.
From Data to Design is the unique 9-week independent study program that takes you from instructional designer to learning strategist by showing you how to analyze needs, consult clients, and support projects so that you can level up your learning design and your career.
--> an experienced Instructional Designer who's been spending most of your time creating courses or content...
--> a Trainer who wants to do more than deliver ILT and virtual training sessions...
--> a developing Instructional Designer who wants to learn strategic consulting skills to advance in your career...
--> a Teacher or Professor who wants to transition into corporate instructional design...
--> an eLearning Developer who wants to architect learning solutions...
You're in the right place, and I'm going to tell you exactly how From Data to Design will give you the tools, strategies, and unparalleled support on your journey from order taker to decision maker.
Developed a process for strategic data collection and analysis
Identified the major needs of private business in order to create solutions that deliver ROI
Built a toolkit of training solutions and performance interventions you can use to create meaningful learning experiences
Written survey and interview questions that yield productive feedback
Crafted design documentation that clearly conveys your vision to clients, colleagues, and stakeholders
Practiced pitching solutions and responding to objections
Embraced your role as an expert in learning design so that you can start consulting to your full potential
The Missing Link
Not Your Average ID Course!
You Will Find Value in This Course
Great Behind the Curtain View
A Memorable Learning Experience
Using for Years to Come
Understands the Customer
Making eLearning Feel like a Blended Solution
Presented with Critical Questions
Hears What I'm Saying
Learn my proven method for data gathering, starting with a simple 4-part framework for needs analysis and an easy-to-implement schedule of events. Start thinking like a consultant.
We’ll talk about how to discover what an organization really needs and how to work with stakeholders to identify critical goals-- and you’ll get some hands-on practice. This is also where you’ll find the first course assignment that you’ll need to complete if you’re interested in getting personalized feedback.
Moving beyond simple questions of “what do they need to know,” we’ll dive deep into what it really means to address performance in the workplace and in your learning solutions.
We’ll uncover better ways to get the data we need about learners and learning goals. We’ll also walk through common mistakes IDs make when crafting surveys and interview questions.
Once you’ve gathered all the data, your job isn’t done. This lesson will help you identify key data points for analysis and practical solutions for common business problems. We'll also walk through solution mapping (the "not always training" alternative to curriculum design).
If you have a great solution, but you can’t get buy in, then your solution will never get implemented, so in this lesson, we’ll walk through how to present your recommendations and how to manage common objections. You'll also get tools that will help you get folks to “see” the bigger picture and get approval early on.
It’s not enough just to pitch a design and have it accepted. If you want it successfully adopted, you have to support your project with strategic communications, consulting, and (sometimes) project management. In this lesson, we’ll review strategies and key questions to help you lead effectively.
7 Strategy-Building Modules showing you how to embrace your expertise and guide your client to great learning solutions
An easy to follow 4-Part Framework for collecting the data you need to make the best decisions
Next level pitching, consulting, and project support strategies to foster positive business relationships and referrals
A Mock Discovery Call experience with a real business leader
The opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion so that you can show off your new skills
You'll be given access to one module per week (except on catch up week)- so that you have the time to dive deep into the concepts and practice key skills BEFORE moving on to the next critical step.
I do this to protect your time, attention, and focus while sparing you from the intense overwhelm that affects so many folks when participating in online programs.
I want you to feel challenged without feeling left behind, and I want you to feel ready to implement your favorite strategies on the job.
Our community is filled with supportive go-getters, who want long term L&D career success. When you join From Data to Design, you'll be part of this amazing group.
But here's the thing.
By the end of 14 days, you'll have received access to the ClickUp Project Management Training, as well as the first two modules.
Meaning, you'll have had the opportunity to start developing your analysis skills BEFORE making a final commitment.
If you don't feel confident that this program will help you level up in your L&D career, simply reach out, show us the work, and we'll refund your investment. Find more information here >>
I'm new to instructional design. Will these concepts be too advanced for me?
This program is totally for you! The concepts in From Data to Design are broken down in a way that they can be used by someone just starting or someone experienced. The course is project-based, so you'll be able to do the work to the level of your proficiency and improve with personalized feedback. With the self-paced lessons, you'll be able to take as much time as you need to learn the concepts, and you can always submit questions for more explanation in our weekly Q&A sessions.
Will I learn how to develop content for eLearning and improve my visual design?
Those skills are important, but From Data to Design is focused on analysis and learning solutions design at a high level. This course will not focus on content development.
I can, however, recommend Scripting Voiceover for Video if you'd like to dive further into writing for ID. Check it out on the Upskill Experience homepage.
I'm busy / on a different time zone. Will I need to attend live sessions?
No! Everything in this course is go-at-your-own pace. Live Q&A is offered weekly via our private Facebook community, but those videos will remain up for you to review.
How much time do you have to put into the course on a weekly basis?
I suggest blocking out 1 - 3 hours per week: 1 hour for content, 2 hours for assignments, reviewing concepts that require a bit more thought, and connecting with your Accountability Buddy. There are 2 catch up weeks and an extra month of runway after all of the modules have been delivered to ensure that you can get through the course, even if you're a busy professional/ student/ parent/ juggler of all things.
I hate when online courses are just "watch this video then take this quiz." How is this program structured?
Me too! From Data to Design was thoughtfully designed to prepare you for real work on the job.
This course is designed to be a blend of project-based learning and an applicable-to-any-situation toolkit. While there are some instructional videos in the course content, there are also many opportunities for practice, as well as resources to support your journey outside the course. This includes templates, worksheets, scenarios, projects, and more.
Can I earn a certificate to show I've mastered needs analysis?
Yes! Turn in the required assignments for a chance to earn the From Data to Design Certificate of Completion that you can share to show off your skills and success.
When I join, will I get immediate access to all of the modules, lessons, and templates?
Not right away. When you join, you'll immediately be added into the From Data to Design course. On Day 1, you'll find just the Welcome area unlocked. As soon as the cohort officially begins, modules will unlock once per week. This is done purposefully to help you focus on building one skill before moving on to the next and prevent the overwhelm that causes folks to quit. There will be plenty to do each week.
Will the instructor be available and accessible to answer all of my questions if I get stuck?
Each week, Nicole will answer questions during the weekly Live QA in the From Data to Design Private Members Only Community. You can also pose questions to the group for your peers to answer. If you want in-depth individualized attention, check out some of the Your Instructional Designer coaching packages.
You want to increase your earning potential as a learning industry professional.
You're done working on $20/hour development projects. You're over applying for $50k per year ID jobs. You know that this is a knowledge economy, and you're ready to upgrade your earning potential as a strategist.
You want to create learning that matters.
You got into this field to help people, and you don't feel that you've been able to give them your best because you've been stuck delivering assigned solutions instead of creating them. You're ready to make an impact with learning that addresses real needs.
You're craving the ability to be more creative in your work.
You enjoy the strategy and critical thinking work involved in performing analysis and designing real solutions, and you want to make that work a major part of your career.
You're ready to advance in your career.
You want career growth. But as an ID or trainer or eLearning developer, there's just not a lot of room for advancement into leadership. You're ready to be seen as more than a content maker. You want to be a strategic partner.
I want that for you. And so, I hope you'll join me on this 9-week journey From Data to Design. If you're still with me here, I already know that you're a go-getter. I know that you're ready for the work that goes into needs analysis, consulting clients, and designing impactful learning experiences. And I know that you're ready to advance in your career. I truly look forward to watching you grow.
All My Best,
Nicole Papaioannou Lugara
Owner, Your Instructional Designer