How to Engage a Contract Instructional Designer for Your Company’s Corporate Training Programs
Hiring a contract instructional designer is a way of scaling your learning and development department, but do you know how to engage a contract instructional designer for your next corporate training program?
The story we hear all too often from business leaders:
The learning manager, tasked with supporting a new software implementation, faced a challenge of a lack of resources. Their instructional design team were already engaged on other projects and didn't have specific experience with the new software. To overcome this challenge, the learning manager went through a process of getting approval to engage a contract instructional designer who had experience with the new software.
First, the learning manager identified the specific skills and experience required for the contract instructional design consultant. This included experience with the new software and expertise in instructional design and training development.
Next, the learning manager created a business case for the need to engage a contract instructional designer and the benefits the department would gain from their expertise. This business case included information on the specific tasks that the contract instructional designer would be responsible for, as well as an estimated budget for the project.
The learning manager then presented the business case to the relevant stakeholders, including the department head and the project manager. He also provided evidence of the contract instructional designer's qualifications and experience.
After careful consideration and review, the stakeholders approved the proposal and the learning manager was able to engage the contract instructional design consultant.
The learning manager was able to deliver the software training program on time and within budget, and the employees were able to get up to speed quickly with the new software. The learning manager was also relieved that the project went well and that the employees were able to learn the new software without much difficulty. The project went smoothly, and the learning manager was happy and less stressed as a result.
So, Why are Contract Instructional Designers Important?
Contract instructional designers are important because they have the expertise and skills to design effective and engaging learning experiences. They can help organizations create training programs tailored to the learners' specific needs and align with the organization's goals.
Additionally, contract instructional designers can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the training development process, which can help to improve the effectiveness of the training programs. They also can provide flexibility and scalability for the organization as they can be hired on an as-needed basis and bring expertise in a specific area of training.
How does a Contract Instructional Designer help a busy learning and development team?
An instructional design consultant can help a busy learning and development (L&D) team by providing specialized expertise and skills that can support the team in creating effective and engaging training programs. The contract instructional designer can take on specific tasks or projects, allowing the L&D team to focus on other responsibilities. Additionally, a contract instructional designer can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the training development process, which can help to improve the effectiveness of the training programs.
They can also provide scalability, allowing the team to bring on additional support as needed, without the need to hire additional full-time staff. They can also provide additional bandwidth and flexibility as they can work on a project basis. Furthermore, a contract instructional designer can bring industry-specific knowledge, which can help to ensure that the training programs align with the latest industry standards and best practices.
Partner with TrainingFolks to Engage a Contract Instructional Designer Easily
To engage a contract instructional designer for your company's corporate training programs, TrainingFolks will follow these steps:
Define your training needs: Clearly identify the specific training needs of your organization and the objectives you want to achieve with the training.
Research potential instructional designers: Look for instructional designers who have experience in your industry and a track record of creating effective training programs.
Define role profile: Outline the scope of work, the qualifications you are looking for, and the compensation for the role.
Source the role: TrainingFolks will leverage its 30,000+ network of learning consultants or potential candidates.
Screen candidates: Review resumes and portfolios to shortlist the most qualified candidates.
Interview candidates: Conduct interviews to assess their skills, experience, and fit for the role.
Schedule interviews with client and consultant: TrainingFolks' learning recruitment specialist with coordinate and schedule an interview with the client.
Make a decision: Select the candidate who best meets your needs and has the skills and experience to create effective training programs for your organization.
Draft a contract agreement: Clearly define the scope of work, timelines, and compensation.
Work together: Work closely with the contract instructional designer to ensure that the training programs are meeting your organization's objectives.
Review and evaluate the training programs: Continuously review and evaluate the training programs to ensure they are meeting the needs of the learners and achieving the desired outcomes.
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