Hope you had a well deserved break and enjoyed your Xmas and New Year holiday?
Okay, I know you worked through some of that time, but sometimes that’s not a bad thing, as it gives you a chance to think about stuff you had on your mind to do, and plan other things that you want to achieve.
I hope you have started off the new year with gusto, as you probably need to keep the momentum up with support and engagement of your contract staff. But what actually keeps us engaged?
You may be surprised that it is not just money that matters. Indeed, many contractors wish that their employers provide simple things that make us feel engaged.
One simple idea is looking forward to a Friday morning coffee session, where meeting with other contractors helps us to learn about our fellow work contracting colleagues in that informal environment – such a simple but terrific idea.
Here are some other ideas:
- Treat us as part of your team. It matters if we feel part of the ‘big picture’.
- Assign us to a buddy who can help us settle in and answer any day to day questions we may have.
- Make sure we understand what we are there to do.
- Provide the resources we need to do the job. If we don’t have the tools, it makes it difficult to deliver on the tasks.
- Give us some context to the role, and who to contact to get information we need to deliver the tasks.
- Be candid about the challenges, tell us what’s going well and what isn’t. Moreover, assist us to improve.
- Allow us to explore and speak to others, without trying to micro manage our time doing that.
- Be clear about how you, and any agency, will manage the length of our contract and any review or contract end date. Tell us upfront if the contract has no further budget. Just be honest.
In 2017, I solved a number of learning and development problems that my clients faced with solutions that included developing training guides for an Asset Management System, training the trainers of that system and developing online learning modules for a corporate LMS project pilot.
Now that 2018 has begun, I am looking to engage with more organisations and solving their learning and development problems.
If you are looking for ideas how to solve your online learning needs why not give me a call?
I’ll give you a brief overview of my skills – the rest is entirely up to you.
- I am passionate about using learning technology to assist organisations improve their staff capability.
- Through business analysis, traditional and agile learning design and development, I create learning programs following structured project management approaches.
- I create content that uses responsive design, adapting to any delivery platform: PC, Tablet or Smart phone and works seamlessly across Windows, Android or iOS.
Background skills snapshot:
- Tertiary qualified, professional IT Consultant with a proven track record in curriculum development, business analysis, instructional design, quality assurance and managing training and eLearning programmes and systems. Accomplished technical writer and documentation specialist.
- Experienced in managing e-learning projects (using ‘Cloud-based’ e-learning solutions) and designing and providing administration of LMS systems.
- LMS design, administration, planning online learning, product development
- Rapid eLearning course design and development
- Ability to use a range of eLearning authoring tools
- Reporting course metrics
- Project management of vendor relationships
- Championing eLearning
- IT course facilitation of small and large groups
- Courseware design, process and procedure documentation.