SHRM India Professional Development Program: Instructional Design

Delhi | May 30 - 31, 2017

By Aditya Rajan

Most of us are accidental instructional designers, asked to step up and develop learning materials. We often work on instinct and established norms to produce something that we think will work, a process that we frequently find ourselves repeating. But can intuition and precedence alone create immersive experiences for your learners?

With learning and development becoming increasingly cross-functional, it’s imperative to guide learning design using robust evidence-based practices. Instructional Design (ID) is the science of developing instructional materials and learning solutions to maximize retention, impact and effectiveness. It synthesizes a wide body of research about how people learn and how the mind works into a series of practical approaches and instructional frameworks. Following these approaches can enable the instructional designer to produce a solution in a planned and systematic way that directly targets business needs and learner profiles.

In this hands-on program, you will get a firm foundation in applied instructional theories and use these to inform the design of structured learning collaterals that enhance the learner experience. You will also get insights into incorporating technology including m-learning, augmented learning and screencasting meaningfully into conventional training. The program will be facilitated primarily through two powerful approaches: guided discovery and loop input, both of which allow you to immersively explore and immediately apply techniques. You can also choose to take up an optional action learning project with complimentary coaching support over an extended two month period.

NB: To allow for a more focused exploration of core design practices, the workshop doesn’t cover needs and impact analysis tools. Additionally, due to the short duration of the workshop, the design scope will be limited to instructor-led training and blended learning; e-learning design would require a longer program.


  • Craft design documents structured around instructional objectives aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy that establish a pedagogically sound approach to achieving business outcomes
  • Select and use appropriate instructional approaches such as Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction or Merrill's First Principles of Instruction among others to scaffold learning
  • Incorporate instructional tasks and other learning interactions to engage learners and stimulate learning
  • Review non-traditional strategies for formative and summative assessment
  • Apply contemporary practices in learning design by leveraging 21st century pedagogy & edtech, and exploring frameworks beyond ADDIE.

Who should attend?

  • New and experienced facilitators including technical, domain, behavioural, leadership and soft skills trainers
  • HRBPs who do performance consulting
  • Senior learning professionals who oversee learning strategy
  • Learning professionals who collaborate extensively with training vendors
  • Learning architects with limited formal training
  • Managers & Senior Managers from non-HR areas who are required to develop or manage training programs for their teams

Register Before 20th April 17 & Avail Our Special Early Bird Pricing

TypeMemberBecome a Member*Non Member
From 21st April, 2017
INR 20,500INR 24,500INR 24,900
Taxes extra as applicable. | *Includes SHRM Global Internet Membership

Group Discounts Applicable
5+ Participants - 8%10+ Participants - 12%20+ Participants - 15%

About the Speaker

Aditya Rajan

Aditya has lived on every continent except Antarctica and brings over 12 years of experience in corporate training, business communication, learning architecture and instructional design. Over the course of his career, he has designed over 2000 learning solutions ranging from classroom and virtual-instructor led to e-learning, mobile and blended platforms. Aditya managed Deloitte's Communication Excellence program in Mumbai designing cutting edge learning interventions for global consultants and facilitating signature programs on logical structuring, value propositions, cross-cultural communication among several others. He has been associated with Cognizant, IDBI and NIIT in the past as well. He is passionate about helping professionals and teams articulate their value in a manner that boosts their credibility and creates lasting impressions on stakeholders. He is excited about how disruptive innovation is changing the corporate learning landscape and spends hours ideating about digital and mobile learning and its impact on performance improvement.

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