Instead of boring “click next” compliance training, engage learners and give them a reason to seek out and understand the policies.
What if you could create compliance training that learners actually cared about? Use a worst case scenario to show the “why” behind the rules.
In stories for learning, the protagonist should be someone your learners identify with, a person with similar goals and challenges.
A prospective client called asking to convert some training to online. This is our (fictionalized) conversation about using a scenario-based approach to the course.
Ruth Clark identifies 8 learning domains where scenario-based learning can be used effectively. These common topics for workplace training all involve more strategic decision-making rather than simply following a checklist of tasks.
My response to three common objections to using stories for learning: “Not everyone can be a storyteller,” “Stories are a waste of learners’ time,” and “Stories don’t work for all kinds of training.”