Melissa Dougherty

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Instructional Designer at Advance America

Advance America

Instructional Designer for a financial services provider that has over 6000+ employees.

eLearning Articles by Melissa Dougherty

Every Trainee Does Things Differently: "A Tale Of Two Lifeguards"

Every Trainee Does Things Differently: "A Tale Of Two Lifeguards"

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 by Melissa Dougherty

Is it okay for trainees to do things their own way once they leave our training?

Corporate
Want To Make Your Compliance Training A Hit? Then "Kill" It!

Want To Make Your Compliance Training A Hit? Then "Kill" It!

Thursday, 23 February 2017 by Melissa Dougherty

When it's time for the yearly compliance training at your company; do you get glares or applause? Here's how I…

Corporate
Need To Practice Coaching Skills? Have A Conversation.

Need To Practice Coaching Skills? Have A Conversation.

Sunday, 9 October 2016 by Melissa Dougherty

How do you allow learners to practice coaching skills while completing an eLearning program? Let them have a conversation where…

Instructional Design
Shaking Up Your Training Backgrounds

Shaking Up Your Training Backgrounds

Saturday, 23 July 2016 by Melissa Dougherty

Like a good bartender who takes several ingredients, shakes them up, and creates a masterpiece of a drink, sometimes you…

Design and Development
Tell Me A Story: How I Used Storytelling To Enhance Training

Tell Me A Story: How I Used Storytelling To Enhance Training

Thursday, 3 March 2016 by Melissa Dougherty

How do you make an impact on learners?  How do you help them find the relevance and WIIFM (“What’s In…

Scenario based learning
Training Videos: Lights, Camera, Action... Let’s Review!

Training Videos: Lights, Camera, Action... Let’s Review!

Sunday, 13 December 2015 by Melissa Dougherty

Recently I was given the task of revising one of our older training programs. It was your generic, synchronous eLearning…

Design and Development
Is It Training Or Is It Punishment? 5 Tips For Effective Training (And Not A Punishment Program)

Is It Training Or Is It Punishment?

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by Melissa Dougherty

As I sat patiently waiting for my prescriptions the other day at my local pharmacy I learned a powerful lesson…

Basics
2 Top Tips To Make Compliance Training Fun Through Gamification

2 Top Tips To Make Compliance Training Fun Through Gamification

Monday, 15 June 2015 by Melissa Dougherty

Each year you can hear the cries of thousands of employees saying: “Oh, no, please tell me it isn’t time…

Gamification
3 Tips To Spice Up Your eLearning Programs

3 Tips To Spice Up Your eLearning Programs

Monday, 6 April 2015 by Melissa Dougherty

We all have them; training programs that are nice, clean, get the job done but are just a little plain.…

Design and Development