Training Program Implementation Kit

Training Program Implementation Kit


Your training program must be designed with the learner in mind for it to change behaviors and enhance performance. But without a well-thought-out implementation plan, even the best learning experiences fail to meet expectations. We developed this training program implementation kit to help you tackle even the toughest training implementation.

In this kit, you’ll find simplified versions of the tools we use to help clients plan the implementation of their training initiatives. When used together, these tools help get project owners and stakeholders on the same page and reveal how prepared for implementation the organization really is.

What is the Training Program Implementation Kit?


Our Training Program Implementation Kit will help you think through your entire implementation strategy to ensure the success of your training. The kit includes the following:

Implementation Readiness Assessment: Use this assessment to confirm whether a change is really needed at all, clarify stakeholder goals, and reveal any unintended consequences change could bring.


Strategy Development Worksheet: Focus your planning efforts with this worksheet by creating a clear and compelling description of the effort, the business outcomes that should result, and how these outcomes will be measured.


Risk Analysis Worksheet: This worksheet will help you think about the barriers that could prevent your training initiative from succeeding.


Change Management Planning Worksheet: Identify any resistance you might face when implementing your new initiative and discover ways to minimize it so that the transition is as smooth as possible.


Communication Planning Worksheet: Create a variety of different messages to engage your target audience.


Implementation Planning Worksheet: Consolidate the information from all the other worksheets into an implementation plan that includes defined activities.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Learning Solution Scorecard

Learning Solution Scorecard


The definition of a successful learning solution can be subjective. That’s why we created our Learning Solution Scorecard. We introduce it to clients at the beginning of every project to coach them on what factors will make their training succeed. We use it at the end of projects to measure their success. And we use the scorecard during a project to make sure we’re headed in the right direction.

What is the Learning Solution Scorecard?


There isn’t a consistent rubric to measure learning solutions against each other to see which ones are the best. Award programs like Brandon Hall and CLO help with this to some extent, but unless you plan to submit every learning solution you create for an award, benchmarking is tough.

By scoring learning solutions across four categories, we are able to assess whether they are Performance Accelerating, Performance Promoting or Performance Demoting.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Learner Persona Worksheet

Learner Persona Worksheet


Want to know what type of training will best motivate your learners? Create a learner persona! Our worksheet lets you check to see what questions you are currently asking about learners, see a sample learner persona and create a persona of your own.

What is the Learner Persona Worksheet?


It takes time and research just to get accurate demographic information, and asking those deeper questions about the target learner can be daunting. Our worksheet will help you identify the steps involved with creating a learner persona and compare what you are currently with doing with what you’ll need to do to create great learner personas.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Product Launch Training Template

Product Launch Training Template


Ready to launch a new product? For sales reps to be successful, you need a plan before and after the launch meeting that teaches and reinforces key knowledge and skills. Our Product Launch Training Template will help you identify learning objectives and plan a training curriculum from start to finish.

What is the Product Launch Training Template?


It takes more than a well-planned launch meeting to prepare sales reps to sell a new product. You will need a curriculum of learning solutions designed to teach and reinforce key knowledge and skills. To design an effective product launch curriculum, you’ll need to identify what sales reps need to learn and when to introduce each learning objective in the curriculum. You will also need to decide how and when to reinforce this knowledge. This worksheet will help you practice structuring a product launch curriculum.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Task Analysis Worksheet

Task Analysis Worksheet


Even when we establish clear goals, we often fail to reach those goals. Why? Too much emphasis on the end result and too little emphasis on the process. That’s why a task analysis is a crucial part of the training needs analysis process. Use this task analysis worksheet to identify what learners need to do or know to meet your instructional goal… and the complexity and importance of each of the tasks.

What is the Task Analysis Worksheet?


If you’re releasing a new product or implementing a new system, your learners need to know all of the steps involved in using it. If you have an existing system that learners are currently not using properly, you must observe how they are currently using the system while also identifying the desired process, step by step.

We often identify these processes with our clients by performing a task analysis… and we are making the worksheet we use available as a free download to help you get started on a task analysis of your own.

Learn more about how to use the Task Analysis worksheet here.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Simple Template for Planning Your Training Program

Simple Template for Planning Your Training Program


Want your training program to be successful? Use a blended approach! This guide will help you create learning objectives, choose appropriate learning solutions for those objectives, structure reinforcement activities and incorporate social learning opportunities into your training.

What is the Template for Planning Your Training?


The training programs of yesteryear were pretty simple: host a class, make people attend, and expect them to do their jobs well afterwards. eLearning came along and the model stayed the same, except we expected people to learn what they needed from sitting at a computer instead.

Corporate learning is not about hosting training or delivering eLearning just because. It’s about changing behaviors and improving performance. To do that, you need to have a plan. You need strategies for what happens before, during, and after the training.

To get you started, we’ve created a simple template for planning your training program.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Conducting a Training Needs Analysis.

Training Needs Analysis Worksheet

Training Needs Analysis Worksheet


We have created a simple, 10-question worksheet to help you kickstart your Training Needs Analysis. Use it to ask the right questions, zero in on the “need to have” information, and make a sound plan for identifying the right learning solution.

What is the Training Needs Analysis Worksheet?


A soundly conducted needs analysis should always be the first step when you need to improve performance or change behaviors. Regardless of the type of learning solution you plan to create, taking the time to properly assess the situation and gather appropriate information will go a long way towards assuring the success of a new project.

We have created a 10-question Needs Analysis Worksheet you can fill out and use as a starting point for new project. Use the prompts on this worksheet to help you through the five steps of the Training Needs Analysis process. Be prepared to revise your answers as new information emerges.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


The Safety & Compliance Lookbook

The Safety & Compliance Lookbook


Ideas and inspiration to jump-start your safety training.

As it turns out, safety and compliance training can be memorable, effective and fun. We’ve put together this “lookbook” to demonstrate how a variety of approaches, from live-action video to gamified eLearning, can be used to deliver effective safety training. The examples you see are pulled from learning solutions created for Fortune 500 companies.

What is the Safety & Compliance Lookbook?


The lookbook is a collection of our different safety and compliance related solutions. We’ve developed these courses, games and videos over the years to solve a variety of safety and compliance challenges for many different types of organizations. You’ll see concrete examples of how to implement illustrations, gamification, videos, photography and more into your safety training.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.


Training Assessment for eLearning

Self Assessment for Your eLearning Program

Self Assessment for Your eLearning Program


We’ve developed a simple self evaluation to help you look at your own eLearning program objectively. The self assessment worksheet will allow you to score your training program in eight key areas and see where you stand.

What is the Self Assessment for Your eLearning Program?


We’ve developed a simple self evaluation to help you look at your own eLearning program objectively. After nearly 20 years in the instructional design field, we’ve seen a broad spectrum of training programs, effective and not so effective. Through the hundreds of projects we’ve worked on with our clients, our own best practices have emerged in eight key areas.

The self assessment worksheet will allow you to score your training program in these key areas and see where you stand. If your approach to eLearning and instructional design is exceptional, you probably already know it… but this assessment will provide some additional validation. If you have one or two areas (lots of corporate speak? content overload?) that need improvement, the self assessment will help you identify what to focus on first.

About Bottom-Line Performance


Since 1995, BLP has helped organizations create the right learning solution. Whether you have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, our in-house team partners with you every step of the way to design for your desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools: web and mobile apps, eLearning, serious games and gamification, video, and highly interactive instructor-led training to name a few. The end result? Award-winning solutions that solve problems, inspire people to act, and help people learn.

We are also the creators of Knowledge Guru®, a training reinforcement platform that uses adaptive learning, game-based learning, and microlearning to increase knowledge retention and improve performance.

Great instructional design is at the heart of what we do.