Storytelling for Learning Designers


Using stories in your training will help you get the attention of your learners, improve their retention and recall, and engage their emotions so that they’re more likely to apply what they learn.

This course is designed in a “paint-by-numbers” approach so that all you have to do is fill out the workbook to have a story that teaches in a matter of days. After completing the activities in this introductory course, you will have:

  • A complete story or parable that can be used as a standalone lesson or to supplement a learning presentation.
  • A repeatable, step-by-step process that you can apply to curricula going forward, so that you can start generating a collection of compelling stories.
  • Approaches to designing believable, likable characters.
  • Tips to avoid creative obstacles and writer’s block.
  • Suggestions to turn cheesy or cliché scenarios into something great.
  • Techniques to create a corporate mythology within your organization.

Includes a printable or digitally fillable workbook as an essential guide.

Do you want to use more stories in your training, but find it difficult to construct the right ones? Is it too hard to come up with stories? Which types of stories will be engaging enough but also convey the message?

This course provides the world’s first “paint-by-numbers” approach for telling short stories for learning. Whether you’re an instructional designer, consultant, trainer, facilitator, human resources manager, or have any influence on learning design, this course walks you through how to build stories into your e-learning or instructor-led training.

This online course teaches you how to do the following:

  • Translate complex learning objectives into compelling stories that support them.
  • Create conflict that engages attention and critical thinking in your learners/audience.
  • Draw consistently on your creativity without hitting roadblocks or blank pages.
  • Integrate your narratives seamlessly into any curriculum, and vice versa.
  • Naturally improve completion rates.
  • Destroy learner boredom.

This course is ideal for those that are new to storytelling or have some experience, and that are currently working on social-emotional learning (SEL) projects – although it works well for hard-skill training too.

This course will become available after purchase.