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For anyone in instructional design, keeping track of all the changes and versions can be a nightmare.  I’ve run across a feature of Google the might just solve this problem.  It allows everyone on your review team to work on the document at the same time.  No more sending emails back and forth.  This is especially helpful when you might be doing four or five revisions on a single phone call.  Here is a quick video that explains everything.

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A lot of people start by looking for needs. Maybe even doing a needs analysis. There are two problems with this approach. First, every organization is loaded with needs. Just having the list of top needs doesn’t always give you a lot of direction on where to start. Second, you often get what I call the “usually suspects.” Most needs assessments will reveal the need for leadership training, sales training, team building, etc. Not very helpful in picking a starting point.

So here’s what I suggest. Look for project champions. Get to know the leader’s in your organization and try to find those willing to really get behind and support a training initiative. You’ll also find that other leaders are often waiting for these people to go first before they jump in. Then working with the project champion try to build a business case for addressing the project champion’s most important issue.

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