Become an IDOL 02: Create Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Published: April 1, 2019

Episode: 02

Creating Courses that Drive Behavior Change

Guests: Richard Fleming and Austin Welch, Co-Owners of Sage Media and Sage Academy

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Richard Fleming and Austin Welch about their expertise in changing behaviors. You'll get a peek inside the minds of two guys who are serious about creating training that inspires real action in the learners. This episode is a treat for newbies who want to understand the fundamental purpose of training and for veterans who want to get more ideas about changing behaviors. 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The principles of getting someone to change his/her behavior.
  • The importance of creating behavior change in instructional design.
  • Why so many courses fail to make a difference in the actions of the learners and their work.
  • The process to create training that actually changes behavior.
  • How to reinforce learning. 



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Links mentioned in this episode:

 ðŸ“ Sage Media

 ðŸ“ Sage Academy

 ðŸ“ Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath

 ðŸ“ Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

 ðŸ“ KFC The Hard Way game mentioned by Austin and Richard

 ðŸ“ Foresight Problem Solving Framework by Gerard Puccio



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