Being an Instructional  Designer at U-M  Tonya V. Thomas, Instructional Designer/Trainer       University of Michigan Heal...
OutlineJob Classification InfoUM Job DutiesA Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer/TrainerEducation/Certification/s...
Job Classification Info his doesn’t include the various other ‘official’ jobescriptions that actually spend the bulk of ti...
Instructional Design Path 101839 — Instructional Designer 103285 — Instructional Designer Assistant 103325 — Instructional...
Instructional DesignerPlans, organizes, and develops training curricula, materials, andprograms to meet specific training ...
Training Specialist Path 101847 — Training Specialist Associate 101848 — Training Specialist Intermediate 101849 — Trainin...
Training SpecialistAdministers, organizes and conducts training and educationalprograms in connection with management and ...
Duties at U-MDevelop classroom training for technical skills proficiency onthe job, or soft skills for career growth and d...
Day In the Life :30 AM - Email nswering questions, scheduling meetings; reviewing shared documents  AM - Team Huddle 5-min...
ducation/Certification/SkilTypically requires a Bachelors Degree or equivalentcombination of education and experienceSome ...
Transferrable SkillsEmployees in this classification typically analyze,compare and evaluate various courses of action ahav...
Job Shadowing and Training OpportunitiesContact:Tonya Thomas - tvthomas@umich.eduEllen Copeland-Brown - ecbrown@umich.ed  ...
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Being an Instructional Designer at U-M

  1. 1. Being an Instructional Designer at U-M Tonya V. Thomas, Instructional Designer/Trainer University of Michigan Health SystemRevenue Cycle Education, Development & Quality Management (EDQM)
  2. 2. OutlineJob Classification InfoUM Job DutiesA Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer/TrainerEducation/Certification/skill requirementsUseful Transferrable SkillsJob shadowing/training opportunities
  3. 3. Job Classification Info his doesn’t include the various other ‘official’ jobescriptions that actually spend the bulk of time doiimilar work, like myself (“Training Specialist”).
  4. 4. Instructional Design Path 101839 — Instructional Designer 103285 — Instructional Designer Assistant 103325 — Instructional Learning Assistant 102454 — Instructional Learning Intermediate 102455 — Instructional Learning Lead 102456 — Instructional Learning Senior
  5. 5. Instructional DesignerPlans, organizes, and develops training curricula, materials, andprograms to meet specific training needsAnalyzes learning needs and partners with subject matter experts tprovide input for course contentPlans and coordinates skill assessments and training; works withmanagement to ensure course materials are current and relevant totraining needs. May facilitate training during introduction of newcoursesTracks and analyzes training programs by examining learnerssatisfaction levels, proficiency testing, and job performanceProvides instruction and guidance to trainersMay include the design of computer-based training programs.
  6. 6. Training Specialist Path 101847 — Training Specialist Associate 101848 — Training Specialist Intermediate 101849 — Training Specialist Lead 101850 — Training Specialist Senior
  7. 7. Training SpecialistAdministers, organizes and conducts training and educationalprograms in connection with management and promotionaldevelopment, on-the-job training, and employee orientation.Maintains records of training activities and employee progress andmonitors effectiveness of programs.The senior levels of this position may design and develop in-house programs.2 - 5 years of professional experience.Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices andprocedures of particular field of specialization.
  8. 8. Duties at U-MDevelop classroom training for technical skills proficiency onthe job, or soft skills for career growth and developmentDevelop new or convert existing training to online e-learningexperiences managed by MLearning LMSCommunicate and promote learning programs to staff bothwithin dept as well as externallyWork within team of educational unit to enhance our servicesas well as advancing our own knowledge as educators
  9. 9. Day In the Life :30 AM - Email nswering questions, scheduling meetings; reviewing shared documents AM - Team Huddle 5-minute roundtable brief of each member’s status for the week and how temeeting goals :30 AM - Teach -hour classroom instruction for students learning to use Outlook PM - Desk Timewriting/editing course materials ollaborating on projects physically and virtually (online) PM - Project MeetingWorkgroup discussion around upcoming initiative and strategies to meet staraining and communication needs
  10. 10. ducation/Certification/SkilTypically requires a Bachelors Degree or equivalentcombination of education and experienceSome also prefer a Masters DegreeCertifications of varying worth (inquire with hiringmanager); available through industry professionalorganizations such as ASTD, ISTE or LangevinMust be able to write, speak and communicate wellHelpful to be tech-savvy and know how to collaborateelectronically
  11. 11. Transferrable SkillsEmployees in this classification typically analyze,compare and evaluate various courses of action ahave the authority to make independent decisionsmatters of significance, free from immediatedirection, within the scope of their responsibilities.Primary activities and decision making authority arpredominantly performed.
  12. 12. Job Shadowing and Training OpportunitiesContact:Tonya Thomas - tvthomas@umich.eduEllen Copeland-Brown - ecbrown@umich.ed http://careernavigator.umjobs.org/

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