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Be a BADDIE: The Basics of Backward Design

  • 21 May 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. Louis County Government Service Center
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  • Corporate members:
    The College of St. Scholastica
    Allete/Mn Power
    Essentia Health
    City of Virginia
    St. Louis County
    Lake Superior College
    University of MN Duluth
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  • Non-member price
  • Student pricing - must be a current student

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Be a BADDIE: The Basics of Backward Design

Have you ever sat down to develop a training program and thought, “Hmmm…where should I start?”

If so, have we got a tool for you!

Backward design is a method for designing learning by starting with the end in mind. It can help you pinpoint the highest priority topics and outcomes for a given program early in the design process, allowing you to avoid what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming number of options. It can shorten development time and get your learners learning sooner, saving money and resources in the process.

If you have a strong affinity for another model of design, don’t worry – backward design is a supplement to these rather than a replacement. And if you’re not familiar with ANY instructional design models, don’t worry about that either. Backward design is easy to understand and a great place to start. 

In this session, we’ll discuss the basics of backward design and look at a few real-life examples. You’ll have the opportunity to practice using backward design, and you’ll leave with a template that you can use when you’re back on the job.


Workshop Learning Objectives

 After the session, you will be able to:

  • Create the framework for a learning event using backward design.
  • Identify circumstances where backward design may be relevant for you

About Shannon Studden

Shannon Studden has been a Program Specialist with the National Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth, MN since March 2018. Before joining the Center, Shannon designed and delivered leadership and organizational development programs for employers in northeastern Minnesota as part of the Continuing Education department at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and spent 8 years managing the Learning & Development function for Cleveland-Cliffs’ Minnesota sites. She also spent several years as an Instructor in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. 

Shannon specializes in the areas of talent management, leadership and organizational development, group facilitation, and conflict management. She holds her Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


uesday, May 21, 2019

St. Louis County Government Services Center
320 W. 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55802
2nd Floor Lake Superior Room

Networking and Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Program 12:00 - 1:00 pm

$20.00 for Members    $30.00 for Non-members    $10.00 for Students

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