Full Menu of Training Services

Corporate Training Consultants  

The times we live in promise ever-evolving business dynamics. If you want your place at the table, your business has to bend and flex with the marketplace.  Easy to say, tough to do. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to develop clear and objective solutions. The job of a good corporate training consultant is often to untangle a mass of ideas and input from multiple sources – all with differing and sometimes conflicting agendas, points of view, and priorities – then put it all back together in a cohesive, functional, forward-thinking plan.    

Is your business standing on the brink of an enhancement or overhaul of your corporate philosophy, operational systems, or organizational structure? Are you ready to roll out a new product, new idea, or new way of thinking?  Before you go any further, consider using a corporate training consultant to ease the process, clear potential obstacles, and help ensure a smooth implementation.

Results-driven and accountable, the team at Sexton & Company works to understand your business and your objectives, identify the right learning methodologies, and develop training programs to meet those objectives. Call us today to learn more about our corporate training consultation services.

 

Training Needs Assessment/Analysis  

A training needs assessment is an investigative tool that will ultimately tell you the who, what, when, where, why and how of a training project. Also called a “gap analysis,” the goal of a needs assessment is to determine the current performance versus the desired performance. The gap between the two is the learning that has to happen, and the basis for the training design. It happens often enough that a manager or company leader wants specific training to “fix” some performance problem. Since training can’t resolve everything (e.g., bad attitudes or obsolescence), a well-done needs assessment will tell you if training is really the answer.

The Sexton & Company team works with your organization’s subject matter experts and other key team members to get to the root of the matter.  When training is indeed the answer, we’ll identify the learning gaps and develop learning objectives as the basis to launch an effective training program. Call us today to learn more about our needs assessment process and tools.

 

Training Design & Development/Instructional Design  

Training design and development encompasses all the activities that go into planning and creating good training programs.  After the needs assessment is complete, we know the target audience and the training objectives. Now we’re at the point where we further define and then create the key elements of the training itself: learning tasks, architecture and flow, scripts, storyboards, delivery methods, multimedia, hardware and software system requirements, and companion pieces like workbooks and facilitator guides.

Sexton & Company will work with you to plan, design and manage end-to-end learning projects. We can render customized new courses or an entire curriculum from the ground up, revise your existing content, or tweak an off-the-shelf workshop into an out-of-the box solution just for you.  Large or small, simple or complex, we cover the full learning cycle of course and curriculum design, development, implementation, evaluation and ROI.

You can see many examples of training that Sexton & Company has designed and developed in our Portfolio. Call us to discuss your specific needs.

 

Instructor-Led (ILT)/Traditional Stand-Up Training

Sexton & Company services in this area are two-fold: 

1) You Deliver the Training.

We can work with you and your in-house trainers to develop instructor-led training on virtually any topic from highly technical to basic customer service skills. We can start from any point, including research and full content creation, or using your existing material, to build effective training solutions ready to be delivered by your people.

2) Sexton & Company Delivers the Training.

Our team is experienced in the physical delivery of instructor-led training. We offer expertise in a variety of training topics, including Train-the-Trainer, the gamut of human resources issues, management and supervision, and complex multimedia courses. Browse our catalog of Sexton & Company deliverable training courses. We offer onsite instructor-led training across the United States.

 

Training Videos/DVDs

This is a medium very near and dear to our hearts. We produce great training videos! We can make a video about changing light bulbs appealing and meaningful, and the participant will learn something they never knew about the process before! DVD training products feature high quality video, and can be played on most of today’s computers and home DVD systems. One thing we all know – people like to watch videos, and this alone makes it a highly effective way to deliver training. DVD training also meets the requirements of Section 508, if that’s a consideration for your training project.

From training highly technical skills to the softer side of customer interaction skills, from the executive to the manager to the line worker, we’ve developed effective training videos.  We have the critical eyes, ears, and experience to render the highest quality production, whatever your needs and whoever your audience. We were one of the first DVD authoring facilities in the Rocky Mountain Region, and have made numerous presentations on DVD training programs and production management. We regularly speak at the Rocky Mountain Film and Video Expo on DVD and new media applications.

Click here to see portfolio samples of our completed Training Video/DVD Productions, then give us a call to discuss your specific project.

 

Certification Training Programs  

Certification programs offer a comprehensive series of trainings with the ultimate goal of developing deeper knowledge and stronger skills in specific areas.  The benefits are numerous: it can set your organization apart as an employer, it sends the message that you have and expect high standards for performance, and it rewards the effort and achievement for those who undergo the certification.  It’s a terrific way to boost your corporate culture, competitive advantage, and employee morale.  Certification training programs can be built from scratch, or we can weave together existing sessions to create an organized, skill-building curriculum.

Considering a certification program, but not sure if it’s the right move? Sexton & Company can perform an assessment to help you make the right decision.

 

Presentations

Need to create a presentation?  Maybe you have a conference or convention, a trade show, road show, dog-and-pony show, celebration or an awards ceremony – there are lots of occasions that call for a great presentation.  Even if you have good PowerPoint skills and the right information to generate your own presentation, sometimes you just can’t quite muster the creative juice.  Or, you might want a little more sizzle than you can come up with on your own.  Call us!  The Sexton & Company team has the imagination, tools and resources at our fingertips to push a solid presentation into an exciting and engaging production. We can help you fire up your audience and make you the hero.  Now who wouldn’t want that?

Click here to see portfolio samples of our powerful presentations. Then call us to find out how we can help you with your next presentation. We can work with almost any budget, and you might be surprised by how much bang you can get for your buck!

 

Script Writing/Storyboards/Content Creation 

Do you associate good scriptwriting with training? You probably connect a script with movies, TV or Broadway shows, maybe even a commercial. But training? Really?  

Really! In the hands of a good scriptwriter, the goals of training are delivered in a way that precisely resonates with the target audience. It might be to teach, communicate, open minds to new ideas or ways of doing things, introduce or expand, motivate, or to create urgency. Perhaps it’s detailing a complex process, or presenting product info that requires a thorough understanding of the material. Or, a concept that requires an effective way to “sell” the message and position the training to answer the ever-present question, “what’s in it for me?” A talented scriptwriter nails the message in simple, effective language that stays within the context of the training. 

The Sexton & Company team is often called on to create scripts and storyboards for a whole program, a big idea, a new product rollout, or to help deliver change throughout an organization. We have a supreme understanding of how to create precise communications targeting a specific audience. It’s kind of a marketing and advertising thing… and yes, we’re experienced in that too!

 

Consumer Training Programs

Consumer training blends marketing with training to highlight a product or service. It must be informative enough to describe the functionality or features, but also depict how using the product or service will make the consumer’s life so much better, its benefits. Call us today to find out how we can help you create effective consumer training.

 

Training Evaluation Tools & Systems

World-class training is carefully crafted and powerfully delivered, but that’s not the end of the process. Just as the beginning stage is the needs assessment, the final stage is evaluation. This is when the value of your training effort, or the need for some additional tweaking, becomes clear.

Evaluation is a crucial, yet often overlooked stage of the training cycle. If it’s taken too lightly or skipped altogether, how can you possibly know if you got the expected return on your training investment? The Sexton & Company team works with your organization to determine if training objectives have been met, and if the desired changes in employee behavior, opinions, knowledge and/or skills have taken place. The scope of training evaluation tools range through four levels, to gauge:

  • Participant Satisfaction – their reaction to the training, sometimes called “smile sheets”
  • Participant Learning – the new knowledge, skills, or attitudes they absorbed
  • Participant Behavior – the skills and knowledge they are applying, the learning transference to the job
  • Business Results – the measurable impact, the return on training investment

 Sexton & Company will work with you to decide which evaluation level(s) will be the most beneficial for the type of training used by your organization. Call us today to find out more about the training evaluation tools or system we can design for you.

 

 Section 508 Compliance

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities so they may obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d), agencies

must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

Sexton & Company is well-versed in the requirements of Section 508. We have developed DVDs and online training programs to assist individuals and meet the requirements of the law. The training is developed with a startup screen that allows the user to pick one of three different setups for playing the video:

  • Played regularly
  • Played with captions, or
  • Played with a voiceover describing what’s going on in the video