Sedona Training Consultants
Sedona Training Consultants Title Bar
About Us
Course Design
Course Evaluation
Project Direction & Management

















We Specialize in e-ffective, e-fficient e-learning
Our Focus
We help you move your training to e-Learning through:

Your Gain
With our powerful and personal training and consulting processes, your people learn anytime and anywhere, moving rapidly to new levels of course design with minimal time lost from the job.

Upcoming Workshops
Attend workshops on Instructional Design:

Using Group Interviews Effectively (8:30 - 12:00) March 27

Most instructional designers conduct individual interviews with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in order to gather data for training; however, most instructional designers do not conduct group interviews with SMEs. Those that do, primarily use one kind, the focus group. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use five different group interviews with SMEs to gather information, conduct a task analysis, gain consensus, set priorities, and solve problems.

Throughout this workshop, participants will take part in the interview types and gain experience both as participant and facilitator. Basic interview planning and question types and sequences will also be covered.

Effective Interactions for e-Learning (1:00 - 5:00) March 27

Have you ever taken an e-Learning class that consists primarily of reading and turning pages? And then you thought that there’s got to be a better way to teach? Interactivity is the key to keeping learners involved and learning in an e-Learning class.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about a variety of types of interactions for e-Learning, regardless of the delivery mechanism. You’ll focus on questions and answers and how to make them effective in enhancing performance improvement and job transfer. You’ll also learn about effective use of screen real estate in developing questions and have an opportunity to create a screen template and an interaction with feedback.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify key components essential for effective interactions
  • Identify guidelines for creating effective interactions
  • Evaluate interactions in courses
  • Identify areas of the screen and their relative impact on the learner
  • Identify appropriate use of colors on a screen
  • Create an interactive screen template
  • Design an effective interaction with feedback

Graphics that instruct 10:30-11:30, March 28

Graphics can be either illustrative or instructional. In this workshop, you'll learn the guidelines for using graphics to teach in documents, classroom training, or e-learning courses.

You'll learn how to:

  • identify illustrative, instructive, and distractive graphics in examples of documents, classroom training, and e-learning
  • identify appropriate use of placement and instructional guidelines
  • create a simple graphic to illustrate content given

For more information, go to

Special Events

In March, 2009, Jane is presenting two 1/2 day workshops and one session (see above).
In May, 2009, Jane will be officially given her honor of Fellow of STC.
In May, 2006, Jane presented several sessions at STC's 54th Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
In May, 2006, Jane was elected Associate Fellow of STC.


What Others Are Saying about Us . . .

"Whenever one of my internal clients comes to me with a performance support or development need, the first person I think of is Jane Smith. She consistently delivers quality, on-time and creative support. And, she is an excellent value!"

Jan Johnson, Boston Scientific

"Jane is one of the most experienced and professional instructional designers I know. Her thoroughness and creativity are apparent in every phase of a design project. Jane's courses always get results because she is committed to quality, and Jane's clients are always thrilled because she consistently brings her projects in on-time and on-budget. Because I could count on Jane to alway deliver, I often assigned her the most challenging projects. I think her unfailing results on all jobs can be attributed in large part to her well-honed project management skills and techniques. I whole-heartedly recommend Jane for any instructional design assignment."

Preston Zuckerman, Learning-Edge

"Jane's deep understanding of adult learning theory combines with strong instructional design skills, a highly consultative approach, and a great work ethic. In my experience, these always resulted in very effective learning and performance improvement solutions, delivered on time and on budget."

Dan Woodard, Alliant Foodservice

"Our organization engaged Jane to assist us in implementing consistent standards and practices in our instructional design methodology. Jane's expert knowledge in the field, approachability, and creative teaching style brought us back to her door when we had additional needs. I value her professional consulting ability, project management skills and would wecome her expertise on any communication or training project, big or small!"

Sue Leo-Fitzgerald, PayChex

"Jane was a fabulous manager of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG of the Society for Technical Communication. During her tenure the SIG had real growth and took on many new and expanded programs. Despite the fact that team members were located around the world, she managed to keep everyone on task and motivated. Her decisions were reasoned and practical and she was open to suggestions from others. I enjoyed working with Jane and learned a lot from her."

Karen Baranich, Society for Technical Communications
Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group

"Jane Smith is a consummate professional in the field of instructional design and learning.

I first came to know Jane when I volunteered to serve as the Managing Editor of the Instructional Design & Learning SIG (IDL SIG) of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) in 2004. At that time, Jane was the SIG's manager and was working hard at revitalizing the SIG. With Jane's attention and personal contact, the SIG grew to over 2000 members.

After serving as Managing Editor of the newsletter for two years, I stepped up to serve two years as Assistant SIG Manager to work with Jane. During that two-year tenure, I found Jane's work ethic to be one where she maintained control, was well organized, and cared about ensuring that our members received value for their membership fee.

I have now been the SIG's manager for the last two years. During this time, Jane has been available as an advisor and a sounding board. She has provided her insight that has helped me in leading the SIG. This past year, Jane stepped up to serve as Web Seminar Program Coordinator when the person that was in this position had to step down. Jane has done an admirable job at filling the gaps.

I've also attended several of Jane's STC conference sessions and workshops. Her knowledge of instructional design shows through as does her passion for ensuring that attendees learn as much as they can. I've seen Jane spend time with folks to ensure they have a solid foundation and understanding of the field of instructional design.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Jane Smith for any position with any company that she chooses to work for."

Jackie Damrau, Society for Technical Communications
Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group

"Having worked as a web developer under Jane Smith's leadership of the Society for Technical Communication's Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group, I highly recommend Jane for her balanced managerial skills, high-level work ethic, and expert instructional design skill set. She approaches challenging projects strategically and energetically, succeeding in revitalizing a waning online community into an award-winning professional group."

Chris Emanuelli, Society for Technical Communications
Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group

home | about us | course design | course evaluation | mentoring | project direction & management | webinars | workshops
| awards | newsletters & articles | samples | templates | contact