Projects require collaboration. As designers, we work with subject matter experts (SMEs) and clients every day. These relationships can be challenging! Join facilitator Penny Ralston-Berg to grow your design toolbox and improve your working relationships with SMEs and clients.
Full 3-week workshop is $295 per person.
Building Relationships between Designers and SMEs is a three-week workshop with three live Zoom sessions, Slack community, card game, and resources. In each live session, participants will build communication and collaboration skills in a fun and reflective way.
New cohort starts September 5, 2022!
Join the Slack community to get started.
We'll wrap up and make final reflections in the Slack community.
Active listening and asking the right questions at the right time are the first steps in building a productive working relationship with your SME.
As designers, we must be able to practice empathy, think in the moment and respond to challenging situations in a positive way
When moving conversations forward, we must employ collaborative tools and support our recommendations with evidence.
Lifetime community membership to connect with other designers and your facilitator.
Resources to grow and support the strategies in your design toolbox.
Use game cards to play games on your own or with your team after the workshop ends.
"Thank you for some of the most inspired and unique insights on the human dynamic of course design. So fun too!"
"The workshop was very interactive and I enjoyed engaging with the other participants in the course. I think the workshop will better help me to take more of a consultative approach with my faculty. "
Mark Cooper, Instructional Designer, Idaho State University
"I loved the SME Whisperer workshop! @pennymoved is awesome!! "
Dr. Instructional Design, @alpha5marmoset
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Penny Ralston-Berg is an award-winning instructional designer with over 25 years experience collaborating with clients and subject matter experts to design online courses. She uses a human-centered, improvisational approach to help IDs build better working relationships with SMEs.
Free resources available at: https://smewhisperer.com/