Instructional Design for Senior-professionals and Trainers ( IDST) Certificate Course

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Name of the Course: Instructional Design Senior-professionals and Trainers (IDST) Certificate Course

Who should join?

  • Trainers/Senior Trainers/Training Managers who would like to learn instructional design to map it to their current jobs for making their trainings more effective.
  • Sales/Marketing Managers working in the area of training/L&D who wish to use the knowledge of instructional design to communicate more effectively and profitably with their clients.
  • Instructional Design Analysts/Consultants/Senior Consultants/Other Senior Professionals who have worked in content development and wish to map their practical knowledge to the concepts of instructional design.
  • Lecturers, Readers, and Professors who would like to use instructional design to make their classes more interesting and effective.

    The ideal candidate for this course has:

    • good spoken and written English,
    • past work-experience in training and/or management functions,
    • and a keen desire to push the limit of excellence in training and content creation by integrating the skill of instructional design with prior knowledge and experience.

    Note: This course will need your unwavering commitment and about 12-14 hours of your time on a weekly basis.

Expected Entry Skills:

Language Skills: Good command over spoken and written English.
Computer Skills: Basic computer and Internet skills.
Education: Graduation in any discipline
Work Experience: Individuals with significant experience in training or/and management will be given preference.


Course Duration:

2 Months – 16 Sessions of 1.5 hours each, classes on Sundays.
(Please Note: The course is conducted as a classroom training program in Noida in Delhi-NCR.)

Course Conducted By:

Shafali R. Anand (Former Chief Instructional Architect, Wavelength;
Editor & Publisher - Creative Agni - An eZine for Instructional Design & eLearning. )
Shafali R. Anand designed Wavelength’s Instructional Design Courses & Training Programs and conducted/facilitated them for six years.

The IDST Certificate:

Upon your successful completion of the course, you will receive the Instructional Design for Senior-professionals and Trainers Certificate from Creative Agni.


IDST Course Participants' Views

"It was a great and unique learning experience for me to take and complete the IDST course.

Now, I can confidently apply the instructional design theories and models in the work assignments for my organization. Due to the relevant examples provided in the course, I was able to grasp the learning more easily. Additionally, the weekly discussions, the quizzes, the assignments, and the online test helped me strengthen my learning throughout the course. My dedication and commitment towards the learning sessions and the assignments finally paid off with my successful completion of the course, and will ensure the long-term retention of the knowledge gained through it."

- Sachin Malhotra, Quality Analyst, Piron Corporation, Noida (Delhi - NCR)

"IDST is a well designed course that touches the right level for senior professionals. Every aspect of the course - the structure, the concept clarity, the examples, and the assignments - is really impressive. The discussion forum provided a great platform to interact with other participants. The course design followed exactly what it taught. The Examples and the activities were relevant and related to real life/work scenarios. Feedback was constructive and really motivating. Though, with my busy schedule it was quite challenging to meet the timelines of the assignments, it was not stress-generating. I enjoyed every moment I spent with the course and I regret that it came to an end.

I have started analysing my work assignments with the concepts learnt and have also started recommending the IDST course to my friends."

- Anil Kumar, Senior SME, Educomp Solutions Ltd., Noida (Delhi - NCR)


IDST Course
Participants' Views

"I was looking for a course in Instructional Design that would impart in-depth clarity on the application of the Instructional Design theory, principles and not just theoretical knowledge. One of my colleagues suggested 2 courses (IDCD course and IDST course) from Creative Agni.

Both the courses looked similar so I spoke with Shafali.R.Anand ,who helped me to decided which course I need to pursue as per my experience and qualification.In my opinion the IDST course is more appropriate and relevant for a senior executive however would insist to speak with Shafali before deciding on the course.

The course is well structured and provides an inspiring environment in which participants from diverse backgrounds contribute to discussions, offering different views and their rich experience. The interaction with Shafali and the other participants enriched my knowledge and exposure. It did not only refresh what I have learned from my past experience and other corporate training courses, it frequently inspired me with new perspectives.

I am looking forward to use the learning from the course and I am sure it will benefit me for the rest of my life – both personal and professional."

- Saumya Roy, Senior Manager Training (Bancassurance),
Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd. , Gurgaon (Delhi - NCR)

"I was looking for a program in Instructional Design (ID) which combines both theory and practice and therefore decided to enrol for the IDST Certificate Course with Creative Agni.

What impressed me the most about the course was the use of different ID principles in teaching it. Along with the classroom sessions, there were assignments, quizzes as well as a very interactive online discussion forum, which made the learning experience both enjoyable and effective.

I am confident of applying many of these ID concepts both in my role as a teacher and as a learning and development consultant."

- Eklavya Sinha, National Manager (Succession Planning & Accelerated Development),
Aon Hewitt (formerly Hewitt Associates), Gurgaon (Delhi - NCR)

"The course is very well structured and begins with the principles, theories, and frameworks of Instructional Design which is then followed by applying them in the Classroom and Home Assignments. Every assignment relates to the organization with which we work, which helps make it logically and practically applicable. The discussion forum is one of the most interesting aspects of the course as it ensures learning through the week followed by real life scenarios where the concepts learnt needed to be applied and discussed. The evaluation was well timed within the course followed by the final presentation and online test which was an icing on the cake.

Today I feel confident of applying my knowledge. Last but not the least I would like to make a special mention of Shafali who will go out of the way to ensure success in each learner’s learning thereby making it effective and her advices are something to vouch for. Thank you for such an amazing learning experience Shafali!!!"

- Tanu Krishnan , Executive - Learning & Development - Advisory Services,
Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd , Gurgaon (Delhi - NCR)

"I was looking for a course in Instructional Design; my colleague suggested that I should connect with Creative Agni. After enquiry, I have finally decided to join IDST course. The unique part of this course was; it helped to apply ID principles & models in the shortest period of time at my work place.

The IDST program has provided me with the necessary skill sets; it was a perfect mix of knowledge & application. This course provided me with a personalized learning & all credit goes to Shafali Ma’am. She is an excellent mentor & always provide exceptional support to every learner (not only as a mentor, but as a friend too.)

Thank you so much Shafali Ma’am for such an amazing experience."

- Manjari Relan,
Vertical Lead - Learning, Creations & Development,
TSEI Private Lt , New Delhi.

"The IDST program was a great learning experience for me. These 8 weeks of learning instructional design principles and putting them each one into practice was quite challenging and exciting at the same time. I appreciate the diligence that has gone into designing of this program. All the aspect of this program seems to be meticulously designed and well thought of. I believe that it has everything that an instructional design program for senior professionals must have. Right from the weekly assignments, to discussion forums, to quizzes, impromptu questions, to online test, everything was designed and delivered with perfection.

It has instilled the much need confidence in me for applying the Instructional Design principles in my role as an eLearning Project Manager. I am feeling empowered with all this knowledge and direction.!"

- Ravinder Sachdeva,
Program Manager (eLearning),
FCS Software Solutions Ltd. , Noida (Delhi - NCR)

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