The Journey to Corporate Training Success - Real World Case Study with Keith Stoneman

Keith Stoneman joined Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee March 30.
March 30, 2022
4 Minutes
Keith Stoneman joined Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee March 30.

The world of Learning and Development has changed over the decades, but many companies have a difficult time deviating from the comfortable path of "the way they've always done it."  As instructional designers and corporate training professionals we make it our responsibility to improve all forms of learning within the organizations we serve. But that is no easy task. It's often a very long journey that requires a strategy, patience, and more than a few skills we're never taught in our graduate school ID programs.

We were very lucky to have Keith Stoneman join us on IDIODC to discuss his journey.  He shared his successes and failures and gave us all an opportunity to reflect on the things that might be holding us back in our own personal journey.

Keith has identified 5 key principles to success:

  1. Have an executive sponsor
  1. Use updates to educate key leaders and stakeholders - a little at a time
  1. Demonstrate you're using everything you have before asking for more
  1. Good SME content + good L&D practice = great results
  1. Better 80% done than 100% perfect

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About Keith Stoneman

Keith has been in organizational learning since a high school student, while working at a local pharmacy and training the staff to use that “new-fangled" computer system. After teaching high school in Queens NYC, he’s worked for organizations delivering and leading training on customer service, operations, sales and sales. Currently he leads the Operations Training Team at PenFed delivering learning and performance solutions for the Service Centers, Financial Centers and Collections units at PenFed Credit Union.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (Affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the eLearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple, and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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