Example Lesson Plan

As experienced Gridders quickly learn, grids can be used to capture a vast array of organizational knowledge – from structured methodologies and professional service propositions through to staff on-boarding and training programmes and everything in between. 

We are constantly amazed and impressed at the variety of intellectual property (and value!) that is created. 

One such use case – that this blog focuses on – is that of the structured training library concept. 

To support such grids, we have now added another example element template to your element template library (see Resources > Element templates): Example Lesson Plan Template.

This template represents the best practice capture of a lesson plan, or a module within such a structured training syllabus. Of course, you can modify this template further (e.g. to add specific media examples – video record of perfect lesson?) but this template serves as a great starting point.

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New lesson plan element template available


Where are we seeing lesson plan templates being used?

There are two primary types of organizations deploying this type of grid. 

Firstly, there are a number of academic users; for example, University business schools. We observe this type of user building out master grids containing all possible lesson module options (often in grids that use the stage/theme logic to denote the different types of lesson module e.g. presented by subject area and competence/level categorization). This (superset) master repository can then be quickly cloned-and-tailored to create a (subset) training syllabus for a specific course delivery.

Secondly, in corporate settings, we observe a number of businesses who offer training or workshop type offerings to their end-clients. In this scenario, the firm’s full inventory of module offerings is presented within a single grid and, most powerfully, used as a sales enabler (in addition to being a great resource for the expert trainers themselves). 

By example, a US-based high-performing team specialist uses Method Grid in prospect engagement meetings (looks beautiful on the iPad) to co-create the actual design of a multi-day package with their prospect client. Their master grid contains all potential module options (colour coded with a must-do through to nice-to-do logic) and their elements show off past delivery (e.g. embedded videos of high-performing team exercises in actions). This allows them to show-off their expertise and to involve prospect clients in the bespoke co-creation of the specific package they require (easily facilitated in live conversation).

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Illustrative use of new lesson plan template – as deployed by expert capability-development firm

Ultimately, indeed, such client-tailored grid instances can be shared with the end-client as a leave-behind resource post actual delivery (with access locked down to just this grid – see our access control feature that enables this). 

Hopefully, some food for thought if either of these applications is relevant to your own services?

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What next?

We will not be committing to any post frequency in this series – rather just a post every now and then when something really captures our eye. We have a few already lined up – but remember you have to invite us into your account for us to see what you are doing … so, if you have a Method Grid story you would like to tell, an innovative application of the product off of the norm … drop me a line. We would love to take a look and help you share it!

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