Our Goal
 Our major focus within the House of Five Dragons is to design the best possible instruction that will result in the most appropriate and best learning for employees within our client organizations.

To accomplish these goals we employ a systems model developed by Jerrold Kemp in 1971 and subsequently revised over the years with the current model reflecting additional input of Drs. Gary Morrison and Steven Ross. The model contains nine basic elements we use in the design of learning materials and experiences for our clients.

The nine elements contained in the complete instructional design plan contain critical steps we take to insure that the services provided our client organizations meet both their needs as well as those of their employees. They include the following:

  • Instructional problems
  • Learner characteristics
  • Task Analysis
  • Instructional objectives
  • Content sequencing
  • Instructional strategies
  • Designing the message
  • Development of instruction
  • Evaluation instruments

Included within this model are additional elements that we incorporate to insure that our systems approach is complete:

  • Planning
  • Formative Evaluation
  • Revision
  • Implementation
  • Support Services
  • Project Management
  • Confirmative Evaluation
  • Summative Evaluation

We pay special attention to the impact of cultural differences in the workplace that are often found within multinational organizations. Our goal is to assist you with solving your performance gaps and collaboratively work toward the subsequent development of training materials and experiences for your employees.
What we do
Lets imagine that your organization has identified a performance gap between what is and what you would like it to be.

We schedule a first meeting at which time you describe the problem you face. YOU are the expert and we are the ones who listen carefully as you describe the situation.

Based on this initial meeting we meet with our design team and come to a conclusion that we can assist you in solving your problem. If, in our team discussion and analysis, we find that the problem you have described lies beyond our area of expertise, we will inform you immediately and offer a recommendation as to who might best assist you.

If we agree that your problem is linked to training needs, we will conduct an in-depth needs assessment. To begin this step we will need the endorsement at the highest level of decision making to insure that your organization supports our continuing work.

Once we have conducted a needs assessment we will provide you with a report in which we detail a variety of interventions designed to address the performance gap. After this meeting an actual contract will be formulated that specifies our recommended training intervention, provides an analysis of the costs involved, and includes a timeline of significant milestones involved in the training project suggested.