Module 7 Discussion: Onboarding, Training, and Developing Employees

In our professional experiences, most of us have been frustrated with coworkers that didn’t know everything they needed to know and cost their employer money (or their coworkers time) needlessly. A good plan for onboarding and training can engage employees and save money.

Discussion Prompt

Think about a time when you wished your coworkers had received more training in their positions. Then, use the ADDIE method to develop a training program for those coworkers, using your own knowledge as the basis for that training program. If you haven’t been employed before, or if you don’t remember an instance where coworkers needed training, create a fictional scenario.

Once you’ve created your own training program, review two training programs created by your classroom peers. Did they complete all the steps of ADDIE? Did they give you any ideas about your own training program?


Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

Discussion Grading Rubric
Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your initial response 0 pts
No post made
5 pts
Post is either late or off-topic
10 pts
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
10 pts
Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
No response to peers
2 pts
Responded to only one peer
5 pts
Responded to two peers
5 pts
Total: 15 pts