Instructional design

Nancy Bacon designs instruction to get people where they need to go. Through a process honed over two decades of curriculum development experience, she addresses the barriers holding people back and builds in ways to support long-term change. She takes a holistic view, finding solutions outside of classroom training. The resources she develops leverage what we know about learning and human behavior to be practical and relevant.

Recent instructional design projects

Challenge: How do we efficiently train a wide variety of food bank staff and volunteers across the state?

Solution: An on-demand food bank certification course available to association members, easily coupled with add-on trainings and peer knowledge sharing.

Challenge: How do we make food bank and farmers’ market staff and volunteers aware of the safety and health rules that relate to their work?

Solution: On-demand safety and health courses available in English and Spanish that ensure that the people addressing hunger stay safe and healthy.

Challenge: How can an international development agency with offices around the world train its diverse staff how to stay compliant within its procurement system?

Solution: A new interpretation of the process and updated tools, using color and graphics to lead people through the steps.

Challenge: How do small, rural, and/or BIPOC-led nonprofits learn about worker standards to stay compliant?

Solution: A new way to deliver information that focuses on essential standards and what our focus audience often struggles with. Resources include a guide, videos, and a live training.

Challenge: How does a large hunger-focused agency ensure that farmer market managers and vendors know how to implement the SNAP program?

Solution: A set of resources designed for farmer market managers and what they need to educate the people in their community. Includes QR code-accessible videos for vendors and their team.

I’ve sat through A LOT of trainings, and your toolkit is the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand resource that I have seen to date. Well done!

Nonprofit development director

Aim for Action model

In 2019, Nancy created Aim for Action in partnership with Margaret “Meps” Schulte. Watch this short video about the model.

Do you need help solving a problem?
Do you need help getting people to do things differently?
Do you need a new curriculum?

Give Nancy a call to see how she can help.

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