Tita Theodora Beal, an instructional designer and writer, specializes in working with clients to develop customized ways to turn corporate office strategies into on-the-job results through well-aligned performance development programs.
In her consulting practice, Tita has worked with firms in finance (Bankers Trust, Chase, Citibank, JP Morgan, PaineWebber just before the UBS merger, Prudential, and others) as well as in health care (Community Health Institutes, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY University's New Careers Training Lab, SEIU/Columbia University’s Institute of Public Administration), and pharmaceuticals (Astra Zeneca, Merck, Sandoz, SmithKline Beecham, and others.).
Her consulting services was built on her past full-time work as an instructional designer/developer with Xerox Learning Systems, Morgan Guaranty, and Pfizer.
Her design and writing projects have included most media/formats (instructor-led onsite and online classes, independent study eLearning, and video-based instruction) as well as a wide range of interactive learning techniques, including simulations (in person, online and/or video), discovery learning, case analysis and role play, write-your-own case challenges and action planning, teach-backs, on-the-job action learning projects and apprentice assignments, learning games, and others.
Jonathan Workman has been in the learning industry for more than 20 years designing and delivering solutions for instruction-led, web-based, video- or computer-based training, and elearning for national and international companies. In all his work, Jonathan incorporates elements of micro-lesson design, collaborative learning, social learning and storytelling, a skill he learned first during his stint in improvisational comedy and later on honed in story-based design learned through his association with Dr. Ray Jimenez. Jonathan has experience in areas of manufacturing, financial and operations safety, processes and equipment training and learning design.
Melissa Erceg Dougherty
Melissa is an Instructional Designer for a company in the financial services industry. She also mentors for Vignettes Learning, helping others learn how to hone their scenario-based instructional design skills. She has been in the Training world delivering and creating training for a little over 11 years. Melissa has written several articles for the eLearning Industry website and enjoys sharing her knowledge of instructional design with others.