eLearning programs in organizations are primarily focused on empowering its people. Competencies for immediate on-the-job applications, expertise, and knowledge infused into sales and profits, customer service, efficient systems and adherence to regulations are highly critical for employee performance and legal compliance.

eLearning programs - products, applications, processes, software, people skills, onboarding, etc.and compliance to government regulations– are fundamental, indispensable and pivotal to the success or failure of any business.

Even with well-intentioned learning thrusts, these programs may become simple “massive data dumps” if not properly managed. Enormous statistical and factual content do not captivate learners. “Boring,” “Difficult to retain,” “Hard to grasp,” and “Long,” are common complaints you hear. Learners end up frustrated and unable to grasp and retain critical content for applying to their jobs.

Re-energize and transform elearning programs using hyper story-based methods. Make them shorter, easier and faster for the learner.

Start relating your content to hyper stories. Utilize the Hyper Story-Based eLearning Design approach. Learn how to:

  • Transform and re-energize your elearning programs
  • Raise learners’ interactivity levels
  • Chunk and boil down your learning material to provide much greater impact
  • Create faster, easier and more effective learning
  • Cut training time significantly and improve learners’ performance
  • Improve content retention among learners

This innovative learning design and delivery method is a proven way to improve content retention.

The Hyper Story-based eLearning Design Online Workshop enables you to convert existing or new eLearning content into stimulating learning experiences.

Workshop participants learn how to transform procedures, products, policies, processes, technical data, rules and regulations into easy and immersive eLearning.

You will develop skills in creating interactive and discovery-learning methods where the content is embedded in real-life events. Participants practice the application of the Hyper Story-Based Design methods using interesting, provocative and highly-engaging success stories, customer complaints, product recalls, penalties, legal infractions, lawsuits, product defects, lost sales, quick solutions, etc. to help learners turn factual information into personalized and meaningful learning experiences.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and confidence to apply a new set of skills to revolutionize their eLearning programs using the hyper story-based methods learned.

Who should attend?
The workshop is valuable to the following:

  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Instructional Designers
  • eLearning designers and developers
  • eLearning writers and producers
  • Trainers and presenters
  • Project Leaders and champions
  • Everyone who aims to apply the Hyper Story-Based Design to eLearning

Why should you attend?

  • Become a Certified Hyper Story-Based eLearning Designer
  • Re-skill from traditional design and development to hyper story-based methods
  • Obtain tools, demos, samples and templates to transform technical and compliance courses to Hyper Story-based eLearning
  • Learn how to reduce cost and speed up elearning program development
  • Discover how to collaborate with SMEs for enhanced learner experience

Workshop topics
In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Obtain the “Proofs” based on research and scientific findings supporting the effectiveness of the Hyper Story-Based eLearning Design.
  • Demonstrate the cost benefits of Hyper Story-Based eLearning in customer satisfaction, reduction of production costs, savings from product support and compliance.
  • Differentiate the key distinctions between traditional instructional design and Hyper Story-Based eLearning design.
  • Implement the “Hyper Story-Based Instructional Design Process and Project Plan” – from interviewing SMEs to development of the eLearning program.
  • Use “Hyper Story Mapping Grid” to discover stories to match your technical and compliance content.
  • Construct modules and lessons that are only 3-minute long using a powerful story method.
  • Apply the “SRIA Model” (Set up, Relate, Interpret and Apply) in building Hyper Story-Based micro lessons.
  • Incorporate the “Oscillation Technique" and "Organics” of weaving small stories into a full program.
  • Apply the “15 Hyper Story-Based Design Models.”
  • Develop learning objectives, test questions and exercises using hyper story-based methods.
  • Use “Process-Based Tracking Systems” to gauge learning and applications.
  • Develop reusable standards, templates and processes for Hyper Story-Based design and development.
  • Incorporate “Gaming Stories” in interactive designs.
  • Apply “Workplace Incidents” like troubleshooting, defects, errors, heroic endeavors, compliance failures, best formulas, tips, experiences, turnarounds, etc. as inspiration for designing eLearning.
  • Implement “Stacking Experiences” methods to facilitate the creation of “wisdom-based eLearning” solutions provided through a collections of hyper-stories and experiences.

Live demos and examples From examples of Hyper Story-Based eLearning lessons, participants will learn:

  • Software applications
  • Product and service features
  • Engineering processes and methods
  • Technical specifications
  • Compliance in safety, employment law, healthcare,
    financial services, manufacturing, utilities, agriculture,
    mining, construction, transportation, education, etc.
  • Onboarding and people skills
  • Sales and Client Relationship Management
  • Other demos and examples

Primary Benefits:

  • You can become a lead in-house consultant and designer.
  • You can be a better consultant to your clients.
  • You can be an in-house training specialist in Hyper Story-Based eLearning Design.

Additional Benefits:

To support Certified Designers in their implementation of the Hyper Story-Based eLearning Design Workshop, participants will enjoy these add-on benefits within a period of one year after the workshop.

  • Access to advance research work and demo versions of finished eLearning products
  • Coaching and critique of your work by Ray Jimenez and his associates
  • Ideation and brainstorming conversations with Ray Jimenez and his associates
  • Quarterly special insight webinars
  • Special limited permission to use the proprietary and copyrighted materials, presentations and examples by Ray Jimenez

The workshop is in a virtual learning format. Participants are required to submit mini-application projects. The virtual technologies cover webinars, discussion rooms, chat, conference calls, video sharing and online submission of projects. Participants will use Twine as a story sketch pad, Vimeo for 30-second video submissions and the Vignettes Virtual Learning System. These tools are for free.


Ray Jimenez PhD, a pioneering figure in the field of Learning and Development, left behind an enduring legacy that continues to inspire the industry. His contributions to the world of training are immeasurable, and his innovative spirit lives on through his work and the countless lives he’s touched.

As the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of Vignettes Learning and Training Magazine Network, Ray was also the creative force behind Situation Expert, an A.I. ChatGPT Workflow Learning Platform. His dedication to innovation was recognized with the prestigious Innovation Technology Award from Training Magazine.

Ray began his career as a management consultant at Coopers and Lybrand, specializing in learning technology innovations, information management systems, and management development. Throughout his career, he led teams in implementing A.I., assisted performance metrics, talent management strategies, and effective learning designs.

Ray’s passion was focused on helping organizations, learning leaders, and learners embrace context-driven and workflow-based learning systems. His groundbreaking work in micro-content learning design and delivery resulted in innovative methodologies and software applications. The core of his expertise was on Workflow Learning Systems, Microlearning Expertise Systems, Story-Based Learning Designs (SBLD), and Contextual Learning Platforms (CLP). 

He invented the kernel learning design called "SRIA" (Set up, Relate, Interpret, and Apply). The SRIA applies to all modalities including Microlearning and mobile learning.

Ray's influence extended beyond his innovative work. He championed the Microlearning Implementation Process and authored influential books, including "Workflow Learning," "3-Minute e-Learning," "Scenario-Based e-Learning," "Story-Based eLearning Design," and "Do-It-Yourself eLearning." Soon, his last book on “Transforming Learning Design Using A.I. ChatGPT” will also be available.

He was a sought-after speaker and thought leader, gracing conferences for organizations such as ATD, Training Magazine, eLearning Guild, ISPI, DevCon mLearning, and so on.

As the principal architect of the Training Magazine Network, which has over 185,000 L&D professional members, Ray played a pivotal role in shaping the Learning and Development community. His recent venture, Situation Expert, an A.I. ChatGPT learning system for continuous self-improvement and expertise development, exemplified his commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Ray generously shared his knowledge and expertise as an advisor and presenter of eLearning programs for prestigious institutions. He earned his Ph.D. from St. Peter's College and pursued Studies in Interactive Media at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ray's impact extended to a diverse array of clients, including renowned organizations like FedEx, KPMG, Boeing, Lyondellbasell, Pearson, Cisco, Pixar, Dendreon, Netafim, Oracle, and NASA. Colleagues and workshop participants described him as "fun," "engaging," "technically savvy," and "inspiring." Ray's award-winning software solutions have been celebrated for their innovation.

Over 45,000 individuals have attended Ray's webinars, keynote presentations, and workshops, experiencing firsthand the transformative power of his insights and ideas. 

Ray Jimenez's dedication to advancing the field of Learning and Development remains an enduring source of inspiration. His contributions will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

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Registration Fees:

One participant - $750.00
10% Early Bird Discount
(for registration not later than 30 days before the workshop)

Other Discounts:

5% Government/Non-profit Discount
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Group Attendance
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“This session provided me with ideas to share with my instructional designers that I know will make their content even more engaging and impactful. Really great stuff!”
Tim Strannix
Director of Learning and Development
Cash America International

“This is what I like best about the session: Trying to work through the phases of SBL for ourselves - experiential learning is how I prefer to learn; The use of elearning demos to illustrate or reinforce points; enjoyed meeting other IDs and trainers from different fields; appreciated the books and references provided.; appreciated how you went to each participant to ask about their needs.”
Vivi Lioe
Instructional Designer
Canadian Blood Services



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