Johnny Clean – Training & Consulting



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Some freelance e-learning product dev and branding for Johnny Clean — who are in the kickstarting a training program for senior leadership within the car wash industry. I consulted with JC to create a training initiative based on the ADDIE framework and Agile methodologies.

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Johnny Clean is hoping to re-brand the Car Wash Industry. When thinking of the Car Wash Industry, we don't often think of bright colors, and fun, modern, design. I suggested changing this through the aesthetic of their e-Learning materials.

  Solutions by Design    

Like a lot of industries with long history, JC's current training solutions were limited by legacy materials created by retired experts; or else they outsourced their e-learning solutions to companies who knew little — and cared little — about their brand. 

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Rather than overwhelm their management staff and senior employees with pilies upon piles of paperwork, I offered a training program based on minimalist design. The goal was to put the information forward. 


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All journeys start somewhere, By aggregating legacy e-learning assets into a single, self-hosted database, we cut ties with costly outside services.

  THE FUTURE OF HISTORY  

JC believes in the importance of proper training and education. These days, learners are well-versed in the use of smartphones, text messaging, and social media – so participating in online learning is more than a passing fad. The design, development, coordination, and implementation of an organization-wide, e-learning training program is vital to the future of the car wash industry.

E-learning platforms which include message boards, elements of gamification, and various other means of online communication allow learners to keep in touch and discuss course-related matters, while providing a culture of belonging.


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JC now embraces the power of e-learning while at the same time harnesses industry-tested, educational models based on cognitive pedagogy and adult-learning theory. While all this might seem impossibly complex, such models can be broken down into manageable pieces.

  THE FUTURE OF HISTORY  

JC believes in the importance of proper training and education. These days, learners are well-versed in the use of smartphones, text messaging, and social media – so participating in online learning is more than a passing fad. The design, development, coordination, and implementation of an organization-wide, e-learning training program is vital to the future of the car wash industry.

E-learning platforms which include message boards, elements of gamification, and various other means of online communication allow learners to keep in touch and discuss course-related matters, while providing a culture of belonging.


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JC now embraces the power of e-learning while at the same time harnesses industry-tested, educational models based on cognitive pedagogy and adult-learning theory. While all this might seem impossibly complex, such models can be broken down into manageable pieces.

  ADOPTING ADDIE  

JC lacked an instructional on which to build their training program. By way of consultation and presentation, I suggested they adopt a simple five-step solution. The point was not to overwhelm the crew with theory. The point was to make e-learning as easy as possible why helping to guarantee a return on their investment in corporate education.

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The instructional design process is a lot like washing a dirty car. We can run legacy learning materials through a creative conveyer, and when those legacy materials come out the other side, they look sparkling clean.

  INDUSTRIAL AGILITY  

It’s important to remember that the ADDIE framework is not uncompromising — it’s not a hardline process. Most instructional methodologies are built with agility and flexibility in mind. Different organizations have different needs; different people learn at different rates. Diverse employees will exhibit diverse learning styles. A good learning developer knows when to make adjustments which best fit both students and company.


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AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT reduces complexity by breaking down large scale projects into small, useable pieces. Rapid feedback, continuous adaptation and QA best practices are built into the team's schedules, ensuring top-quality output and proven processes. Accountability is not measured on hourly spreadsheets; rather, it’s measured in the delivery of successful products by making use of small-scale iterations.  Such iterations take place over the course of two-week sprints.

  INDUSTRIAL AGILITY  

It’s important to remember that the ADDIE framework is not uncompromising — it’s not a hardline process. Most instructional methodologies are built with agility and flexibility in mind. Different organizations have different needs; different people learn at different rates. Diverse employees will exhibit diverse learning styles. A good learning developer knows when to make adjustments which best fit both students and company.


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AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT reduces complexity by breaking down large scale projects into small, useable pieces. Rapid feedback, continuous adaptation and QA best practices are built into the team's schedules, ensuring top-quality output and proven processes. Accountability is not measured on hourly spreadsheets; rather, it’s measured in the delivery of successful products by making use of small-scale iterations.  Such iterations take place over the course of two-week sprints.

  FINAL NOTES  

I learned a lot while working with Johnny Clean. We tend to think of instructional design as something that takes place in corperate offices. But the truth is, all people, in all walks of life, are interested in learning new things. If I helped JC to create a better training program for their employees — if I helped to keep their employees safe — I only did so because of the openess to new ideas expressed by their management staff.

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People add value that technology can’t replicate. Training and education require compassion, empathy, creativity, and interactive learning processes that are still best done by people. Whether you work in human resources, the service industry, or education, a great gameplan that puts people at the center of learning can help to secure the future of your industry.