T&D: My 1995 Presentation on Curriculum Architecture Design at Eli Lilly

I Delivered My 1995 NSPI Presentation to the Training & HR Staff at Eli Lilly HQ – and They Video Recorded It!

Where I discuss approaching Curriculum Management just as a Product Manager might do. And dive into the details Phase by Phase.


The 1995 Video

This following video – BTW – is the best presentation on Curriculum Architecture Design that I have to offer – even though it is from 1995 and I am using Overhead Transparencies.

This video is just over 2 hours in length…

Decades after I started doing CAD efforts that produced one or more T&D Paths – they became better known as Learning Paths. But they’ve had many names/labels over the decades – whatever the customer wanted to call them – is my rule.

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Same diff – conceptually. Functionally – they should be based on a fairly detailed understanding of the Performance Competence Requirements.


From my 1985 NSPI Presentation on CAD…


CAD – NSPI – 1985 – 21 page PDF – this is the first national presentation on the Curriculum Architecture Design methodology which Guy Wallace delivered at the NSPI Conference on April 24, 1985 (the 1st presentation of this was done for the Chicago Chapter of NSPI the previous fall).

CAD’s 4 Phases

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The 4 Phases guide the CAD effort – and are addressed in several of my book – listed here.

The HP Story of a CAD for Order Fulfillment

That story – touched on at about 1:35:00 in the video – is told in a little more depth – here.


I watched/listened to this video again looking for some of my earlier references to Structured OJT – because of a recent article some of my former colleagues have recently published on “OJT” – where I’m very sure they were simply reworking some of my past writings on this – something they seem to be doing a lot lately to market themselves.

The Book: “lean-ISD” (1999) Is Available As a Free PDF

lean-ISD describes the methodology for conducting a CAD effort in great detail.

Click on image to link to the download page for the Free PDF.


Note: the cover design for “lean-ISD” was created by the late Geary A. Rummler.

Note: Guy W. Wallace’s book “lean-ISD” – was a recipient of a 2002 Award of Excellence for Instructional Communication from the International Society for Performance Improvement.

lean-ISD is also available as a $16 paperback book – and $7.50 as a Kindle – for more information and/or to order – please go – here.

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