“Eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

-Hans Hoffman

Information is everywhere – but just putting out more information does not build knowledge, skills, or expertise. To learn effectively, people need context, examples, practice, and opportunities to interact.

Cantilever Instruction + Design has developed a structured discovery process to zero in on the most critical concepts for the topics you need to teach. We review source materials and ask questions to your subject matter experts to develop a clear outline of the subject and learning challenges. Whenever possible, we interview or observe members of your target audiences to understand the gaps between their current knowledge and the desired end state.

People learn best when concepts are presented in a variety of ways. We apply instructional design and visual design to address a range of learning styles, including visual, auditory, and hands-on. We harmonize our words and graphics to direct attention, establish relationships, improve comprehension of complex topics, and aid navigation.

Great learning experience are…

  • Convenient: They can take courses whenever they have time and wherever they are.
  • Relevant: They learn skills they can apply on the job right away, with real-world examples and practical tips.
  • Visual: Graphics, photos, and media bring concepts to life.
  • Bite-sized: Courses are organized into short lessons that fit into busy schedules.
  • Engaging: Fresh ideas, perspectives, and activities let them see topics in new ways.
  • Succinct: Courses respect their time by focusing on the important points.

We value our client relationships: good project management is critical not only to the successful deliverables but also to establishing a trusted relationship.

Cantilever has five project management goals. We strive to:

  1. Deliver high-quality programs on schedule and on budget.
  2. Keep our clients and SMEs informed of project progress, issues, next steps, and decisions required.
  3. Facilitate a review process that efficiently collects input and enables effective decisions.
  4. Proactively identify issues that may affect quality, schedule, or budget.
  5. Discuss any issues and their implications with our clients, and develop solutions.