Master License and Subscription Agreement

WHEREAS, Instructional Design Company (IDC) owns or has the right to license certain computer courseware and is willing to allow Licensee to use such computer courseware as hereinafter described.

Now, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained in this Agreement, IDC and Licensee agree as follows:

1. DEFINITIONS

1.1 An “Affiliate” shall mean any corporation which, directly or indirectly, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with Licensee. For this purpose, “control” shall mean the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such corporation, whether through the ownership of voting securities or by contract or otherwise, but such corporation, company or other entity shall be deemed to be an Affiliate only as long as such ownership or control exists.

1.2 “Courseware” shall mean programmed instructional presentations, including, but not limited to, any quizzes, remedial feedback and downloadable documents created by IDC. IDC reserves the right (i) to develop and market new modules and add-on modules to the Courseware which perform substantially different functions in substantially different ways and which in IDC’s reasonable commercial judgment contain such added functionality that an additional fee for such modules is warranted; and (ii) to exclude such new and add-on modules from the Courseware.

1.3 “Licensee Material” shall mean any trademarks, courseware, audio files, video files, data, graphics or other materials or resources created by Licensor (IDC) and installed to either the IDC hosted LMS software system, or for transmission to the Licensee for installation on the licensee LMS software system, in order to provide any of the services under this Agreement together with any data on Licensee’s users access of the Courseware.

1.4 ”Licensed Documentation” shall mean the user manuals, training materials, guides, listings, specifications, and other materials available from IDC for use in conjunction with the Courseware.

1.5 “Error Corrections” shall mean corrections, modifications or revisions to the Courseware and any Licensed Documentation that corrects defects, errors, malfunctions or non-conformities therein, of which IDC learns from any source, so that the Courseware shall conform to the express warranties set forth in Section 7 of this Agreement. Except as provided in Section 9 below, Error Corrections will not mean that IDC is required to provide Licensee with updates or enhancements to the Courseware or Licensed Documentation for any reason.

1.6 “Subscription” shall mean that period specified in the Proposal during which Customer will have permission to use the Courseware for the fixed number of Users specified.

1.7 “Updates” shall mean any revisions, updates, upgrades, releases, or corrections of the Courseware, Licensed Documentation or any component thereof, made by IDC or its designee, which shall be made on a when and if available basis to Licensee by IDC under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

1.8 “Users” shall mean individuals, authorized by Licensee and for which Licensee has purchased a subscription to utilize Courseware, who access any materials or products provided by IDC hereunder.

2. GRANT OF LICENSE

2.1 If the Licensee is hosting Courseware on its system, then IDC grants to Licensee a non-transferable, non-exclusive term license, which commences from the date of execution of this Agreement to use, perform, execute and copy (solely to the extent necessary to effect its rights under this Agreement) the Courseware and Licensed Documentation, subject to the usage limits acquired during a subscription term. IDC hosted Courseware is accessed on-line and its use is purchased as a Subscription. Courseware may not be accessed by more users than described in the Proposal. In the case of Subscriptions and licenses, this Agreement will automatically renew unless canceled in writing by Licensee at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of Subscription term renewal date. Renewal prices are subject to change. Renewal of services by Customer indicates agreement to any contract revisions and price changes. Renewal fees for the following Term will be automatically invoiced to Customer’s account.

2.2 Except as otherwise provided herein, the benefits and obligations of this Agreement shall extend to Affiliates of Licensee, as defined herein, provided that the Courseware is used in connection with the businesses of such Affiliates.

3. LICENSE FEE

3.1 In consideration for the License granted hereunder and for the other undertakings by IDC, Licensee shall pay the subscription license fees described in the Proposal to IDC. Except as otherwise specified herein or in the Proposal, fees are based on the services and Courseware for which a Subscription has been purchased and not actual usage, (ii) payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable, and (iii) User quantities purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term.

3.2 Payment terms are net thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice. If any invoiced amount is not received by IDC by the due date then, in addition to any all other rights that may be available, a late payment charge of 1.5% per month or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is less will be applied to the outstanding balance.

3.3. Suspension of Service. If any amount owing by Licensee under this or any other agreement for IDC services or content is overdue then IDC may, in addition to any other remedies which may be available, accelerate all unpaid subscription, license or services fees and all such obligations become immediately due and payable. In addition, IDC shall have the right to suspend all services under any agreements between the parties until all such amounts are paid in full.

3.4 Unless designated as a tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service with current and valid exemption certificate, Licensee shall pay all applicable Federal, state, and local use and sales taxes which may be levied in connection with this Agreement and Licensee’s use of the Courseware.

4. NOTICES

4.1 Licensee shall appoint and retain two or more Contract Administrators at all times. “Contract Administrator” means the individuals responsible for monitoring actively the obligations (including payment obligations) of Licensee.

4.2 Any notice or demand hereunder shall be in writing and shall be sent by registered or certified United States mail, postage prepaid, or sent by nationally recognized express courier service to the respective Contract Administrators at the addresses set forth below or to such other addresses as the parties may designate in writing and shall be effective upon receipt.

Instructional Design Company
PO Box 8613
Madeira Beach, FL 33738-8613
Attention: Shawntay Skjoldager

5. TRAINING/DOCUMENTATION/CUSTOMIZATION

5.1 IDC shall provide Licensee with remote training and installation services by IDC’s support personnel (as applicable) on a time and material basis.

5.2 IDC shall provide Licensee with the number of hours and billable rates as further described in the Proposal to coordinate the implementation and customization work, if any. This time will primarily include coordinating communication between all parties, including the resolution of potential customizations and implementing the content customization work. Licensee shall have access to customized work only during the subscription term.

6. TITLE TO MATERIALS

6.1 All right, title and interest in and to the Courseware, documentation and error corrections, including all the originals and all copies and the media on which the same are furnished to Licensee, are and shall remain with IDC. Licensee acknowledges that, except for the licenses granted hereunder, no right, title, or interest in or to the Courseware, documentation or error corrections is granted under this Agreement, and no such assertion shall be made by Licensee.

6.2 Licensee grants IDC and its Affiliates a worldwide, limited term license to host, copy, transmit and display Licensee Material as necessary to fulfill the obligations of this Agreement. Subject to the limited licenses granted herein, IDC shall acquire no right, title or interest in Licensee Material.

6.3 IDC will upon written request by Licensee made within 30 days after the effective date of termination or expiration of this Agreement or any renewal thereof, IDC will make trainee record data available to for export or download provided Licensee is not in breach of any term of this Agreement. After the aforesaid 30-day period, IDC shall have no obligation to maintain or provide trainee record data and shall accept no liability for its deletion. All trainee record data Material in IDC’s possession after said 30 day period shall be deleted.

7. WARRANTIES

7.1 IDC warrants that the Courseware will conform in all material respects to the published course outline(s) referenced in Exhibit “A” to this Agreement.

7.2 IDC warrants that the Courseware do not infringe any third party’s copyright or other property or intellectual property rights.

7.3 IDC takes ordinary and customary security measures in protecting customer information passing through software, web sites, e-mail, and the portions of non-public network within IDC’s control. IDC accepts no responsibility beyond ordinary and customary responsibilities.

7.4 During the Subscription term IDC will furnish to Licensee any and all reasonably necessary error corrections to the Courseware at no cost to Licensee promptly upon notification by Licensee (which Licensee agrees to implement) and, at IDC’s option, reasonable telephone support or on-site assistance, if reasonably required, to correct any deficiency(s). If the problem is solely due to Licensee’s modifications or alterations to the Courseware or failure to comply with the terms of this Section 7, then time and expenses associated with such on-site support shall be billed by IDC at its then current applicable rates, and paid by Licensee.

7.5 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY IN THE EVENT OF CODE MODIFICATIONS. In the event that Licensee modifies the Courseware in a manner that is not authorized, then, upon such unauthorized modification, IDC shall be released and discharged from all warranty obligations herein.

7.6 IDC Service Level Agreement for Hosted Content

Network Uptime
Network Uptime is the total time in a calendar month that the IDC online learning management system is available through the Internet to deliver online training, provided that the Client has established connectivity. IDC takes responsibility for website availability within its network, however, IDC cannot be held liable for upstream problems, outside of IDC’s network.

Network Outages & Unscheduled Downtime
Network Outages or Unscheduled downtime is any unplanned or unscheduled interruption in Service availability during which Client is unable to access the services as described in the section titled “Network Uptime” above. A Network Outage is defined as a period in which 100% packet loss to IDC website is experienced, which is determined to have been caused by a problem in IDC’s Network as confirmed by IDC. Downtime or outages are measured as the total length of time of the unplanned interruption in service availability in a calendar month.

Web Service Uptime
Web Service Uptime is the total time in a calendar month that an IDC Web Service is available through the Internet, provided that the Client has established connectivity. IDC Web Services will be available to clients free of outages for 99.5% of each calendar month, excluding scheduled downtime.

7.7 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, IDC MAKES NO WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND HEREUNDER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY APPLICABLE OR CREATED BY OPERATION OF LAW, CUSTOM, TRADE USAGE OR COURSE OF DEALINGS. Further IDC will not be responsible for any damages that may be suffered by Licensee, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries or service interruptions by any cause or due to errors or omissions of Licensee or due to causes beyond IDC’s direct control.

8. INDEMNIFICATIONS

8.1 IDC agrees to indemnify, and hold harmless Licensee from and against any action, claim, demand, loss, or expense involving a claim that the Courseware (if applicable) infringe any third-party rights in respect to trademark, patent, copyright. IDC shall conduct the defense of any such third party action arising as described herein and Licensee agrees to cooperate with IDC in the defense of any such claim. IDC shall have the right to select its counsel to control the defense of and, at its option, to settle any such suit, proceeding or claim.

8.2 If the use of the Courseware by Licensee is held to constitute an infringement and such use is enjoined temporarily or permanently, IDC shall, at IDC’s option and at IDC’s expense:

modify the Courseware so it becomes non-infringing without materially altering its capacity or performance; or
replace the Courseware with other courseware which is substantially equal in capacity and performance but is non-infringing; or
reimburse Licensee for the remaining pro-rated term license fee paid.
These provisions are limited to the Courseware (if applicable) provided to Licensee.

8.3 Licensee shall and does hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless IDC from liability against any action, claim, demand, loss, or expense (including attorneys’ fees) related to a claim that Licensee’s modification of the Courseware, Source Code, Licensed Documentation or Error Corrections infringe any third-party rights in the United States respecting patent, copyright, or trade secret rights.

9. LICENSEE RESPONSIBILITIES

9.1 Licensee will:

be responsible for Users’ compliance with this Agreement,
be responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of Licensee Materials,
use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of Courseware provided by IDC and to provide immediate written notice to IDC of any unauthorized use thereof,
use Courseware provided by IDC only in
accordance with this Agreement and applicable laws and government regulations.
9.2 Licensee will not:

make any Courseware available to anyone other than Users (this includes use beyond the number of total Subscriptions acquired)
b. sell, resell, license, sublicense, distribute, rent or lease any Courseware
c. attempt to reverse engineer, copy or imitate any element of the Courseware
d. utilize any Courseware or service provided hereunder for any malicious, libelous or illegal purpose.
9.3 If the Licensee is hosting Courseware locally on a SCORM LMS, then Licensee acknowledges that the Courseware and enabling software will auto disable upon the termination or expiration of the Subscription. Licensee further agrees to permanently remove and delete all copies of Courseware from production, test, and backup systems within 30 days of termination or expiration of any Subscription period and provide written confirmation of such removal signed by an authorized representative of Licensee. Licensee further grants IDC a right to audit the compliance with this section during normal working hours without advance notice.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR TORT DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS DUE TO DELAY, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS OR GOODWILL, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OR IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF IDC FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DELIVERY OR USE OF THE COURSEWARE EXCEED THE FEES PAID TO IDC BY LICENSEE PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT; SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY WHETHER SUCH ACTION IS IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE.

11. CONFIDENTIALITY

11.1 Licensee acknowledges that the Courseware, Licensed Documentation and Error Corrections are confidential and proprietary property of the IDC, the development of which required the expenditure of considerable time and money by IDC. Licensee shall treat said property in confidence and shall not use, copy, or disclose, nor permit any of its personnel to use, copy, or disclose the same for any purpose that is not specifically authorized under this Agreement.

11.2 Licensee shall not permit any personnel of Licensee to remove any proprietary or other legend or restrictive notice contained or included in any material provided by IDC.

11.3 Licensee shall ensure that use of and access to the Courseware, Licensed Documentation and Error Corrections shall be limited to such personnel of Licensee, and of Licensee’s Affiliates, who have a need to know as required in the performance of their duties for Licensee or such Affiliate. Licensee may disclose the Courseware, Licensed Documentation and Error Corrections to contractors and/or outsourcers engaged by Licensee to provide technical support services in connection with the Courseware. Licensee shall ensure that such contractors and/or outsourcers understand the confidential and proprietary nature of the Courseware, Licensed Documentation and Error Corrections.

11.4 Licensee shall limit use of and access to the Courseware to such employees or contractors and/or outsourcers of Licensee who have a need to use said Courseware as required in the performance of their duties for Licensee.

11.5 Licensee agrees to use the same care and discretion to avoid disclosure, publication or dissemination of the Courseware, Licensed Documentation and Error Corrections as Licensee uses with similar property of its own which it does not desire to disclose, publish or disseminate, but at a minimum Licensee shall not use less than reasonable care and discretion.

11.6 Licensee recognizes and acknowledges that any use or disclosure of the Courseware, Licensed Documentation or Error Corrections by Licensee in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement may cause IDC irreparable damage for which injunctive and equitable relief shall be available. Licensee consents to the entry of preliminary or permanent injunctive relief before any court of competent jurisdiction.

11.7 The provisions of this Section 11 will not apply to information which the receiving party can establish: (i) was already in the public domain at the time of disclosure or afterwards becomes part of the public domain or otherwise through no fault of the receiving party; or (ii) was in the receiving party’s possession before disclosure, whether under this Agreement or otherwise, by the disclosing party.

11.8 The provisions of this Section 11 shall remain in perpetuity and shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

12. IDC’S EMPLOYEES
IDC shall remain responsible for its employees and agents utilized in the fulfillment of this Agreement.

13. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
IDC and Licensee agree that at all times its personnel engaged in the performance of this Agreement shall not be considered to be the agents or employees of the other party and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between the parties.

14. MISCELLANEOUS

14.1 Modifications. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except by a written instrument and signed by the parties.

14.2 Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be deemed to be entered into and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Any dispute or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively in the United States District Court, Texas, and each party hereby submits to the jurisdiction and venue of foregoing courts. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

14.3 Assignment. Each party agrees that it shall not assign any part of its rights or obligations hereunder. Any attempt by one party to assign or subcontract this Agreement without the written consent of the other party shall be null and void and of no force or effect.

14.4 Waiver. No delay or omission on the part of any party hereto in exercising any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver of such right or any other right under this Agreement.

14.5 Paragraph Headings. The paragraph headings used herein are for reference only and shall not limit or control any term or provision of this Agreement or the interpretation or construction thereof.

14.6 Exhibits. All exhibits referred to, in, or attached to this Agreement are incorporated into and made part of this Agreement as if fully set forth herein.

14.7 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

14.8 Termination. If either party materially breaches any provision of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within 30 days after receipt of notice of such failure, then the non-breaching party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement immediately by giving notice thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such breach is not capable of being cured within such 30-day period, this Agreement shall not be terminable so long as the party committing such breach shall have established to the reasonable satisfaction of the other party that it is using all diligent efforts to affect such cure and subsequently affects such cure. The foregoing rights of termination are in addition to all other rights and remedies of the parties provided in this Agreement or by law.

14.9 Force Majeure. Except for the obligation to make payments, nonperformance of either party shall be excused to the extent the performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, failure of suppliers, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond the reasonable control of the nonperforming party.

14.10 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including any Exhibits, constitutes the entire contract between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior proposals, agreements, understandings, negotiations, and discussions, whether written or oral, of the parties in connection with the subject matter hereof.

14.11 Consent. All consents required under the Agreement will not be unreasonably withheld.

14.12 Good Faith. The parties will deal with each other fairly and in good faith in carrying out and interpreting this Agreement.

14.13 Survival of Provisions. The terms and provisions of this Agreement that by their sense and context are intended to survive performance by either or both parties shall so survive the performance and termination of this Agreement, including without limitation Sections 6 (Title), 7 (Warranties), 8 (Indemnifications), 10 (Limitation of Liability), 11 (Confidentiality), 14.2 (Choice of Law), and 14.13 (Survival of Provisions).

The Testimonials are In:

Client

Shola Richards

Working with Shanwtay and Katie at the Instructional Design Company was a dream come true. Their creativity, expertise, and professionalism throughout the entire process was beyond top notch. I engaged them to help turn my first book into a training course, and I could not be happier with how the final product turned out. If you have an instructional design project and you’re considering which company to work with, you can stop your search and thank me later. They are truly the best in the business.

Shola Richards

Student

Graphic Designer

I joined the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program because I struggled to find jobs in instructional design beyond the development phase. I’ve done a couple of training programs with lots of random projects, but I was overwhelmed, not connecting the dots, and not good at structuring my writing to hit learning objectives. I was looking for motivation and direction at beginning a better Instructional Designer.

After taking the Instructional Design & Tech Certificate program and joining my fantastic team for support, I found the structure and approach to be what I need to take my next steps, evening improving my skills in the development stage.

Gayle Bower

Student

Teacher, Future Instructional Designer

I love how this course let’s you work at your own pace. I got great tips and learned many things. The ongoing support for multiple people and groups is what I love the best. You are never alone in this process. I have been able to adjust my resume and began creating a portfolio of work I’ve completed to add when applying for jobs. I use many of the PowerPoint skills in my lessons and trainings. I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to become an instructional designer.

Laurie Henderson

Student

Teacher, Future Instructional Designer

I have searched for the last few years to find some suitable career change where I wouldn’t have to earn another degree and where I could use the talents and skills I already have as a teacher. When I came across the Instructional Design Accelerator course, I loved the fact that Shawntay was a former teacher and could relate to a teacher’s need to transition from the classroom. This was what sold the course for me. Her experiences are invaluable especially when translating teacher duties to instructional designer duties. I would (and have) recommended this program to other teachers I know who are looking to transition out of the classroom. I do appreciate ALL of her feedback on my projects!

Wendy McMillian

Student

L&D Project Manager

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator certificate program is one of the most comprehensive ID programs out there for beginners. If you’re looking to grow your schools in ID and development then I highly recommend this program. Not only will this program give you an overview of theory, but you will receive a thorough walkthrough of how to apply what you have learned. Although I had already secured a position in Learning & Development when I bought this course, it helped me to move up into a new position as a Learning & Development Project Manager!

Gabby Grimaldo

Student

Future Instructional Designer

If you have any interest in ID, sign up for this program NOW! Shawntay and her team are top notch! The course content exceeded my expectations in a big way and the encouragement and support continues to be so valuable. You will not feel alone going through this course, you will learn so much, you’ll have many cheerleaders, and you will have fun!

Shanna Howe

Student

Future Instructional Designer

I am really enjoying this program! It’s prerfect for someone who is thinking about a career shift to Instructional Design and does not have a lot of experience. This is my first real introduction to Instructional Design and it’s been the perfect beginner course to help me get my feet wet. The modules are broken down well and it’s great to go at your own pace and at your own time. The modules themselves are very comprehensive and you learn a lot from all of them. I really like how each one build upon each other and you’re working towards the bigger project of designing your first training course from scratch. I’m learning so much from going through this course! I was provided great feedback from Katie and Shawntay through the process via Trello Boards, comments on the Google documents, and Facebook group. This course has been well worth the time and effort and I appreciate the fact that I will always have the resources available to me after I complete the training (just in case I’m not quite ready to transition yet).

Aviva Berkowitz

Student

Future Instructional Designer

I can’t say enough great things about the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program! The length of the program is perfect; it doesn’t feel rushed and there’s just the right amount of structure to give you the accountability you need. There are so many opportunities to get live answers to any questions you have related to the course content or anything ID-related! This program gave me the support and structure I needed to both feel affirmed in the relevant skills I already had coming in and to fill in the gaps I had as a career-changer going into ID. Shawntay, Katie, and all the coaches are super helpful and supportive. I now feel confident that I have the tools and access to resources I need to apply for ID jobs without wondering if there’s something I’m “missing” in the preparation process. I’d highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to transition into ID or who just wants to brush up on their skills in the field.

Krista Johnson Awomoyi

Student

Freelance Instructional Designer

I’d highly recommend the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program. I’m blown away by how much I learned in just 12 weeks. I had ID experience prior to taking this course and was just looking to get a better understanding of applying adult learning principles. This course well exceeded my expectations! Not only did I gain a clear understanding of adult learning principles, I was also able to apply those principles by creating assets for your portfolio using PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere Pro and Storyline. The hands on support that we received was top notch.

Darlene Dalgleish

Student

Instructional Designer

This program is one of the most robust yet fulfilling L&D programs I’ve seen. I learned so much about the industry and about the limitlessness of my own capabilities. I am so appreciative of Shawntay and all of the trainers who took part in the program. They went above and beyond with not only guiding, but communicating live and working one on one or in small groups. If you are on the fence, I say take the leap and you will not regret it! There’s so much to learn, not only from the trainers, but also the learners in your group. Everyone comes in with their own skills and can be additional support and guidance for you. Thank you for creating this program!

Shawnice Edge

Student

Instructional Designer Training Facilitator

Shawntay is an amazing individual. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of ID and eLearning. She is also very compassionate and loves to help and see everyone around her grow and prosper. Shawntay has been a great mentor to me and she has helped me mature as an instructional designer and eLearning developer. She has provided me with opportunities when others have overlooked me. I am very grateful to have met and built a lifelong relationship with Shawntay.

I recently got hired into my first instructional design / training position and Shawntay was one of the first people to congratulate me!

Brian Hightower

Student

Freelance Instructional Designer

My teacher-to-instructional-designer journey began two years ago when I left my teaching comfort zone and started my first freelance ID job. Now, I’m stepping out of the classroom and taking my freelance work full-time, so I’m thrilled to be joining the Tech Accelerator program. Adding technologies like Articulate 360 and Adobe Premiere Pro to my qualifications will help me take my courses to the next level and attract more clients!

Sarah Smith

Student

Teacher Transitioning into Instructional Design

I am genuinely grateful for this course. I wanted a real-world perspective and feel like I got it. I’m teaching now, but nearing retirement age but can see myself working as an instructional designer well into my retirement years. My other goal is to take as many courses in statistics as possible in hopes of bringing some mathematical precision to the ROI question. Like you say, getting accurate metrics to measure ROI can be a challenge, but I intend to work on that part. That’s unimportant right now, what is important is the fact that I feel like this course was well worth every penny I spent and I would to it again in a heartbeat. I have too much going on right now, but as soon as I get some time freed up I intend to take your course in project management.

Lee R

Client

Turns Your Written Thoughts Into a Masterpiece!

Shawntay Skjoldager can turn your written thoughts into a masterpiece. She is great to work with and the most organized person I know!

Sheryl Rhoades
President and CEO, The Creative Entreprenuer

Client

Shawntay has been incredible!

Shawntay has been incredible and her team is responsive and effective in translating my training programs into professional presentations. Don’t hesitate to contact her for your project.

Beth B. De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
President and Principal of HRM Consulting, Inc.

Client

IDC is My Secret Weapon to Soar Above My Competition!

The IDC team has been my secret and special weapon of success. They have delivered above and beyond with every single project out in front of them. They have met and beat timelines. They have been Uber responsive every step of the way. I keep them on speed dial and have and continue to recommend them to friends and clients. If you are in need of instructional design and plenty more, this is THE ALL-STAR team that will more than deliver and help make you and your project soar above the competition.

LT. COL. Jason O. Harris
U.S. Air Force Officer, Special Operations Pilot, U.S.A.F. Academy Instructor, Motivational Speaker

Client

A Tremendous Asset to the Project Team!

Working with Shawntay and the Instructional Design Company has allowed our university to meet the growing demands of our programs. Shawntay’s expertise allowed for the course development to be completed on time and met all of the university requirements. Shawntay’s project management skills were phenomenal and allowed my team to work on other areas while she completed this project for us. Her work is of high quality and her professionalism and willingness to help made her a tremendous asset to the project team.

Amanda Buckley
Academic Quality Assurance Specialist, Abilene Christian University

Client

Creative & Highly Talented!

Shawntay is a creative and highly talented instructional designer.  She brought a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and leadership that enabled her to own the design and creation of a full scale facilitator curriculum and train-the-trainer program.  It was a pleasure to partner with Shawntay, her project management and communication skills ensured the project was on time and on budget.

Susan Gatti
President, IMMIXID

Client

Breaks Down Mammoth Projects

“Shawntay is quick study and carefully synthesizes information for presentations that are clear, concise and captivating. Her personality draws the audience in and her content mastery is excellent. A team player and organizer, Shawntay has the ability to break down mammoth projects, keep everybody on time and on task.”

Rick Miller
Author, Speaker, Strengths Coach

Client

eLearning Development

“I have had many opportunities to work with Shawntay—mainly in the support of implementing new eLearning initiatives. I have been very impressed by her ability to quickly learn how to use rapid eLearning development tools and effectively use them to create multiple courses within a short timeframe. Shawntay’s enthusiastic nature, attention to detail, and dedication to her work make her a pleasure to work with and a great asset to both Texas A&M University-Commerce and the broader training community within the Texas A&M University System.”

Ashley Christian
Director of Learning Strategy, Caveo Learning

Client

Top Notch Professional

Working with Shawntay has been an immense pleasure. She is atop notch professional who brings enthusiasm and extensiveexpertise to professional curriculum development and execution. Her knowledge of tried and true techniques to maximize the effectiveness of presentations is invaluable.

Nancy Drapeau, PRC
Vice President of Research, CEIR - Center for Exhibition Industry Research

Client

Fortunate to Find Shawntay!

“I was fortunate to find Shawntay when our organization was looking to expand and update our educational offerings. Shawntay proved herself to be an educational and personal development expert who immediately made an impact with our clients throughout Europe. Everyone who came into contact with Shawntay was immediately impressed by her level of expertise and willingness to share her knowledge with those around her. I would not hesitate to recommend Shawntay to anyone looking for an education subject matter expert.”

Jonathan Burt
Director of Qualifications and NSD Services, Mary Kay Inc.

Client

Short Turn Around. On Time. Under Budget!

“We hired Shawntay to develop a training facilitator’s guide and PowerPoint slide deck for an operations manual heavy with technical content. The project was made more challenging by a very short turn around, 5 business days, and the fact that the operations manual wasn’t complete and was being updated simultaneously with the facilitator’s guide and slide deck. Despite these challenges, Shawntay delivered as promised. On time and under budget.”

Dave Beeman, CPP
Vice President, Andy Frain Services

Client

Need an Expert Who Consistently Delivers?

“Working with Shawntay you will immediately notice her professional presence and poise, but over time her tenacious pursuit of excellence and her skills in instructional development and adult learning will really impress you. I worked with her at Mary Kay, and was able to experience firsthand her great rapport with regional partners in Europe, understanding their unique sales force training needs. In addition, Shawntay consistently exhibited grace under pressure, made executive decisions to move business forward. If you are looking for an expert who consistently delivers and goes the extra mile to get things done, contact Shawntay!”

Mellora Moore
Marketing Director, Academic Partnerships

Client

Quality Products & Solutions!

“I had had the pleasure of knowing and working with Shawntay on more than a few occasions. I found her to be a very good business partner and very committed to delivering a quality product or solution in a timely manner. I have always had a positive experience in partnering with Shawntay and would recommend that you consider leveraging her talent.”

Judy Owen, CPC
Transformational Leadership Coach

Client

“Invest in yourself and take your skills to the next NEXT level!”

Get yourself signed up for Shawntay Skjoldager’s Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program today and be on your way to success! Within the first week of taking her course, you will experience growth! Be sure to plug into her Facebook Q&A sessions for personalized help, too. This is THE course to take if you are new to instructional design or have landed on the training team and need help getting started.

Patrick Hodges
Managing Partner, PHiG

Client

“Her enthusiasm for adult learning is contagious!”

Shawntay has exceptional knowledge and experience with all aspects of creating and implementing effective, performance based training for adults. She is exceptional at needs analysis – identifying target audiences and collaborating with business owners to keep training focused on business needs. And she is great to work with – always providing great support to get projects done on-time and on-target. She is always on the look-out for new and more effective ways to engage learners. Her enthusiasm for adult learning is contagious!

Mike Stubblefield
eLearning Developer/Instructional Designer, Vivos Therapeutics

Client

“Spot on”

I have known and worked with Shawntay  as a education program director and use the expertise of ShawntayMichelle for the development of my presentations.  The service has always been “spot on” with professionalism, care and attention.  Shawntay’s recommendations to my ideas make me look good to my clients.

Al Lomas CMP, CEM, CMM, CFE
Owner, Certified Consulting Services

Client

“Shawntay Skjoldager reached in and made my training life so much easier!”

I am new to the training design and development world and I was SO excited to get in there, but I really lacked the real-world knowledge that would set me apart from my peers. And, then Shawntay Skjoldager walked into my life with an outstretched hand and a seemingly endless list of ways to knock every training out of the park. From the Training Analysis Form to the Tay Tay tips, this course made my life so much easier and even ironed out the review process that I had been struggling with for months.

Take time to invest in your own learning and make sure to put Shawntay Michelle at the top of your personal development list!

 

Katie Carter
Training Specialist, LegalShield

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