WHAT WE DO
We translate YOUR organization’s vision into really awesome but practical learner-centred training that can be delivered on-line or in the classroom (or both). Our training solutions impact your bottom-line by increasing efficiencies and reducing employee turnover.
Good content is only part of the equation. It must be designed so that learners receive the skills and knowledge they need in order to perform tasks to your satisfaction.
We’ll ensure your training programs are created to meet your objectives!
High travel and facilitation costs? Trim your budget by turning classroom content into eLearning with fun, well-designed modules that include video, scenarios, gamification and assessments.
What in-class content could you put online to delight and engage your employees?
MEET THE TEAM
Founder and CEO
More than a decade ago, I was supposed to fly to Toronto for a meeting, but there was a huge snowstorm, and nobody could get there, so I contacted the client and said, “I tried this new thing called WebEx. I don’t have a lot of experience with it, but I can send everybody a link and we can learn it together and probably still have the meeting if you want to give it a shot.” My client said, “That’s a great idea! Let’s give it a go!”
They were my first early-adopters and I’ve been working with them now for about 14 years, which is really rewarding. I’ll try something out and if it’s useful, I’ll find a way to work it into a project. Some people are afraid of change and see the fearful side of it, but I see only the opportunity. I’m activated by where we can go and what we can do. And I see digital learning as a way to ‘level the playing field’ and ensure that all persons have access to education, regardless of their socio-economic status or geographic location.
I got into eLearning before it was mainstream because I could see that’s where the future is. Back then, few people even knew about my Instructional Designer credentials—it didn’t really matter to anyone, they just knew that I designed and delivered great training. Now those credentials really matter because as an eLearning creator you don’t get very far if you don’t know how to structure a course – you can’t “wing it” like some do in the live classroom setting!
You have to find interesting ways to engage the learners, so that they really learn. In our courses we always design the avatar of the target learner, so that members of that organization can see themselves in the course characters and say, “That’s me!” Everything is created with that main learner in mind. It’s these kinds of details that set our work apart – we approach every project with the skills on an Instructional Designer, the creativity of a Graphic Artist and the digital literacy skills of an IT Professional.
We have very high standards of innovation and interactivity, which is why we work with clients who are looking for a long-term partner to take their training and education programs and move with them into the future.
Carrie Walker Boyd
I’m a solution girl. If you give me a problem I will dive right in and ask you a million questions in an effort to help solve it. This is not always appreciated by my friends and family, but it’s a solid attribute in my line of work.
Designing a training solution, whether it’s online, in a classroom, on the job, or a hybrid of all three, is like solving a puzzle that has extra pieces. It’s not about how much content you can shove in there, it’s about gathering the right pieces. Who are the learners? How and what do they need to learn? Where does this training solution fit in with what already exists? The answers to these questions start to form a very clear map of what I will eventually be designing.
When it comes to e-learning, some people still equate this with text on screen with a ‘Next’ button. While I do believe there is a time and place to just ‘read’… how do we know someone can practice empathetic responses by simply reading an empathetic statement? We don’t. Add in a branched scenario with audio which demonstrates reactions and consequences of selecting correct and incorrect statements, follow up quizzes a few days or a week after their training…now we’re cooking with gas.
This is what I love to do, and I spend most of my time in this analyze/design/storyboard space, where the ‘magic’ happens. That feeling of knowing when you’ve addressed all the needs, you know it’s a solid solution and our clients believe in it too…well that’s just awesome.
I’ve always loved learning. I’m always consuming information through reading, videos or podcasts, either out of interest or necessity. Science, history, psychology, animals, arts and crafts, do-it-yourself projects, how to fix the brakes on my bike – you name it, and I’ve probably got a weird fact to tell you or can show you how to do it.
As a multimedia artist, I’m simultaneously learning as I animate, edit videos or design infographics. Designing anything is a problem-solving exercise: What’s the best way to present this? What looks good AND makes sense? How can I keep it interesting for the learner?
I know that not everyone processes information the same way; sometimes you need to hear it in different words or see it with your own eyes. That’s why I love that I can use my skills to teach others by matching content with visuals.
My background in both training and financial management is rather unique. For twenty-five years, I developed training materials for a wide variety of skills at Bell. I led one of the very first computer-based training programmes in North America, becoming an expert in that area. Computer-based training has grown into eLearning, and my extensive experience with the design and development of training materials enables me to offer valued input to the current development team.
As the CFO at We Love Learning, I ensure that the Company is financially secure and that training projects provide a positive return on investment, not just for WLL but for clients as well.
As an international business professional working at the intersection of international market access and women’s economic empowerment, I combine my analytical talents and thirst for innovation with years of experience in international trade and development on everything from policy development to dynamic projects with multiple layers.
I have managed projects commissioned by regional and international development agencies such as Global Affairs Canada, in various sectors in the Caribbean region, Central and South America and I have even provided advice to an Ontario Cabinet Minister on sport and recreation, health promotion, poverty reduction, dental and mental health policy!
At WeLoveLearning, I get to use my skills to assist with export marketing, international trade promotion, international market research, project management, regulatory affairs intelligence and export coaching.
Jacqui is strategic advanced practice administrative professional with experience in several industries including those focused on environmental services, hospitality, information technology and healthcare systems. Her competencies include high level software/hardware operation, the administrative, and interpersonal skills that are requisite of advanced practice administrative professionals, advanced expertise in effective & efficient office management, written and oral communication, recognition and practice of professional values and behaviours, information management and problem solving. Her keen sense of an executive’s needs and focus on customer service, mixed with an ability to adapt to an ever changing environment, make her an invaluable resource.
How will you solve my problem?
Do you know what you’re doing?
Can you deliver?
Absolutely. We have a core team of full-time EXPERTS who scope out and oversee the implementation of every detail of every project and we draw from/consult with a select group of designers, programmers, artists and videographers as needed. We have developed long-lasting relationships with all of our team members so that we are all committed to the success of your project.
What is "Alliance Learning"?
Alliance Learning is our on-line platform. We know that creating your own LMS (Learning Management System) is a big and expensive under-taking so we created an LMS that all of our clients can share! But don’t worry – your employees ONLY see the courses that you want them to see. It’s a fully secure platform and super learner-friendly.
WHERE WE WORK
We are a Canadian company specializing in eLearning design and deployment across the full spectrum of on-line training options and all types of devices. In addition to our Head Office in Ottawa, Canada, we have a global presence in the Caribbean, where we provide training both on-line and in-person. We are passionate about the future of digital learning and about bringing new techniques and technologies, such as micro-learning and augmented reality, to our core offerings.
Let’s work together.
“Janet has a natural talent for connecting not just with the people within the organization, but also with the ideas that are the driving their goals. Her remarkable ability to quickly uptake key pieces of information about the organization instills a confidence within the team that permits every project to proceed efficiently and effectively.”
—Joe Mulhall, Trustee, Power Sector Retirement Trust
Interested in Booking Janet to Speak at Your Next Event?
In her easy-going style, Janet shares a vision of the future of learning and suggests practical ways to deliver engaging, effective training in the digital age. Her expertise as a trainer and her success in leading change, in her company and the companies of the clients she serves, adds up to a potent experience for learners.