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Monthly Learning Meeting (Dinner): Leaving ADDIE for SAM

  • Wed, August 21, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hilton San Antonio Airport (410 between San Pedro and Blanco)


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Monthly Learning Meeting

Leaving ADDIE for SAM

The ADDIE process is past its prime.

It was developed long before Agile and other iterative processes that have introduced greater efficiencies in design and development, fostered more creativity, and addressed effective stakeholder involvement. Leaving ADDIE for SAM introduces two new concepts SAM, the Successive Approximation Model, and the Savvy Start. Together, they incorporate contemporary design and development processes that reduce the complexity of instructional design and development, yielding more energetic and effective learning experiences.

Steve Lee, co-founder of Allen Interactions, will outline best practices for using an iterative process—the Successive Approximation Model (SAM). Learn how SAM can help:

  • Manage client expectations and content development
  • Bring focus to designing performance-focused interactions
  • Minimize the risk of delay and endless revisions
  • Creating a project workflow based on optimized SME utilization and efficient use of reusable learning objects
  • Establish continuous improvement practices that are integrated with the perpetual learning cycle

Allen Interactions

Founded in 1993, Allen Interactions is an internationally acclaimed custom e-learning and blended learning solutions provider, focused on improving human performance and business impact. Allen Interactions provides strategic learning consulting, blended learning design and development, learning tool development and implementation over all learning and social media modalities. Allen Interactions also provides training for e-learning professionals through the publication of Dr. Michael Allen's e-Learning Book Series, industry webinars and seminars as well as training classes in collaboration with the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Allen Interactions is best known in the learning industry for their "CCAF" instructional design principals and their iterative development approach known as SAM.

Steve Lee

Steve Lee, a co-founder of Allen Interactions, is an award-winning instructional designer, e-learning developer, project manager, and renowned “Trusted Advisor”, assisting companies developing their own internal learning development teams. With learning industry experience spanning the last three decades, Steve has provided strategic learning and consulting services for over 400 major organizations spanning a wide variety of industries.


This monthly learning meeting will be held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, located on the Northwest 410 Loop Frontage Road between San Pedro and Blanco.

Our topics are very popular, and we have been close to seating capacity at several of our events recently. We know your time and participation is valuable. SAASTD needs your help to serve you better.

Please help us guarantee your seat by registering for each SAASTD event you plan to attend. Event Registration helps us plan for each event by minimizing walk-in's and starting the program on-time. It also prepares the host venue so they can provide adequate seating and serve meals on-time at each event. Early Bird Registration ends at midnight, 15 August.

Cancellations must be received by August 15, 2013, by Midnight.

Thank you for your understanding.

Association for Talent Development - San Antonio Chapter

PO Box 690327, San Antonio, TX 78269

ATD-SA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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