Program Development & Design Process
Program Exploratory Buy-in. The goal is to get approval or enlist the help of others as needed to start the discovery process.
Discovery Process. Uncover the needs of the learners and any partner organizations being served.
Define Objectives. Set clear outcome goals for the program.
Program Design. Selection of topics taught, training delivery methods, lesson plans, and all other program details.
Approval Process. When partners or organizations are involved, approval is the last step before moving forward.
John Saparilas wanted to provide students at Wake Technical Community College a center on campus that gave students access to comprehensive financial education programming. He enlisted the NFEC to develop the design for the Center for Financial Education and provide all the resources. To date, the program has provided students over 400 different live events led by Certified Financial Education Instructors, online and mobile learning programs, and a variety of events to encourage participation. The Federal Reserve recognized the program’s outcomes and featured it as a best practice case study for the multimethod approach created by our development team. Thanks to the efforts of John and his team, they have helped thousands of students improve their financial knowledge.
Making a real impact on people’s financial capabilities takes planning and execution – but that goal is achievable. The process starts with designing a program that best supports the needs of the learners and the organizations being served.
The program design training provides steps that can enhance the results of financial education programs and highlight the educator’s competencies in developing financial literacy programming.