Preparing Instructional Designers to Apply Human Performance Technology in Global Context

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This chapter emphasizes key considerations for work across cultures and in global con-texts. We share an example of an organizational systems mapping project, which is one way to begin a needs assessment and needs analysis and specifically applicable to performance improvement and instructional design consultants. We provide strategies for consultants who need to work in context that may be new or unfamiliar to them, albeit as an internal consultant on a project situated in a different global location from their headquarters or as an external consultant.