#GuildChat for 11/9/18: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, November 9th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on working with subject matter experts.


As any L&D professional knows we depend on the knowledge of others to create the most effective solutions. These folks are dubbed SMEs and getting their time, attention and the exact information can be a challenge.

Join us this week as we discuss working with SMEs. And not only working with them but finding them, replacing them and maybe even working with several at once.


Prospective questions:

Q1 What are some things you can start doing when working with a new SME to set your work up for success?
Q2 What’s an example of a great SME partnership you’ve experienced? What helped it work so well?
Q3 When your SME wants to share everything about a topic, what are some approaches you can use to avoid what might feel like a content dump on your audience?
Q4 What project management approaches can help make working with a SME easier?
Q5 Which is better and why? Having a SME identified for you or you locating your own?
Q6 Not everyone works the same way. What tips do you have for working with different kinds of SMEs?
Q7 What are the common challenges you see in the relationship between people in L&D and their SMEs?
Q8 When you and a SME don’t see eye to eye on a decision, what are some tips for navigating that?



Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Wakelet transcript of the chat!



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