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SAT Methodology

The Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) Methodology

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The core idea of the SAT methodology is to approach the development of training through five phases, known as the ADDIE process, with the primary focus on job performance: 

Analysis   Design Development Implementation Evaluation


The Analysis phase results in an organized list of job tasks, and a detailed set of the skills and knowledge components required to perform each task to a defined standard.


The Design phase results in training objectives that are required by job holders to correctly perform the tasks. The objectives are organized hierarchically to represent their prerequisite relationship. Using the hierarchy as a reference point, they are then grouped and sequenced into a Program of courses and lessons.


The Development phase results in the actual course material and exams required to teach and assess each objective.


The Implementation phase encompasses the execution of the training program. 


The Evaluation phase is comprised of the collection of feedback and other information aimed at improving the program over time.
The partial list of activities above shows how the SAT methodology centers on job performance. It all starts with defining the necessary job tasks, and from there, every aspect of the process revolves around these tasks. In simple terms, our training focuses on providing individuals with the exact skills required for their roles - nothing more, nothing less. 
At its core, performance-based training goes beyond simply explaining how a system operates; it instructs on how to effectively utilize the system. 
The benefits of this approach are clear: it's cost-effective and ensures that trainees safely and reliably operate machinery and systems. This is why the SAT methodology is the standard for high-consequence industries like nuclear power, Department of Energy operations, commercial airlines, the military and more. 
But we take this process a step further by connecting each component of the methodology together as they are developed by VISION users. The result is a database of Methodology Connections that provides unparalleled value. 

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