02 DesignQuality and unique design that meets all the requirements and trends of modern web design.
03 VisualiseDesign that will be equally beautifully displayed on all your devices, tablet, smartphone or computer.
Our 7-step ProcessWe work closely with our clients to develop a custom solution for every project.
Key InnovationsOur key innovations in training solutions include picture-based learning maps, cards, artefacts and methods that engage people when combined together
AnalysisWe get into your world and analyse the details in order to ensure the most relevant and impactful way forward.
Why We Do ItPictures make complex concepts easy and understandable.
People Get PicturesPeople ‘get’ pictures, and pictures are our business. Our vision is to change learning for the better with our business training solutions; to make it more engaging, more enjoyable, more effective and more inclusive.
About TrainiacFounded in 2001, we’ve since undertaken 1,000+ projects all of which differ vastly in content, extent and complexity.
We had this feeling that the training space was ripe for a little excitement. Everywhere we went, we asked people about their training and learning experiences.
We heard things like …
- Great venue, it was my first time at xyz hotel.
- I completely over ate.
- Every time we looked around their was more food.
- The facilitator was a hoot. Such an entertaining person.
- Strangely though no one was saying I learnt so much … it changed my life!
We pondered and asked more people more questions. In the end our simple assessment was this: Some training was overwhelming. Too much information, too many slides, too fast. It left people spinning and disengaged. Some training was underwhelming. A slow process to cover information already known by most. It left people feeling bored and disengaged.
SO WHAT TO DO?
At about this time we were experimenting with mind-maps which were starting to evolve into learning maps. We tried to see whether we could load a text book onto a page … literally. Our first experiment was to tackle the retail industry and specifically the topic of FMCG sales in a supermarket environment. We illustrated the content looking at everything from rate of sale, market share, stock levels, stock rotation, promotions, returns, planograms, displays, out of stocks, breakages, returns and basically everything that food retailers would like their people to know.
Well the project was a roaring success. We had created our first learning map, coupled it with a super engaging instructional methodology and tested it with some big players in the FMCG space including Pick ‘n Pay, AC Nielsen, Clover, Vital Health Foods and a couple of others.
Rob DennisonManaging Director
Anne-Marie AllenFinance Officer
Lauren BallesterAccount Manager
Simon ShakatwaDTP | Print | Tech Officer
Claire van RooyenInstructional Designer
Sakumzi QumanaArt Director
Jinty Selmer=OlsensAccount Director
James HauptfleischAccount Director
Leandra BumblebeeInstructional Designer
Stacey CampherOperations Manager
Frank CoerlinDigital Strategy
Storm ClarkeAccount Director
01 FacilitationWorking with groups of people, helping them find alignment around anything from content to strategy to top level project plans.
02 Graphic FacilitationFacilitation on steroids! Add an artist into the mix. A talented illustrator who can interpret to topics of conversations and represent the core ideas graphically. Sketches are perfect when it comes to accelerating alignment. To get everyone on the same page they need to see the same story.
03 Traininig and CoachingAt the end of the day, what we design and produce needs to be implemented. Using our experienced trainers we have the option of either training the programme for you or we can build capacity on your team and train your trainers. Coaching and supporting them along the way is a given.
05 Materials DevelopmentRegardless of whether you need alignment, communications or training … we will produce all the material needed to solve the problem. This typically includes learner workbooks, facilitator guides, assessment instruments and such like. Whatever is needed for the solution, we develop it.
06 IllustrationCore to our strengths is the ability to visually depict the most complex of content. Whatever you need explained we can do so using our unique picture based approach.
07 PrintingAs developers of large format maps, cards and books, we have taken the time to develop a strong and out the box print capability. Our outputs typically go beyond paper to include PVC vinyl, fabric and even laser cut wood if so required. We offer a one stop print service to complement everything that we design.
08 eLearning & DevelopmentThe world is digital. e-Learning is a central part of our offering. We have a unique visual and interactive approach to rapid content development. While we have developed our own authoring technology, we can also work with Articulate, Captivate, Lectora and others. All our outputs are SCORM compliant and responsive. We are increasingly leaning towards the use of HTML5 where client environments allow it.
09 Print Material LogisticsGetting training kits and learner material to where its needed can be a logistical hassle. Rather than lump you with this work, we typically handle the last mile of effort on behalf of our clients.
10 Learning StrategyDesign that will be equally beautifully displayed on all your devices, tablet, smartphone or computer.