Kevin M Handy


"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, Scottsdale, AZ

Welcome to my website.

Welcome to my website. I'm glad you're here. I'm a professional in training and development.

I create great training that helps organizations to meet their performance goals. Whether it's online, the classroom (virtual or bricks and mortar) or a blend.

This site is intended for recruiters, potential clients and others who want to know more about my professional work and life.

For more than thirty years I've worked as a knowledge worker in industries ranging from telecommunications to healthcare. I've spent the past fifteen years in instructional development - web-based training principally - in Adobe Captivate (3 thru 2017) and more recently in Articulate Storyline 2 and its companion products.

My work begins with the ADDIE model. I work to understand the needs of the customer and apply the most advanced technologies to create solid learning solutions for online training, the classroom or the mobile user.

I believe in applying a commonsense approach to ADDIE and have become very interested in the work of Cathy Moore, creator of Action Mapping. The methodologies she suggests in her book Map It has become my new objective for 2018 and beyond. Like SAM it embraces rapid prototyping but in a commonsense manner. And she has a specific step-by-step approach - which I also favor.

I consider myself a part of the Dallas Fort Worth instructional design community and pay it forward by teaching others how to create quality training material for the burgeoning organizations in DFW at Collin College where I run the Instructional Design Certificate Series. I created this unique approach to instructional design in 2016 to meet the burgeoning needs of Dallas Fort Worth where the training market is booming. We need great instructional designers and multimedia developers. We have a good foundation but we need more and this series is designed to address that need.

Kevin Handy
Kevin Handy