Linda Urban Communications
Specializing in delivering—and helping you deliver—solutions that address your needs and improve performance—on schedule and within budget.
Linda Urban is a consultant and instructor. She specializes in organizational performance and workplace learning.
She is an adjunct graduate faculty member at Boise State in the online OPWL program and an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension.
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Solutions that Improve Performance and Help People Work More Effectively
We listen, clarify the problem you are trying to solve, and propose targeted solutions to support changes that address your needs. We can help you deliver the right information or instruction to the right people, at the right time, in the right form.
We research and analyze user needs and business goals, and design appropriate solutions that address both.
Change Facilitation and Evaluation
Change is a process, not an event. It takes times, and a strategy that considers individual and environmental factors.
We help you think about the bigger picture, beyond a specific intervention, and can put together a plan that helps you manage and facilitate the change, to get results that support your goals.
We evaluate programs, products, and instruction. We work with teams to provide evaluative feedback as part of the design and development process, and also evaluate completed projects, to assess outcomes and inform future decisions.
Instructional Design, Documentation, and Other Performance Support
We design and develop instruction, documentation, help systems, web-based information, and customized training. We are experts in topic-based authoring.
Our portfolio includes award-winning help systems and manuals.
Coaching, Training, and Workshops
We can help your team develop the skills you need in-house.
We also work one-on-one with individuals to improve their skills.
Systems Thinking and a Sustainability Lens
Whatever level you are working at - individual, team, department, organization, community, or beyond - your work impacts, and is impacted by people, processes, and resources at other levels. We bring to our work a systemic lens and "sustainability thinking" that acknowledges, respects, and promotes the needs of a triple bottom line--people, planet, and profit.
Classes and Talks
Current and Upcoming
Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, a 16-week course in the online masters program Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning, at Boise State, January 11 to April 29, 2016
Designing Sustainable Organizations, an elective in the online masters program, Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning, at Boise State, Fall, 2015 and Summer 2015.
Ethnographic Research in Organizations, a course in the online masters program, Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning, at Boise State, Summer, 2015.
Principles of Information Architecture, a class through UC Berkeley Extension, January 31 to March 21, 2015
Evaluation Essentials: Is Your Training Accomplishing What it’s Intended To? - a webinar through STC Instructional Design SIG, April 2, 2015 at 10:30 PST.
Sustainability Thinking for Technical Communicators, at the SF Chapter of STC, August 20, 2014.
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