Project Approach & Methodology


Program Analysis

EPD believes in partnering with our clients, beginning with a thorough needs assessment to understand not only your company but also the environmental climate, so as to define objectives aligned with the overall strategic goals of your organization.

Our Philosophy

  • The client should be actively involved in the design process
  • A network of internal and external experts assist in design and delivery
  • Flexibility is our competitive advantage
  • We are conservative stewards of our clients' resources

Why should you choose a custom program?

EPD is your partner in providing training solutions and performance interventions for all facets of your organization. Our organization delivers customized content to maximize a return on investment for your training dollars.

EPD believes in the seamless integration of corporate strategic goals in a scalable intervention tailored to your specific needs. Programs are customized to include real-world case studies to tackle current issues in your environment. Because we are collaborative partners with you, the programs may be updated, as needed, to adjust to changing market conditions. Changes in participant behavior are captured using evaluations and other measurement strategies to provide feedback on the learning experience.

Contact EPD today to discuss the best way to take your organization to the next level of success.

Program Design and Development

Each program is custom designed, using best-practice tools and techniques. Our Instructional Designers have years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors and in a variety of industries.

Programs are developed in a variety of mediums, from instructor-led to computer-based training, and with a blended learning approach. Partnering with your organization, EPD uses company-specific case studies, simulation scenarios and environmental scanning. And as your strategic goals are attained, our program can evolve to accommodate new priorities.

Program Implementation and Support

EPD can present your learning initiative at your workplace, on the Wayne State University campus, or at a third-party location. Our programs may be stand-alone or embedded in another program such as an annual meeting or retreat. Our facilitators are Wayne State University full-time and adjunct faculty and professors with real-world experience and extensive expertise in executive & professional development. Your assigned Program Coordinator is always available on-site during the process to assist.

Program Evaluation

Optimal program evaluation provides metrics to support Level Four Evaluation, Proven Business Results. EPD partners with our clients to design a program evaluation process that achieves their business goals. Participants are asked to evaluate every learning activity they attend, and we perform statistical analyses upon that data to gage Participant Reaction (Level One). In cooperation with our clients we can design customized evaluations to measure the Learning that has occurred (Level Two), the participants' ability to Transfer that knowledge on the job (Level Three), and Business Results (Level Four).