Pete Blair Consulting offers the following 6 levels of help for designing and developing employee training.
Level 1 - 60 Technical Training Tips – Free of charge – Click any of the buttons above to access tips.
Level 2 - Questions answered - meetings and design/development activity scheduled – Free of charge – Click Contact Us button above.
Level 3 - Telephone, SKYPE, or ZOOM assistance - $79/hour, 15 minutes minimum
• Level 3 activities must be pre-arranged via level 2.
• One hour must be paid in advance via PayPal
• Refund, if applicable, made within 5 minutes of ending call.
Level 4 - Meetings via ZOOM; or design and development work – less than 8 hours $79/hour – billed in quarter hour increments.
• Level 4 activities must be prearranged via Level 2 or email.
• Payments in advance via PayPal or after the fact if arranged by purchase order.
Level 5 - One or more full, eight-hour, days – remote activity - $632 per day (in quarter hour increments after the first full day) must be arranged via Level 2 or email and supported with written contract.
Level 6 - On site activity - $800/day plus expenses
Must be mutually agreed upon, supported with Purchase Order, and paid within 30 days of each week of activity.
So, how would I describe Pete Blair? The following is a starting point.
Over 40 years of:
1991 – Present
Raleigh, North Carolina and Sun City Center Florida - Self-Employed Instructional Design Consultant/Contractor.
Worked with over 25 companies with duties ranging from design and creation of training to conducting programming classes centered on development of computer and web based training to achieve their respective business goals.
Created a software product that I use in the beginning in the task analysis phase of training development and continuing throughout the instructional design phase to foster congruence of business goals, job requirements, job task analysis, and training.
1970 - 1991
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – Company: IBM – Position: Various titles and levels of responsibility, all associated with instructional design and development of training for IBM Customer Engineers on products developed at Research Triangle park. Later assignments were centered on team building and mentoring others in instructional design and implementation skills.
Multiple awards for design and development of creative approaches to training, one of which achieved 7 figure (left of decimal point) savings to the corporation.
1969 - 1970
1967 – 1970 Endicott, New York – Company: IBM – Position: Instructor
Developed training plans and delivered classroom and laboratory instruction to both new and experienced IBM Customer Engineers on installation and maintenance of IBM equipment – Consistently achieved above-average course satisfaction ratings.
University of Kentucky –
Original Major: Physics – changed to Chemistry
No degree – left school and went to work to prevent starvation for my wife, son, and self.
Many IBM internal courses ranging from technical training, platform skills, instructional design and development and includes a twelve-week graduate-level program developed for IBM by Georgia State University on design and development of Computer based training.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
For an example of PowerPoint Skills view the presentation https://youtu.be/RHW4KRKDc2M. The video was created entirely from PowerPoint that I created.
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements
ISpring (eLearning development software)
Seeking instruction design and development related or technical writing projects on a temporary, contract relationship and achievable primarily via telecommuting.
In many cases, companies are faced with either a temporary overload related to training design and development needs or the need for one-time documentation without the need to staff an entire training function. Those are the needs I can and would like the opportunity to fill. I’m not totally opposed to going on-site to meet with stake holders and subject matter experts to ensure my understanding of project requirements and to work out scope of work. However, my preference is to utilize technology and the telephone and save use of travel and overnight accommodations for others.
© Pete Blair 2005 - 2022