At DSA, we don’t just teach the processes of innovative instructional design,
we actually do it, day in and day out.

Welcome to DSA

Darryl L. Sink and Associates, Inc. designs and develops learning and performance solutions that get results for business, government agencies, and non-profits. With over 2000 projects developed, our e-learning and instructor-led training solutions provide effective, efficient, and appealing learning experiences that are integral to employee performance in the workplace.

Dr Darryl Sink, Jane Sink and Dr. Peter Honebein accepting the Award of Excellence at the ISPI Conference in April.

DSA/Monterey County Team Project Wins 2016 ISPI Award of Excellence!

Monterey County Contracts & Purchasing Academy was selected as a recipient of the The International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) 2016 Award of Excellence; another in a long list of awards honoring this innovative project.

The award was presented at the international conference in Philadelphia on April 11, 2016 at the awards ceremony, dinner and reception.


The Course Developer Workshop – Online

Facilitated by Dr. Paul Swan

Online lessons available to you anytime – 24/7. Work on a project of your own, with the expert help of DSA senior-level instructional designer Paul Swan, who will offer detailed feedback on your lessons. This is a one-on-one experience designed just for you and your particular project.

Each lesson includes a video presentation by Dr. Darryl Sink.  In addition, you will receive The Course Developer Workshop Participant Guide – 247 pages full of job aids, examples, tools and tips for success. Cost? All of this for $799.
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Live and Online Instructional Design Certificate Program

Presented by Dr. Paul Swan and Sponsored by Training Magazine. Includes 4 two-hour Online Sessions.

This certificate program includes real world, practical examples to explore each phase of the instructional design process. You’ll learn how to create engaging and effective training while working on your own e-learning or instructor-led project. More Info…

Dr. Sink’s TIPS Newsletter

Latest TIP:  Hierarchical Task Analysis – Make A Learning Hierarchy

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Learn proven techniques and tips for your instructional design and development, straight from DSA and our associates – for free!

DSA In-Company Workshops

Now that DSA has shifted to offering exclusively in-company and private workshops, we have been able to focus on the unique issues facing each group. Recently, the DSA team delivered successful workshops to several companies and non-profits, including:

  • Hilton International (webinar)
  • The Zenith Insurance Company
  • Georgia State University
  • Robert Half International

Contact DSA to learn more about our workshops.

Here’s what people are saying about DSA Workshops

“Completed the session just today and within one hour I had already found a new use for a team project that was a little “out of control” that really helped get us back on track!”

“I’m already re-working the learning objectives of our various training classes.”

“It was performance-based. We worked on real projects.”

“I want you to know that this course has been extremely helpful in helping me to re-structure my course. I feel that the design is more user-friendly because of its structure and alignment with the key objectives. I am actually excited about the design process now!”

“The Instructional Design course provided me with a fundamental understanding of course development. I experienced several “Ah-Ha” moments during the class. Support of my colleagues and understanding of my customer’s needs has been greatly improved. Thank you.”  More Customer Comments…

Free Downloads from DSA

Read about the history of ISD models and basic learning theories in Dr. Sink’s recent chapter in the ASTD Handbook – The Definitive Reference for Training & Development (2nd edition). Also ISD: Faster, Better, Easier (PDF), published in ISPI’s Performance and Instruction Journal.

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