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Change Behaviour By Asking the Right Questions

Our Writing Effective Scenario Questions Guide takes you through our process for creating effective scenario questions.

How often do you encourage your learners to practice their new skills? If you want to meet your project goal you often need your learners to adjust their behaviour to align with it. Knowledge acquisition is important but the magic happens when behaviour shifts. Scenario questions are a great way to achieve this.

Writing scenario questions can be challenging. Where do you start? How do you make them engaging? How do you ensure that they meet the project goal?

At Belvista Studios we have been writing scenario questions for years. We have learnt what works, what does not and the techniques that will make your job 100 times easier (not to mention the epic impact it will have on your projects, learners and clients!).

This guide shares our process for writing scenario questions, empowering you to apply it to your own projects and in turn, increasing the impact of your learning solutions.

Our team has worked on hundreds of scenario questions and over time we have learnt what works and what does not. This has come from client feedback, learning from our mistakes and experimenting.

What Challenges will it Help you Overcome?

Your clients and learners will receive high-quality scenario questions that are:

  • Realistic.
  • Fit-for-purpose.
  • Engaging.
  • Create behaviour change.
  • Meet the project goal.
You will avoid creating scenario questions that:

  • Have no impact.
  • Do not resonate with the people that you are designing for.
  • Do not help you meet your project goal.
Who is it For?

Freelancers, consultants, in-house teams or agencies that create training solutions and who want to:

  • Create effective scenario questions.
  • Change behaviour through their learning solutions.
  • Follow a step-by-step process for creating better scenario questions.
  • Impress their clients, learners and team through presenting high-quality scenario questions.
About the Authors

Kim Tuohy

Kim is the founder of Belvista Studios, an award-winning instructional design and eLearning studio. Kim has significant experience in the industry (6 years), being involved in not only the hands-on aspects of the instructional designer role though also the business building and marketing aspect of the industry. Her passion for instructional design along with her relentless efforts to perfect a process/plan for developing effective eLearning for her clients has led her and her team to generate resources that they are inspired to share with others in the industry (and very proud of!).

Hannah Grennan

An energetic and passionate learning designer, who 'fan girls' over human-centred design and has a strong desire to support others in the industry.


Can this process be used for all audience types?

Yes. This process adopts a human-centred design approach. This means that the questions are always created in alignment with the people that will answer them.

Can I ask your team questions about this process?

We would be happy to answer your questions. Hit us up on LinkedIn or Instagram. You can also invest in one of our coaching options.

Are scenario questions suitable for all learning solutions?

Yes. Scenario questions enable you to train actions and decisions and effective project goals require this to change behaviour.

How do I Download it?

Download the 12 page PDF guide that demonstrates how to write effective scenario questions—step by step here (sharing is caring). 

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