Our organization plans to have a mandatory mass training program for all associates of R&D (around 1500 people) and we are currently evaluating trainers. The courses offered by vendors have very high UX content, like UXD life cycle, building personas, and storyboarding. We are not sure how such content adds value for folks who wont be moving to UX roles. We think, practically, the training has to be strategically phased out - starting with introduction to the basics, like terminology and benefits, then user needs, context of use, and understanding Heuristics, and the remaining subject as needed. Can you please suggest what you think is appropriate for this audience group?
The expected outcome from this training: Every resource to contribute to user experience within their job role limits. They are not expected to perform UX or UI Design tasks in their current roles.