Over and over again, we hear about how organizations invest heavily in upskilling and training their teams. Only for the team to return to work with very little skill retention. This is understandably frustrating and disconcerting!
However, this does not have to be the reality of corporate training. Training – if done right – does work! At Learning Evolution, we have seen organizations benefit from an average productivity gain of 45% post successful completion of our training. A sound reason why our blended learning program is sold out year after year.
For example, one of our clients, Nestle Purina PetCare Company recognized changes in their retail landscape that put them at a significant disadvantage. They approached us for training, which resulted in a highly successful up-skilling endeavour.
Nestle Purina PetCare Company now enjoys a competitive advantage and the training has resulted in a smarter, more effective and more influential team.
So, what is blended learning?
In short, our blended learning is highly customizable training content. It uses traditional classroom instruction techniques alongside opportunities in the digital learning space.
Examples of the digital tools include online discussions, online group work, instant messages, blogs and electronic portfolios.
The Nestle Purina PetCare Company team makes use of webinars and self-paced e-learning courses. As well as one-on-one instructor and student mentoring, and instructor-led role play scenarios. This blend of techniques has ensured successful graduations for virtually every team member. Save the last few team members who are currently going through the program.
Our training content is developed and delivered by Master Black Belts in the shopper sciences. These mentors help teams connect the dots back to their “day jobs”. Which translates the learning into practical real-world application, better insights and retention.
In fact, we strongly believe it is possible to build a learning culture that transcends and possibly replaces classroom instruction.
We have found blended learning programs deliver the best results in building skill and knowledge for higher performance. What’s more, they have also been used to effectively change behavior and influence company culture.
Simply put, when used together, the techniques provide the building blocks for better, repeatable, more effective training. And it is training that has been crafted specifically for you and your needs.
Why are companies choosing blended learning?
As we have mentioned, blended learning gives organizations the benefit from highly focused and expert-guided blended learning that is FULLY customizable. We design programs to meet your team needs – using our proven process. What is not to love?
Teams benefit from the flexibility of online delivery, whilst still being offered the expert support and guidance of the available mentors. The combination of which has been found to reinforce retention. As does the use of real world applications and scenarios, and effective critical thinking assignments.
Our training design for Nestle Purina PetCare Company included an assessment of the core foundational skill sets. Coupled with our flexible training format, it allowed them to tailor to their needs and expectations.
As an example, in many skill areas, Nestle Purina PetCare Company chose to expect more from their team members in specific skill areas compared to industry standards. We were able to support this goal with higher level of content.
And let’s not forget that, last but by no means the least, companies choose blended learning because it is fun!
Contact Nick on firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information on how we can help you and your team elevate your skills with our Skill-Up blended learning training.