Continuous learning needs to be built into the organization in different ways. With tools like coaching, mentoring and competence sharing in the everyday worklife, one can maximize the learning experience without having to attend expensive and time-consuming courses. And the result is often better!
To set up and actively work with e-learning is one of the most cost effective ways to ensure a learning organization. Surveys show that it’s almost as effective to run an e-learning at a distance of filmed teachers instead of a live training. Interactive exercises enhances the learning effect (learning that “sticks”) and you can choose a time and place that suits you.
Instructor-led courses (on site)
There will always be a need to meet and thus instructor-led courses and certifications are not played out – you should have a plan in case you really need to see each other face-to-face.
Learning Management Systems
Regardless of how the distribution e-learning – instructor-led courses looks like, you need a good IT system support with the ability to browse the course catalog register for courses and run e-learnings. Learning tools, known as LMS (Learning Management Systems) has been around for quite a few years and is nowadays often integrated with other talent management processes such as competence development and succession planning. Through smart integration of information between the various processes, the tool can produce the decision base for the future training needs in the organization.
Coaching and Mentoring
Of course you can also save other types of development activities in an LMS such as coaching, mentoring or maybe running a project in an area that the employee needs to learn more about. Learning is not synonymous with expensive courses and trips!