Rapid Distance Learning Development and Deployment

September 11, 2020 - -

The Need

A Top 25 regional accounting firm needed to respond quickly to the stay at home orders caused by the COVID pandemic.  In-person live seminar training programs would have to be redesigned to be delivered remotely.

The Challenge

The firm had a two month window to convert four days of live seminar training. Their existing learning management system had limited capabilities, and participants’ experiences with online courses were limited

The Solution

We redesigned the courses to our facilitated distance learning format.  To minimize use of the firm’s administrative resources we deployed the courses on our LMS and performed all administrative functions.  We conducted a train the trainer session for their facilitators to prepare them to deliver the course in the new format.

The Result

The courses were delivered on time and on budget.  The client nominated the program for a 2021 ATD Excellence in Practice Award.

Client Testimonial

“COVID-19 up-ended our training, and our learning department quickly pivoted to a hybrid learning model. We’ve been talking for years about making improvements to the traditional lecture style instruction model. “Necessity is the mother of invention” as they say and five years worth of progress was made in just a few short months.”