Updated: Apr 25, 2021
eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies (the Internet, primarily) to support learning and training programs. In recent years, as cloud-based technologies have continued to improve, eLearning has emerged as a cornerstone for all types of corporate learning and training programs. This trend has accelerated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had to force the creation of remote workforces.
In corporate settings, eLearning can be used to support both in-depth training needs in the form of content and courses, as well as corporate training workshops.
Corporate Training v Corporate Workshops
In the corporate world, training and workshops each play an important role in supporting a company’s efforts to impart knowledge and drive training efforts for employees, customers and partners. And while corporate trainings and workshops are similar in nature, there are several distinctions between the two.
A corporate training typically refers to a skills development program for a specific area of knowledge of competency. Corporate trainings are usually designed to accomplish the specific goals of enhancing the participant’s capacity for performance.
A workshop, on the other hand, is more typically the creation of a discussion group or seminar, that is meant to support the exchange of ideas about a particular topic. Workshops tend to emphasize the involvement of each individual participant and a more hands-on experience.
The advancement of eLearning technologies combined with an increasingly remote workforce have made it both possible and necessary for eLearning platforms to support corporate trainings as well as corporate workshops.
The Benefits of Corporate Training Workshops
Corporate training workshops offer an opportunity to build significant enhancements in a company’s foundational knowledge. They can also be used as a motivational tool and to build camaraderie among workers and departments. Workshops are often a single session that builds discussion around a single topic. For corporate training workshops, eLearning technologies provide the ability to include courses and lectures that allow trained professionals to share their knowledge and drive the discussion. An eLearning corporate workshop structure can is flexible as it can support any number of participants for any duration of time. And online collaboration tools Now offered by many eLearning platforms) can leveraged to support and enhance the workshop experience.
Corporate Training Workshops: Planning for Success
Proper and thorough planning is critical for the success of a corporate training workshop. Through planning, you outline the topic to be covered and determine the amount of time to allocate to each piece of content you will deliver and any subsequent discussion. In the planning phase, you determine the number of “blocks” the workshop should include and the structure it will follow.
As part of the planning process, you should also consider the audience to determine the best way to deliver each piece of content (video, lecture, etc.) with the goal of evoking the best possible audience response, participation, and retention of the shared materials.
LMS Portals for Corporate Training Workshops
LMS Portals provides a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) to support corporate training and workshops through a robust eLearning platform. Using LMS Portals, our clients and partners are able to build and deliver powerful and comprehensive corporate eLearning experiences to support any number of workshop participants for any period of time. Each workshop you offer can include videos, images, documents, and other learning materials and can include collaboration among participants to enhance the workshop experience.