As online learning or “eLearning” continues to emerge as the cornerstone of corporate training for most companies today, many organizations are looking to add efficiencies to their training programs through the use of Group or “role-based” training. The idea behind the role-based approach to training is that employees who work in similar roles are likely to have similar training needs. Given this, it can make sense to bring these employees together under a single Group that is issued a single set of training requirements to achieve a training goal.
What is Role-Based Training?
Role-based training is the term used to describe the creation and delivery of training activities based on the practical application of required skills. For example, in a healthcare setting, a role-based training exercise could train new revenue cycle employees on billing and collection processes.
For many businesses, effective role-based training is critical for streamlining business operations. It is a practical approach that allows for training in the context of a specific role while eliminating exercises that provide little or no value, given the role of the employee.
Some of the specific benefits of role-based corporate training include:
Role-based training helps ensure that you are only paying for the types of training that will be benefit your company and employees, based on the specific needs of each individual or group of employees. At the same time, the role-based training approach makes it less likely that employees are spending time away from their jobs for training activities.
A role-based approach to corporate training allows provides more opportunity to create real-world challenges that employees might encounter in their day-to-day roles. You can then measure their ability to handle these challenges and revise your training program accordingly.
With role-based corporate training, you create greater opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie among employees who work in the same or similar roles. The approach encourages a greater level of engagement as employees are presented with scenarios that are common to all participants and can share in current and potential future solutions.
LMS Portals for Role-Based Corporate Training
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows you to launch a private, customized training environment (portal) for each of your unique training audiences.
Each portal includes two specific components that support role-based training: Groups and Learning Paths.
To Create a Group in LMS Portals:
Click Groups from the left-hand navigation in the Administration panel
From the Groups window, click the Add Group button
Ad a Group Name and add Users to the Group
Click Submit to save the group. You will then see your new Group added to your list of Groups
To push out a Learning Path to a Group, click Learning Paths from the Administration panel
From the Learning Paths window, click the Add Learning Path button
Add a Learning Path Title and choose the Group to which you want to deliver this Learning Path.
You can then choose the courses that should be part of this Learning Path and choose whether or not to offer a certificate for completion.
Click Submit when done.
Your new Learning Path is added to your list and is delivered to the Dashboard of the Users