Six Steps to Build a Global Training Program
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A global training program is a training initiative that is designed and delivered to employees across different countries and regions worldwide. It aims to provide consistent and relevant training to a global workforce, regardless of their geographic location, job role, or cultural background.
A global training program can cover a range of topics, including leadership development, technical skills training, compliance training, and cultural awareness training. It can be delivered through a variety of methods, such as e-learning modules, virtual classrooms, on-site training sessions, or a combination of these methods.
The purpose of a global training program is to equip employees with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to perform their jobs effectively in a global context. It helps to ensure that employees across the organization have a consistent understanding of company policies, procedures, and values. It also fosters a culture of continuous learning and development, which can boost employee engagement, retention, and productivity.
The Benefits of a Multi-Tenant LMS for Global Training Programs
A Learning Management System (LMS) is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track an online learning e(eLearning) program. While most LMS platforms provide single tenant architecture, some LMS vendors off multi-tenancy to support multiple audiences under a single system.
A multi-tenant LMS offers the ideal architecture for global training programs for the following reasons:
Multi-tenant LMS can handle a large number of learners and courses, making it ideal for organizations with a global workforce that requires extensive training programs.
A multi-tenant LMS can provide localization features to cater to different languages, cultures, and regulations across the globe, ensuring that the training content is relevant and effective for all learners.
Organizations can customize the LMS to fit their specific training needs, allowing them to create training programs that are relevant to their business and learners.
Since multiple organizations share the same LMS, it can be cost-effective for businesses that don't have the resources to develop and maintain an LMS on their own.
A multi-tenant LMS can facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing across different departments and organizations, creating a learning community that can benefit from shared experiences, best practices, and expertise.
Six Steps to Build Your Global Training Program
Building a global training program can be a complex and challenging task, but here are some initial steps to get you started:
Define the training goals: Start by identifying the objectives of the training program. What do you want your employees to learn? What skills or knowledge should they gain from the program? It's essential to have clear goals and outcomes to guide the design and implementation of the training.
Conduct a needs assessment: To ensure the training program meets the needs of your global workforce, conduct a needs assessment to identify the skills and knowledge gaps. Consider factors such as job roles, geographic locations, and cultural differences that may impact the training program's effectiveness.
Develop a training strategy: Based on the training goals and needs assessment results, create a strategy that outlines the training approach, content, delivery methods, and evaluation methods. Consider using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous training methods to accommodate the needs of a global audience.
Build a diverse team: To ensure the training program is culturally appropriate and inclusive, assemble a diverse team of subject matter experts, instructional designers, trainers, and project managers.
Pilot the program: Before launching the program globally, pilot the training program with a smaller group of employees to test the effectiveness of the content and delivery methods. Gather feedback and make any necessary adjustments to improve the program.
Launch and evaluate: Once the training program is launched, regularly evaluate its effectiveness to ensure it is meeting the training goals and objectives. Collect feedback from participants and stakeholders and make any necessary adjustments to the program to continuously improve it.
About LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.
The system includes an embedded course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.
We offer a complete library of ready-made corporate training courses. So you can build your own courses, utilize our off-the-shelf library, or some combination of the two.
If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for online coaching and social learning.
The combination of our platform features and services make LMS Portals the ideal platform for your global training program.
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