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Choosing Custom Training or Off-the-Shelf

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 28, 2017 11:23:01 AM


When learning leaders are presented with the task of developing a new training program, the first step is a needs assessment. This assessment helps to identify the business objective of the training and the knowledge and/or skills gap it is addressing. A question that is asked early on in the process is whether the new program can be covered by off-the-shelf training or if custom training is the better choice.

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Topics: custom training, customized training, custom training solutions, customized training programs

How to Choose between Customized Training Programs & Off-the-Shelf

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jul 6, 2017 8:47:00 AM


Have you ever sat in a training course and wondered why you were even there? The content was not engaging, the subject matter was not relevant to your industry, and the examples had nothing to do with your position. Chances are you retained little of the material presented and it did not have a long-term, positive impact on your job performance.

When implementing training in your organization, you can develop a customized training program or purchase an off-the-shelf course. But how do you choose? The best type of training depends on the needs of the organization and the target audience. 

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Topics: custom training, customized training, customized training programs