A Truly Global Innovative Blend by PLAN

by | Jan 30, 2009 | Articles

This is the story of how a blended management development programme successfully improved the behaviours of managers, based around the globe, in developing countries.

Anyone planning a management development programme can learn from this ingenious blend of pre/post 360 degree feedback, online learning, online collaboration and face-to-face workshops.
Plan is one of the largest international development agencies in the world, focused on helping children in developing countries. The organisation is growing by 20% yearly and has nearly 8000 employees and 60,000 volunteers: most of whom are in the field making a difference to the lives of more than 1.5 million children and their families. If an organisation like this can cost effectively develop management behaviours, anyone can!
PLAN were an award winners with this programme at the UK National Training Awards and received a ‘Special Mention Commendation’ in the 2008 e-learning Awards submission for ‘Best online or distance learning programme’.
6 Top Tips for Blended Learning Management Training from this story:
1. Ensure clear ownership with stakeholders.
2. Provide local delivery for a dispersed global audience.
3. Secure support from line managers to implement.
4. Align the learning with key strategic imperatives.
5. Offer a consistent approach to developing management to recognised standards of competence.
6. Develop a truly integrated solution which optimises all available learning technologies in an innovative and exciting way.

Related downloads

Compare your L&D strategy with the Towards Maturity Health Check

Compare your L&D strategy

Review your L&D strategy to discover your strengths and opportunities for improvement with the Towards Maturity Health Check.

Featured content

Women in Work and Learning

Women in Work and Learning

Today is international Women’s Day; the annual occurrence that seeks to revel in how far women have come, and address how far they have left to go in the battle for gender equality. By celebrating what women have achieved, whilst highlighting the continuing inequalities they face, today plays a vital role in shedding light on women, their opinions and their experiences in life. We want to contribute to this insight and explore how you could make work place learning more effective by tapping in to the behaviours and ambitions of women in your company.

Unleash the power of evidence-based practice with Towards Maturity and Opel-Vauxhall Finance

Unleash the power of evidence-based practice with Towards Maturity and Opel-Vauxhall Finance

Unleash the power of evidence-based practice with Towards Maturity and Opel-Vauxhall Finance. Given the pace of transformation, developing and executing an L&D strategy that underpins the learning organisation of the future is no easy task. Using evidence-based practice allows you to identify tactics and characteristics specific to your organisations that will accelerate you to becoming a high performing learning organisation.

Featured

Women in Work and Learning

Women in Work and Learning

Today is international Women’s Day; the annual occurrence that seeks to revel in how far women have come, and address how far they have left to go in the battle for gender equality. By celebrating what women have achieved, whilst highlighting the continuing inequalities they face, today plays a vital role in shedding light on women, their opinions and their experiences in life. We want to contribute to this insight and explore how you could make work place learning more effective by tapping in to the behaviours and ambitions of women in your company.

Our Ambassadors

Our Supporters also influence Towards Maturity's Health Check and research, providing insights on future trends and practices that should be investigated.

Pin It on Pinterest