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.

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