One of the principle benefits of using an online, virtual environment versus classroom instruction to drive global learning and development is that instructional resources are not constrained by geography. Through a global network of instructor and partner relationships, we can incorporate instructional resources that would otherwise be inaccessible or too costly to leverage in a global face-to-face deployment.
Design virtual programs to prepare participants to apply principles and tools from the instructional component of the program directly to their work. It is through application, experimentation, and action that participants begin to understand the benefits and challenges of the new ways of doing business suggested in the Instruct component.
Executives often generate new knowledge and understanding by sharing experiences with each other. Provide participants a process for reflection and dialogue that enables the participants to learn from each other while developing themselves personally and professionally.
As a capstone, lead an interactive exercise in which participants distill the primary best-practices derived from their learning journey. This exercise serves a dual purpose. First, it grounds the participants’ learning in the salient outcomes of their own experiences. Second, these outcomes represent new institutional knowledge and can be leveraged to move the enterprise along a desired path of organizational learning.