Customizing development program materials to meet your organization’s needs is all about asking the right questions and knowing your options.
Your organization is unique. You have specific business needs that require unique solutions. You may determine that, for your learners, standard solutions don’t connect strongly enough to specific job roles, special initiatives, culture requirements, or business goals. That connection is important, because it ensures that learners are more likely to see the training as relevant, and recognize its importance to the organization’s success.
How Much Do You Need?
The range of needs your organization will have can vary broadly, from giving learner materials a “branded” look, to modifying a course or program, to incorporating job, industry, or organization-specific skill practice exercises, to designing programs “built from scratch.” Where on this spectrum it makes sense for you to customize depends upon many variables, including the impact you need to make, the need for alignment with your organization’s brand, values, and major strategic initiatives, and, of course, your budget. The best first question to ask: Will customization make our training more relevant and effective?
DDI’s CustomWorks Can Help You Make It Happen
DDI’s CustomWorks group is a specialized team of consultants, designers, illustrators, desktop publishers, and editors dedicated to creating custom and branded learning and development solutions. To achieve the right level and type of customization, CustomWorks partners with you to produce the highest-quality instructional design, and creative delivery concepts integrating real-life issues, initiatives, and challenges. With a wide range of capabilities, an experienced, dedicated team, and a commitment to exemplary customer service, CustomWorks can provide the one-of-a-kind solutions your organization needs.
Working with CustomWorks
CustomWorks partners with you to assess your needs and goals, and to design and develop unique learning paths for learners that are relevant, practical, and reflect your business environment and culture. The learning paths can be designed to extend formal learning activities with self-insight tools, collaborative reflection activities, performance support, experientials, action-learning projects, and self-directed, online reinforcement activities to increase learning “stickiness.”
Learn more about CustomWorks.