Driving learner engagement by making L&D a core priority

As we step into the end of the year, most of us will begin reflecting on the hard work we’ve been putting into driving learning and development in our organizations over the last ten months. Not only does this set the tone of our strategy for next year, but it also forces us to ask ourselves some important questions. How do we get more staff enrolled in courses on our LMS? How can we improve the online learning experience? What kind of new courses can we offer to motivate them to want to continue their learning journey?

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New courses, of course!

Having written of courses related to the 2nd eLearning Global Giveback last month, we must, of course, mention the courses that members are sharing with each other now, as well as others that are coming soon, including a new Virtual Class session being offered to LINGOs starting later this month.

 The IASC Gender Course is on all LINGOs member portals. Published in 2010, the on-line course Different Needs – Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men,  provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming. The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response. The three-hour, self-paced course provides information and scenarios which will enable you to practice developing gender-sensitive programming. This training is based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Handbook and related IASC guidelines, including the Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and others. The IASC consists of 21 humanitarian organizations and is the primary humanitarian forum for facilitating coordination, policy development and decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters.


  Office Ergonomics- in 3 languages:  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shares with LINGOs members a new course they developed IUCN Recommendation on ergonomics – Health on the work place. IUCN developed the course in three languages (English, Spanish and French). This course is on the Level 1 Portal.  It is available for Level 2 members upon request by your LMS Administrator to Robb Allen.



  Coming later this month:

 Clive Shepherd’s 60 Minute Masters’ for SMEs (subject matter experts): “This short course provides subject experts and many others with the skills needed to design engaging, rapid e-learning materials for use in the workplace.” The course, produced in Articulate, a tool available through LINGOs membership, and generously made available to developers for the eLearning Global Giveback.


 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is making the on-line, self-paced courses from the online course system they created and maintain, ConservationTraining available to other LINGOs members. Shells to access the courses will be available on the LINGOs portals, so that organizations can track staff use of the Conservation Training courses. The first courses to become available will be: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Reef Resilience.


The Prince2 Project Management  The Distance Learning PRINCE2 CBT covers both the Foundation and the Practitioner Syllabus, preparing the student for the PRINCE2 Foundation and the Registered Practitioner Examination. The UK Government PRINCE2 method is internationally accepted as the leading “best practice” project management approach and is gaining momentum within local government and the private sector, as well as being the recognised standard for central government and the NHS. Leading private sector companies have already introduced PRINCE2 training world-wide.

Created by Project Performance Consulting, a Prince2 Accredited Training Organization (ATO), this course is a complete alternative to the traditional 3-day or 5-day classroom course offered by almost all PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs).

We look forward to sharing lots of new courses on the LINGOs portals – from the Global Giveback and others. Stay tuned!