by Lindsey Haines
20 Sep 2019
Top 10 Learning Management Tips
Key Learnings from Cornerstone client Organic Valley
1. Identify Top Requirements
Create a list of your requirements and be able to distinguish “must-have” vs. “nice to have”.
2. Consider Your Methodology
Come up with a philosophy for how you will run the learning program. Organic Valley uses:
- Engage – Make it cool
- Empower – Make it easy
- Educate – Make it relevant
3. Establish Success Metrics
How will you know if the project is a success? Take a snapshot of any learning metrics you have before roll-out and create desired project success metrics. Track data over time and share it with key stakeholders.
4. Create a Destination
Give the learning portal a clever name that is connected to your company culture. Organic Valley branded their portal “The Tool Shed”.
5. Keep it Simple
Go live with a portal that is simple and easy to use. A complicated system will discourage adoption. Leave room for improvement and be open to feedback.
6. Offer Variety of Content
Think about what content is popular. Go beyond
compliance and offer courses people want to take.
7. Customize Your Portal
IT is busy, and you don’t want to wait in their support queue. Be sure you can create a customized user experience on your own.
8. Provide Manager Training
Offer a curriculum and/or leadership development classes to coach managers and executives on how to succeed as a leader.
9. Prioritize Employee Development
Use Cornerstone to close skill gaps. HR can help by creating a simple manager guide with questions to ask before and after the course is completed, improving the likelihood that what is learned will be applied on the job.
10. Provide Follow-up Material
People retain information better when there is follow-up. Identify key competencies and send additional learning material and refreshers at regular intervals.