By Todd Maddox
Practice: Learning and Development
In this Analyst Insight, Todd Maddox, Ph.D., Learning Scientist and Research Fellow for Amalgam Insights, evaluated Skillsoft’s Compliance Solution Suite from a learning science perspective—the marriage of psychology and brain science.
Maddox argues that compliance is an area where organizations cannot afford to be negligent. Training isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. For training to be effective, it needs to optimally engage appropriate learning systems in the brain and be designed in such a way that it effectively trains the hard skills, behavioral skills, interpersonal skills and develops situational awareness.
Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Learning Officers, Chief Human Resource Officers, Compliance Directors and Managers, Learning and Development Directors and Managers, Compliance Trainers, Corporate Trainers, Content and Learning Product Managers, Safety and Health Managers, Risk Managers, Corporate Safety Director
Why It Matters:
Organizations expect compliance training that does more than “check the box”. They need an intelligent, easy to use training solution capable of handling the complex compliance needs of a growing global workforce while also engaging employees in learning to help bring about real behavioral changes. This requires training content designed and delivered in such a way that it effectively trains the hard skills, behavioral skills, interpersonal skills, and develops situational awareness by optimally engaging the appropriate learning system(s) in the brain. Content constructed utilizing instructional design techniques rooted in learning science helps strengthen learning, maximize knowledge retention and encourage the behavior changes necessary to support a culture of compliance.
Skillsoft’s Compliance Solution meets these challenges with accurate, relevant and engaging content that blends scenario-based video and animation learning with practical examples, expert commentary and objective assessment. This is a proactive offering that leverages learning science to effectively develop the hard skills, behavioral and interpersonal skills, and situational awareness needed to promote an environment where employees stay safe and do the right thing.