Distance Learning at AlexanderHancock Associates
E-learning, Webinars, Classroom, and Blended Solutions
AlexanderHancock Associates provides distance learning solutions custom designed for your specific situation and learning objectives. Typically the cognitive learning elements can be addressed through distance methods, blended with behavioral skill-building in intense instructor led workshops.
The challenge: budgets versus results
Billions of dollars are spent on corporate learning and development every year, in both distance and classroom settings, and many times nothing changes as a result. Thousands of managers and professionals listen to lectures and watch PowerPoint presentations. They leave with information and ideas, but do not behave differently as a result.
What is your measure of success of training? Cost per participant, or impact on business results? At AlexanderHancock, we are committed to developing custom solutions that are a solid business investment for our clients. We understand the pressure to reduce travel expense and reduce time away from the job, while still ensuring learning and development that produces lasting business results. Meeting the goal of enduring results within the constraints of budget and time requires creative solutions.
“Knowing” doesn’t produce changed behavior
Almost all learning in a business environment is intended to produce lasting change in behavior. Most learning programs have several objectives: knowledge, awareness/insight -- and skills. Only when behavioral skills are addressed will the training produce lasting change in behavior.
While individual learners vary in their preferred styles of learning new knowledge and gaining awareness, almost everyone agrees that the only way to build skills is through practical application – trying out the new behavior, getting feedback and coaching, and trying again.
We’ve never known anyone who can become a scratch golfer simply by reading a How-To book, or by watching Tiger Woods on ESPN. And research clearly shows (see our white paper on our P2P videolab methodology) that changing deeply ingrained habits of communication requires intensive practice, coaching, and feedback. There’s no short cut to building skills.
Match the learning delivery method to the desired outcome.
What an AlexanderHancock Blended Solution Might Look Like
A blended solution for our Breakthrough Business Conversations might contain these 3 elements:
If your goal is to reduce the participants’ time away from the job, or to reduce travel expense or some of the other costs of training – without sacrificing the goal of lasting change in behavior, consider AlexanderHancock’s blended solutions. Contact us to learn more.