Facilitation

Project Date: 2011-2018

EnCompass provides technical assistance and planning services for the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) as it hosts policy, research, and planning meetings abroad and in the United States. Ranging in size from 40 to 80 participants each, the events are opportunities to share common knowledge, lessons learned, and good practices to support USDOL’s approach to child labor elimination projects.  As part of this work, EnCompass developed two reports on inclusive growth through social protection within Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)member nations. The resulting reports also incorporated best practices from APEC member economy governments, synthesized results from case studies and survey questionnaires, and provided recommendations and next steps.

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Project Date: 2016-2017

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In its aim to end global hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is striving to plan and commission independent, credible and useful evaluation evidence across the organization. With this in mind, WFP asked EnCompass to co-design and implement a comprehensive learning programme to build the capacity of all of its staff in evaluation principles and management. The Evaluation Learning Programme (EvalPro) targets all staff with the skills and knowledge they require to engage with or manage evaluations. The programme is made up of four online courses offered on WFP’s CrossKnowledge learning portal, each targeting a specific audience within WFP.

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Project Date: 2006-2020

EnCompass designs and implements human resource and performance management training for USAID in support of the Human Capital and Talent Management office. EnCompass designs and facilitates workshops, delivers proprietary and customized training, and facilitates a variety of staff developmental activities. In 2016, EnCompass is addressing a range of staff performance management needs and is developing a suite of six mandatory courses for all USAID supervisors.  Among the standard courses EnCompass implements are:

  • Career Candidate Corps orientation for new Foreign Service Officers
  • New Employee Orientation, both general schedule and...
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Project Date: 2015-2020

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to redesign its staff training course on USAID gender policy and how to integrate gender into development programming. The new course, Achieving Development Outcomes Through Gender Integration, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. The curriculum was designed based on an in-depth learning analysis of the previous program and the needs of USAID staff. Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support. EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions...

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Project Date: 2012-2015

EnCompass facilitated a culture change initiative for the senior management team to strengthen collaboration, learning and growth, and to retain high caliber people. Using a strengths-based approach, learning processes in this initiative focused on shared goals, communications, teamwork, and developing high-performance practices and accountability mechanisms for greater impact.

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Project Date: 2010-2014

As a subcontractor to Engility, EnCompass provided training and facilitation, curriculum development, and e-learning design through an integrated core suite of training courses and specialized advanced training and advisory services to USAID, including the following:

  • Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Management for Contracting Officer Technical Representatives/Agreement Officer Technical Representatives (COTRs/AOTRs)
  • Project Design and Management
  • Programming Foreign Assistance

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Project Date: 2013-2014

EnCompass designed and delivered a 2-day retreat focused on strategic planning and team building to support OSDBU staff in defining goals and link Office operations to the overall mission of USAID. EnCompass conducted a series of individual interviews and focus group sessions and implemented a staff survey/assessment to inform the design of retreat activities.  Post retreat, EnCompass developed a recommendations report including possible follow-on activities to further strategic planning and team building efforts.

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Project Date: 2014- Ongoing

EnCompass designed and now delivers a blended learning program for senior staff in this United Nations (UN) Agency hot spots all over the world. The Learning Journey addresses the competencies and skills required for emergency programming and strategic and policy engagement for working with governments. It includes two e-learning modules, a series of virtual instructor-led sessions with assignments integrated on a Moodle platform, and a 3-day, face-to-face workshop to apply the concepts taught in the online sessions. Following the training components, participants engage in action learning assignments, some of which include one-month TDYs in L3 emergencies where, supported by Agency mentors, they apply learning on the job.

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Project Date: 2013

EnCompass converted a three-week Operational Research program delivered via face-to-face training into a blended learning program which now includes six virtual instructor-led (synchronous) training sessions (delivered through Adobe Connect), intersession work supported by a Moodle-based course portal and coaching from subject-matter experts. In addition to completing the design for all program sessions and topics, the EnCompass team is also facilitating and producing the vILT sessions.

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Project Date: 2013

Under subcontract to Business Community Synergies, EnCompass designed and facilitated a five-day training course for USAID Education Sector staff in effectively implementing new USAID policies and a new program design cycle.  Sessions were interactive and included a simulation, small group strategy huddles, best practice case studies, and an appreciative exploration of participants’ own experiences.  The community of practice that followed the course included targeted virtual sessions, as well as custom-design performance support tools.

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