Virtual Learning

Project Date: 2015-2016

EnCompass worked with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, as the DC-based NGO’s learning and development partner. Having experienced enormous growth in the last 3 years, Oceana has 16 offices in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. Beginning in 2015, EnCompass was hired to work with Oceana leadership to develop a learning and development framework to guide on-boarding of staff and a full year of development for new staff, with the goal of creating a “One Oceana” culture throughout the growing organization. EnCompass was also contracted to develop specific training programs, explore and develop on-line resources for staff, and provide technical assistance to the HR team. With EnCompass’ collaboration,...

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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: 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.

EnCompass is also designing similar programs for...

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Project Date: 2013-2016

EnCompass designed and delivered a virtual mentoring program for women leaders at UNAIDS, the first in the UN System. The UNAIDS Mentoring Programme for Women was comprised of six, 2-hour sessions for mentors and mentees and a coaching component to ensure that mentors have support for particularly challenging mentee situations. Program topics included: best practices in mentoring, including effective feedback, powerful questioning; roles and responsibilities as a mentor and mentee, goal setting, unique areas of development for female professionals, “sticky floors”—self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep female professionals “stuck” in technical or managerial roles.

(Photo credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot)

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Project Date: 2013-2015

EnCompass designed a two-module, four-month blended Management Development Program that emphasized a strengths-based management approach for this United Nations (UN) Agency.  The participants benefitted from on-line collaboration tools, individual coaching, face to face modules, on-line and paper resources, application activities, and peer coaching opportunities. The program educated participants on how to manage themselves and their teams more effectively.

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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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Project Date: 2012-2013

Under subcontract to the Joint Commission Resources, EnCompass worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to engage staff in a network of 38 hospitals, in order to decrease 10 specific adverse patient outcomes. Online meetings were facilitated by EnCompass for participants to share stories and focus on successful reduction of adverse events. EnCompass recorded best practices, which were turned into benchmarking case studies and developed into e-learning practice sessions for hospital teams. EnCompass also supported weekly online “affinity groups” that bring together targeted staff from these hospitals around specific adverse outcomes.

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