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.
USAID’s Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) IDIQ is designed to strengthen USAID's capacity to integrate gender equality and women's empowerment systematically across USAID initiatives, programs, monitoring and evaluation efforts, and procurements by providing technical assistance and training relating to gender, gender-based violence (GBV) and trafficking in persons (TIP).
EnCompass designed and delivered the Leadership Development Program for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). The blended program focused on leadership in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments, for mid- and senior-level managers and supervisors. The program was delivered through two, multi-day face-to-face workshops, in-person coaching, and intersession collaboration and action learning practicums.
EnCompass delivered two core training programs to NCCC Team Leaders and Corps Members, ages 18-24, to develop their management competencies and deepen their understanding of cultural diversity issues. The Diversity in Service Training program addressed: increasing awareness of self, culture and identity; applying conflict resolution strategies and tools; understanding communications challenges in diverse cultures; and exploring multiculturalism.
EnCompass designed a two-module, four-month blended Management Development Program that emphasized a strengths-based management approach for this United Nations (UN) Agency, whose work is focused around agriculture and food security. 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.
EnCompass converted USAID’s Mentoring Training Course into a four-part series of online synchronous sessions. Working with a mentoring expert, EnCompass' synchronous designers adapted a previously PowerPoint-focused course into four engaging, interactive sessions during which mentors and mentees participated in exercises, engaged in group work, and developed a community of practice online. EnCompass also facilitated the series.
EnCompass developed a 40-minute e-learning resource to train USAID's new foreign service officers on how to complete their timesheets using WebTA, USAID’s internal timekeeping system. An interactive companion face-to-face training component was added to give learners an opportunity to apply and practice what they learned in typical on-the-job scenarios. EnCompass also designed a 20-minute e-learning module on how to complete USAID’s online forms and spreadsheets in order to submit travel reimbursement claims.
EnCompass developed a one-hour staff orientation for a UN agency, replacing their six-hour orientation program. This dynamic e-course provided readily accessible information and resources for starting work, while at the same time telling the agency story in a manner that motivated new staff to become part of the agency team, and part of its history. The module used animation, video, music, and interactivity to engage the learner and keep the course interesting.
As a subcontractor to the University Research Corporation, EnCompass developed Care that Counts: An E-Learning Course for QI in OVC Programs. This five-module course on CD-ROM and Web serves national quality improvement teams and program managers working in organizations that implement services for orphans and vulnerable children. The course focuses on planning and advocating for quality, defining quality and establishing consensus on service standards, developing a communications strategy, improving quality at the point of service delivery, and measuring quality.