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Shortlist 2021 - Category A

Shortlist 2021 - Category A

A - Best learning technologies project - commercial sector

Centrical

In July 2020 BT implemented the Security Sales Excellence Program - primarily for its front office sales organization, responsible for an extensive portfolio of security intelligence and managed services. With ambitious growth targets set to double its sales targets by 2022/23, BT recognized the need to re-imagine its approach to learning. New customer-centric microlearning content was developed and delivered via a highly interactive gamification platform to boost engagement and drive business outcomes. The new learning experience produced substantial results - 97% of learners successfully completed all learning, 95% passed evaluation, and over £281m of qualified pipeline was generated.

Digital Chefs & Jumbo Supermarkten

Jumbo Supermarkten is one of the fastest growing supermarkets in The Netherlands and Belgium. With over 700 stores, approximately 25,000 new supermarket workers are hired each year (aged ± 14 to 20 years old). How to ensure that the important Jumbo DNA: ‘togetherness, entrepreneurship and going for the win’, alongside the ‘7 Zekerheden’ (7 promises towards their customer) are being adopted and embraced?

In close collaboration with Jumbo Academy, Digital Chefs came up with ‘Jumbo FANS - The Game’. A Serious (Simulation) Game to experience in a fun way how to properly interact with Jumbo's customers and turn them into FANS!

Foot Locker and Axonify

Coming soon.

Game Tree

An innovative approach towards Training of Trainers that showcased extensive results, starting with immediate skills development, and reaching up to a dramatic mindset shift of the trainees, but also to the rise of a new, established and highly effective learning culture. Although distance-delivered, this project had a distinct classroom feeling and it included engaging learner-centered experiences, due to the creative use of technology and the multi-sensory design. Additionally, handpicked post-training actions activated the key stakeholders to foster learning retention and sustain critical behaviours, unleashing unprecedented possibilities for the organisation’s Learning & Development future.

Kaplan and ICAEW

The realm of Data Analytics is a key area for professional development across all industries and none more so than the world of finance.

As traditional accounting roles are at risk of becoming redundant with the increasing pace of digital change and adoption of new technologies such as AI and automation, finance professionals need to evolve.

Kaplan has combined their experience in creating award winning digital training solutions with the subject matter expertise from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to create 2 digital pathways for finance professionals to develop their Data Analytics skills

MetLife Distribution Academy and NIIT

Coming soon.

Notion

Notion’s virtual, blended STAR® Manager training programme was trialled across a randomised population of over 380 managers from 62 SMEs as a means to increase the adoption of Operational Coaching behaviours to drive team engagement and increase firm-level productivity and performance.

The results were independently evaluated by the London School of Economics (LSE). Learner and SME data was collected pre-trial (baseline) and post-trial (follow-up) and the results show that the primary objective of ‘changing management behaviour to use more of an ‘Operational Coaching approach’ was achieved (to a statistically significant level), despite the backdrop of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

SAS Software

The SAS STEP programme trains unemployed people to bridge the STEM, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science skills gaps.

An online skills assessment recommends Data Literacy, Data Analytics, Data Science or Data Engineering learning pathways. Unique, interactive and engaging digital learning resources with access to SAS and open-source software enables participants to apply and embed analytical skills. Digital learning badges reward acquired skills and connect participants to meaningful careers with employers with active analytics job vacancies.

The SAS STEP programme is the only FREE end-to-end enablement programme offering skills assessment, digital learning, hands-on SAS software use and career opportunities.

Ufi VocTech Trust

Sempai’s vision is to transfer true lean capability to the hidden heroes in manufacturing by helping to tackle UK manufacturing’s productivity problem.

‘SempaiGuide’ - our, accessible Digital Lean App is used in real-time on the shopfloor. It’s an engaging, adaptive and immersive digital learning tool that upskills Team Leaders in lean manufacturing.

Through a mix of branched microlearning, videos, photos, simulations & skills diagnostics, Team Leaders are able to “Do” as they “Learn”.  Manufacturing businesses benefit from the tangible improvements that their Team Leaders make from using the toolkit whilst growing more capable leaders able to progress into bigger roles.

Virtual Internships 

Virtual Internships’ mission is to prepare young people for the future of work through high-quality internships with an integrated, award-winning employability curriculum and 1-to-1 career coaching.

To achieve this, we have developed a network of 4000+ host companies and over 100 partnerships with educational institutions worldwide. We have incorporated technology and best practice from the world of remote work, to redesign the internship experience in line with the needs of the 21st Century. We focus on accessibility, diversity and flexibility, creating a program that allows young people to gain work experience, build a professional network and pursue their dream career

Vodafone Ziggo Retail and AtHand Serious Gaming

VodafoneZiggo continuously aims to drive growth. We developed a successful game for their shop employees, aiming to increase sales.  By boosting sales skills and increasing knowledge about the product portfolio, sales increased.

The seven-week game resulted in a proven progression of knowledge and a continuous improvement in sales. Also improved team spirit led to a greater commitment to achieve annual objectives.

For VodafoneZiggo, our game was the perfect tool to motivate employees and to engage with the portfolio in a playful way.

VodafoneZiggo continuously aims to drive growth. We developed a successful game for their shop employees, aiming to increase sales.  By boosting sales skills and increasing knowledge about the product portfolio, sales increased.

The seven-week game resulted in a proven progression of knowledge and a continuous improvement in sales. Also improved team spirit led to a greater commitment to achieve annual objectives.

For VodafoneZiggo, our game was the perfect tool to motivate employees and to engage with the portfolio in a playful way.

VodafoneZiggo and Next Learning Valley

Next Learning Valley (NLV) is an educational implementation partner and exclusive reseller of Learning Pool products and challenges organizations to embrace innovative digital learning technologies. The exclusive reseller was approached by VodafoneZiggo, a frontrunner in the telecommunications market.

The combination between NLV’s concepts Personal, Social and Measurable Learning, and the technologies StreamLXP, Learning Locker and Waves resulted in a future proof digital learning ecosystem for VodafoneZiggo.

The learning ecosystem created a meaningful impact as it is implemented throughout 5 academies with 9.000 users. Employee satisfaction increased to 7,9, employee retention increased with 20% and the KPI’s increased with more than 10%

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