Grant Thornton tests for the right balance

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Business and financial advisers Grant Thornton is currently piloting ablended training programme, provided by Balance Learning. Four trainers and four team leaders are in the final stages of ‘Leadershipand Teamwork’, a blended programme showing how facilitation skills can improveteamwork and enhance business performance. “We were keen to pilot a dedicated resource to test whether blendedlearning could provide effective and efficient training while reducing theduration of face-to-face training,” said Sue Cohen, senior trainingmanager at Grant Thornton. “The main benefit is that the e-learningensures the delegates reach a certain level of knowledge before they come to aworkshop,” she said. The pilot group is now engaged in the final part of the programme, whichinvolves action-based learning activities designed to help the group transferthe learning back to the workplace. “The pilot group preferred the blended approach to either puree-learning or face-to-face training,” Cohen said. “The process hasraised cultural issues for Grant Thornton, which need to be overcome – notably,how we create a conducive environment for delegates to access e-learning attheir desks.” www.balancelearning.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Grant Thornton tests for the right balanceOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img

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