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POD®: A Fast and Structured Training Model Based on Performance for Your Training Toolkit
A common challenge to training staff is the need to deliver effective training quickly. MCM meets this challenge with the Performance on Demand® (POD) model — a proven method that supports learning with bite-sized content, consistency, reliability, and built-in assessment. A POD® provides customized segments that deliver results in skills, knowledge, and abilities in diverse settings, across diverse industries, audiences and learning environments.
The benefits of using POD®s:
Effectiveness—The Performance on Demand® deliverable is proven and acts as a key tool by training both personnel and contractors/sub-contractors in an effective way using sound, proven methods.
Efficiency—The success of the Performance on Demand® learning model is based on its ability to deliver all the necessary performance information in a concise and well defined manner. In addition, MCM’s development of each POD® is quick with an aggressive concept-to-completion timeline and a scalable development/delivery framework.
Re-usable/easily modified—Each POD® is designed to take full advantage of reusable learning objects. POD®s allow for custom reuse based on individual requirements such as differences in procedures, demographics, local or state regulations, and more.
Measurable—The effectiveness of each Performance on Demand® module is measurable with respect to continued performance on a long term basis and the overall effectiveness in meeting predetermined goals and objectives.
Our clients have used POD®s to train technical skills to mechanics, teach personal interaction skills to customer facing clients, reinforce safety protocols, orient new personnel, and many more.
For trainers and instructional designers
For trainers and instructional designers, the POD® model provides a step-by-step procedure for designing, developing, reviewing, and teaching the model. POD®s are developed in several stages including content design, asset development, video shooting and editing (as applicable), and media development. Quality assurance reviews occur throughout the process.
Typically, process and procedural-based skills are most applicable to POD®s, which are designed to be immediately applicable.
- A POD® typically incorporates:
- Short learning segments (15 minutes or less)
- Customized Learning Tools
- Video testimonials
- Scenario based vignettes
- Best practices
- Research data
- Process steps
The POD® approach applies to varied performance challenges and yields rapid performance improvement. See how POD® responds to the following critical challenges.
- Respond quickly to immediate requirements23
A POD® learning module can be designed, developed and delivered within a short period of time (normally between 10 and 30 working days).
- Adapt to mission critical circumstances23
The reusable learning assets of a POD® module can be repurposed and delivered in a variety of mediums based on logistical or financial circumstances.
- Process training23
The POD® model effectively delivers knowledge-based process training using multimedia descriptions and hard copy job aids for immediate in-the-field usage.
- Develop approved risk management processes that mitigate potential hazards23
The POD® learning model can be designed to incorporate step-by-step risk management procedures that mitigate potential safety hazards and malfunctions.
- Standardize delivery and uniformity of training23
The POD® learning model quickly delivers topic specific instruction that can be easily followed and immediately applied with measurable results.
- Ensure critical path23
The POD® model incorporates procedural and process steps as a core element to reinforce the vital milestones in meeting assigned tasks
- Educate a variety of personnel based on mission responsibilities23
The POD® model aids efforts in efficiently training a variety of audiences in different areas of operation.
- Create reusable learning objects23
The POD® model effectively focuses on those topics most important to the end user, and allows reusable learning content to be customized for individual audiences based on educational needs.
- Allow training to be on demand23
The POD®s are delivered in an electronic format and are available 24/7/365.
- Provide tools23
POD®s are developed in a custom manner for every topic and contain specific tools that reinforce the learning and performance objectives.
The Performance on Demand® learning model reinforces the performance objectives by delivering timely information that is presented in a concise and direct specific manner, and can be immediately applied on the job.
POD®s can also be integrated into existing LMS frameworks to allow tracking and reporting for:
- User access to POD® including date and time
- User access to individual Tools in the Tools section
- Successful test completion (including score if required)
- Survey information (if applicable)
How does POD® fit into your organization?
Imagine the many processes and procedures that occur in your organization on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, and the people who need to perform them. How can you utilize Performance on Demand® to support your goals and objectives quickly and efficiently?