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By CAKE PD, Jul 29 2020 10:15AM

The business world feels like a very different place. These are unique and challenging times for all of us. By now, many of us are slowly adapting to the new normal and made the change to doing so many things from home; it's no surprise that learning is no exception.

With the added pressure due to Covid-19 restrictions getting your people the learning and development they need may seem daunting. We don't know how long the restrictions will last, but learning and development must continue, and we are here to help and support you.

At CAKE, we had already established a robust offering of digital learning. Our strategy was to incorporate face to face as well as online learning sessions to create a blend of development solutions. But, we have had to adapt and deliver our entire suite of development programmes digitally.

For us, though, it wasn't merely just a case of switching face to face to digital. We have all attended webinars that were simply the host talking over slide after slide for an hour, that's not facilitation. That's a presentation and wanted more for our learners.

We saw this as a golden opportunity to do things differently; to revisit everything. We wanted to make things more suited to the modern learner, allowing them access to their learning at the point of need.

One of the challenges we faced was ensuring we had the same engagement factor, those "ta-da" moments we often find our learners experiencing face to face.

We didn't want our experience to be dominated by our facilitators; we wanted our sessions to get learners active while managing the delicate balance of engagement, learning and facilitation.

The feedback so far has been positive and incredibly encouraging. Our sessions are split into multiple sessions which our learners say makes it easier to maintain focus and that they can do more in less time.

We wanted each delegate to have a personal experience, with content relevant to them. Our learners can pick and chose material, allowing greater flexibility to focus on the content that fits their individual needs.

This level of personalisation perfectly supports the individual learner journey, tailoring the content to the learner while still following the same core programme.

It is a fascinating time for CAKE and our learners as we move further forward to something truly transformative. It is more than a temporary shift due to current Covid situation; it's the beginning of a long term solution.

We will, of course, stay mindful of those who will still want to hold face to face sessions once it's safe to do so and we will always incorporate an aspect of that, with digital at the core and everything else working around that.

If you would like to learn about our new digital development programmes and how we can help you overcome your biggest L&D challenge to date, contact the team, we have the tools and expertise to help.

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