Large-scale training rollouts are a huge undertaking for any organization. It’s crucial that every detail is accounted for throughout the entire process. This means having a plan for strategy, development, logistics, management, project management, and training delivery. Whether it’s mergers or reorganizations, a new product or service, a change in core business values, or a systematic rollout, large scale training rollouts can seem daunting.
However, with great challenges, there are often great benefits. It’s important to take note of the many benefits of implementing a large-scale training rollout including:
- Timeliness– All employees are training at the same time which allows for a high-level efficiency
- Cost savings– One large training rollout rather than numerous smaller training events
- Content consistency– All learners are trained based on the same information and by instructors that are trained in a uniform way
Large scale rollouts require a large amount of planning and are often a big commitment in terms of time. For this reason, ensuring that your deployment is a success is extremely important. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your organization’s large-scale rollout is a success.
Finalize Your Strategy Before Starting
A new large project and all of the potential benefits it will bring can be exciting. However, it’s important to avoid beginning the implementation prematurely. Ensure that all of the details of the rollout strategy are finalized prior to beginning any of the moving parts. Clearly outlining your plan and ensuring that all members of the implementation team are on the same page will help minimize the risk of problems once the rollout begins.[i]
Have the Right Team in Place
The success of any project, rollout, or training truly boils down to whether or not you have the right team for the job. For a large-scale training rollout, you must ensure that you carefully select the appropriate team to get the job done. The phrase ‘You’re only as strong as your weakest link’, truly comes in to play in a large-scale training rollout. When you craft a strong team, set goals, and create a sense of accountability, where each member of the team feels an obligation to pull their weight. This means that everyone will be on the same page and the rollout will flow more smoothly. It’s also important to set goals for your implementation team to ensure that they are reaching certain milestones throughout the process.[ii]
Monitor, Monitor, Monitor
Monitoring your large-scale rollout is another key to success. You’ll want to track all areas of the project and ensure that it is being implemented effectively both on your end and the users end. Be sure to monitor different processes, ease of use, and effectiveness of each change that it made.[iii]
Choosing the Right Training Method
The final key to success with large scale training rollouts is selecting the appropriate training method for your organization’s unique needs. You’ll need to keep in mind, location of the training, specific learner needs, and budget and then use this information to select the method that best fits the project. This will help ensure that your material is delivered in the most effective way throughout the rollout.[iv]
Large scale training rollouts feature many different moving parts and ensuring that it is successful is crucial when you are investing your organization’s time, money, and resources. Use these four tips for your next large-scale training program. TTA is extremely well-versed in the area of large-scale training rollouts. That’s why TTA ensures a tailored approach to the needs of your organization and deliver a clear business advantage.