E-learning expanding our training capabilities
Since early 2016 we have gradually implemented an e-learning system, with the view to ensuring all those who undertake activities on behalf of Extended Families have the required knowledge to do so safely, and in the appropriate manner.
When it comes to training, our approach has always been about blending what is possible online with what is critical face-to-face in order to maximise the effectiveness of our resources whilst providing quality, relevant learning materials.
Our ability to add staff and volunteers to the team - many of whom work remotely for either some or most of their duties - requires a flexible, accessible training platform that offers practical learning content with a high usability factor. Remaining current to the demands of a diverse and evolving operating environment is always a challenge, and as our needs change, a broadening of our course offerings is also necessary.
Topics either launched this year or in current development include Privacy and Confidentiality, Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity, Responsible Social Media, and a Code of Conduct for Disability Services. These will be further added to over the coming 12 months.
With over hundreds of learners enrolled in the system and 12 courses and counting, it is clear that e-learning has been embraced by the organisation and as such will continue to grow.