DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (SC-GURUKUL)

DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (SC-GURUKUL)

Competency development interventions are designed keeping in mind the strategic goals and ongoing learning and development needs of the organization. There is no single intervention that would meet all the requirements and every individual has a different style of learning. Therefore, a multi-layered and meaningfully structured development program is designed that provides sufficient resources, options and time to learn for each individual.

Depending on the desired outcome, any development initiative would be a combination of two or more of the following types of interventions:

  1. Micro-Learning - It focuses on the "knowing" aspect of learning and delivered in small packets to avoid information overload. The key concepts are explained in a lucid manner, with examples, interactivity and videos to engage learners. It is like acquiring serious learning in a fun way.
  2. Classroom Learning - Having acquired the understanding of the key concepts, the classroom based learning focuses on the "thinking" aspect including solving case studies and discussions. The learners are encouraged to discuss real life problems, their impact on the performance and finally formulate action plan to address problems.
  3. Simulations - These are near real-life problems designed to address "applying" aspect of learning. We provide world class supply chain learning simulations, The Fresh Connection and SCM Globe, that act as sandbox for the application of the learning and building the confidence.
  4. Peer to Peer Learning - After the learners go back to their world they will get opportunities to apply learning and crack different problems. The discussion forums provide a platform for the learners to share their experience and learn from each other without having to reinvent the wheel.
  5. Coaching and Mentoring -This step focuses on the "developing" aspect of the initiative. The learners are assigned on-the-job projects with measurable impacts with in a time frame. However, in this journey, they are provided requisite coaching and mentoring by the internal and external experts to achieve desired outcomes.

Prior to designing the competency development interventions, the success criteria are agreed with the key stakeholders and impact assessment is done at the key milestones. Sufficient time gap is provided between different interventions to allow for the learnings to sink in and ingrained in the demonstrated competencies.