Government agencies are only as successful as the skilled government employees working there. From time to time, government employees must undergo some training to keep their edge, meet regulatory compliance, and overall boost agency productivity. Modern training protocols and education requirements in most workplaces aren’t quite like the standard classroom model many are familiar with. Instead, workplaces are using these following strategies to more effectively train their government employees.
Use Online Training Tools
Developing and encouraging your government employees to use online training tools affords an organization the ability to customize several aspects of training. Management and other agency leadership can see how employees progress through material and assess how much information was retained through online test-taking tools. The employees themselves have a convenient and accessible way to access their training material virtually. This spells good news, even more so for remote workers.
Look To Free Learning Resources
There are tons of free or low-cost publications, white papers, blogs, videos, and more, available online on endless subjects. As deemed appropriate, your agency can select and adapt these free resources into bits of learning material to benefit your government agency. See what free learning resources are available to your government employees first, then develop additional programs or tools to fill the gaps in knowledge.
Create Group Learning Initiatives
Make the training process a collaborative effort among your government employees. This could make the material more engaging as well as foster more teamwork in your work environment. Develop an online repository for both managers and your colleagues to gather learning materials and document individual findings. In fact, this collection can be kept securely within your business network while remaining accessible to everyone in your organization. This can set your teams up for training groups, in which everyone can share their findings and open up opportunities for more in-depth discussions on the training topics. Also, see if any of your government employees have a background on some technical or organizational aspects that they would be willing to lead specific training in.
Bring in External Talent
While you can look to your internal talent pool to lead training initiatives for your government employees, it can be necessary to bring in external talent. Companies and government agencies alike can benefit from hiring a consulting service to spearhead their organization’s training initiatives.
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