Employees want to learn and grow, but they don’t always know where to start. They often look to their employers for guidance, but organizations do not always have resources to create structured development plans for their team. Without these structured plans, however, development can fall flat, and employees can feel disengaged and devalued. Companies need to find a way to create and sustain organizational learning and development journeys.
That’s why we’ve developed Verb’s Pathways. Pathways are designed to help companies to be more thoughtful around the best content and learning goals for specific segments of their organization.
What are Pathways?
They are a set of content collections that direct learners towards a skill based outcome. By providing insight into a learning journey that centers on a specific goal, Pathways give learners a clear sense of direction and sense of purpose over a sustained period of time.
“Pathways are designed for modern learners and leaders who want to be able to develop themselves autonomously, with specific objectives in mind in order to meet new challenges. They expect easy to find resources and to learn in small chunks of effort to fit busy schedules. Pathways space learning over time to maximize opportunities for leaders to apply new strategies and make learning stick. Pathways are also a great way for people leaders to support others’ growth and recognize progress along the way.”Lindsey Ripley, Director of Learning Content at Verb
Here are some of the benefits of using Verb’s Pathways:
Clarify the right collections for your organizational goals.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning and development, even within an organization. Different teams have different goals, and the goals of those teams and of the organization as a whole, are always changing and evolving. That’s why it is so important to have a leadership development solution that can adapt to the needs and goals of all the parts of the organization. Pathways provide quick clarity around which learning content is mapped to the specific goals you are hoping to achieve.
Create accountability and momentum with learning milestones.
Keeping employees invested in their own learning and development journeys can be hard. Learners may get started and quickly become disengaged and lose track. They may not be able to fully grasp the purpose of the learning activities or how they all fit together to achieve a goal. With Pathways, learners can visualize where they are, and where they are going in their learning journey. They have transparency around what needs to be completed, how long it is expected to take, and the outcomes that they can expect at the end of the journey.
Alleviate pressure with Verb’s ready-to-go, proven learning plans.
You may have content and/or tools in place to dedicate to learning and development programs, but that does not mean that it is easy to know what to do with it all. Leaders are under pressure to ensure that they are utilizing tools and content in a way that actually has an impact. With Pathways, most of the heavy lifting is done, because there are a handful of proven learning journeys that leaders and learners can jump right into.
With Verb’s Pathways, it is easy to find a guided series of learning collections that are relevant to current goals. Our existing pathways include:
- Working Remotely: Become more comfortable and build connections while working with a remote team. Develop skills like listening skillfully, communicating effectively, creating belonging, and more.
- Productivity and Accountability: Support your team’s productivity and forward momentum by growing skills like goal setting, time management, leveraging productivity, and more.
- New Leader/Manager: Learn the essential skills needed for new leaders to successfully lead a team, including setting and managing expectations, responding to conflict, designing better meetings, and more.
To learn more about how Verb’s Pathways support learner journeys, improve engagement, and drive results, visit goverbstg.wpengine.com or reach out to one of our learning experts at email@example.com.