Prior to the onset of COVID-19, leadership development courses in my organization were primarily delivered in a traditional classroom-based environment. Given the current state of social distancing and avoiding large groups, we are pivoting to delivering courses through virtual classrooms. From a strategic perspective, we had been planning to evolve our digital learning platforms over the next 24 months. However, current conditions have shifted that goal to a much higher priority with an expectation of fast implementation.
To begin this process, we have:
- conducted a quick (informal) assessment of skills across the L&OD team to align people to tasks based on strengths in developing online learning and support development for those who are less skilled
- aligned on the development process we are using (working in sprints to move fast, focusing on minimum viable products, then revise as needed)
- prioritized the courses to revise from classroom to virtual
- started work on our first course by:
- focusing first on deconstructing the classroom-based content
- identifying virtual/digital methods of delivery for each learning module
- beginning to revise content for on-line delivery
As we are making this shift fast, I'd like to hear how other healthcare organizations are experiencing this shift and any lessons learned. Please share your experience, success, and challenges.