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Sysdoc's fourth 2016 international learning innovation award

Sysdoc recognised with fourth international learning innovation award in 2016

Florida, USA - September, 2016 – Sysdoc has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group award for its work with Fonterra Co-operative Group, earning a bronze for excellence in Blended Learning with the Dairy PRO – Capability Build Programme. With entries from the USA, Europe and Asia, this award is further international recognition of Sysdoc as an industry leader for development and delivery of leading edge solutions. This adds to Sysdoc’s three learning innovation awards previously earned in 2016.

This award recognises Sysdoc for its ability to effectively transform business requirements through the development of a Blended Learning Programme that realised measureable benefits with a strong fit to programme design, functionality and innovation.

Dairy PRO delivers a programme of modules that each focus on a specific aspect of Fonterra’s value chain. Learners engage with the subjects through case studies, group challenges, field trips, expert speakers, eLearning, video, gamified learning and critical analysis of industry trends.

Project Sponsor Chris Rowe stated that Fonterra was “looking for a programme to increase confidence, knowledge and capability across a wide range of people in the business to build networks and facilitate greater collaboration.” Not only did Dairy PRO meet these requirements through demonstrated behaviour change in the business, capability increase and greater networking of teams, but Rowe noted that the strength of the Dairy PRO Programme was highlighted through the “number of people talking about the programme; and the number of teams asking for this method to be deployed to their department.”

As a result of the ongoing success of this programme, Dairy PRO has to date spanned eight modules over two years, and currently the ninth and tenth modules are in development. This longevity and continued commitment from Fonterra highlights the cost-effectiveness of blended learning programmes to adapt and remain relevant while organisations grow and change over time.

This sentiment is backed up by Sysdoc NZ/AU CEO Desiree Botica who commented, “this award provides substantial evidence of the success of the use of blended learning as a long term, financially stable learning approach.” She also noted that the award further validates Sysdoc’s position as a leader in the learning innovation space. “We are very proud to receive this blended learning award and it provides industry-wide validation of the expert work that our global consultant team produces for our clients.”

She also credited Fonterra noting that “their continued openness to adopting a forward-thinking approach to learning innovation was a key element for the continued success achieved by our organisations.”

About Sysdoc Group

Sysdoc is a multi-award winning global business founded in 1986 by New Zealander Katherine Corich. Over the last 30 years the company has consistently demonstrated its place as a high performing specialist service provider.

Sysdoc works with organisations to transform and improve business operations by providing services in business change, organisation design, training, eLearning, process design and knowledge management. Sysdoc consultants work across multiple industry sectors enabling them to deliver best practice solutions to any organisation.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organisations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.


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