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Innovations in eLearning: NASCO Aligns Learning with Talent Cycle and Translates into Real Business…

We are pleased to bring you the second in our series of guest blog posts written by the winners of our 2010 Innovations in Learning Awards.  We recognized these customers in an award ceremony on May 19, 2010 at our Perspectives conference.  We would like to thank NASCO for sharing its e learning innovation through this post.

By Denise Peek

At NASCO, our environment is centered on building a strong, successful business. And while NASCO’s culture is execution and results oriented, there is a high degree of attention placed on developing and supporting our people.

Our leadership is committed to developing an empowered workforce with learning as a key component of the human performance strategy.  Because of the focus we put on our people, and the strides we’ve made in creating a successful culture around learning, we were honored by SkillSoft’s Perspectives 2010 Industry Award for Integrating Learning into the Life of the Enterprise.

Here’s a snapshot of our progress over the last few years:




· Single-mode learning program that was mostly instructor-led

· More costly than executive leadership desired

· Too rigid to meet the ongoing, immediate demands of the workforce

· Multi-modal learning approach

· Several programs directly align to competencies of key job roles that are both technical and non-technical

· Blended learning program that includes newer Web 2.0 additions, such as team blogs and online study groups, helps recruit top talent


With learning well-aligned to each stage of the talent cycle, the impact it is having on success is clear. NASCO has experienced high overall retention rates, incremental performance improvement, and increased satisfaction with the learning program itself. Additionally, as partners like SkillSoft innovate and help NASCO embed learning into our workflow even further, we expect that the impact of learning within our organization will continue to grow.

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