DDI releases new futuristic leadership acceleration platform


A new digital learning portal catapults leadership development into the future with on-demand insight tools, personalised learning and increased connectivity.

Taking leadership development to the next level, DDI has released a cloud-based digital leadership acceleration platform. The platform boasts of an enhanced corporate learning experience through a single online portal from which learners and trainers can access learning materials and tools anytime, anywhere, using any device.

The initial phase of the digital leadership acceleration platform is designed as an enhancement to DDI’s classroom-based leadership development programmes. Learners will be able to use the platform to readily complete and track course materials and access a wide range of interactive tools that will help them reinforce and apply their learning on the job. For trainers, the platform will lighten the administrative burden by enabling them to easily organise, distribute and manage course materials and tools both before and after training.

“The digital leadership acceleration platform represents a significant next step in our efforts to bring learning ever closer to the job,” says Barry Stern, senior vice president, Accelerated Development Solutions, DDI. “We have been aggressively testing and refining the digital learning environment with our clients for quite some time and are encouraged by the strong positive market reaction to both the immediate and anticipated platform features and content.”

Future phases of the platform will integrate DDI’s assessments into the learning experience, which will create personalised virtual learning journeys unprecedented in the learning and development industry. Based on the data gathered through the assessments, the future platform will be able to deliver a set of development courses and learning tools that are tailored to help learners improve in the areas in which they need the most development, and reinforce the skills that are most critical to their industry and job position.

Tacy Byham, CEO of DDI, says, “As organisations strive to adapt to the fast-changing pace of business, our virtual leadership acceleration platform enables them to create a culture of learning that helps leaders quickly and efficiently gain new skills, just in time and just as they need them. The result will be a deeply effective learning experience that delivers a higher return on investment—both of time and money—than any other learning system in the market.”

Talking about the relevance of the platform now and in coming times, Amogh Deshmukh, MD, DDI India, says, “Technology has made it simple whereby leaders can not only assess and develop their leadership skills virtually but also ensure that the learning continues even after you are out of the classroom.”

As the new platform brings the courses and tools into the virtual world, trainers will also be able to use data gathered from the platform to enhance in-person classroom experience. With knowledge of each participant’s learning preferences, style and experience, facilitators will be able to deliver shorter, targeted sessions and strategically group participants who will be able to challenge and support one another’s growth.

With decades of experience in developing leaders, DDI’s digital acceleration platform will take advantage of the latest advances in technology to drive leadership insights and growth without losing sight of the personal touch that is crucial for developing critical interpersonal skills. Additional features currently undergoing rigorous market testing and development include on-demand coaching, data visualization reporting tools, additional languages and many other features designed to personalise and deepen the learning experience.

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