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Everyone knows the extreme importance of skills development today.

This is even more true in the current context, in which the covid-19 pandemic has brought with it extreme job uncertainty. According to the Cornerstone People Research Lab, a global company in people development solutions, "A License to Skill: Embracing the Reskilling Revolution", 76% of employees, 88% of HR managers and 91% of management they say they are convinced that the difficulties brought about by the crisis will change the daily work experience, but they will also be the bearers of a unique opportunity to outline a concrete path towards the development of new skills.

We continue our journey within Festo Academy to talk about some fundamental aspects for a digital academy: the importance of design and the need to redesign many courses; the use of blended courses; the role of asynchronous courses.

Actually implementing a Digital Academy, transforming and integrating an existing organization, is a demanding challenge that requires time and analysis. In the case of Festo Academy, the integration process took about 6 months to start the first experiments with Forma Lms, and about a year to get up and running.

In every application, fundamental features can be found with the single and very important purpose of saving time and resources. These features allow you to eliminate or reduce repetitive and low-value activities, freeing up time and resources that can be devoted to content or aspects with greater strategic impact.

Why should you turn your organization into a Digital Academy? What are the greatest difficulties and resistances? What are the technical aspects of greatest interest? How are trainers accustomed to traditional teaching activities trained? Our series of articles in collaboration with Festo continues!

We've talked about Flex with Alessandro Enna, Festo's academy manager, who has explained how this mode has been evolving since before the pandemic. 

What are the main difficulties and challenges of moving from classroom training to webinar? What are the technical aspects of greatest interest? How are trainers formed? How is a relationship with and between distance learners created? We've talked about it with Gianpaolo Negri, Festo HR & training expert.

Today we're going to tell you how a real academy works, especially in this time of global crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What are the characteristics of a successful academy? What does the future have in store? Let's try to answer these questions by illustrating the example of Festo Academy.

Making your users happy: this is the secret ingredient for the success of your digital academy, and you'll get there only by creating effective support services. Now, where do we start?

Finding, creating, organizing, delivering, selling knowledge: this is the purpose of your corporate Digital Academy, and there are many ways to do it: which is the right one for you?

Creating a Digital Academy (DA) is a process that touches various and often distant areas such as skills, markets, technology, organization, marketing, content, methodologies… yet, you need a map to orient yourself among all these aspects.

After 15 years of experience and hundreds of small and large digital academies created together with our customers, here is Elearnit's “practical guide organized by goals” to build your successful Corporate Digital Academy.

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