Compliance Training - 2013 Oct 8

Do the words “compliance training” make your employees shudder in horror? It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to create engaging compliance training that still meets all necessary legal standards. Check out these suggestions, and then get started creating fun, engaging training!

Gamification
A great way to get your learners interested in compliance training is to create interactive games. Statistics show that gamification can lead to a 100% to 150% pickup in engagement metrics. Just make sure to keep the game focused on the compliance topic. Take a look at this blog on gamification for some tips and inspiration!

Authentic Scenarios
The fastest way to make your learners lose respect for you and your e-Learning course is to create too-obvious scenarios and laughably easy questions. Insulting your learners’ intelligence won’t get them to take your training seriously. However, authentic, thought-provoking scenarios will engage your learners and lead to deeper learning and understanding.

Illusion of Choice
Many companies have discovered that giving employees some element of control over mandatory compliance training actually increases employee engagement and satisfaction with the training. For example, you could create separate modules to cover all the required topics. Require learners to complete all the modules, but allow them to take them in any order they choose. You could also allow them to decide how to fit the training into their schedule as long as it’s completed by a certain time. This makes it feel less mandatory and more like a choice.

Bookmarking and branching scenarios allow learners to feel like they’re directing their own learning and not being forced down a path by some faceless law dictating they learn about diversity, harassment and more. Another great strategy is to allow learners to test out of content they’ve already mastered. Your learners will appreciate not wasting time on content they already know. Plus, you can turn it into a fun contest to see who can test out of the most content!

Videos
Instead of pages and pages of bullet points, use videos to cover important topics. You can easily embed YouTube videos into your online training using e-Learning software like Lectora Inspire or Lectora Online. Videos are also a great way to present the type of authentic scenarios mentioned above.

Your learners may not be excited about compliance training right now, but once they get a taste of how YOU develop it, they’ll realize it doesn’t have to be a chore! Use these suggestions as your starting point, and soon you’ll be creating compliance training that learners enjoy clicking through!

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Stephanie Ivec graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. When she’s not writing about e-Learning, Stephanie can be found perfecting cheesecake recipes and going to zumba or dance class.