Cogentys Law Firm Training Overview
How to Deliver Law Firm Training
Thanks to recent developments in technology, 2013 marks the year that Law Firm Training will become more affordable, efficient and well….. better then ever.
I’m not talking about MCLE Training, I’m talking about a Web based training system called a Learning Management System (LMS) to get your firm’s employees inspired, in compliance and connected to your firm. Benefits Include:
■ Consistency of message as all employees take the exact same course.
■ Tracking and Reporting for Enhanced Performance.
■ Regulatory and Legal Compliance.
The iPad Changed Law Firm Training Forever. According to Apple, during the last 12 months, the company has sold 32 million iPads and 72 million iPhones. These devices are everywhere and are rapidly being deployed in firms around the world. Now you can purchase tablet computers to deliver your training curriculum to your employees. It’s cheap, efficient and easy to implement.
Step One: Create your Law Firm Training Curriculum
There is currently a huge technology shift in the world of eLearning. In a nutshell, old eLearning material written in Flash won’t play on mobile devices. Here is where HTML5, the latest version of the core technology of the Internet comes in. All this means to you is that your eLearning material needs to be in a format that will play eLearning content in HTML5 format as well as Flash.
Category 1, Off the Shelf Law Firm Training Courses you can purchase.
The most popular off the shelf compliance courses for law firms are:
■ Code of Conduct
■ Fraud Awareness and Detection
■ Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
■ Preventing Workplace Violence
■ Responsible Social Media Use
Category 2, Custom eLearning.These are the courses that need to be written specifically for your law firm and include everything that is unique to your company.
The most popular custom courses for law firms are:
■ New Hire Training
■ Firm-Wide Code of Conduct
■ Firm-Wide Leadership Development
OK, so how do you create custom Law Firm Training eLearning courses? It’s not as hard as you might think. There are many software programs called “Authoring Tools” available. These tools allow you to take your existing Law Firm Training curriculum which is usually in PowerPoint and transform it into eLearning courses.
We recommend a Web based authoring tool called Claro by DominKnow. One big advantage of Claro is your team can collaborate in multiple locations to produce eLearning material that will play on multiple devices including the iPhone and iPad. Click below for a free trial of Claro.
Another option is to hire a company like Cogentys to create your custom Law Firm Training courses. This will save you time and help you get your Law Firm Training up and running quickly.
If you’re interested, click the box below to sign up for a free custom eLearning sample from the Cogentys eLearning studio.
Step Two: Deliver and Measure your Law Firm Training On-line
This is where you need a Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver and measure your Law Firm Training curriculum. At Cogentys, we will hold your hand all the way through your LMS implementation process and beyond.
Click below for a free trial of the Cogentys Learning Management System.
Interactive Firm-Wide Employee Resource Center
Learning Objective: An interactive learning portal for all firm employees.
Audience: All firm employees.
Custom Firm-Wide Leadership Development Course
Learning Objective: Chapter 3 of a 10 chapter corporate leadership development program, this course focuses on the value of thinking beyond the obvious.
Audience: All staff enrolled in firm-wide leadership development program.
Delivery: Firm-Wide LMS
Rewrite Firm History Course
Learning Objective: Transform company history course from “click and read” to interactive multimedia format. Mandate was to make the course a tool to communicate firm branding globally.
Audience: All company employees.
Delivery: Desktop and iPad through existing firm-wide LMS.
Firm-Wide New Hire Training
Learning Objective: Create a new hire training course that would not only teach new employees the basics, but also teach them about the unique culture of the firm.
Audience: All new hires.
Delivery: Desktop and iPad through Cogentys LMS.