Academy is Emergn’s work-based learning product designed to build and scale product management, agile and leadership skills at pace. It teaches the relevant skills and capabilities your teams need to adopt modern ways of working and deliver the transformational outcomes your organization needs.
Problems Academy solves
- Ensuring L&D teams are supporting organizational change by identifying and providing the skills and capabilities teams need to succeed.
- Enabling the enterprise-wide rollout of work-based learning to grow high-performing teams while not interrupting the current flow of work.
- Scaling skills-based training at the speed that makes sense to the organization and its people.
- Attracting and retaining the best talent by creating a culture of continuous learning.
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See Academy in action
Academy creates a unique learning environment tailored to your organization’s context and need. Our goal is to provide the best opportunity for learners to gain the skills needed to support your organization’s growth and success. At the heart of each learner’s experience is the digital learning platform where:
- Lessons are designed to be short, impactful, and can be integrated into daily work immediately
- Learners can choose the time, space, and pace of learning
- Learners can prove their skills through knowledge-based and practitioner-based assessments
- Expert support is available to give additional context and application of newly learned skills
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Skills and capabilities delivered
VFQ Foundations – a common language and approach to successfully adopt new ways of working
Agile practitioners that know how to adapt agile to the context of the organization
Product management and delivery skills to build products and services that customers love
Leadership skills to shape an innovative and customer-focused environment
Academy also offers the ability to certify agile practitioners and product management practitioners.
Example Learning Content
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Client Success Stories
How do you shape a business to be as agile and responsive as the product it offers?
Bridging the skills gap at a global eCommerce company, an innovative digital business focused on establishing the right foundations for the future.
How did we build a self-reliant 3,000 strong technology team?
Delivering lasting change to a globally dispersed, business-critical team at a leading UK supermarket chain.
How do you make a bank as proficient in new ways of working as the people doing the teaching?
Changing ways of working at Sainsbury’s Bank to enable effective digital transformation.
To ensure education is a lever for transformation, we’ve built a learning ecosystem that includes:
A digital platform that connects learners, subject-matter experts, and executive stakeholders.
An expansive library of world-class content, practice exercises, tools, and templates to support applied learning.
A learning design studio that continually produces new content and creates cutting-edge, customized blended learning experiences.
A collection of customized learning journeys that are practice-specific to accelerate the transformation of leaders, product managers, and agile professionals.
Self-guided and self-paced micro-learning content, built to blend into your everyday work.
You’ll benefit from an improved workforce with the right skills and capabilities to improve business outcomes, enabling the implementation of change at scale at a sustainable pace.
Learn how Academy drives measurable business growth
Why we’re different
At Emergn, we believe that people and companies can improve the way they work and achieve better outcomes.
This is done by embracing three guiding principles:
Deliver VALUE early and often
Optimize the FLOW of work end-to-end
Discover QUALITY with fast feedback
Together, these principles reflect a pragmatic philosophy of the world of work that you can apply to transform your business or to grow professionally. To help you along the journey, we developed and continue to refine a trusted set of models, techniques and tools, along with unique guidance on concepts, frameworks and methods. We call it VFQ. Academy is designed for participants to incorporate the VFQ principles into their ways of working.
Measurement and reporting
“If you can measure something, then you have some control over it.”
Georg Joachim Rheticus
In Academy, we use leading to lagging metrics to know how learners engage with the content. Metrics such as NPS and ROTI are helpful. However, the metrics we are interested in are the application of changed behavior and practices to work, both on individuals and at the team level.
We focus on metrics that matter over vanity metrics – the application of the skills in the context of your business:
Certifications to be proud of
Academy also offers the ability to certify agile practitioners and product management practitioners. Because our courses are designed to help you put theory into practice and are based on the concept of “Learning by Doing”, we have taken the same approach to our validation process.
An Emergn Certification is a mark based on actual evidence of practice, action, and reflection. We’ve built them for practitioners and people who want to develop deeper expertise in actually doing what they learn. Every submission is reviewed and marked by a practitioner and expert in the field, doing the work similar to your field of study. Our validation process is a key part of the learning journey, and every submission will involve feedback loops that help a learner improve.
Current certifications available in Academy:
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