Our goal was to properly embed best working practices within Vistaprint teams. So we devised a work-based learning program that would help people adapt – and actually adopt – the skills required to tackle new and emerging projects.
Data and our own experience tell us that work-based learning is highly effective. By learning “on the job” in real time, you can encourage cultural change too. With this as our guiding principle, we developed an education pathway for Vistaprint people to follow.
It was built around our approach to work-based learning – Value, Flow, Quality (VFQ). This allows learners to quickly apply new practices to their day-to-day work. We also introduced an Expert Coaching Program to enable Vistaprint to build up Agile leaders from within, with less reliance on external consultants.
The Vistaprint Executive Coaching Program ran for 18 weeks, and explored VFQ topics in detail. With work-based assignments, participants could see the results of what they were learning, which led to continuing engagement from learners.