Corporate Training and Custom Solutions

Train your workforce with custom solutions.

For over 50 years, Brandman University has been collaborating with organizations to provide a seamless educational partnership that helps individuals earn degrees, credentials, and advanced skills. We are committed to creating a partnership that will strengthen and empower your workforce. By leveraging the expertise and resources of the entire university, our custom programming can build courses and curriculum that will fit the specific needs of your organization.  We also provide business services such as Coaching, Team Development, Executive Retreats, Strategic Planning, Organizational Assessment and Facilitation for our partner organizations.

When you work with Brandman, you become our partner, not just our client.

Benefits of a Partnership with Brandman:

  • Collaboration - Brandman is the one institution that can help meet your professional development, career advancement, and training goals. From individualized executive coaching to ongoing professional development for your entire workforce, you can count on us to provide responsive, relevant, and results-oriented solutions to help your organization reach its peak performance.

  • Flexibility and Convenience - Online, on campus, or at your location, we collaborate with you to create a fully customized educational program from initial needs assessment to final evaluation.

  • Retention - Providing highly relevant professional development is a strong incentive for employees to stay and grow with an organization.

Services:

Corporate Training:

  • Targeted skill development to support organizational success

  • Alignment with your mission, vision, and strategic objectives

  • Program Design and Curriculum Development

  • Co-branded course materials and certificates of completion

  • CEUs, academic credit or professional development credit

Business Services:

  • Coaching  

  • Team Development and Training

  • Executive and Management Retreats

  • Strategic Planning

  • Individual and Organizational Assessment

  • Facilitation

Multiple Delivery Modalities:

  • 60 minute “Lunch and Learns”

  • 2-3 hour seminars

  • Half and full-day workshops

  • Certificate Programs

  • Webinars (60-90 minute)

  • Online (asynchronous or synchronous)

  • Blended (combination of online and classroom learning)

State Funding for Businesses  

  • Employment Training Panel (ETP)

  • Incumbent Worker Training  
     

Our Approach to Corporate Training

The School of Extended Education consults and works in close partnership with client organizations so that custom programming is based on the development of specific leadership competencies that supports the organizations is business strategy, align with its goals & objectives, incorporates its best practices and fits its unique culture. A five-step approach is recommended to maximize program impact:

  1. Initial Needs Assessment - Client organizations may develop the program around a particular level of leaders (supervisory, management or executive), a functional group (customer service, operations, marketing, etc.) or specific individuals based on other selected criteria. Once the participants have been identified, the next step is to determine learning needs and desired program outcomes. The organization may be able to accomplish this internally by utilizing the results of employee surveys and existing core competencies that are essential to their culture. With additional outside consulting from Brandman, a needs assessment process can include assessment instruments, individual interviews, focus groups and employee surveys. Based on the data from the needs assessment, recommendations are made concerning the individual training modules, business services and overall program structure.

  2. Identify The Solution and Goal -  Once the employee needs have been identified and desired outcomes determined, specific program modules that compose the training portion of the program are selected. All modules are based on “best practices” and designed to improve employee performance and increase organization effectiveness and productivity. All program modules are delivered by qualified ExEd instructors selected for their subject matter expertise and “real world” experience. All instructors use a strategic, data-driven approach to align learning with the client organization’s unique needs, culture and desired results.

  3. Implementation - Programs can include individual development plans or a Team Development Plan to achieve optimal results. At the conclusion of the program, each team or individual presents the recommended solutions. The process begins with the selection of internal executive sponsors that identify current organizational challenges. These executive sponsors create high-level proposals of their organizational challenge and present these challenges at the beginning of the program. Participants are organized into cross-functional teams and each team selects one organizational challenge to work on throughout the program in partnership with the executive sponsor. Based on our experience, each executive sponsor submitting a proposed organizational challenge needs to remain available for on-going consultation with their sponsored team in order to achieve optimal results.

  4. Reinforcement - Research shows that training alone increases productivity on average from 10-22%. Productivity increases to 80-90% with coaching reinforcement. We recommend that participants receive at least one individual half-hour coaching session (via phone) to improve learning retention and reinforce desired program outcomes. Current data validates that coaching has a significant impact on employee retention and engagement, team effectiveness and organizational productivity.

  5. Evaluation and Follow Up - We primarily use Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation (Reaction, Learning, Transfer and Results) as the basis for program evaluation. At Level 1/Reaction, mid-point and post-training evaluations are utilized and provided at no additional cost. For Level 2/Learning, pre-training and post-training assessments may be incorporated in the program. Comparison of the results will ascertain how much actual learning has occurred in the program in addition to identifying positive, neutral or negative reactions to the program via level 1 instruments. Various initiatives can be utilized for Level 3/Transfer (determining how much of the learning actually transferred to the day to day work life of the participant) and Level 4/Results (determining bottom line business results that occurred as a consequence of the program) evaluations.

    These initiatives may include tracking employee turnover, conducting an employee engagement survey and analyzing the results, conducting focus groups and interviews, and incorporating projects into the certificate program that produce quantifiable business outcomes such as the above referenced Team Development Plan. A significant partnership is required between Brandman and the client organization to evaluate at Level 3 and Level 4 and requires dedicated stakeholders and resources internal to the organization.