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We've put together a list of some common questions we're asked about our training programs. If you still have questions after reading this, please don’t hesitate to reach out or chat – we’re more than happy to help.
Q: What’s the difference between General Assembly’s Courses and Corporate Training?
At our campuses, we offer courses, classes, and workshops for individual students, including entrepreneurs and young professionals. Our Corporate Training programs, on the other hand, are meant for teams at large organizations. Rather than teaching lessons imported directly from GA’s campus curriculum, our team of instructional designers collaborates with you to deliver a program tailored to your organization — and specifically to its objectives for the employees we’re training.
Q: How do you build a tailored curriculum? What’s the process?
Frankly, we pride ourselves on our collaborative design process. First, our instructional design team conducts a series of interviews with you and your employees: through that, we’re able to identify your learning needs, business strategy, company culture, and context. We use those insights to design and develop curriculum for your team — and your team alone.
You can read more about our design process here.
Q: What role would my team play in designing a training program?
They’ll be involved at every step of the way. For a detailed rundown of the role that your team has at each stage of the design process, click here.
Q: Does General Assembly offer any online Corporate Training programs for large companies?
Yes. We understand that large organizations’ training needs often mean considering an economy of scale. In addition to our in-person training programs, we currently offer two online training products, with more to come in future.
Q: Can your online products integrate with my organization’s LMS (Learning Management System)?
Yes. We offer two solutions for LMS integration:
Q: Who are GA’s Corporate Training instructors?
All of our Corporate Training programs are taught by experienced practitioners, who are coached and developed to bring current knowledge and expertise to the table — and are themselves entrepreneurs, technologists, and designers.
Additionally, all lessons and examples are informed by a wide array of external consultants, whom we call “subject matter experts.” These subject matter experts are veterans in their unique fields and ensure that the quality of our lesson content is as relevant and up to date as possible.
Q: How do you vet your instructors and practitioners?
We use a three-step process:
Q: How do you demonstrate the value of your Corporate Training programs?
We use Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model:
Q: Can General Assembly deliver Corporate Training programs at our offices? What about internationally?
Absolutely. Our online training programs scale easily for a global audience. We can also conduct in-person training at your organization’s offices around the world. We’ve delivered programs worldwide, from New York and San Francisco to Dubai and Hong Kong.
Q: How do you make sure your programs are tailored to international teams?
We consider elements including curriculum design, local instructors, and delivery. First, our instructional design team works to ensure that the curriculum combines globally applicable lessons with local examples, context, and culture. Next, we recruit instructors who have experience working in your local region. Our delivery mechanism, whether online or in-person, is designed to re-create the GA experience anywhere in the world.
Q: How many participants does a GA training program usually accommodate?
The ideal head count for any program ranges from 12–25 participants. At this size, a group can maintain a strong instructor-to-student ratio while engaging in lively interactions and group discussions.
Q: How do you price your Corporate Training programs?
Our pricing is consistent with industry benchmarks for both online and in-person training. For in-person training, we account for the cost of program design and execution, while pricing for online training is linked to the cost of annual licensing.
For more information about pricing of our training programs, please request more information.
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