Beyond workshops: An innovation in group learning.
As credit experts and instructional designers, we are dedicated to maintaining a contemporary curriculum that takes advantage of modern advancements in learning methodology and technology. This is why Omega Performance continues to invest in the development of new courses and innovative learning formats that afford our clients with an unrivaled, high-impact blended credit training experience. A recent hallmark of our innovative focus has resulted in the development of Skills Application Labs (SALs) that advance and apply skills learned from online coursework. These SALs are energetic and engaging, replacing the one-way, lecture-based training that characterizes traditional workshops.
Relevant Practice: Real World Case Studies
Skills Application Labs are dynamic, facilitator-led training events where students learn from each other’s backgrounds, knowledge and experiences and become partners in learning. Built around real-world case studies that describe challenging business scenarios, attendees must make a number of critical business decisions – at times without 100% of the information available.
The instructor’s role is not to provide answers for memorization, but rather guide the teams to understanding the right questions to ask so that proper analysis and decision-making can occur. Instant Polling technology enables each attendee to participate in live, real-time feedback using handheld devices. This format provides for an engaging, diverse, collaborative experience that immerses learners in real-world loan cases, resulting in enhanced comprehension.
The facilitator's role is not to provide answers for memorization, but rather guide the teams to understanding the right questions to ask
Focus on skill application, not re-learning.
Prerequisites for attending a SAL include passing the companion E-Learning course with a score of at least 80% - allowing the group to focus on applying learned skills, rather than receiving traditional skill instruction. This ensures that all participants are ready to proactively work on loan cases, tackle and solve unique challenges in a team environment, and complete the experience by delivering capstone loan presentations.
Omega Performance’s Skills Application Labs can be delivered at your facility by an Omega Performance-certified facilitator, or by your own facilitator through our train-the-trainer program.