ASA ADVISE Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my company participate in ASA ADVISE?

We created ASA ADVISE to help our distributor members provide focused, relevant, and purposeful training to all employees in their company. Many ASA members tell us they don’t know where to start. Others share they’re assigning a few courses to new hires, but it’s simply not enough. If this is you, consider ASA ADVISE.

What am I getting?

ASA ADVISE provides a solution for your company to build and implement a comprehensive training plan with the customization your company requires.

My company is already training employees. Is this right for us?

Yes! Most companies do some amount of training, but without an overall structure and plan. ASA ADVISE allows you to integrate what is already working in your organization and expand on it. Don’t do “training” just for “training’s” sake. Do it with a purpose for onboarding, and upskilling, and developing people, and company succession planning!

My company already has an LMS (Learning Management System). Is this right for us?

Yes! No matter how you’re tracking or distributing your training, a plan is critical. The ASA ADVISE solution is flexible enough to incorporate different content and delivery methods.

Can I include non-ASA training content in my company’s plan?

Yes! You will be creating a single plan for all the learning to be done in your company, no matter where it comes from. You can include courses from any source or even stretch assignments and special projects that are popular using the 70/20/10 methodology of learning.

What is the time commitment?

Depending on what your organization wants to include in its plan, it is estimated that the prework (Phase 1) will take 1 – 3 hours. The virtual session (Phase 2) takes place over two days. The implementation period (Phase 3) is the most varied as it is highly dependent on how much content the organization has, how many different roles within the organization are in scope, and how much customization is required. An estimate is 10 – 12 hours, but could be more.

How does it work?

You will start with a pre-work worksheet during Phase 1 that will help frame the right questions and scope for your program. Next, during the virtual session (Phase 2), you will get a custom-designed implementation tool and advice on how to start making the decisions needed for successful implementation. Finally, in Phase 3, you will get phone support through quarterly group webinars and a one-on-one call with the ASA Advisor as you implement your solution back home.

Who from my company should come to Phase 2?

You should select an internal training champion for the project to attend Phase 2. This can be a Training person, an HR person, or a Senior Leadership team member with the authority to implement the plan within the organization.

Could more than one person from my company come to Phase 2?

It is suggested that the Member Company selects one internal training champion to come to Phase 2. However, if it makes sense, you may have a second person attend. Your company will no doubt require several employees to assist in the implementation during Phase 3. No more than two people from one company will attend Phase 2.

Who else from my company participates in the overall process?

The Training initiative champion, who will spearhead the project and come to Phase 2, will need the help of key members of your leadership team back home. Department heads, branch managers, and others will help validate the skills and training components to include in the design.

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