Program Strategy
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Written by Tosin Animashaun
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What is Program Strategy in Cognota?

Welcome to our Program Strategy feature, developed in collaboration with the ROI Institute. Cognota is the only L&D software provider to partner with the ROI Institute to integrate their evidence-based ROI Methodology®, so you can assess learning program effectiveness and business impact with a tested, proven methodology.

Designed to enhance your learning experience within Cognota, this feature integrates the renowned Learning Measurement framework, empowering teams to measure the impact of their learning investments effectively.

With Program Strategy, administrators and program owners can create, manage, and evaluate learning programs with precision.

How to Use Program Strategy

From setting objectives to measuring results for your Programs, this guide will walk you through each step, ensuring a seamless experience regardless of your technical proficiency. Let's dive in!

  • Accessing Program Strategy

    • Log in to Cognota and navigate to the “Programs” section.

    • Click on any Program.

  • Selecting Strategy:

    • Click on the “Strategy” tab located in the top right corner of the program you want to work on.

  • Setting Objectives:

    • Choose from Reaction, Learning, or Application objectives.

    • Click on “Add Objective” and follow the on-screen guidance to set effective objectives.

  • Managing Objectives:

    • After setting objectives, manage them by selecting “Manage Objective” when you have results to share.

  • Creating Evaluation Plan:

    • Develop an Evaluation Plan for each level (Reaction, Learning, Application) to measure objectives.

  • Selecting Measurement Methods: You can select 1 or more measurement methods for each objective. For every measurement method, You must select a data source.

    • Reaction: You can select from the following:

      • Data collection method(s)

        • survey, questionnaire, interview, focus group

      • Data source(s)

        • Participants, Facilitators, Other (input custom data source)

      • Data timing

  • Learning: You can select from the following:

    • Measurement method(s)

      • Questionnaire, Observations, Interviews, Test

    • Data source(s)

      • Participants, Facilitators, Managers, Colleagues/Team, Other (input custom data source)

  • Application: You can select from the following:

    • Measurement method(s)

      • Survey, Questionnaire, Observation, Interviews, Focus Groups, Action Planning/Performance Contracting

    • Data source(s)

      • Participants, Facilitators, Managers, Colleagues/Team, Other (input custom data source)

  • Detailing Evaluation Approach: Provide more comprehensive details about your evaluation approach, including questions for surveys/questionnaires, observation methods, focus group goals/questions, or action planning details. Measurement approach includes the following:

    • For Survey, Questionnaire, and Interview measurement methods:

      • You can create a set of questions

    • Observation:

      • You can enter observation method

      • You can add the behaviours you are hoping to see

    • Focus Groups:

      • You can enter focus group goals/questions

    • Action Planning/Performance Contracting:

      • You can enter target group (who will be responsible for the action plans)

  • Capturing Results:

    • Record results for each objective once the program is complete to assess whether objectives were met and maintain a historical record of program success.

  • Uploading Evaluation Evidence:

    • Upload evidence files, such as questionnaire findings, observation videos, or signed action plans, to each objective.

  • File Types and Downloads:

    • Ensure files are in the following formats: jpg, png, mp4, mpeg, mp3, pdf, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, doc, csv. You can also download evidence files when needed.

By following these steps, You can effectively utilize the Program Strategy feature to measure the impact of their learning investments and demonstrate the value of their programs.

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