Why Apollo Professional Development

High-stakes learning


Companies may seem infallible, but the external pressures threatening their success are ever growing in a changing world of work.  Attracting and retaining top talent in the midst of growing skills gaps; engaging an increasingly apathetic Millennial workforce; cultivating a culture of innovation to maintain a competitive edge — these are all problems facing organizations in the digital age. High-stakes challenges test even the most experienced of leadership. How can you maneuver your employees successfully through tumultuous times when jobs are on the line and failure isn’t an option?

You’re not alone. We welcome the challenge to help you solve yours. High-stakes problems require high-stakes learning solutions that drive real business results. From day one, our team of industry veterans will assess your business needs and tailor a learning strategy addressing each and every one of them. We’re even equipped to blend your own content seamlessly with ours to create the most beneficial and personalized learning strategy we can. We understand the anxiety of uncertainty. However, under the right conditions, change becomes progress, and progress, success.

Learning at Work


Welcome to the digital age, in which you can spark a conversation in seconds (or ignore one in even less time). Learning should reflect the way we work already: socially, collaboratively, and most importantly, on our own time. Traditional models are costly, time-expensive, and fail to yield the desired results at the end of the day. Students forget up to 90% of learned information only a month after an initial training.

We’re not the only ones unimpressed with the numbers: organizations around the globe have exhibited a gradual shift to investing in new, dynamic learning models. In the first six months of 2015 alone, CB Insights reports $3 billion dollars invested in developing new learning and educational startups.

We’re on the front lines reimagining corporate learning. Our customizable, blended learning solutions integrate seamlessly into your work day. No more “doctor’s notes” just to go to class. Collaborate with colleagues or coaches in minutes. Use “real company issues” to apply (and re-apply) what you’ve learned so far. Learn the way you work, while you work.

Experiential Learning


Experiential learning isn’t a revolutionary idea. It may even seem commonsensical: you learn the best while doing. Yet, traditional classroom learning still accounts for more than 50% of corporate learning, while failing to inspire the same depth of results. It’s expensive to conduct, time-inflexible, and worst of all, fails to engage an increasingly disengaged workforce. A recent study by Gallup finds only one in three employees is engaged, costing employers $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity.

We follow the 70:20:10 model, with 70% of learning taking place outside the classroom and directly on the job; 20% takes place through collaboration with peers, mentors, and coaches/ and finally, only 10% of learning actually takes place in a traditional classroom setting.  When approached in the context of business operations, experiential learning is repeatable, scalable and measurable. It positively motivates even long-time employees to learn and develop their skills.

Personalized


You’re unique and your learning should be too. We don’t subscribe to a blanket learning approach. Each organization faces its own set of challenges that require a tailored learning strategy to address them. From day one, we’ll work with you to identify where you are now, where you want to be, and exactly how we can help you get there.

Our solutions include a training needs assessment from which we will build your learning and content architecture. And at the end of it all, we’ll do a course analysis to ensure each course’s learning objectives are aligned to your needs. Between our team of learning and developing experts, our third-party affiliates, and an extensive global course library, we have every resource necessary to solve your high-stakes business challenges.

Global Footprint


One size does not fit all. We pay attention to detail, specializing in culturally nuanced programs based on decades of first-hand experience in how adults learn, across geographies and environments. Our library of business, professional, and technical content also ensures that we’ll have plenty of resources to draw from when crafting custom learning assets for your business.

Education Opportunities


Who has time to go back to school? There are only so many hours in a day (and too many are already spent in traffic!) The flexible nature of educational opportunities such as online degree and certification programs make them ideal solutions for busy employees. We work with accredited universities, taught by top instructors, in a range of disciplines to accelerate your learner’s time to competency and make them a more valuable team member.