We are pleased to announce that InSync Training was honored at the most recent ASTD ICE conference with an Excellence in Practice Citation for our work in supporting Cisco Systems with their global training needs. The ASTD Excellence in Practice awards program recognizes results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of workplace learning and performance.
InSync Training and Cisco Systems worked together to launch a completely revised Cisco Sales Associates Program, offering training opportunities to early-in-career and engineering talent around the world. The objective of the revised solution was to provide these training opportunities in a cost effective manner while leveraging existing technology. The enhanced year-long program provides technical and sales training delivered virtually across fourteen global classrooms supported by InSync Training, combined with an in-person and an on-the-job training component, as well as a rigorous performance management framework provided by Cisco Systems. Content is delivered through a combination of self-directed learning, facilitated modules, virtual instructor office hours, application workshops, technical exams, and milestone workshops.
This new global training program has already proven to be highly successful. Following the first year of implementation, Cisco Systems estimates that new hires are generating approximately $85 million USD in revenue with no additional incremental costs. In addition, an estimated training cost reduction of 24% has been achieved and the new program has enabled Cisco Systems to reduce their need for training staff by approximately 40%. This program has also made it possible for Cisco Systems to maintain training and performance management consistency across Cisco System’s global locations.