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Digital disruption courses to transform business

08 Jun 16

Business leaders can now embrace digital disruption through training programmes in digital strategy and transformation.

AVADO, which positions itself as a 'global powerhouse', is now offering its courses under a single brand. Its course completion rates sit at 80%, while 95% of graduates in one programme state they are more confident in digital strategy discussions.

Digital disruption is inevitable in the technology sector, according to a recent AVADO survey. It showed that 84% of senior leaders expect to contribute to digital skills transformation, but only 20% knew how to begin. The company's training programmes aim to target these senior leaders.

AVADO says it does not offer e-learning, but offers online and live interactions with peers, tutors and a community support team.

"We have always been passionate about learning that works, and our firm belief is that technology in the right hands can yield great results. You can reach thousands at a time, you can bring peers and experts together, and you can measure and improve everything. What has been surprising though, is the demand from businesses who want to get to grips with the digital world. They say they want to learn about digital disruption from people like us, and they want their staff to learn with peers in our disruptive virtual campuses,” says Phil Hullah, AVADO co-founder and CEO.

Shuvo Saha is director of Google Digital Academy, one of AVADO's international partners, and says the company has embraced digital leadership.

“We’ve been talking about digital disruption for years, but few have defined the ingredients for learning which truly help companies to transform. We gave AVADO the challenge to re-imagine our Squared programme in marketing and digital leadership, and create an online version of a face-to-face experience. The learning methodology for Squared Online is simply outstanding. It has allowed thousands of people to follow the course while keeping it immersive, experiential, social and practical. This really transforms behaviours,” Saha says.

AVADO's track record includes training staff and businesses at large corporations such as HSBC, Nestle and Sony Asia Pacific. It has trained over 200,000 people and 2000 businesses worldwide. Its strategy is to finding the most valuable paths and then offering tailor-made training programmes.

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