How NovoEd Video Practice Helps Transform Managers Into High-Impact Leaders
The stakes have never been higher for organizations to help develop confident, capable leaders who empower their teams with empathy and effectiveness in today’s evolving workplaces. Leaders are now called upon to aid their teams in balancing both personal and professional demands in the age of hybrid work and create workplaces that champion fairness and equity for all stakeholders.
Our video practice feature promotes practice, peer learning, and feedback via customizable video-based scenarios. It equips leaders with the specific competencies that solve for ever-changing workplace challenges and serve its learners with ample opportunities for deep practice and imperative peer and mentor feedback.
How you can use video practice to enhance leadership development
video practice provides leaders a safe space in which they can learn from their mistakes before making them in the real world and, potentially, at a significant cost. This powerful platform feature enables administrators and learning experience designers to create interactive scenarios with video- and/or text-based prompts that learners must respond to in the moment by recording their response with their webcam or phone.
Using video practice, administrators and instructors can also create conditions around these responses, such as time and attempt limits to simulate the real-world pressure that a learner might feel if the scenario played out in the flow of work. A practice scenario is, in essence, a prompt intended to mimic a real-world situation learners will likely encounter in their day-to-day lives. Leadership situations best suited for practice scenarios are those mastered through repeated practice and refinement, such as conducting a difficult conversation about an employee’s performance, or leading a meeting covering a new direction for the organization.
Upon submitting their video response, a learner can then review and repeat their practice and also receive feedback from their peers that is timestamped to the relevant moments of the video. This socially situates what would otherwise be a solo exercise and supports learners in developing greater understanding and awareness of their own thought processes relative to those of their team members.
Within the feature’s practice room, users will encounter a rich set of feedback and social capabilities. Feedback may be left as either text or recorded video, and people may be invited to share their thoughts or give feedback using at-mentions, or lighter reassurances can be offered in the form of giving a “like.”
With feedback in hand, learners are able to re-practice their response to the scenario on an ongoing basis – improving not only their ability to handle this specific situation, but also building underlying skills to help them succeed-long term.
Course administrators and instructors can then feature multiple practice videos in a video gallery, so that learners can not only reflect on feedback around their video but also provide and observe feedback around others’ videos. It is this multidimensional, metacognitive approach to leadership development that supports organizations in driving talent attraction and retention and creating a better employee experience — helping to meet major concerns for businesses today.
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Video practice provides learners a safe space in which they can learn from their mistakes before making them in the real world at significant cost. NovoEd’s video practice capability integrates simulation-based training with peer feedback.
There is no substitute for the imprint of personal relationships that contextualize learning and ground it in the reality of the business. Mentorship, whether formal or informal, is a way to intentionally create these connections.