The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of U.S. federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. IMLS’ mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. To achieve its strategic goals, IMLS has created a Strategic Framework that will guide the agency in the next 5 years (2018–2022).
The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) has been a leading provider of evaluation capacity building for more than 20 years. In 2016, EnCompass entered into an agreement with Claremont Graduate University (CGU) to manage TEI operations, including the planning and delivery of TEI programs around the world. TEI offers evaluation professionals training at all levels and all steps of the evaluation process. TEI courses are taught by leaders in the field, with courses offering technical rigor in evaluation methods and practice through participant-centered, adult-learning approaches.
EnCompass delivered two core training programs to NCCC Team Leaders and Corps Members, ages 18-24, to develop their management competencies and deepen their understanding of cultural diversity issues. The Diversity in Service Training program addressed: increasing awareness of self, culture and identity; applying conflict resolution strategies and tools; understanding communications challenges in diverse cultures; and exploring multiculturalism.
EnCompass converted USAID’s Mentoring Training Course into a four-part series of online synchronous sessions. Working with a mentoring expert, EnCompass' synchronous designers adapted a previously PowerPoint-focused course into four engaging, interactive sessions during which mentors and mentees participated in exercises, engaged in group work, and developed a community of practice online. EnCompass also facilitated the series.
EnCompass designed an eLearning course for USAID titled: Ethics: Rules and Standards for USAID Employees. This highly interactive course, based on the “Game of Life,” takes participants through the typical scenarios they are likely to encounter as they navigate through their careers at USAID. The eLearning was designed to take the training burden off both Washington-based Office of General Counsel training and Mission Regional Legal Advisor staff in providing USAID personnel with their mandatory annual ethics training.
EnCompass supported a key UN organization by facilitating meetings and events and conducting training of trainers. EnCompass facilitators provided design and delivery support to enable successful and effective meetings. The aim of this work was to help groups of staff and stakeholders work together to solve problems, discuss issues, plan and implement activities, build teams, make decisions, and manage change. EnCompass designed and delivered five-day training of trainers workshops for program staff.
EnCompass provided organizational, logistics, facilitation, and reporting services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor’s initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor around the world. Over the course of several contracts, EnCompass has provided the following services:
EnCompass designed and delivered a workshop on gender awareness for 30 staff members of a United Nations agency. The workshop focused on increasing awareness of the individual mental models and cultural norms that affect beliefs and attitudes regarding gender. Workshop participants explored how workplace culture is affected by bringing together myriad beliefs and experiences into one agency. The participants discussed strategies and opportunities for developing a more gender-competent workplace.
EnCompass designed and delivered a 2-day retreat focused on strategic planning and team building to support OSDBU staff in defining goals and linking Office operations to the overall mission of USAID. EnCompass conducted a series of individual interviews and focus group sessions, followed by a staff survey/assessment to inform the design of retreat activities.
Post retreat, EnCompass developed a recommendations report including possible follow-on activities to further strategic planning and team building efforts.
To help the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) strengthen its learning processes, EnCompass identified the competencies and learning objectives required to achieve training and technical assistance outcomes. The EnCompass team mapped competencies to existing courses and identified gaps.