Training Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

How remote, self-paced education meets today’s unique training needs

By: Olfa Hamdi, Co-Founder & CEO of Concord Academy

The global COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented challenge for capital project organizations: How do you train teams effectively when you can’t gather in person? Earlier this year, Concord introduced an unrivalled solution: self-directed, online training and certification for capital project professionals.

Now we’ve partnered with O3 Solutions to help their clients run comprehensive and successful training programs. Concord’s self-paced, virtual training works for everyone from remote project teams and regional offices to company-wide training initiatives. Together, we’re making it easy to train your people, track their progress and celebrate certification.

How It Works

Concord’s Workface Planning training and certification program is now available through the O3 Solutions platform. Your new Training Management Dashboard allows you to set goals, track progress and record completions. We’ve created an easy, seamless experience that supports safe, effective learning and collaboration.

Concord Academy courses are hosted entirely online, using state-of-the-art virtual learning technology. The Workface Planning program includes 23 on-demand modules with comprehension tests throughout. Most people complete the course in two or three days, however the training is entirely self-directed and can be completed at any pace.

Proven Training and Reliable Outcomes

The practical tools and methods we teach at Concord Academy were developed, tested and proven on multi-billion dollar global capital construction projects, and our training and certification programs are used by some of the world’s biggest capital construction organizations, including Shell, Samsung and Indivior.

One global company recently approached us to help train teams working on a megaproject where Advanced Work Packaging was being adopted in two phases. Over 40 workers completed the course in full, and 152 completed at least one course. They all trained remotely and at their own pace, eliminating the need for a group gathering where COVID-19 might spread. The entire team received the same training in a safe, effective and efficient way.

Why Concord Training Works

Concord Academy is dedicated to empowering capital project professionals. We offer foundational and custom training packages that cover the most critical areas in modern capital project management and execution, including Advanced Work Packaging, digital project delivery, and Predictability Thinking.

Our courses are taught by industry experts and require three to six hours of direct learning, which is broken down into short, information-packed modules. The virtual format allows students to learn from the safety of home or office, at their own pace. Once the modules have been completed and the tests have been passed, Concord provides a certification that can be shared online.

At Concord, we aim to provide a user experience that empowers people and teams. With O3, we can support you in your efforts to work and train safely and effectively, in spite of the ongoing challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This important partnership with O3 helps us to deliver a flexible solution to implement industry best practices at your own pace.

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