The Repairers Of The Breach (TROTB) Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization founded with the mission to see transformation delivered all across the world by raising and equipping disciples of Jesus Christ. The organization aims to reach several nations through their discipleship training programs. TROTB’s focus areas include REACH (networking among leaders and pastors through conferences and workshops), TRAIN (Leadership & discipleship training programs to create an environment for spiritual growth), and TRANSFORM (community projects). With a large group of trained leaders, they continue to expand into new regions and countries.
TROTB’s discipleship programs primarily include onsite trainings that require trainers to travel to different countries. They also have regional teams that organize workshops, seminars, and conferences based on the needs of local churches in the region. Trainings happen twice a year in each region for batches of 25 students. Their onsite training execution suffered a severe setback due to the following challenges:
The organization primarily runs the training programs with the help of regional volunteers. The lack of effective tools to train and mentor volunteers led to higher attrition among volunteers. The volunteers found it difficult to realize the positive societal impact of these programs.
Onsite training programs claimed more expenditure and effort in terms of venue rentals, travel costs, event organization, and other expenses.
Onsite training programs came to a standstill with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing regulations, lockdowns, and restrictions to travel and gather pushed the customer to find alternative solutions to continue the training programs.
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Skill Lake’s dual-mode learning comprises both self-paced as well as instructor-led online training sessions.
With the help of Skill Lake, TROTB created a searchable course library to maintain all their training content, courses, and learning resources centrally, in one place. Trainers as well as students can save their time and effort by looking up the courses in the navigable online library.
Skill Lake supports creating different course formats through content mashups that include AR/ VR interactive experiences and simulations, live-action and animated explainer videos, interactive slide decks, rich motion graphics, attractive PDFs, subject matter expert sessions, and more to make the training programs highly engaging and interesting for learners.
Virtual rewards, certificates, and badges are issued to students who successfully complete courses and attend workshops. This motivates students to complete their courses faster and enroll for future training programs.
Discipleship program mentors can use Skill Lake to:
Skill Lake’s individualized mentoring abilities enabled TROTB to improve their students’ knowledge retention and learning accountability.
Using the Skill Lake platform, TROTB’s training administrators can assign courses to volunteers even before they join, so they get to know the high level objectives of the training programs. Course previews go a long way in reducing volunteer attrition.
Mentors can easily conduct tests after each course module (or at the end of each course) to reaffirm the understanding and learning progress of volunteers. Mentors can evaluate the test results and convey their feedback to students which improves learner engagement and motivation.
Skill Lake assisted TROTB to smoothly transition from onsite to online instructor-led training during the pandemic by connecting their trainers and students across the world.
Tremendous savings on venue, travel, accommodation, and more
Personalized mentoring and learning makes training more coherent
Volunteers truly understand the goal and purpose of discipleship programs
Better alignment of volunteer goals with organizational objectives
We were seeing a huge gap in the volunteer training and onboarding to help with the training programs. The learning experience platform connects our master trainers and volunteers anywhere in the world. The rate of volunteers backing out has declined and we have cut down our operating costs up to 70%. Thanks to Skill Lake, our transition from offline to online training was hassle-free and fast.