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Jan 2020

Making compliance training great again

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Whether you are the learner or the learning designer, compliance training is generally thought of as dull and uninspiring, however, the need to be compliant remains. 

As a leader of training and development, if compliance in your organisation carries a stigma, why is this and what do you need to know? How can you present a better way for individuals to find professional ways to make it part of everyday workplace practice?

International learning, leadership and talent thought leader Ger Driesen impresses a requirement for us to find better ways to do what we need to do to avoid a negative learning culture. Often compliance is about the right behaviour and a lack of skills knowledge leads to undesired behaviour. Remember... only being compliant makes you compliant, not completing the elearning.

Ger Driesen refers to the challenge of compliance training as like an onion that requires peeling to get to the core of what is needing attention.  He recommends that as part of a performance analysis the layers to scope are:

  • what factors influence compliance behaviour
  • what can be achieved through training 
  • how technology can improve efficiency


This process will lead those involved towards compliance empowerment. After all, rules and regulations keep us safe and healthy so we really should question our resistance and  negative behaviour as compliance training is in everyone’s interest. Listen to the podcast: #TJtalks: Ger Driesen on compliance training 


Past compliance training experience conjures memories of lengthy, tedious tick-box elearning. Nowadays, however it’s a different picture altogether as elearning is purposely designed to be engaging, immersive and highly accessible.  

Learners can enrol into short bitesize courses from the comfort of their own home, when commuting on a portable device, or gradually work through longer compliance training modules at their own pace. 

Adaptive learning methods 

Where the compliance training is an annual refresher, adaptive learning technologies have the capability to only provide the learner with the material they need to know in the case of an emergency.  This ensures learners are compliant and not wasting company time on what they already know.  This is made possible usually via a short pre-course quiz where the results inform the program what gaps the learner has to fill...how efficient!

Technologies can be very useful and effective if used in the right way. Learn more about adaptive learning methods and user driven learning design in the context of compliance training and workplace learning in Kineo’s blog, From LXPs to adaptive learning, how are organisations using platforms and technology to adapt learning to the user? 

Ger Driesen is the author of ‘How learning professionals can crack the compliance training code.’ where he explores this compliance training paradox further. 

If you are underwhelmed by your compliance training, it doesn’t have to be this way...
Kineo shares Ger’s commitment to making compliance training great again with an added emphasis on learning impact. 

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.