LSA Strategy to Results™ Methodology

A proven 6-step process from assessment to measurement.

Methodology to achieve lasting business results.

LSA Global uses a proven 6-Step methodology to help clients to move from a strategy to desired results. While each phase is customized to match the strategy, budget, culture, time frame, and scope for each project, our general 6-step process is outlined below.

                                                                                                                                                                    

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1.  Identify Desired Results

  • Review relevant business strategies, organizational culture and workforce plans.
  • Facilitate a working session with key stakeholders from the target audience, their bosses and leadership to:
    • Agree upon desired business results.
    • Identify the current and desired positioning on the solution spectrum.
    • Identify key leading and lagging business success metrics.
    • Establish current baseline and future desired targets.
    • Calculate the value of future desired targets.
    • Identify “acceptable excuses” and key variables.
    • Agree upon next steps.
  • Update business case and project, communication and change management plans.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: Who is the business sponsor?  What are you trying to accomplish?  How big of a priority is this compared to other investments?  How will you know when you have succeeded?  What next steps do we all agree to?

2.  Assess the Current Situation

  • Review relevant strategy, culture and talent plans, practices, structures, processes, and systems.
  • Interview key stakeholders, facilitate focus groups and conduct online surveys as deemed necessary.
  • Revise business case and project, communication and change management plans.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: What is the current situation?  What has stopped this from being resolved?  Are we ready to do what it takes to succeed?  Do we all agree on next steps?

3.  Design the Exact Solution

  • Finalize business objectives, learning objectives and success metrics.
  • Agree upon key scenarios, skills and knowledge required to meet the business and learning objectives.
  • Identify the key strategy, culture and talent barriers to adoption, behavior change and performance improvement.
  • Finalize
    • design and learning modalities for before, during and after the workshop.
    • list of process and system changes required to meet objectives.
    • training measurement and change management plans.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when all key stakeholders agree to answers to the following questions: What approach makes the most sense?  How will we know participants can do it?  What’s our implementation plan to make the new skills and behaviors stick and drive measurable performance?  Where do we need to be on the Metrics to Move Spectrum™?

4.  Deliver Performance Learning

  • Implement key process and system changes.
  • Deliver customize experiential and scenario-based online, classroom-based and blended solutions to meet specific objectives.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders

You will know when you are done when participants can “do what you want them to do” and “know what you want them to know” in your simulated learning environment.

5.  Implement Coaching & Follow-Through

You will know when you are done when participants can “do what you want them to do” and “know what you want them to know” on-the-job and you have hit your pre-defined success metrics.

6.  Measure Impact & Results

  • Summarize results of satisfaction, knowledge gain, job relevance and net promoter scores.
  • Measure behavior change and adoption of new skills on the job comparing high to low adopters.
  • Calculate impact of new skills on targeted success metrics.
  • Provide personalized coaching profiles highlighting strengths and weaknesses, obstacles, benchmarks against peers, and links to specific tools and resources for areas of deficiency.
  • Agree upon next steps with key stakeholders.

You will know when you are done when you can answers the following questions: How far did our success metrics move?  Are people using the new skills and knowledge on-the-job?  What difference is it making in terms of performance?  What should each person be coached to?

We value our relationship with LSA Global. We came to LSA because we wanted to improve overall behavioral based interviewing capabilities of our managers to increase the probability of both hiring top talent and future leaders. LSA designed a highly customized solution for our business and culture. We are currently rolling out this solution to our leaders. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource.

Rae Phillips
HR Project Manager - Training & Development, PHR

The Next Generation Management Development courses have helped me communicate more effectively with my peers and teammates. By utilizing effective communication techniques such as clarifying and confirming, and asking open ended questions, I have been able to clarify and understand information in situations where I would have otherwise asked limited questions and made false assumptions.

Robert Breckner
Firmware Engineering Manager

What a refreshing change from the half-baked psycho-babble you normally get from “training” organizations. LSA gives you the assistance you need to define and reach your goal, and then they give you a results driven plan – not just a temporary fix. They are great to work with, and even more importantly, they “get it!”

David Fiano
Vice President Human Resources

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be an extremely professional, well managed full service training organization. Since working with LSA, I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Assertiveness Training – I’ve found that the quality of the resources is superior. They are well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize our culture and business into the total learning experience – making it most beneficial for our employees.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

I’ve partnered with LSA Global at two companies now, and I consider them a valuable and trusted training and consulting resource. They recommended just the right solution to address our management development needs and have wonderful facilitators that match YuMe’s culture and style of our management team. I would highly recommend LSA Global to any company wanting to deliver quality learning solutions with a valuable learning and development partner.

Maya Paul
HR Director

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner in helping us to build management capacity and strategically invest in our people. Their flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans. Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate our Management Curriculum has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable resource. The recent compliance program that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management team was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

LSA custom designed a Management Development program that is absolutely “on target” for our technical managers. Their facilitator has done a superb job delivering the material in a way that is fast paced, highly interactive, and fun. She presents practical solutions to the people situations that our managers face every day. I regard LSA as an excellent partner that understands our business needs and a virtual member of our HR department.

Judith Onton
Vice President Human Resources

I highly recommend LSA Global to anyone who is looking to improve individual or organizational effectiveness through their top quality programs and broad range of expertise.

Greg Pappas
VP of Human Resources

We contacted LSA to help us with customized management development. LSA worked with me to identify a solution that would meet our exact needs. We decided to start at the top and ran the program for our executive team. It was such a great success that we hope to roll it out companywide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want. As always, they deliver outstanding work!

Elizabeth Siebert
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development

Intuit

Each program is preceded by an assessment of the participants. The course is then designed to fit the specific parameters and needs of the group. The highly interactive delivery is provided by recognized experts in their fields. On the spot coaching is provided during the program and each participant receives individual follow-up after the course. Courses can be delivered in-person or virtually. Given the nature of Cisco’s business and the way we operate, these remote workshops are a must for anyone who joins our company. Their work is eye opening. Great content and fantastic delivery.

Frank J. Kuypers
Business Development Manager

I have worked with other training companies and found it to be more of a seller/buyer relationship than one of matching the right expertise to our business issues. That’s what LSA does – ask the hard questions, listen, and understand our business needs. We receive the benefit of their expertise from assistance with personal development plans to enhancing team performance, to looking at enterprise-wide challenges. It’s all about helping our business succeed as we grow. Right now, LSA is providing great ideas, a fresh approach, and valuable guidance as we develop our management team and accelerate our client relationship management results.

Kristin Westland-Kaune
Director, Team Development

The Managing Virtual Teams program was extremely valuable. Your consultant/ facilitator’s fundamental knowledge of Synopsys as a company provided an incredible base to build upon while tackling the complications of managing and working with globally distributed teams. My team walked away walked away with highly useful practices and tools. It was an excellent use of our time.

Debra Martucci
Vice President, Information Technology

LSA’s customized Effective Presentation Skills program has helped me elevate my presentation skills to the next level. I now have a much greater self-awareness of my presentation skills and can leverage off of my strengths while working to improve upon other areas. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone for whom business presentations are an integral part of their job.

Jim Elliott
Senior Marketing Manager

Samsung

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