Explorance Academy Subscription (EAS)

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The Explorance Academy Subscription (EAS) provides access to the foundation of your learning path to becoming proficient with using Explorance’s Metrics That Matter (MTM) or Blue. As the first level of certification training for enterprise customers who are responsible for managing learning evaluations or the employee journey using MTM or Blue, certification training participants in the EAS will acquire foundational knowledge of MTM or Blue, including Administration and Reporting. Upon completing a certification training, digital certificates will be issued to training participants (which can be added to your resumes or to LinkedIn).

Register & Get Certified!

EAS Overview

The Explorance Academy Subscription (EAS) is the foundation of your learning path to becoming proficient with using Explorance’s Metrics That Matter (MTM) or Blue.  In these modular online training programs, participants will learn the fundamentals of using MTM or Blue in order to evaluate learning, listen to the employee experience via surveys, conduct 360-degree employee feedback programs, and analyze employee experience data to drive continuous improvement.  This is the first level of Blue certification for all users who will be implementing Blue or the first level of MTM certification for all users who will be implementing MTM in their organizations.

An Explorance Academy subscriber has access to the following certification training programs:

  • For MTM users
    • MTM Administrator Certification
    • MTM Report Analyst Certification
  • For Blue users
    • Blue Administrator Certification for Learning Evaluations
    • Blue Administrator Certification for 360
    • Blue Administrator Certification for Surveys

Who Should Attend?

MTM+

The Explorance Academy Subscription for MTM is designed for L&D professionals in enterprise organizations who are responsible for implementing and managing their organizations’ learning evaluations using MTM.

  • Individuals who are using MTM at their organizations for the first time and have little to no knowledge of MTM.
  • Individuals who have some experience in using MTM, but have not taken any formal MTM training and want to strengthen their foundational knowledge and skills in MTM.
  • Individuals who want access to MTM certification training materials to refresh their foundational MTM knowledge and skills in MTM, as they apply the knowledge gained from the training at work.

Upon completion of any of the EAS certification trainings for MTM, a training participant will be awarded with the respective digital certificate, which can be included on your resume and LinkedIn, as Certified MTM Administrator and/or a Certified MTM Report Analyst.

Blue +

  • Individuals who are using Blue at their organizations for the first time and have little to no knowledge of Blue.
  • Individuals who have some experience in using Blue, but have not taken any formal Blue training and want to strengthen their foundational knowledge and skills in Blue.
  • Individuals who want access to Blue certification training materials to refresh their foundational Blue knowledge and skills in Blue, as they apply the knowledge gained from the training at work.

Upon completion of any of the EAS Certification training programs for Blue, a training participant will be awarded with the respective digital certificate, which can be included on your resume and LinkedIn, as a Certified Blue Administrator.

EAS Training Delivery Modes

MTM+

The EAS Training Certification Programs for MTM will be delivered online in either a virtual instructor-led format or as self-directed learning at your own pace.  Throughout your Explorance Academy Subscription, you can take as many sessions as needed in either of the delivery modes.

  • Online, Instructor-led training:
    • A 2-day, online instructor-led course
      • Instructor-led online classes (each day is 6 hours, including breaks)
      • Slide deck and exercises (you will have access to training materials via the Explorance LMS, and access to the Explorance Academy training server to complete your exercises)
      • Practice project as the final step of certification training: a final review of your practice project to confirm your knowledge and skills in the material.  Your digital Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this final project.
    • There are 10 places in total for each online instructor-led session.  Places are allocated on a “first-come, first served” basis.
    • Registration closes 1 week before each training is scheduled to begin, or whenever the maximum number of registrants is reached, whichever comes first.
    • Training Certification available as online, instructor-led training at this time:
      • MTM Administrator Certification
      • MTM Report Analyst Certification
  • Self-Directed, at your own pace, online training:
    • Depending on program, approximately 12-15 hours total learning
      • Self-directed videos, to be completed at your own pace
      • Slide deck and exercises (you will have access to the Explorance training server and the Explorance LMS to complete your exercises)
      • Certification Review Project: a final review/practice project to confirm your knowledge and skills in the material.  Your digital Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this final project.
    • Training Certifications available as self-directed learning:
      • MTM Administrator Certification
      • MTM Report Analyst Certification

Both online instructor-led and self-directed training include:

  • Training Materials: Designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts, features, and functionality in MTM.
  • Step-by-Step Demonstrations: The instructor will guide the training participants through step-by-step demonstrations of MTM foundational features and functionality.
  • Examples and Exercises: Throughout each training, participants will be asked to complete various exercises, providing hands-on experience with using MTM to create learning evaluations, in addition to learning how to run reports and analyze and interpret learning programs’ results.

Blue+

The EAS Training Certification Programs for will be delivered online in either a virtual instructor-led format or as self-directed learning at your own pace.  Throughout your Explorance Academy Subscription, you can take as many sessions as needed in either of the delivery modes.

  • Online, Instructor-led training:
    • A 2-day, online instructor-led course
      • Instructor-led online classes (each day is 6 hours, including breaks)
      • Slide deck and exercises (you will have access to training materials via the Explorance LMS, and access to the Explorance Academy training server to complete your exercises)
      • Practice project as the final step of certification training: a final review of your practice project to confirm your knowledge and skills in the material.  Your digital Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this final project.
    • There are 10 places in total for each online instructor-led session.  Places are allocated on a “first-come, first served” basis.
    • Registration closes 1 week before each training is scheduled to begin, or whenever the maximum number of registrants is reached, whichever comes first.
    • Training Certification available as online, instructor-led training at this time:
      • Blue Administrator Certification for 360s
  • Self-Directed, at your own pace, online training:
    • Depending on program, approximately 12-15 hours total learning
      • Self-directed videos, to be completed at your own pace
      • Slide deck and exercises (you will have access to the Explorance training server and the Explorance LMS to complete your exercises)
      • Certification Review Project: a final review/practice project to confirm your knowledge and skills in the material.  Your digital Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this final project.
    • Training Certifications available as self-directed learning at this time:
      • Blue Administrator Certification for Learning Evaluations
      • Blue Administrator Certification for Surveys

Both online instructor-led and self-directed training include:

  • Training Materials: Designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts, features, and functionality in Blue.
  • Step-by-Step Demonstrations: The instructor will guide the training participants through step-by-step demonstrations of Blue foundational features and functionality.
  • Examples and Exercises: Throughout each training, participants will be asked to complete various exercises, providing hands-on experience with using Blue to create learning evaluations, 360-degree feedback programs and surveys, and to implement reports at the first certification level.

Key Topics Covered & Learning Objectives

MTM+

EAS Certification Program for MTM is designed to build a foundation of knowledge and skills for you in administering your learning and feedback programs and reporting these programs’ results back to the business.

Specific topics and learning objectives covered are:

MTM Administration
  • Schedule and manage classes, training assets, and survey distribution
  • Manage MTM Demographic, Respondent, and Email Forms
  • Manage Class Survey Assignments
  • Create and manage Measurement Plans, Portfolios, and Survey Defaults
MTM Reporting
  • Effectively use MTM Ready Reports, Data Explorer, and Dashboards to obtain learning insights
  • Automate reports to stakeholders with appropriate benchmarks and filters
  • Put together simple data analyses

 

Blue+

EAS certification training for Blue is designed to build a foundation of knowledge and skills for you in administering your learning and feedback programs and reporting these programs’ results back to the business.

Specific topics and learning objectives covered are:

Blue Learning Evaluations
  • Work with datasources and Blue’s project definitions for learning evaluations
  • Create, publish, and monitor learning evaluation projects
  • Build learning evaluations (questionnaires) that will gather the expected learning data from your audience
  • Automate tasks for your learning evaluations
  • Build, manage, and automatically distribute learning evaluation reports
Blue 360
  • Work with datasources and Blue’s projects definitions for 360 reviews
  • Set up various 360-degree feedback projects in Blue based on project criteria, such as rater audience, demographics, and project duration
  • Build online questionnaires that will gather the expected feedback from your rater audience(s)
  • Automate tasks for your 360-degree feedback programs
  • Build, manage, and distribute 360-degree feedback reports
Blue Surveys
  • Create, publish, and monitor organizational surveys in Blue
  • Use Simplified Surveys or Typical Surveys, based on survey criteria and goals
  • Build online questionnaires that gather the required data from the survey population
  • Automate tasks for your surveys
  • Build, manage, and distribute reports

 

Key Benefits

MTM+

The key benefits of achieving a foundational MTM Certification include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify ways in which MTM can be used to provide automation and insight into your organization’s learning evaluations.
  • Effectively utilize various learning resources such as user guides to further your knowledge about MTM.
  • More effectively communicate with your stakeholders and Explorance experts about your MTM solutions, as you apply your learning to implement MTM in your organization.
  • Participate in MTM Administrator and Report Analyst community learning activities to share and discuss topics with your MTM-certified colleagues to further your knowledge and proficiency with MTM.
  • Register for advanced level certification trainings to get certified at a master and/or champion level, as you acquire experience by applying your learning and implementing MTM in your organization. Visit www.mtmimpact.com to register for advanced certification training programs.

By successfully completing foundational MTM Certifications, you’ve accomplished the most important foundational key milestone in the first phase of your learning journey.  Resources like Online Help, Advanced Certification Trainings, Explorance Consulting Services, Customer Success, and Customer Support are available to help you acquire more knowledge and confidence in using MTM.

Blue+

The key benefits of achieving a foundational Blue Administrator Certification include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify ways in which Blue can be used to provide automation, autonomy, and insight into your organizational feedback processes such as learning evaluations, 360-degree feedback programs, and employee experience surveys.
  • Effectively utilize various learning resources such as user guides to further your knowledge about Blue.
  • More effectively communicate with your stakeholders and Explorance experts about your Blue solutions, as you apply your learning to implement Blue in your organization.
  • Participate in Blue Administrator community learning activities to share and discuss topics with your Blue-certified colleagues to further your knowledge and proficiency with Blue, with the aim of expanding the Blue knowledge and experience with your training cohorts as you apply the knowledge you gained from the training at work.
  • Register for advanced level certification trainings to get certified at a master and/or expert level, as you acquire experience by applying your learning and implementing Blue in your organization. Visit www.mtmimpact.com to register for advanced certification training programs.

By successfully completing foundational Blue Administrator Certifications, you’ve accomplished the most important foundational key milestone in the first phase of your learning journey.  Resources like Online Help, Advanced Certification Trainings, Explorance Professional Services, Consulting Services, Customer Success, and Customer Support are available to help you acquire more knowledge and confidence in using Blue.

EAS Training Session Schedules 2020-2021

Self-Directed, At Your Own Pace: Blue Learning Evaluations, Blue Surveys+

Start Date End Date Register
Start at any time End any time Register for self-directed training

 

Trainees’ roles Trainers’ roles Tips
  • Develop a learning contract with yourself, as you self-assess your self-learning style and plan time commitment
  • Monitor your learning process
  • Take initiative for all stages of the learning process — be self-motivated
  • Consult with your trainer as required
  • Build a cooperative learning environment
  • Help to motivate and direct the trainees’ learning experience
  • Be available for learning consultations as appropriate during the learning process
  • Serve as an advisor rather than a formal instructor
  • Those who set aside a certain amount of time in advance to self-learn (such as 2-3 hours a day until completion) tend to finish the certification training successfully

 

Online Instructor-Led Sessions: Blue 360, MTM Administration, MTM Reporting+

 

Session Month MTM Administrator Certification

(Eastern Timezone)

MTM Report Analyst Certification

(Eastern Timezone)

Blue Admin Certification for 360

(Eastern Timezone)

Blue Admin Certification for LE

(Eastern Timezone)

Session Status

AUGUST 2020

Aug 4 – 5 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Aug 18 – 19 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Aug 25 – 26 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

SEPTEMBER 2020

Sep 9 – 10 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Sep 16 – 17 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Sep 29 – 30 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

OCTOBER 2020

Oct 6 – 7 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Oct 20 – 21 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Oct 27 – 28 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

NOVEMBER 2020

Nov 3 – 4 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Nov 10 – 11 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Nov 17 – 18 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

DECEMBER 2020

Dec 1 – 2 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Dec 8 – 9 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

JANUARY 2021

Jan 12 – 13 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Jan 19 – 20 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Jan 26 – 27 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

FEBRUARY 2021

Feb 9 – 10 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Feb 17 – 18 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Feb 23 – 24 (11:00AM – 4:00PM ET) Register

Please visit again for the updated schedules for the rest of 2021.

Fees and Terms

MTM+

Explorance Academy Subscription with access to certification trainings to get certified:

  • For a holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat for online MTM certification trainings: no additional fee.
  • For a non-holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat for online MTM certification trainings: $2,850 USD per person for one year.  This fee includes an EAS training seat that gives unlimited access during the one year subscription period to:
    • All EAS certification training programs (instructor-led and self-directed)
    • The Explorance Academy LMS and the Explorance Academy training server

Note:

  • An EAS training seat is dedicated to one person and can only be transferred to another person during the subscription period if the original subscriber leaves the company or changes roles and thus no longer works on MTM.
  • An Explorance Academy Subscription does not include onsite face-to-face certification training camps or an advanced-level certification trainings at the master and/or expert level, which may require an additional fee.

Blue+

Explorance Academy Subscription with access to certification trainings to get certified:

  • For a holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat for online Blue Administrator certification trainings: no additional fee.
  • For a non-holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat for online Blue Administrator certification trainings: $2,850 USD per person for one year.  This fee includes an EAS training seat that gives unlimited access during the one year subscription period to:
    • All EAS certification training programs (instructor-led and self-directed)
    • The Explorance Academy LMS and the Explorance Academy training server

Note:

  • An EAS training seat is dedicated to one person and can only be transferred to another person during the subscription period if the original subscriber leaves the company or changes roles and thus no longer works on Blue.
  • An Explorance Academy Subscription does not include onsite face-to-face certification training camps or an advanced-level certification trainings at the master and/or expert level, which may require an additional fee.

Explorance Academy Contact

Email: learning@explorance.com