Navigate Academy is a one-stop-shop for integration firms that want to build the knowledge and skill levels of their workforces
Ongoing education, professional development, and training for your workforce not only help employees perform more effectively, but also encourage them to stay. SHRM data reveals that only one-third of employees are satisfied with their organization’s commitment to professional development. Meanwhile, 21% cite lack of career advancement opportunities as a reason to leave their employer. But, if a company invests in employees’ careers, the majority (94%) say they’re likely to stay at the company longer.
Through NSCA membership, integrators already have access to valuable content that improves every corner of their business—from project management to marketing.
As 2022 winds down, many members are looking for ways to improve business in 2023 and beyond. With worker shortages looming and competition for talent becoming fierce, giving your employees an easy to way to boost their skills and commit to their advancement can go a long way for your company—and for them.
That’s why we teamed up with Navigate Management Consulting, an NSCA Member Advisory Councilmember, to bring NSCA members a free subscription to Navigate Academy.
Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of this opportunity.
What Is Navigate Academy?
Navigate Academy is a one-stop-shop for integration firms that want to build the knowledge and skill levels of their workforces. All the learning your team needs is in one convenient place.
Designed for integrators, Navigate Academy is an online learning program that teaches your team everything they need to know about foundational business principles:
- Project management
- Process management
- Business management
Based on their current roles, existing skillsets, and future goals, participants can choose which areas they want to study.
Dozens of courses are already available, and one new training module is added every month.
November 2022 Training Module
Principles of Job Costing
The purpose of any business is to make money. For a project-based business, proper job costing is the most effective way to make sure that happens.
Job costing tracks costs and revenues by job and enables standardized reporting of profitability for each job. For a typical job, this includes direct material, direct labor, subcontract costs, and indirect costs used to support the project.
What Are Navigate Academy Courses Like?
Each course begins as a live, 45-minute webinar. The course is also recorded and available on-demand once the live webinar is complete.
After completing the course, participants take a short quiz to confirm that they understood the session content. These courses qualify for AVIXA CTS renewal units and Project Management Institute PDUs.
Each course is accompanied by an action item that helps the participant apply what they learn on the job. Think of it like a mini homework assignment that helps your employees learn by doing.
Participants can also tune in to podcasts featuring industry experts who are well-aligned with the training module topic of the month. These 10-minute discussions are filled with real-life lessons and examples of business success—and failure.
If you’re an NSCA member and want to claim your team’s free Navigate Academy class, start here!