23 October 2023

Hello Censeo learning and development (L&D) friends and family!  


We are delighted to announce that it is time for our latest blog and we hope that you don’t mind things getting a little bit saucy. Actually, before you start blushing, endearing as that is, the sauce we are describing is actually of the secret kind, in terms of Censeo’s Framework for Capability Academies. 


Now, before we dive into that (control yourselves!), we should tell you that there’s a very interesting chap we like to follow at Censeo called Josh Bersin who is an advocate for businesses focusing on the capabilities it needs to not only survive, but to actually thrive in terms of skills, knowledge and competencies.  


It is worth adding at this juncture that capability and competency are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings and uses. A capability is a combination of behaviours, skills, processes and knowledge that affects an outcome. Meanwhile, competency is the measure of how a person performs a capability. Capiche? 


Back to Bersin now who is a big fan of Capability Academies. He likes to describe such an Academy as not “a bunch of courses, it’s a place to go. A place to learn. A place to share. A place for experts to contribute. And a place to advance the state of knowledge”.  


Unlike a university, which Bersin says focuses on advancing the “state of knowledge”, a Capability Academy focuses on building real business capabilities in a scalable, open and ever-improving way. In essence, this type of L&D offering moves away from traditional content inputs when it comes to offering to competency-based certification. 


That’s the way Bersin rolls and you know what, that’s the way we have long rolled at Censeo too. Many moons ago, Censeo was predominantly developed in order to give international sports federations a system to quality assure the certification of their coaches and technical officials globally, in multiple languages, and through the tracking and development of competencies. 


Our focus has always been on the achievement of competencies rather than purely measuring inputs by course designers and learners alike (as some other platforms out there are prone to do). This creates significant differences in the features that allow the system to be administered and used, enabling learners to ingest knowledge and develop key competencies all on the one platform. 


With the education sector now collaborating with business and industry more closely to ensure learners are equipped with skills to be job ready, the process of assessment, mentoring and coaching developed by Censeo is already firmly on board with competency-based outcomes. 


As Censeo has been delivering such quality assured solutions for the past 15 years, please do contact us to chat if you are interested in hearing more! 

Introducing Censeo’s Framework for Capability Academies

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Our infrastructure is diverse and we like to be inclusive so there’s very few things that we shy away from. If there’s learning at its core we’re will to give it a go with you so get in contact to have a chat about your wildest or even simplest of needs.


Mass Engagement

Teaching through real case studies; the approach made famous by Harvard. We respect that and have full time case writers to really dig into a topic to find the nuggets of gold which take learning to new found realities customised specifically to your needs.

There’s very few better ways to learn than having an experience. We’re also experts in maximising learning opportunities whilst out and about, not just leaving people to their own devises whilst on site. From courtier groups of a handful of people right through to complex observation programmes with thousands of participants and hundreds of sessions to see learn from behind-the-scenes we’ve done and seen it all! Ask us how we can maximise your next site visit or study tour.

We’re just as excited as you are about the ease of video production and distribution nowadays. Why, because its such a great learning tool! We can produce everything from short promos right through to mini-documentaries and its all to support learning throughout your company. As much as we call them educational videos we think we should take a bit of shot at the next Oscars with some of them!!

People sometimes shudder when they think of mixing academia with industry learning. We certainly don’t and have partnered with some of the biggest and best universities around the world along with the most nimble and industry aligned to develop various academic programmes where required.

Quite often our partners and clients need to be more outwardly focussed rather than developing learning for their internal purposes. This is where things get really large scale and you guessed it, we’re all for that as well! We call this [‘Get Into…’ Mass Engagement] programmes. This could be anything from implementing global sport programmes through to skills development of broad communities so let your imagination run wild and we’ll be keen to bring your vision to life with you.

Our accreditation and certification processes are distinct but both approaches are backed by robust quality assurance standards. We know that just teaching people often isn’t enough and hence we’re experts in designing, implementing, operating and advising on global certification and accreditation standards. It might be we implement, partner or support the establishment of these standards in various organisations or companies in alignment with national training frameworks where appropriate.

Big, small, complex or simple, we are able to examine your context and identify innovative ways to align your strategic business drivers with your operational imperatives. Our consultancy looks to identify ways to activate new revenues or maximise existing revenues through engaging with people.

Our approach to Learning Pathways (LPs) takes this to a whole new level. From designing simple LPs through to certification pathways and the most complex cross functional and multistakeholder project LPs our approach knows no bounds. We consider everyone from front line workers right through to the c suite where everyone benefits from this integrated approach

We all know what online learning (or e-learning) is. We can take this as far as you need all the way from getting on with it yourself with our DIY drag & drop course builder in our platform right through to our expansive consultancy and advice in the area or outsourcing the whole lot to us!

Train the Trainer is well documented and applied across companies and organisations. We ensure your business policies and certification processes are fit for global roll out of this area. As the name suggests we ensure your teams are developed not just trained.

Not just for executives, this approach identifies your business issues and facilitates a learning process to explore creative ways of addressing such issues. A strong focus on design and development highlight the best learning tools to implement which may range from group work, individual reflection, scenario planning, case materials and many other options.

Online Learning

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Educational Videos

Observation & Experience

Case Studies

Certification & Accreditation




People Development

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