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Genpact, EdCast, and Positive Planet US Collaborate to Provide Free Online Learning to Under-Resourced Entrepreneurs

Genpact | May 24, 2021

To help under-resourced entrepreneurs develop critical skills for fulfillment in today's challenging and competitive economic environment, three leading organizations are coming together to expand the depth of content available during a free online learning platform designed to enable business success and, in turn, help spur community-based economic revival.

Genpact, a worldwide professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation; EdCast, a pacesetter in online corporate learning and upskilling; and Positive Planet US, a non-profit organization that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic process and employment, have joined forces to lend their respective expertise to support entrepreneurs and help them amplify their impact on the communities that they serve.

The partnership adds essential learning resources for startup owners to Genpact's Adapt and Rise e-learning platform, developed and built with EdCast. In an attempt to democratize access to critical business skills, Genpact opened the program to the general public in 2020, sharing a subset of its learning content from its own highly successful internal continuous learning platform, Genome, which is inspired by work with MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence.

Genpact launched Adapt and Rise during the pandemic to offer all professionals a free platform to upskill, reskill, and thrive in an increasingly digital economy and help companies become more resilient with adaptive, agile workforces. The challenges of the last year have further underscored how businesses increasingly need professionals with a mixture of hard and soft skills to achieve success in today's business environment. For this reason, knowledgeable learning path may include building digital skills, like AI (AI) and analytics, paired with training in agile methodologies, change management, and storytelling.

The site builds on Genpact's expertise and therefore the collective intelligence of its quite 90,000 employees honed from delivering real-world change for many companies. quite 10 million learning hours were logged at Genpact within the last year.

Positive Planet features a highly successful diary of helping millions round the world, helping create sustainable development solutions for disadvantaged populations, especially women and youth. Launched 23 years ago with the mission to form the planet more positive economically, socially, and environmentally, it's helped quite 11 million people leave poverty behind. Its work strives for a more equal society, helping underserved communities – independent of their race, gender, background – create their own jobs and prosperity through entrepreneurship.

Positive Planet brings new content to the platform created for the unique needs of entrepreneurs, including curricula in such areas as sales strategy and business development, growth and operations, and marketing, legal, accounting, and finance for little businesses. Adapting business models during a difficult economy makes continuous learning and reskilling vital, and these learning paths offer the precise skills needed to create and grow a startup. The success of those businesses brings benefits to local communities as entrepreneurship can provide new career journeys also as economic revival.

Learning journeys from Genpact available on Adapt and Rise cover in-demand skills, including AI , change management, customer experience, design thinking, storytelling, digital business strategy, and other people leadership. Combining those courses with Positive Planet's range of learning curriculum for business planning for little business gives entrepreneurs access to a breadth of experience that's critical to success, but is just too often difficult to seek out in one place.

Powered by EdCast's award-winning learning and talent experience platform, Adapt and Rise offers on-demand learning at an important time.

About Genpact

Genpact may be a global professional services firm that creates business transformation real. Led by our purpose -- the relentless pursuit of a world that works better for people -- we drive digital-led innovation and digitally enabled intelligent operations for our clients. Guided by our experience reinventing and running thousands of processes for many clients, many of them Global Fortune 500 companies, we drive real-world transformation at scale. we expect with design, dream in digital, and solve problems with data and analytics. Combining our expertise in end-to-end operations and our AI-based platform, Genpact Cora, we specialise in the small print – all 90,000+ of us. From ny to New Delhi , and quite 30 countries in between, we connect every dot, reimagine every process, and reinvent the ways companies work. we all know that reimagining each step from start to end creates better business outcomes. Whatever it's , we'll be there with you – accelerating digital transformation to make bold, lasting results – because transformation happens here.

About EdCast

EdCast offers a unified platform designed to work end-to-end employee experience journeys spanning learning, skilling and career mobility. Its award-winning platform is employed internationally by organizations starting from large Global 2000 companies to small businesses and governments. With EdCast's platforms, our customers are ready to attract, develop and retain a high-performance and future-ready workforce. EdCast's offerings include its Talent Experience Platform, Spark for SMBs, EdCast Marketplace and MyGuide Digital Adoption Platform. EdCast may be a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award recipient.

Spotlight

We are now in the Experience Age – where 92% of teens are online daily, playing games, livestreaming memorable experiences, sharing ephemeral moments on Snapchat, or posting pictures of exciting daily occurrences on Instagram (Wadhera, 2016). Both informal and formal learning, as a result, have shifted again: from an Industrial Revolution model of education, where a teacher transmitted information to students via a ‘one size fits all’ mentality; to an Information Age model, in which access to and accumulation of information was the highest priority.

Spotlight

We are now in the Experience Age – where 92% of teens are online daily, playing games, livestreaming memorable experiences, sharing ephemeral moments on Snapchat, or posting pictures of exciting daily occurrences on Instagram (Wadhera, 2016). Both informal and formal learning, as a result, have shifted again: from an Industrial Revolution model of education, where a teacher transmitted information to students via a ‘one size fits all’ mentality; to an Information Age model, in which access to and accumulation of information was the highest priority.

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