Support the Global Learning Department of an oil and gas super major

An Oil and Gas ‘Super Major’ engaged Radiant to provide ongoing support for analysis, instructional design, and development for global learning initiatives.

To increase efficiency in a challenging market for oil and gas companies, “a large integrated oil company required a vendor that provided a broad range services with the ability to rapidly assess the needs of stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) and deliver effective educational programs.

The Global Training Department is responsible for all the technical training that its employees receive at all its business units around the globe. Its purview of responsibility covers such diverse areas and employee health and safety to facilities maintenance to complex geosciences.

The oil and gas company sought assistance from Radiant Learning & Development to close the gaps in its ability to respond to global training needs that were created by a reduction in its staff. Radiant selected key personnel to work as part of instructional systems design team. This team continues to partner with ETL to create all manner of educational interventions.


Radiant provides a large integrated oil company with the ability to scale quickly to meet current needs while maintaining the continuity of experience necessary to efficiently build learning solutions around highly technical subject matter.

Depending on the number of distinct interventions that are part of a given program, Radiant employs either the traditional ADDIE model or a hybrid of the SAM (successive approximation model) and layers of necessity models.

Typical engagements require services across the full project lifecycle, from analysis to delivery. Projects usually require Radiant to field multi-disciplined teams consisting of project managers, instructional designers, multimedia designers, and video production specialists. Radiant also embeds personnel directly into project teams when analysis indicates that doing so will represent a more efficient use of client resources.

…with Radiant’s assistance the oil company is moving towards offering learners more pull educational options


Radiant is working with the client to focus on distance learning to reduce the amount of travel required by its employees. Radiant’s instructional designers design fit-for-purpose solutions that focus on getting the solution into the hands of employees and then iterating based both on learner feedback and objective evaluation. While traditional in-person ILT remains a large component of their offerings, with Radiant’s assistance the company is moving towards offering learners more pull educational options, as opposed to the traditional push model. Virtual ILT, just-in-time learning options, and video-mediated self-education have all been a recent focus of these initiatives.

Working with Radiant has:

  • Dramatically lowered training-related travel expenses
  • Provided greater and more frequent reach; more learners are being served globally
  • Achieved greater learner satisfaction reported from greater access and the ability to self-pace
  • More efficiently deliver learning solutions allowing for a greater number of completed initiatives on a yearly basis
  • Greater versatility, having a scalable team experienced with oil and gas subject matter has resulted in lower costs for the client and has led to Radiant becoming the primary vendor for all of their technical training needs


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