EnDyna provides training solutions and development tools that adhere to the highest levels of quality, cost effectiveness, and compatibility with current industry standards. Implementing sound instructional systems development (ISD) principles, EnDyna collaborates with its clients to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate (ADDIE) comprehensive training programs that ensure the transfer of requisite skills and knowledge to the learner.
EnDyna is firmly committed to accessibility standards – such as Section 508 Compliance – and web-based e-learning interoperability standards, including the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).
In addition, EnDyna remains at the forefront of relevant training standards, including the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC), IMS Global, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Ariadne interoperability standards. We work in all media, including instructor-led (ILT), performance support, web/computer-based training (CBT), video, mobile, and synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. Our proven methodology is immediately leveraged by our clients to meet their requirements.
EnDyna’s Services Include:
TRAINING CENTER MANAGEMENT
EnDyna is one of only a handful of small businesses to win a prime contract supporting a federal agency’s national training center. In order to maintain an effective workforce, the standardization of federal agency employee training is essential. Maintenance of training materials, class logistics, staffing arrangements, and related records management is a complex responsibility and allows departments and agencies nationwide to maintain large catalogs of courses, which are offered on multiple occasions each year. The benefits of these courses may also be extended to partners in state and local governments, other federal agencies, and stakeholder entities.
EnDyna’s Services Include:
HUMAN CAPITAL SOLUTIONS
EnDyna provides innovative and cost effective human capital solutions to Federal and state agencies. In the last three years, EnDyna has provided solutions in the following areas: competency modeling, leadership and professional development, executive coaching. Services in business process reengineering/improvement include: workforce planning, executive coaching and facilitation, organizational reengineering, performance management, and HR program support. EnDyna has provided these solutions (for GS-7 to GS-14 federal employees) to a variety of customers, including the US Departments of Defense (DoD), Transportation (DOT), Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC).
EnDyna’s human capital solutions are classified into three distinct service areas:
Competency Modeling: Competencies define the level of skills and knowledge necessary to perform one’s duties successfully. In addition to intelligence and aptitude, the underlying characteristics of a person, such as traits, habits, motives, social roles, and self-image, as well as the environment around them, enable a person to deliver superior performance in a given job, role, or situation. EnDyna applies competency modeling to a variety of human resource activities to determine specific behaviors that are required for high performance and success in a given job, as well as to capture emerging trends within an organization. EnDyna also ensures that competencies are aligned with business objectives to support overall customer success.
Leadership and Professional Development: EnDyna offers a wide variety of curriculum components that can be customized to the individual needs of the adult learner. EnDyna’s customized leadership curriculum combines learning and practice opportunities as part of a comprehensive system to train and develop the future leaders and managers. Each level is built around a core learning program, which includes training courses, mentoring or coaching, individual development planning, and self-directed study. This integrated approach, which was been implemented on both the ELDP and DCELP contracts with DoD, allows for a program tailored to each individual participant. Leaders or aspiring leaders may have very different development needs, yet share the need for a common foundational skill-set. In this way, a GS-9 and GS-12 may be enrolled in the same program (i.e., Aspiring Leader program), yet their experience will be unique to their own individual development planning, mentoring experiences, and self-directed study.
Process Reengineering: Innovation is a hallmark of EnDyna’s work. We have provided innovative solutions in micro-modular approach for accelerated training development, redesigned effective Federal organizations, built leadership programs around cohorts, and simplifying HR-IT systems to keep them flexible. EnDyna works closely with customer and other end-users to analyze a variety of sales and operational processes resulting from Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and to design, develop, deliver and implement process improvements to address the new and emerging requirements and processes, including evaluation methodology, tools and logistics for travel and training schedules. For example, at DOT/FMCSA, EnDyna redesigned the HR PMO – first by cross-training personnel, realigning them along mission-critical lines, and then reworking each process to reduce lead times and improve consistency of response. All redesigned processes were encoded into standard operating procedures (SOPs) and semi-automated as SharePoint® work flows.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA), National Training Center (NTC) Program Management: The DOT/FMCSA National Training Center (NTC) provides high quality motor carrier safety and law enforcement training to assist in improving safety, saving lives, and preventing serious injury. EnDyna provided: development of new and revised training courses; business process improvements; creation of new standard operating procedures (SOPs); technical and logistical support for training delivery and facilitation; and instructor support (training, recertification, and evaluation). Instruction was provided online and in a traditional classroom settings using a variety of multimedia tools, including but not limited to: webinars, websites and training videos. Annually for DOT, EnDyna developed an average of 240 hours of instructor-led-training (ILT), 120 hours of web-based-training (WBT), 50 hours of synchronous webinars, 80 hours of leadership coaching, and delivered classroom training to more than 13,500 students.
US Department of Defense, Defense Human Resources Activity, Defense Civilian Personnel Service (DoD/DHRA/DCPAS), Executive Leadership and Development Program (ELDP): EnDyna supported ELDP, an annual 10-month leadership program for mid-level civilians and is aligned with the DoD Civilian Leader Development Model, which focuses on achieving five learning objectives: Know Yourself, Express Yourself, Build Teams, Manage Organizations, and Understanding the Department of Defense. Starting with a 10-day classroom session called, “Core Curriculum Training,” EnDyna provided participants with an experiential approach to a number of critical leadership development learning activities, on-demand executive coaching, as well as immersion into the culture and mission of the warfighter. Throughout the ten-month program year, cohorts were also taken on “Field Deployments” to CONUS and OCONUS DoD installations for various immersive activities alongside the warfighter.
US Department of Defense, Defense Human Resources Activity, Defense Civilian Personnel Service (DoD/DHRA/DCPAS), Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program (DCELP): EnDyna supported DCELP, an annual emerging leader program that is aligned with the DoD Civilian Leader Development Model and supports the development of a talent pipeline and focuses on achieving five terminal learning objectives: Know Self, Express Self, Build Teams, Lead People, and Understanding the Department of Defense. EnDyna developed and facilitated four, one-week experiential-based classroom seminars to over 200 emerging leaders per year. In addition to providing fully customized training sessions, EnDyna prepared read-ahead materials, agendas, and place cards; developed instructor and participant guides; coordinated guest speaker engagements; and, arranged group and individual coaching and peer mentoring sessions.
US Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS/NPPD), Compliance Training for the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD): EnDyna provided strategic development, implementation, evaluation, and management of a comprehensive Infrastructure Security Compliance Training program to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of personnel training to DHS headquarters. We supported ISCD in analysis, revision, and by bringing up to date training programs that enabled DHS to continue to fulfill a critical mission to train designated federal target audiences with critical knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). This project focused on the overarching effort to perform the critical ISCD activities necessary to meet the program requirements for general inspection, regulatory program updates, and standard employee training. As part of this work, the DHS courses on which we worked involved the training of Federal inspectors in Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations (6 CFR Part 27). The courses included knowledge checks, games, scenario-based performance exercises, report-outs, an end-of-course tests and evaluations.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System (VA/VHA/EES), eLearning Authoring Tool Set and Technology Implementation and Training: EnDyna developed and implemented an authoring tool software (and reference manual) that streamlines training design and development for EES on a new platform to save employees’ time to author interactive web-based training. Training courses to be developed using this authoring tool would enhance skills of physicians, nurses, and laboratory technicians. As such, the courses to be developed were to be shared with DoD and NIH over the Federal exchange. EnDyna delivered a unified, user-friendly database-driven training authoring environment, which leveraged interactive templates used in the training development process. The performance support tool was a great time-saver for EES’s instructional designers as it allowed them to semi-automatically generate Section 508-compliant training by simply providing training assets (such as slides, videos, audio files) and an outline to stitch the assets together.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (DOT/FHWA), Distance Learning Course Development and Delivery: EnDyna designed and produced concise, single-topic video presentations for an online series titled Federal-aid Essentials for DOT/FHWA. Our team provided multimedia animation, voiceover narration, and managed video design and development. In addition to the video design and production, we also developed an informational sidebar for each presentation, which housed the written narration, thumbnail presentation, and links to additional resources, and allowed for search capability. We also worked closely with the FHWA’s Office of Technical Services to develop outreach products to target Local Public Agencies (LPAs) that receive Federal-aid Highway Program funding. Videos produced by EnDyna include: Funding Basics and Eligibility, Introduction to Cost Principles, Common Grant Rules, Introduction to Project Construction and Contract Administration, and Design-Build Procurement.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA), Leadership and Professional Development Program (LPDP): In addition to providing on-site support to NTC, EnDyna also developed FMCSA’s Leadership and Professional Development Program (LPDP), a comprehensive program – which combined training courses, mentoring and coaching, individual development planning, self-directed study, and practice opportunities – to develop future leaders and managers at FMCSA. EnDyna also provided continual evaluation and assessment of key performance measures, which ensured that each participant had the opportunity to reach their full potential.
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA/OPP), Salesforce Training and Coaching for the Environmental Stewardship Branch (ESB): In an effort to help ESB staff communicate with their partners more effectively and efficiently, EnDyna provided day-to-day administrative support, leadership training, and individual coaching. Coaching sessions were provided to help staff integrate and implement strategic goals into ESB’s annual work plan. These goals were then allocated to the individual staff level and performance measures were developed and used to build individual accountability. EnDyna also facilitated team building and workforce planning, for which EnDyna created a tool for transparency and accountability, standard operating procedures, and related staff training.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA), Instructional Design Guide for Inspecting Electric and Hybrid-Electric Commercial Vehicles: EnDyna developed an online (web-based) training module for inspecting high-voltage hazards on electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles for the FMCSA Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology. After analyzing the state of current training, EnDyna developed detailed content for a one-hour web-based training course for inspecting electric or hybrid-electric commercial trucks and buses. EnDyna also developed the instructional course design guide and associated training materials, as well as a final project report.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA), Leak Detection in Natural Gas Commercial Vehicles: Because of the growing availability of natural gas fueling stations across the country and the much lower cost of natural gas compared to diesel fuel on a diesel-gallon-equivalent (energy content) basis, the number of truck fleet and bus owner/operators who are procuring new commercial vehicles powered by natural gas is burgeoning. EnDyna developed a training course for inspectors to detect leaks from commercial motor vehicles using natural gas or propane as fuel.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA), Hydrogen Fuel Safety Training for Commercial Vehicles: In 2012, FMCSA made the determination that a training module on hydrogen fuel safety for commercial vehicle operators was necessary. EnDyna developed the module to enable commercial vehicle operators to be aware of how hydrogen is used as a fuel, and to demonstrate how to operate hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles safely. EnDyna was responsible for developing the instructional content and compiling the instructional materials (Instructor Guide, Student Guide, and Microsoft PowerPoint slides) from the course design guide.
National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Programs (NIH/OEP), Support for Training Program Evaluation: EnDyna supports OEP in efforts to enhance the efficacy and efficiency of OEP’s strategic approach to its business areas and processes. As part of this work, EnDyna provided support for training program evaluation activities for the Extramural Staff Training Office (ESTO), which promotes trainings intended for NIH Extramural Scientist Staff, who administer grants and contracts. EnDyna evaluated whether NIH extramural staff are receiving necessary competencies and skills from OEP trainings, how relevant/beneficial OEP trainings are for extramural staff, what managers/supervisors believe are the training needs for their extramural staff, and whether extramural staff believe that OEP training increases staff productivity.
National Institutes of Health, Division of Environmental Protection (NIH/DEP), Web-Based Training Course on Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans: EnDyna provides independent environmental Compliance and Environmental Management System (EMS) auditing and consulting services at a number of NIH locations nationwide. EnDyna conducts environmental compliance and EMS audits at those sites every two years to ensure all non-compliance issues have been resolved. As part of this work, EnDyna developed a web-based, online training module to train compliance officers to develop and maintain their Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans.
US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Training Development and Delivery: EnDyna supported EMI in several training projects, which included: Decision-Making for Initial Company Operations, State Individual Assistance and Management, and other trainings. EnDyna created and delivered classroom and multimedia training (with audiovisuals, paper-based exercises, and breakout groups) for more than 100 participants per session. Specific tasks included: (1) analyzing audience needs and changes in regulatory guidance; (2) planning training meeting logistics – main session, instructors, breakout groups, and support services; (3) designing and developing revised course materials; (4) creating student manuals, audio-visuals, and instructor guides; and (5) conducting instructor training.
US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Incident Command Systems (ICS) Training Development: EnDyna developed and delivered a new course on various functions in Incident Command Systems (ICS) and in National Incident Management System (NIMS). EnDyna created and delivered nine (9) performance-based, authentic scenarios for the classroom using multimedia training (with audiovisual elements, paper-based artifacts, and decision trees reported out to the whole group). Specific tasks included: analyzing audience needs and changes in regulatory guidance; planning training meeting logistics – main session, instructors, breakout groups, and support services; designing and developing revised course materials; creating student manuals, audio-visuals, and instructor guides; and, conducting instructor training.
US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), National Fire Academy (NFA), Training Development and Delivery: EnDyna worked with FEMA on several training projects for NFA. The contract involved using ISD principles to develop and deliver a new course on Functions in the Incident Command Systems (ICS). Specific tasks included: performing a needs assessment; conducting a planning and training meeting; designing and developing revised course materials with regional specific scenarios and exercises matched to audience needs; creating student and instructor manuals, audiovisuals and interactive adult learning exercises; conducting a pilot to evaluate instructor-student interactions; and, evaluating the training.
Environmental Council of the States, Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ECOS/ITRC), Training Development and Delivery: EnDyna also developed and delivered over 30 online training sessions for ECOS/ITRC, a state-led coalition of regulators, industry experts, academia, citizen stakeholders, and federal partners working together to increase regulatory acceptance of state-of-the-art environmental technologies. The training sessions typically lasted two to two and one-half hours and covered highly technical information. EnDyna worked with instructional systems designers, SMEs, and graphic artists to create multimedia courses able to be offered in the classroom setting, via web delivery, and through the creation of instructional CD/DVDs and videos. EnDyna helped maintain public and private web pages, and has supported ITRC in developing the methodology and materials for training programs, interfacing with EPA’s CLUE-IN Portal, developing web-based announcements, advertising for courses, registering attendees, conducting courses, developing web-based evaluations, and updating and improving courses.
Environmental Council of the States, Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ECOS/ITRC), Risk Assessment Tools Review, Adaptive Risk Assessment Modeling System™ (ARAMS) and Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA): EnDyna facilitated a training event for the SADA and ARAMS™ tool to increase awareness of the availability of this and other risk assessment tools. The Risk Assessment Resources Team prepared a white paper that presented findings of the review and identified recommendations for improvement of the ARAMS™ tool. SADA is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem solving environment.