MISSION

To design, develop, and implement quality training products and staffing solutions on-time and on-budget for every initiative positioning this team as the "experts" while advocating a socially and environmentally responsible identity, providing our associates with rewarding and healthy professional opportunities, and establishing the conditions for continuing success.

VALUES


    Our values drive our business practices:
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Fairness




GOALS


    We legitimize our values through the successful achievement of these goals:
  • The creation of elegant learning products recognized as such by industry leaders
  • A responsive culture respectful of our environment and community
  • A safe and rewarding work environment encouraging professional and personal growth

Explore samples of our recent learning products below. Note that our work for private sector clients is proprietary and unavailable to review.

This project adapts the four-door model of learning to create Level III exploratory learning within a scenario-based game-like environment. The parallel paths and branching logic allow for immersive and user-controlled learning.

This project employs the crawl-walk-run model of learning to create Level II learning interspersed with fun, engaging knowledge checks. ODG’s customized shell allows for unlimited creativity in the presentation of content - we are not limited to cookie-cutter templates.

This Level II-III learning has dozens of ‘Practical Exercises’ each containing strings of custom games and activities to prove the user’s comprehension of the material. ODG’s customized shell allows for unlimited creativity in the presentation of content - we are not limited to cookie-cutter templates.

This Level II-III learning has dozens of ‘Practical Exercises’ each containing strings of custom games and activities to prove the user’s comprehension of the material. ODG’s customized shell allows for unlimited creativity in the presentation of content - we are not limited to cookie-cutter templates.

Explore a sample of our recent learning products below. Note that our work for private sector clients is proprietary and belongs to those clients.

ARMY LOGISTICS

This project adapts the four-door model of learning to create Level III exploratory learning within a scenario-based, game-like environment. The parallel paths and branching logic allow for immersive and user-controlled learning.

Olson Design Group is a veteran owned small business and a leading provider of virtual learning solutions for government entities, Fortune 1000 companies, and emerging businesses. Large-scale, custom solutions are developed and delivered within budget and on-time.

Virtual learning and performance support programs have been developed for clients in these areas:

Instructional Training
Compliance
Strategic Overview/Orientation
Health and Wellness
Product Awareness
Customer Affinity

LEARNING

ODG is a recognized leader in the creation of learning development strategies and products. We have developed hundreds of courses in all formats and across varying platforms. We have successfully worked with clients to reduce the traditional chasm between learning and performance support.

ODG has developed custom interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) solutions. Projects begin with a discovery or analysis phase and end with implementation and on-going evaluation phases.

ODG offers Learning Management System (LMS) implementation and administration solutions to assist in the management and delivery of learning activities. We have successful and relevant integration experiences applicable to SCORM, AICC, and LMS-specific environments.

We assist our clients to better understand how virtual learning solutions can be unique and cost effective to build knowledge among employees, distributors, franchisees, and other partners.

STAFFING

Our highly skilled team of instructional designers, graphic designers, and programmers are steeped in the art and science of learning, and in the latest technologies that can best deliver it.

We provide full insurance protection and HR document compliance. Our metrics help our clients monitor the effectiveness of their programs to increase efficiencies.

CONTRACT VEHICLES

    Current ODG U.S. Federal Government contract vehicles include:
  • Army National Guard Technical & Program Management Support Services (TPMSS) - 5 year ID/IQ
  • Army National Guard Recruiting Support Contract - 5 year ID/IQ
  • U.S. Army Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning - 5 year ID/IQ

JAG Legal Center – July 2015

The ODG - COGAR team designed, developed, and implemented 54 hours of interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) for The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School’s Pre-Advanced Leaders Course. The course employed the four-door model of learning in a synchronous environment. The IMI is produced under the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning (CAPDL) contract.

Army Logistics – December 2014

The ODG - COGAR team designed, developed, and implemented the Sustainment Learning Assessment for the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Virginia. Of the 67.5 hours of interactive multimedia instruction (IMI), 58.5 hours were scenario-based Level III IMI focused on immersion in a gamified environment. The Sustainment Learning Assessment employed the four-door model of learning to best ensure that first lieutenants are prepared to become multifunctional logisticians. The IMI was produced under the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning (CAPDL) contract.

Microsoft Compliance - November 2014

ODG designed, developed, and implemented 18 Microsoft compliance courses targeting Microsoft employees worldwide. These 30-minute courses included video, audio, closed captioning, imagery, and graphics. ODG instructional system designers liaisoned with Microsoft stakeholders in the construct of the storyboards and the ODG designers and developers created the courses. The initiative was managed from Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington.

Army Aviation - April 2014

The ODG - COGAR team designed, developed, and implemented 81 hours of Level II interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) for the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The IMI was produced under the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning contract and consists of two initiatives: the Aviation Maintenance Officer Course, targeting aviation maintenance officers; and the Aviation Captains Career Course, targeting aviation branch captains.

Army National Guard - September 2013

The Army National Guard has awarded a five year contract to ODG and its partners, NCI and Metova. This single award required that ODG provide functional support for the full range of program and branch activities. The functional support included subject matter expertise in program, management/operations/communications, content development, online portal operations, delivery capabilities management, information assurance management, and training management information system implementation. ODG and its partners were proud to provide the highest caliber services and products accommodating the technology-enabled training requirements.

Sergeants Major Academy – September 2013

The ODG - COGAR team designed, developed, and implemented 136 hours of Level II interactive multimedia instruction for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. The IMI was produced under the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Products for Distributed Learning contract and consisted of two initiatives: Structured Self Development I, targeting junior enlisted Soldiers; and Structured Self Development V, targeting senior noncommissioned officers.

Marine Corps Recruiting Command – July 2013

ODG and our partner MPSC launched the Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) Training Tracking System Version 5.6 featuring increased functionality and security. The MCRC's National Training Team (NTT) employs the Training Tracking System to manage the type of sales training seminar conducted and the number and location of Marines trained, trainer certification, produce certificates, and create or print reports. The process took us from an initial prototype tracking system (Version 1) to the current version (Version 5.6). Iterative and on-going maintenance and periodic updates are rolled-out and synchronized with MCRC critical events. Marines access this secure site every day to accomplish required performance improvement tasks.

U.S. Army: Combined Arms for Distributed Learning (CAPDL) - May 2012

ODG and our partner, COGAR, produced over 1,000 hours of interactive multimedia instruction. The Army's Training and Doctrine Command spearheaded the initiative to keep our nation's forces trained with up-to-date information and processes, transforming our troops into adaptive leaders ready to take decisive action in any situation.

ODG is a growing company, and we would love to hear from you.
We often are seeking to add the following positions to our team:

Project Managers
Instructional Designers
Graphic Designers
Programmers
Gaming Developers
Video/Animation Specialists

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