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OPAL -- Online Performance And Learning -- is the first comprehensive enhancement system developed specifically for Intranet and Internet use. There’s no software, no downloads just around-the-clock access to the job performance and professional development tools you need every day.

What can OPAL do for me?

OPAL is your just-in-time, just-enough personal coach for those times when time is short and demands are long. OPAL is like having your very own HR encyclopedia by your side at all times.

As a busy HR professional, you’ve got a lot on your plate and sometimes situations arise that require a little extra help and guidance – which isn’t always easy to come by. That’s why has partnered with DDI to provide our members with access to OPAL. Your anytime, anywhere personal coach is accessible through any computer that has an Internet connection and is designed specifically to help you quickly and easily learn, develop and manage core competencies in an engaging and interactive environment.

How does it work?

The system consists of two learning components:

Advisor: Your Personal Resource for Handling Tough Work Situations

For the tough situations that confront everyone at one point or another, the Advisor provides a ready set of timely practicals tips, guidelines, pointers and pitfalls.  Multiple learning tools and multimedia clips enrich and simplify the learning experience.
A Self-Check test is also available for every Advisor situation to ensure concept understanding.

Developer:  Your Online Mentor for Professional development

The Developer helps employees understand and gain skill in important business competencies.  Hundreds of learning exercises are included to reinforce acquired knowledge and help transfer it to the job.

Why does OPAL work?

OPAL works because it allows you to learn and interact on your own terms and in your own time. It is always there when you need it and requires no technical skills to implement and manage. And should you have any questions or wish to obtain training on the program, a member of the team will be happy to help you.

OPAL gives you instant access to the topics that matter most to you. Here are just some of the subjects addressed in this online learning program:
  • Achieving Your Leadership Potential
  • Boosting Business Results
  • Building a Motivational Environment
  • Choosing a Conflict Resolution Tactic
  • Making Better Decisions
  • Managing Stress
  • Setting Team Goals
  • Strengthening Relationships
  • and more.

OPAL also includes hundreds of job aids, designed to make learning and application a smooth process.  These aids include:

  • action planners
  • surveys
  • interview worksheets
  • discussion guides
  • individual development plan
  • multimedia clips
  • a comprehensive competency library

With over 35 years of experience, DDI has developed and refined OPAL as the most comprehensive suite of learning systems available. It has won the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Company award for three years in a row.

We are confident that you and your business will generate great value from this resource.

If you would like to compare premium memberships, click here for Premium Memberships Comparison Chart.

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