Since 2010, Cegos and LINGOs have partnered…

Since 2010, Cegos and LINGOs have partnered to offer training high-quality resources to individuals and organizations working in the development and social sectors.

LINGOs is a consortium of 80+ international NGOs, representing over 200,000 staff and local partners worldwide. Its mission is to help any organization working to improve lives in the developing world to affordably build its own capacity.

With over 80 years of experience, Cegos is a leading provider of multilingual training and development, reaching approximately 250,000 people in 50 countries each year. By partnering with LINGOs, Cegos can share its training resources with an ever-broader global audience. And over five years, the Cegos-LINGOs partnership has continued to grow in depth and reach, demonstrating Cegos’ founding values of commitment, agility, and sharing.

Commitment: Empowering NGO staff on a Global Scale

Through the partnership, Cegos provides LINGOs members with access to over 200 courses at greatly reduced cost. The multilingual curricula in subjects as varied as management and leadership, sales and marketing, and individual and collective effectiveness, have enabled thousands of development and humanitarian workers around the world to do their work more effectively.

While LINGOs offers our Members’ staff access to courses from many providers, the courses from Cegos cover an incredible range of topics and languages,” says Marian Abernathy, LINGOs’ Partnership Engagement Manager. “We find that people are interested especially in management training, which is available through Cegos in the first language of many development workers.”

At the American Refugee Committee (ARC), the soft skills training provided by Cegos supports humanitarian workers, some of whom have seen their educations interrupted by conflict.

Courses in management, negotiation, emotional self-assessment, and dealing with conflict “are of special value to our national staff who live and work in very harsh and insecure environments, and have survived some pretty horrific situations,” says Colleen Striegel, vice president of HR and Administration at ARC. “We are grateful that Cegos has been so generous with their courses because they are having a big impact on our staff.”

Agility: Adaptation for Impact

Above and beyond its provision of wide-ranging, multilingual learning to LINGOs members, Cegos has also played a vital role in helping LINGOs provide skills training for the entire NGO community.

In 2012, when LINGOs wanted to develop a catalog of courses in multiple skill areas that it could share broadly and freely with the sector, Cegos generously provided source materials. “By providing us with a foundation, Cegos made it possible to open a broad part of the LINGOs catalog to the sector,” says Mike Culligan, LINGOs Director of Learning Architecture.

Today, LINGOs offers over two dozen free courses in five languages, enabling the field staff of any NGO, including local partners, to quickly gain a common language and training in subjects as vital as project management, organizational development, and financial planning.

Sharing: Creating a Learning Community

Thanks to the generous support of volunteers and partners like Cegos, LINGOs is an ever-growing community of members and learners. “When Cegos donated course materials for us to share freely, a group of volunteers came together to tailor and translate the courses for a development context,” says Ross Coxon, LINGOs Director of the Learning Collaborative. “Cegos’ donation was one of the catalysts for collaboration within the community.” 

Drawing on a shared pool of accessible, relevant courseware, development professionals are learning wherever they are in the world, enabling them to reach their potential within their roles and increase their impact for communities they serve. NGO staff can access free courses based on Cegos’ donated content in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Arabic at www.lastmilelearning.org.

The two courses I have completed so far have helped me to understand myself better. This has enabled me to interact much better with my colleagues and the people I serve.”

Hassan Ambe, American Refugee Committee

 

Walter Davis – Group Senior Training Manager, Aggreko

We did not think that we would find a supplier who would have such a comprehensive language set in place. This was a huge added value to us.

Walter Davis

Aggreko - Group Senior Training Manager

Teaming up with CEGOS has proven to be an exciting partnership, The product offerings is the most innovative we have come across. The pedagogy behind CEGOS courses is what leaves our clients surprised and asking for more. The learning challenges in e-learning have certainly been addressed with real life scenarios, high interactivity and multiple language availability to name a few are exactly what our clients look for.
We look forward to continuing an exciting journey CEGOS and together pushing the e-learning to Newer Horizons.

Abdul Rahman Kola

New Horizons - Head of Operations and Sales

IO Group : Nadeem

We are proud to be partners with Cegos professional team. Our partnership has opened many business opportunities as we take the time to show and discuss the Cegos solution and highlight their differentiation and high quality to current and potential clients. The continued support and innovative commercial strategies make it possible to sustain a long term business relationship with Cegos.

Nadeem Ali Najarali

IO Group - Executive Director

TCC : Chris Textor

We are very pleased to work with Cegos. Our customers love the real life scenarios in the e-learning as well as the broad range of available languages. As a partner we appreciate the long and broad training background of Cegos plus their development, delivery and translation expertise.

Chris Textor

CEO - The Courseware Company

Cognos Online : Gina Paola Pulido Uriza

Con Cegos hemos trabajado muy cerca generándole valor a nuestros clientes, no solo por la calidad en sus contenidos sino por el nivel de atención a sus necesidades. Vemos en Cegos un partner de altísima calidad y compromiso con los clientes y socios.

Gina Paola Pulido Uriza

Director Comercial - CognosOnLine

Carl Rianhard – CEO of Opentec

We at OpenTec Learning have been working with partners for over 15 years, in 2014 we met Cegos, and it was a welcome change! First the product offerings are much better than the competition. But also we have been happy with the service from Cegos, the interest in negotiating with clients, and working with much less burocracy. We look forward to many years of success with Cegos. Thank you very much.

Carl Rianhard

CEO of Opentec

Kalleo – Biraj Naidoo

Kalleo People Group is proud to partner with a best-of-breed learning technology organisation such as Cegos. We strongly believe that the Cegos product range is world-class and has added tangible value to all our clients. Thanks to Cegos, we can continue to make more happy clients.

Biraj Naidoo

Head of Kalleo People Technologies

Halogen – Mike Gaines

Cegos is an excellent partner, offering top-notch, high quality elearning courseware supported by a very experienced, knowledgeable and helpful team. It is a pleasure to work with them!

Mike Gaines

Halogen Software - Director, Strategic Alliances, Corporate Development Department

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