After discussion with the major stakeholders, an approach was developed that would utilise Eliesha’s highly innovative pearls of wisdom® products in an exciting way to capture all the key aspects of the face to face programme, incorporate scripts, videos and support material from the existing programme and recreate, through the use of suitable animation, its humour and outcomes.
The final product, consisting of 10 pearls of wisdom® and supporting material, was then integrated onto the Eliesha Learning Management System for access by all Welsh Government staff allowing it to be monitored and reported on.
When designing the pearls of wisdom® in detail, Eliesha echoed the Monsters and Trolls metaphor throughout - particularly the Trolls analogy, being the ‘things that can get in the way of good governance’ - so that this language appeared throughout the programme. We also incorporated some of David Richards’s voice clips/anecdotes to embed his unique and engaging style into the end product.
The pearls of wisdom® were used to structure the input of the various concepts that were key to the delivery of the overall Governance message. For the Nolan Principles, for example, the pearls of wisdom® delivered the background behind the development of each principle, which was then brought into context with examples. The Slayer’s Seven Guides were designed to sit across five pearls of wisdom®. This allowed flexibility in delivery whilst using time effectively and anecdotes were used to enhance the experience.
The programme was also repurposed using discrete pearls of wisdom® including the Civil Service Code, Nolan Principles and Values to incorporate in other online products including Introduction to Legislation and Reception Stage One. This demonstrated the versatility of the product and value for money through effective reuse.