DVIDS – News – Waypoints: The new software tool for learning management and career development – Natural Self Esteem

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) will transform the way they manage and develop their workforce. They are preparing to transition to a modern software tool designed to centralize learning and development, certifications, skill assessments and career planning with a new Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) branded Waypoints.

Waypoints is a Navy-branded cloud-based commercial standards system (COTS) to be implemented in FY22 through a partnership between Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Naval shipyards and regional maintenance centers.

The full-service tool suite will serve as an “enterprise gateway” for employee learning, career planning and individual development with innovative features that support and inform the full spectrum of talent management strategies.

“The data integration and power of advanced analytics within Waypoints will help supervisors, community managers and executives make talent-centric, data-driven decisions. NNSY’s talent is the most important resource in shaping the future, and it is our responsibility to identify and access the skills we need and drive the best career paths for our people,” said Shelly Simpson, Waypoints Deployment Coordinator by NNSY. Simpson also stated, “An integrated solution for enterprise learning and talent management will empower employees and enable effective learning organization. Incremental skills will be deployed in FY22 to support advanced learning and talent management approaches.”

NNSY’s incremental approach focuses on two priority areas: learning management and performance management. Learning Management (ATMS feature replacement) – Includes training management features and migration of the existing platform from NNSY. Users will access the Waypoints to perform the same functions as today but with more integration and capabilities such as: B. LinkedIn Learning, course catalog and registration, certifications, and workflows for approving training. The second priority area, Performance Management (Skills/Competency Assessments) – enables competency management (skills) and employee assessments to help individuals and the organization understand competency strengths and gaps.

NNSY will continue to expand opportunities for ROI and cost-saving approaches by seeking process automation and data integration, exploring new skills and eliminating redundant learning and talent management platforms and processes.

Platforms and processes managed by the naval shipyards will be decommissioned over time. Waypoints will eventually replace ATMS, IDP tools (SharePoint and TWMS), and SF-182 routing in Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Planned for April 2022, the Waypoints soft launch will include end-user features, LinkedIn Learning courses, and online courses not associated with certifications. “All NNSY employees will have the opportunity to log into Waypoints during the soft launch and explore the various features, including testing the online training capabilities and other functionalities,” said Waypoints Deployment Coordinator Shelly Simpson. “This launch will be online training delivered through LinkedIn Learning, with more to be announced in the future. Additionally, we will be providing waypoints briefings and weekly updates about Microsoft Teams for those who want to see how it works firsthand and can ask any questions they might have.”

For more information or to request inclusion in the Waypoints letters, please email Shelly Simpson at shelly.a.simpson2.civ@us.navy.mil.

Date of recording: 04/13/2022
Release Date: 04/13/2022 07:32
Story ID: 418390

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