JSL Creative Learning | Joint Venture Training – Walk-through
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Joint Venture Training – Walk-through

Game-based eLearning Module

Client: CH2M HILL

CH2M HILL is a multinational engineering and program management firm. This eLearning course was designed to teach CH2M HILL employees how to choose a joint venture partner.


At the beginning of course, learners are presented with a fictional business opportunity to build a city from the ground up in Australia.


They have the opportunity to ask questions of their colleagues.


They can interview the potential joint venture partners.


And look at various reports.


When the learner clicks on a person, they are presented with an array of questions they can ask.


There is a matrix that helps them keep track of how desirable each candidate would be as a joint venture partner.


Eventually, they choose a joint venture partner and receive feedback out their choice.

There’s an ongoing score at the bottom of the screen which helps them keep track of their progress through the course.


This course received rave reviews from the client. The endorsement below was a direct reaction to this course.


Client’s Reaction: “I have had the pleasure of working with Joe Schultz over the past few years in his role as a content developer for our firm. Joe has developed some of the most innovative online courses in our catalogue. While other Developers are churning out “text and next” content, Joe is developing interactive role-based content that is engaging, informative and fun. As someone who reviews online training courses all the time, when a new approach comes along, I notice.”

~ John Rockett – Learning Management System Administrator at CH2M



Business Case: CH2M, a global engineering and project management firm, needed to train their managers to decide when to pursue a joint venture (JV) agreement on a project and when other forms of agreements are appropriate. Joint venture agreements are time-consuming and costly to set up. They are generally CH2M’s last choice for partnering agreements. To prevent Joint Venture agreements where they are not needed, CH2M needed to thoroughly educate it’s employees on when to use JV’s and when NOT to use JV’s.

Learning Challenge: CH2M wanted to create a five-part series of eLearning modules to teach employees about how to create effective Joint Venture partnerships. The goal was to convert a series of videos of previous instructor-lead training into a dynamic and engaging series of eLearning modules. The second module in the series needed to help employees apply their knowledge from the introductory module to assess a hypothetical situation, decide if it was appropriate for the joint venture, and choose a company to pursue as a partner.

Creative Learning Solution: Created a highly-interactive, scenario-based, eLearning module using Articulate Storyline. The module presented a hypothetical business opportunity to pursue building a sustainable city in Australia from the ground up. The learner was allowed to explore several sources of information about the project, chose whether it was appropriate for a JV partnership, and eventually choose a company to pursue as a partner. There was an ongoing score as well as a matrix that kept track of a score for each potential JV partner company.