GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In another industry first, today Grace Hill introduced short booster versions of key compliance courses that learners can take to ensure they stay ahead of the curve on compliance issues. The first in the series is the Fair Housing Refresher, available to professionals in the multifamily industry now and may be previewed at GraceHill.com. Refreshers are also available in Spanish-language versions to ensure comprehension among all employees.
Grace Hill is the leading provider of online training courseware, administration and mystery shopping for the multifamily property management industry. The introduction of Compliance Refresher courses emphasizes Grace Hill's evolution from offering compliance training to providing a complete Compliance Plus program for clients. Grace Hill's compliance courseware covers all use cases and stages of the learner life cycle, including onboarding, annual refreshers that include recent legal updates and quarterly mini-courses on emerging compliance topics. Additionally, Grace Hill's Compliance Plus program includes monthly newsletters on important compliance updates and quarterly webinars with a fair housing attorney.
"Refresher courses make it easy for learners who have already completed the full Essentials courses to keep their knowledge current," explained Ellen Clark, Grace Hill Director of Assessment. "In just 30 – 45 minutes, they'll review the fundamentals and be informed of changes in the law and recent guidance issued by regulatory agencies. The Fair Housing Refresher course can be completed in just 40 minutes. It's no longer necessary for anyone to repeat the three-hour Fair Housing series every year!"
Clark continued, "Delivering succinct courses to learners while covering all of the critical topics to ensure your organization is protected from exposing areas of risk and providing fair and equal housing to all is the big challenge. Grace Hill is delivering the perfect balance of complete information presented in short and engaging courses."
"Compliance training is a company's primary defense against Fair Housing, harassment, diversity and drug-free workplace violations. Compliance training is only as strong as it is current. Grace Hill Refresher courses will be updated annually to reflect the latest legal developments. It's part of our Compliance Plus program, and one of the many benefits that Grace Hill clients receive from the $150,000 a year investment that Grace Hill makes in monitoring legal and compliance updates," said Dru Armstrong, CEO of Grace Hill. "In the world of compliance, laws change and interpretations of those laws by government agencies and the courts are always evolving. The path to true competency in compliance is through continuously training employees on how to apply core concepts and skills to new situations and providing fresh opportunities to practice applying those skills in a low-stakes training environment."
"That's where Compliance Refreshers come in," Clark explained. "Refresher courses make it easy for learners to keep their knowledge current. In just 30 to 45 minutes, Compliance Refreshers build on the knowledge and skills learned in the full Essentials course and inform learners of critical updates in the law and how it is being interpreted. The refresher courses are updated annually with new content, videos and practice to keep learners engaged."
When Grace Hill introduced the new Compliance Refresher courses, it also rolled out a new auto assignment feature that training administrators quickly embraced. The feature allows for assignments to be automatically updated that were previously created for positions, locations and groups. Administrators of Grace Hill's LMS who are interested in learning more about the new feature are encouraged to join our webinar on August 9 at 2 PM EST. Sign up for the webinar here.
Compliance Refreshers will be available to all Grace Hill clients, regardless of tier level. To find out how you can partner with Grace Hill to offer Compliance Refreshers to your organization and learners, contact Grace Hill at 866.472.2344 or visit gracehill.com/demo.
Refresher Courses Coming Soon:
Fair Housing – avail. 7/31
Drug-Free Workplace Supervisor
Sexual Harassment Supervisor
Workplace Diversity Supervisor
Workplace Harassment Supervisor
Grace Hill's training suite is available immediately online, allowing property managers to train employees quickly to ensure compliance with extensive rules and regulations on topics such as Fair Housing, OSHA, sexual harassment and more.
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration for the Property Management Industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. The company offers the highest level performance-based online training courseware and administration with Vision, its industry-leading learning management system, and through strategic partnerships with best-in-class service providers. Vision combines the latest in Learning Science and digital technologies, with white-glove customer service and support.
Example: Updated Criminal Background Check Guidance The Fair Housing Act prohibits intentionally or inadvertently making it more difficult for minorities to find housing. Grace Hill's new Fair Housing Refresher course explains why reviewing your policies regarding residents' criminal histories to ensure they do not have a disparate impact on minority home seekers is key to maintaining compliance with the law.
Example: Real World Examples That Learners Can Apply to Their Jobs Exercises in the Grace Hill's new Fair Housing Refresher course focus on the key information that learners must know in order to stay compliant with the law.