Does your facility have a training strategy? Do you know how to analyze your audience? Do you know the different training methodologies, the pro’s and con’s? 

Do you know what to do to get the best value out of the hours spent? Both for the trainers and the trainees?

Do you need inspiration and tricks to improve the experience?

The group behind Vipsit has more than 100 years of combined teaching/training experience behind us.

Our experience is broad. We have taught children in middle school, young adults in high school, graduate students, and new teachers graduating from universities. We have taught science and prepared students for the SAT tests in the US school system, and we have developed systems for entities like science fairs and Explora with facilitated and experimental learning. We have trained full institutions from cleaning staff and waste handlers, to technicians, scientists, upper management teams, professors, deans, government officials, architects, engineers and first responders.

We know that no single strategy or methodology works for all. Vipsit tailors the approach to your need, the topic, and the audience. We find it fun, inspirational, and satisfying to train or to help you develop your own training material, metrics, and trainers.

Safety training is mandatory in all laboratories, facilities, and institutions. It can be challenging and boring…. and it can be exciting and inspirational.

How is your institution doing? What does your scientific staff think when you call them in for the annual retraining?


Vipsit execute seminars and operational exercises. We lecture on subject matters that are covered on the Vipsit web-site.

We assist with defining and building training and competence strategies with both theoretical and operational focus.


Do you use metrics and impact assessments and can you prove the value of the training as linked to the effort?? Have you developed level 1 – 4 outcome surveys? Do you know how to measure behavioral change, how to document it and convince your leadership that training the staff is worth the effort and the cost? Can you prove that the training in which the institution is investing does make a difference?

We can help you identify and develop relevant metrics and performance indicators for your organization. We can process data by applying most common – and uncommon – statistical methods to level 1 – 4 seminar evaluations and/or test scores from exams and present them in the format of your preference.

The biggest challenge for biosafety professionals (BSPs) is that contrary to what rules all other job types, the biggest success for a BSP and the safety organization is that “nothing happened”.

Most facilities log accidents and incidents. But does the lack of a deadly incident last year mean that your procedures are truly safe? Will you avoid a severe accident during the upcoming year? Do you do enough? How do you know?

How do you quantify the benefit of training initiatives and apply a value to the lack of accidents and incidents?

How do you quantify the lack of a civil suit from an employee who lost an eye, or acquired a condition that will require lifelong medication?

How do you define a value of a parent who finished this work week healthy?

Health and safety professionals are working tirelessly towards the goal that all employees should go home with their salary … and nothing else.

More organizations and biosafety professionals (BSP’s) need to focus on and collecting hard data and metrics that can help convince us that the effort, the budget and the human resources that went into the training were well spent.

How does your institution measure safety? And how do you convince yourselves that you are doing enough, too much or not enough?

When you collect the metrics and performance indicators, the next step is what to decide what do with that data. What statistics evaluation methods would make sense? What graphs will best convey the message and leave a standing impression in the head of upper management? What is a representative data set, and what is not enough to create solid statistical evaluations on? If all this is mastered, you might have an easier task when you want to explain to your upper leadership that training matters.


Do you think about your students attention span and design your course accordingly?

Do you consider visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners when you design your training material? Do you blend your training style so your introverts feel comfortable and your extroverts not bored to death? 

Do you work alone or do you team up with a colleague who has a different preferred learning style than you yourself? Do you use your colleagues to peer-review your drafts? Do you use the ADDIE circle, consider Blooms taxonomy and apply the Jensen (or similar) models when you put your material together?

How do you design your break-out exercises or hands-on experimental learning? Do snowballing, the jigsaw method, or the reverse jigsaw method have a place in your classes?

Adults learn differently compared to children. Do you know how to utilize adult learning techniques to meet your audience where they are? Do you know when to use traditional lecturing approach and when to use facilitated learning? Do you involve the resources your trainees possess? Do you involve them in the planning and execution process?

Do you use metrics and impact assessments and can you prove the value as linked to the effort?? Have you developed level 1 – 4 outcome surveys? Do you know how to measure behavioral change, how to document it, and how to convince your leadership that training the staff is worth the effort and cost? That the training the institution is investing in does make a difference?

We would be very excited to assist you in improving your internal training, defining the needs, setting up the scene, selecting the statistical methods, work with your staff, develop or augment their training skill-set, develop newer and more exciting interactive training materials, and then pull back and stay in close connection with your team, coach, mentor and bring the trainers confidence and the trainees experience into new heights.

We can also just come and perform training at your site as a start. We do training through webinars as well. However, it is important to understand that e-learning is one tool out of many. It has strengths and weaknesses, just like any other tool or methodology. We have several tools we enjoy using, Mural is one of these that has proven value for the trainings and collaborative meetings we do.