Radically change the training approach and design a learning objects repository


“We built a real partnership with Cegos, which was one of the success factors in a project of strategic importance for Sanofi. It was also the first time Sanofi’s L&D teams had worked with a single service provider for a project involving over 25,000 employees!

The initial phase was one of intense activity as we co-constructed the processes and templates, and laid the groundwork for large-scale deployment of the Learning Objects. This was a key step towards becoming faster and more efficient. After that, we operated on a continuous improvement basis, greatly helped by Cegos’s attention to our feedback, the teams’ constructive approach and the determination to work together to find solutions.”

– Françoise Calic, Training Project Management Head


In the Sanofi Group’s Research and Development, clinical studies play a major role in evaluating a treatment before it is put on the market. To make sure that all of the entities running clinical studies use the same approach, Sanofi undertook a sweeping programme combining innovation and technology to cater for the changes under way in the business. Processes and tools around the world were simplified, standardised and optimised. Then 25,000 employees were given guidance and training in the changes.

Sanofi chose Cegos to advise its L&D teams and guide preparations for the international training programme. For three years, Cegos gave Sanofi support with:

Training advisory services and engineering: analysing, and providing learning resources suited to, the employees to be trained, the learning objectives, the content and the delivery of training workshops.

Constructing standardised design and production processes, and creating the graphic, educational and technical templates necessary for industrialising training tools.

Designing and producing a Learning Objects repository. These learning modules come in a variety of formats and durations, including classroom sequences, virtual classrooms, on-the-job skills transfer modules, e-learning modules and videos. Produced in collaboration with Sanofi’s subject-matter experts and training project managers, these building blocks can be combined to form adjustable courses tailored to employees’ roles and responsibilities.

This project helped bring about major changes in Sanofi’s training approach by enabling it to industrialise the design and production of its Learning Objects and adopt a 70/20/10 approach so that they meet the line-of-business and operational requirements as closely as possible.


  • Designed and developed 150 e-learning modules, 20 classroom modules,
    20 virtual classrooms, 50 performance-enhancement resources (Job Aids).
  • Designed and ran a communication and training campaign on risk management.
  • 25,000 employees were trained.


  • Spirit of partnership and close collaboration between Sanofi and Cegos throughout the project.
  • Cegos’s expertise in training, graphics and technology: e-learning, virtual classroom, classroom training,
    on-the-job modules.
  • Ability to immerse itself in a scientific environment and handle complex content.
  • Cegos’s worldwide ability to conduct a large-scale, global project in English.

What our clients say about us – RICS

As a leading global provider of e-learning content, with a real understanding of our business, Cegos were a natural choice of supplier to partner with to populate our in-house Learning Management System (LMS) and grow our online CPD offering.

Pierpaolo Franco

Global Director of Training Products, RICS

What our clients say about us – Total

At Cegos, we found all the skills necessary to design this bespoke training module. The Cegos team demonstrated strong engagement, professionalism and availability to make the project a complete success.

Patrick Antoine

Manager, Total Digital Academy

What our clients say about us – Nissan

We chose Cegos for its ability to provide guidance and support on aspects other than training expertise. This team of motivated, responsive professionals was able to satisfy our request for greater participant engagement and attentiveness, using a fun but effective approach to training.

Nadine Vienne

Section Manager Network Training and Sales Method, Nissan

What our clients say about us – Hutchinson

We decided to set up the Purchasing University to build our function's professional skills and develop a common set of standards and tools. We chose Cegos to be our partner in this initiative, which gives us the added advantage of being able to design new training modules to meet the demands of a fast-moving international market.

Pascale Garois

Hutchinson Group

What our clients say about us – Sun Chemical

Working in partnership with Cegos allowed us to bring about a real change in attitude to value selling across the group. The training they provided was a real eye-opener for many of the staff, and supported a company wide drive to build better long-term customer relationships.

Mark Frost

Commercial Director, Sun Chemical

What our clients say about us – Berendsen

We had already put in place LEAD Development Centres for our senior leader group, and it was very important to introduce Centres that would work for our large population of Plant Managers across Europe. Cegos have been excellent partners in helping us get the design right, and then in the delivery of lively, action learning based programmes. I have greatly enjoyed seeing our managers have ‘light bulb’ moments!

Chris Thrush

Berendsen Group Director, Human Resources

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