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New York - July 19, 2017 - TrivWorks™, a corporate team building company specializing in customized trivia, has partnered with trust-building app Know Your Crew to add an exciting level of digital engagement surrounding employee team building events.
Through this special collaboration, TrivWorks™ clients now have the option of engaging event participants with Know Your Crew before and after trivia team building contests, building deeper relationships while also providing valuable customization data. By combining team building with mobile technology, corporate planners now have a dynamic new tool available to engage TrivWorks™ event attendees, allowing intimate groups to get to know one another even better in a fun and interactive way.
A scalable solution for engaging audiences as small as fifteen to 1,500 or more, all attendees download Know Your Crew in the weeks prior to a TrivWorks™ event, and are divided into smaller teams. Employing game dynamics developed using comprehensive psychological research, Know Your Crew then asks participants a brief series of customized questions designed to reveal more about their teammates, as well as themselves. After the TrivWorks™ event has concluded, attendees may build upon their experience through a series of weekly Knew Your Crew games, continuing to cultivate connections while planners gain key insight and understanding into the event’s impact.
“Team trivia is not just a fun shared experience for the entire room, but a unique opportunity for intimate groups to get to know one another,” says TrivWorks™ founder & CEO David Jacobson, a seasoned team building expert with over 15 years of experience. “What Know Your Crew allows us to do is get small groups interacting and talking to each other, before they even step foot into one of our events. Afterwards, they can then continue getting to know one another following a highly enjoyable, collaborative experience.”
Founded in 2009 in New York City, TrivWorks™ is the industry leader in producing trivia team building events for corporate audiences. Recognized for employing full customization, professional emcees, and specialized expertise engaging corporate groups with team trivia, TrivWorks™ offers a range of experiences and formats suitable for any event need. With emcee and production staff based in New York and Southern California, TrivWorks™ services small businesses to Fortune 500 companies nationwide, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, BizBash, Successful Meetings and other outlets.
Know Your Crew is a question-based mobile game that makes increasing trust on teams fast and fun. With a mission to make teams more productive and happy, the platform has been utilized by prestigious brands nationwide to successfully help onsite and remote employees build relationships. Co-founder & CEO Alison Bloom-Feshbach notes how this new collaboration will help Know Your Crew achieve its mission of strengthening teams.
“We are excited to partner with TrivWorks™ because of our shared philosophy that team-building should be fun, engaging, and impactful. We believe that pairing Know Your Crew technology with powerful, in person experiences like TrivWorks™ events is the best recipe for developing great team dynamics.”
Raleigh, NC - July 20, 2017 - Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
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Selection to the 2017 Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List was based on the following criteria:
Industry visibility, innovation and impact
Breadth and quality of courses and content
Company size and growth potential
Quality of clients
“We are excited to announce our first annual Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “This list was created to aid organizations in identifying the best resources for high quality, on-demand learning content and solutions. The organizations that qualified for this list show tremendous diversity in their course offerings while also providing innovative features and analytics that meet the need of modern learning and development.”
“The inaugural Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List was developed because we recognize how important it is to provide effective and accessible training content in the corporate L&D environment, including making that content available on demand to the individual,” said Doug Harward, CEO of Training Industry, Inc. “We look forward to seeing this segment of the industry continue to excel in providing organizations and learners with the content they need, when they need it and how they need it.”
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About Training Industry, Inc.
Training Industry spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry and publishes annual Top 20 and Watch List reports covering many sectors of interest to the corporate training function. Our focus is on helping dedicated businesses and training professionals get the information, insight and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning.
San Francisco - July 19, 2017 - Degreed, the world’s first career-long skills-building platform, has partnered with C2 Technologies to bring an award winning, consolidated learning-experience platform to the US Federal Government.
The Federal Government currently deploys numerous learning resources through a disparate mix of platforms. C2 Technologies is bringing Degreed’s innovative platform to the Federal Government to centralize all proprietary and external learning resources in one place. Degreed provides a simple way to organize, share and track learning across all departments, teams and individuals.
“We’re excited to help Federal Agencies streamline efforts to invest in their most important asset - their people - by providing a cost-effective solution that will boost the productivity and skills of their workers,” said David Blake, CEO of Degreed. “Through this partnership with C2Technologies, the Government can now build skills better, faster and more effectively by enhancing workers’ ability to track, share and measure mission-critical learning.”
Degreed's ability to provide a compelling, personalized user interface for the purpose of learning, and C2 Technologies’s consulting expertise and in-depth understanding of Government learning needs will be key value drivers for government departments and agencies to license Degreed. With this partnership, C2 Technologies can now help Government organizations leverage Degreed to help centralize and streamline learning across their enterprise.
“C2 Technologies is excited to be able to help connect the transformation that is happening across the learning industry, as exemplified by Degreed, with the transformation taking place across Government,” said Dolly Oberoi, CEO of C2 Technologies. “Together, C2 Technologies and Degreed offer Government organizations an unprecedented opportunity to deliver increased value on existing learning investments while simultaneously providing pathways to the growing universe of innovative formal and informal learning and reference content sources.”
About Degreed Degreed is an award-winning learning platform built for the way today's workers really build their expertise. Degreed integrates organizations' internal talent systems with the world's largest ecosystem of open learning resources — millions of courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and more from thousands of sources. As a result, organizations and their people can discover, curate, share and track all their learning and development, however and wherever they learn. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Amsterdam.
Learn more about Degreed at: Website | Facebook | Google+ | YouTube | LinkedIn | Twitter
About C2 Technologies
C2 Technologies (www.c2ti.com) is an internationally recognized full-service business specializing in learning and talent management solutions for the private and public sectors. For more than 27 years, C2 Technologies has developed award-winning solutions using industry best practices to enhance the performance of Government and private-sectors clients.
Tysons Corner, VA - July 21, 2017 - Management Concepts is excited to announce the sale of its publishing division, Management Concepts Press, to Berrett-Koehler Publishers, an Oakland-based publisher of progressive books on current affairs, personal growth, and business and management. The sale went into effect July 1, 2017, and enables both organizations to focus on core mission priorities—Management Concepts continues to grow as a training and consulting solutions provider, and Berrett-Koehler bolsters its catalog of high-quality, impactful books.
Now owned and maintained by Berrett-Koehler, the Management Concepts Press catalog of over 125 titles features work by highly regarded experts on a variety of topics, including:
Federal acquisition and contracting
Federal financial management
"This purchase is a natural fit with our existing catalog and our company's mission, while helping us to expand our publishing program in several major areas," said Berrett-Koehler founder and president, Steven Piersanti. "Our books enable positive change for individuals, organizations, and communities."
The sale of its publishing division enables Management Concepts to strengthen its focus as the nation's leading provider of professional development, performance improvement, and human capital solutions for the public sector.
About Berrett-KoehlerBerrett-Koehler Publishers is a leading independent publisher of progressive books on current affairs, personal growth, and business and management. Berrett-Koehler pursues its mission of connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all by publishing groundbreaking books (with over 600 in print) that promote positive change at all levels – individual, organizational, and societal. Visit https://www.bkconnection.com/.
About Management ConceptsManagement Concepts is the nation's premier provider of professional development, performance improvement, and human capital solutions for the public sector. Since 1973, we've collaborated with and supported every major agency in the Federal government, thousands of state and local government offices, numerous non-profit organizations and universities, and hundreds of corporations; unleashing the potential of more than one million individuals and enhancing the performance of teams and organizations. Visit www.ManagementConcepts.com and follow us on Twitter @Mgmt_Concepts.
Raleigh, NC - July 24, 2017 - Training Industry, Inc. and Sales Performance International, Inc. have released a new research report investigating learner perceptions of sales training.
The study, exploring the data from 254 respondents across a range of industries, reveals several key findings, including:
Slightly more than one-third (39 percent) see their company’s sales training as consistently effective.
Learners rated on-the-job training as the most effective and impactful sales training modality.
Competency models, training programs and coaching programs were rated as the strategy areas most likely to be implemented effectively and to have the most impact on the job.
The full report, “Identifying Sales Training & Development Investments that Drive Learner Outcomes,” can be downloaded here.
“This study provides a better understanding of how a company structures its sales training practices around strategy and the impact these practices ultimately have on salespeople,” said Tom Whelan, Ph.D., Training Industry, Inc.’s director of research.
“This research demonstrates that the performance gains to be had from a sales training program are strongly related to social, cognitive and behavioral aspects of learners. The data suggested that the main drivers of how salespeople approach training were related to such factors as their self-efficacy for learning before starting training, their ability to transfer knowledge and skills from training to the job, and the training-related feedback received from supervisors. As such, a sales training function needs to make informed decisions about how to reinforce strategy without losing sight of the challenges that often come from the motivation of salespeople, organizational culture, and a lack of urgency and support from leadership.”
About Sales Performance International
We help the world’s leading companies drive predictable revenue and profitability growth by optimizing sales organization performance. Founded in 1988, SPI has been the leader in helping global companies apply process and methodologies to transition from selling products to marketing and selling high-value, customer-focused solutions.
Our extensive sales performance expertise, deep industry knowledge, global resources and verified results uniquely position SPI as the go-to firm for organizations seeking to gain a competitive edge by how they sell. SPI has assisted more than 1.5 million sales and management professionals in more than 55 countries and 15 languages to achieve higher levels of sales effectiveness.
For more information, visit us at www.spisales.com.
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Boston, MA - July 24, 2017 - Startup Institute, the leading career accelerator for the innovation economy in Boston and New York City, has launched its first intrapreneurship program as part of its part-time program offering, which wraps up in early August. The intrapreneurship program, which they will be expanding, was a response to the demand for innovation within organizations, which are looking for ways to upskill their employees.
The intrapreneurship pilot was designed to teach students to become innovators within their company by identifying specific organizational pain points and gaps. By developing a lean startup approach for launching a new product or idea, combined with learning how to navigate bringing new ideas to existing companies, students are given the highest level of knowledge needed to produce a new innovation.
“The skillset acquired during the intrapreneurship course brings ideas to the surface that have the capability to change the trajectory of a business,” said Rich DiTieri, CEO of Startup Institute. “The program allows corporations and startups to enroll current employees in the program to upskill their workforce and stay ahead of the disruption curve.”
By the end of the course, students present a data-rich proposal to senior management at their company. Some examples from the first program include:
A streamlined tax-exemption process for an online catering company
A sustainability tool for building owners at Harvard
A new app to increase conversion rates for auto insurance quotes
An online tool to match business owners and potential buyers
The intrapreneurship curriculum crosses all four of Startup Institute’s programs: Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, and Sales and Account Management. It enables students to navigate through the company’s organizational politics, such as:
How does change happen at your company?
How is innovation messaged within your company?
What mechanisms do upper management have to support and hear ideas from below?
What strategies do you have to encourage collaboration and minimize internal competition?
How do you align your idea with the strategic goals of the company?
Startup Institute’s intrapreneurship program helps build the technical skills, mindset, and network that will drive organizational change and allow companies to remain competitive.
The Startup Institute’s next part-time program, which includes the new Intrapreneurship offering, begins on September 19th and is open for enrolment now at https://www.startupinstitute.com/.
ABOUT STARTUP INSTITUTE:
Startup Institute was created to bridge two worlds: the world of fast-growing companies that are desperate for talent and the world of people who are desperate to find careers they love. With locations in both New York and Boston, Startup Institute is not just another school. It's not an incubator, and it's not a one-off skills class. It is an incredibly ambitious learning experience that challenges it students to expand, both in character and skill set, in a relatively short amount of time. The program is about finding a career path that people can be truly passionate about. The Startup Institute community, comprised of students, alumni, instructors, hiring partners, and staff, is proven to be one of the most valuable career assets and plugs students into a powerful professional network in the innovation sector. Startup Institute’s strategic partners include ShopperTrak, Openview, Krossover, Media Math, One Month, Fuze, Redstar, Mass Challenge, and John Hancock.
Springfield, NJ - July 24, 2017 - Voxmedia,LLC., and founder, Jonathan Stotler, announced today the acquisition of ManageAssist, Inc. on June 21, 2017. ManageAssist is a leading provider of professional training curriculum, corporate training and professional services. ManageAssist, headquartered in Hazlet, New Jersey, further expands Voxmedia's educational offerings.
Jonathan Stotler, Founder and CEO of Voxmedia, stated, "ManageAssist has provided exceptional professional training services spanning over 15 years, and become one of the premier providers of corporate training in the northeast. They have helped countless manufacturing and distribution businesses run more smoothly, more effectively, more profitably, all while increasing employee retention. I am pleased to be able to continue what Mr. Rapoport has started, and further support the success of ManageAssist. ManageAssist will continue to provide exceptional training services and customer service, while leveraging the technological platforms of Voxmedia into its delivery capabilities. We remain committed to helping companies succeed through employee training and retention."Voxmedia was represented by Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, Fairfield, New Jersey.About Voxmedia – Headquartered in Springfield, New Jersey, Voxmedia is a leading provider of ACCME-accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME). Voxmedia also holds CMEPlanet.com, a Learning Management company providing online asynchronous and live webcasting educational services. For additional information, please visit www.CMEPlanet.com.About Manage Assist – Headquartered in Hazlet, New Jersey, ManageAssist is a leading provider of professional training curriculum, corporate training and professional services, serving the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution sectors. For additional information, please visit www.manageassist.com.
San Francisco - July 24, 2017 - Vengreso announced today a strategic partnership with Carew International©, a leader in sales training services, to deliver Selling with Social for Sales Professionals as an ongoing program. The training program will be delivered by Vengreso’s team of digital sales and social selling experts.
Carew CEO Jeff Seeley believes the interest in social selling training is due to increased recognition among business leaders that sales professionals should harness the power of social media to be effective in the modern sales era.
“Our pilot program in April sold out – the interest was overwhelming,” said Seeley. “Social media is an incredibly powerful selling tool, but it is also complex and changing at the speed of light. Our customers trust Carew to provide top-tier social selling expertise with the very latest insights and best practices. Leveraging social media for sales growth is a game changer and will create an immediate competitive advantage for any organization that deploys it.”
“The modern buyer expects to be engaged through digital channels. The modern seller must know the do’s, don’ts and best practices to deliver a good experience for the modern buyer,” said Kurt Shaver, CSO and Co-founder of Vengreso. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with one of the most respected leaders in the sales training industry to deliver the Selling with Social for Sales Professionals program,” says Shaver.
Participants in Selling with Social for Sales Professionals will:
Take their digital profile from resume to a sales resource that attracts buyers
Leverage social media to find and engage high potential prospects
Grow their social network to create opportunity and strengthen relationships
Influence their network to take action
Turn social connections into tangible lead engagement
Create a competitive advantage and ensure buyers think of you first
Carew’s next open enrollment session of Selling with Social for Sales Professionals will be a two-day program to be taught by Vengreso founder and CEO Mario Martinez Jr., August 8-9, in Cincinnati. For more information or to register, contact Carew at 800.227.3977, info(at)carew.com or visit Carew online.
Bangalore, India - July 25, 2017 - Foradian Technologies,(www.foradian.com) an award winning company in educational software technology, announced its latest software in their education industry family, Uzity. It is a modern online learning management software for education and training purpose. It is a user-friendly, robust software for K-12, higher-ed, businesses, individual experts and eGov projects. Uzity brings in a new way to create and deliver rich, interactive online learning experiences people will admire. It provides an engaging and connected learning experience for all learners and instructors in an organisation.
Uzity’s unique features offer easy and convenient omnipresent teaching platform for everyone. This singular platform enables everyone in an organisation to come together as a community to teach, learn, and engage anytime, anywhere. It is easily scalable and flexible enough to meet your needs regardless of industry size and location. This future invested learning not only increases your productivity but also contributes to the business growth.“Uzity is built with the vision of a modern and affordable e-learning platform for efficient delivery of e-learning courses. The assessments feature built-in is one of the best available in the market right now.” - Vishwajith A, Co-founder & Director, Foradian.For more information on our modern online learning management software visit www.uzity.com. For more information on Foradian, visit www.foradian.com About ForadianForadian is the award winning company which develops software for educational institutions to simplify the management structure for administrators and their users. Foradian launched in April 2009 and in the same year successfully launched their first product Fedena - a school and student management software, used by 40,000+ schools/colleges and over 20 millions students/teachers. Uzity launched in 2017, offers online learning management platform, which is easily scalable and vastly informative. infoforadian.com
London - June 24, 2017 - Leading global sales training provider Imparta has formally integrated The Procter Consultancy into the Imparta business. Procter’s comprehensive range of customer service training solutions and programmes will now be delivered though the Imparta brand.
Procter was acquired several years ago by Imparta, a global leader in sales training. Imparta’s deep knowledge of sales training and Procter’s service experience fit together naturally to create the ultimate customer-focused training organisation.
Since then, the companies have combined their resources and processes for delivering behavioural change and skills training into a unified approach. The pinnacle of this collaboration has been the development of our innovative Sales through Service curriculum. This brings together Imparta’s core sales methodology with Procter’s proven service conversation models.
Given these changes, it now makes sense for the companies to work under one sales and service brand – Imparta.
Richard Barkey, Imparta’s CEO and Founder, said, ‘Imparta offers a comprehensive, global training solution for companies who want to dramatically improve their business through superior sales and service performance. Integrating Procter has allowed us to reorganise our business to support the needs of our clients with three core training propositions: Sales, Sales through Service, and Service. Each of these customer-facing parts of the organisation plays a huge role in the value created for their customers and shareholders.’
Nigel Webb, Chief Product Officer for Imparta, said, ‘We are very proud of all that has been achieved by Procter over the years, and grateful to all the amazing clients we have worked with. While we allow ourselves a hint of nostalgia as the Procter name takes a back seat, we are excited about what we are able to offer our clients in the future. We will continue to provide the passion, commitment and customer-focused solutions that are synonymous with the Procter name.’
This integration has been executed to deliver exceptional performance across the customer-facing elements of any customer-focused organisation.
Imparta has developed a new website www.imparta.com that reflects these changes.
Imparta improves its clients’ business performance in the areas of Sales and Service, using highly practical and researched approaches and an integrated solution that goes well beyond simple training interventions. Imparta’s Capability Building® System combines assessment, training, coaching, application tools and impact measurement, using leading-edge technologies to create sustainable performance improvement.
With offices across Europe, the United States and Australia, Imparta has the capability to deliver worldwide programmes in multiple languages with local knowledge and experience. Delivery of the Virtual Sales Academy® to a global audience has positioned Imparta as a leading blended learning provider as well as a pioneer in the field of business simulations. Clients include Intel, Cisco, Telefónica, Canon, Lonza and WPP.
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Please visit www.imparta.com. If you would like to discuss any of the topics above or Imparta’s offerings, please contact us or call us directly on +44 (0)20 7610 8800. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Palo Alto, CA - July 25, 2017 - In a world of ever-changing priorities and an ever-renewing focus on effectiveness, companies are struggling to keep up with leadership development and change management. However, the struggle can be an item of the past with a new tool, specifically created to empower companies to achieve stronger growth than ever before.
“Under immense pressure with revolutionary change in markets, technology, culture, and workforce dynamics, over five generations of professionals are in the workforce today,” explains Cathy Light, CEO of Leadership Balance, “As leaders are being challenged to maintain a delicate balance of business and human capital, we saw a tremendous need for our LBq tool to educate and empower companies to greater success than ever before.”
Unveiling the launch of their new product, Leadership Balance Quotient (LBq), Leadership Balance CEO Cathy Light and Chief Learning Officer Mark Tuggle, PhD. are elated to offer workplaces the ability to:
Measure a unique combination of competencies that encompass cognitive (mind), psycho-motor-motor (will), and affective (heart) aspects of the leader. Most leadership assessments are not able to offer all three.
Measure only dimensions of leadership that can be developed instead of things like personality or IQ that can't. It yields truly actionable insight.
Scientifically reliable and measuring 11 aspects of leadership, the LBq tool is the first of its kind to measure leadership capabilities while guiding organizations each step of the way. As a powerful process for developing a new generation of effective leaders, the tool provides a micro view of each individual’s readiness and current leadership effectiveness on three dimensions: mind, will, and heart.
By helping leaders develop mental competency, physical endurance and health, and relational skills, the LBq is an effective tool for team and organizational renewal, greater efficiency, and more powerful growth.
“The LBq can be taken as a stand-alone ME Version, or a 360 Multi-Rater assessment, providing valuable insight to help a leader (or prospective leader) focus on his or her leadership competency development for greater effectiveness and balance,” Mark Tuggle, Ph D., Chief Learning Officer of Leadership Balance.
Companies can take advantage of the launch of the LBq by trying a free version, LBq-Lite, located here. This exclusive free trial offers individuals and organizations the ability to try a lighter-version of the assessment tool for a limited time.
About Liderança Group Leadership Balance is a partner of the Liderança Group- a unique consulting firm that applies the principles that have made some of Silicon Valley’s most famous companies so successful – helping new and mature organizations navigate the waters of disruption or expansion. Applying a proven 6-step Lifecycle Value Framework™ to all client engagements, the Group’s unique process ensures clients receive maximum value at every stage of the engagement – from discovery to implementation – all while measuring and analyzing results. Learn more at: http://liderancagroup.com
Cambridge, MA - July 25, 2017 - ExtensionEngine, a leading provider of Custom Learning Experiences, announced it was selected by Year Up, a national non-profit workforce development program, to develop a blended learning service to accelerate the program’s success in helping low-income young adults move from poverty to professional careers.
Year Up provides young adults (ages 18-24, without college degrees) with a combination of hands-on technical and professional skills development, college credits, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Students specialize in one of five technical skill tracks – information technology, business operations, financial operations, sales and customer support, and software development.
ExtensionEngine is working with Year Up to modularize its current program of six months of training and six months of internship experience into individual components. Such components can be used by a variety of partners to deliver powerful training and support. ExtensionEngine will provide support with course development, instructional design, learning platform development and more.
“Millions of young adults have talent and motivation, but lack opportunity. At the same time, many companies have employment opportunities, but lack the talent to drive growth. This initiative helps us to match talent with opportunity at a much larger scale,” said Caitlin MacDonald, Senior Director of Innovation, Year Up. “ExtensionEngine has a proven track record of helping organizations scale unique learning programs such as ours through technology, allowing us to reach more young people and have a greater impact.”
ExtensionEngine takes a comprehensive approach to developing online and blended custom learning experiences. Unlike traditional learning management systems, custom experiences leverage the latest techniques in learning science and advances in technology to engage learners, encourage collaboration and participation, and increase retention.
“Year Up is transforming lives, and we’re thrilled to be working with them to accelerate the success of their innovative program,” said Furqan Nazeeri, Partner, ExtensionEngine. “Our goal is to enable them to reach more at-risk young adults, helping them gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their potential.”
About Year Up Inc. Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college-level coursework. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,600 students annually across 24 campuses in Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, National Capital Region, New York City, Providence, Puget Sound, South Florida and Wilmington. To learn more, visit http://yearup.org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter: @YearUp
About ExtensionEngine ExtensionEngine develops Custom Learning Experiences, delivering online and blended programs for universities, corporations and not-for-profits. Leveraging the latest advances in learning science and technology, the company takes a comprehensive, unbundled, fee-for-service approach to develop programs that engage learners, encourage collaboration, and increase retention. A privately held company based in Cambridge, MA, ExtensionEngine has launched over 70 programs for more than 40 organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.extensionengine.com.
St. Louis - July 25, 2017 - ej4, an award-winning Learning Management System and eLearning content provider has just completed a “Christmas in July” fundraiser in support of Ronald McDonald House St. Louis and Kansas City. The fundraiser collected donations and wish-list items to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, whose services have benefited several families within the company.
ej4 sparked employee engagement by putting up a Christmas tree in their office, complete with hand-made ornaments in McDonald’s colors, and by wearing “ugly” Christmas sweaters. Alongside a two-week wish-list item collection drive, office members participated in a charity ping-pong tournament to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
ej4 hopes to initiate a new tradition of giving during the “off-season” to provide charities with support throughout the year, not just during the holiday season. ej4 hopes this initiative will bring together more St. Louis and Kansas City area companies in an effort to be more philanthropic for more of the year.
“It’s really inspiring to work with a group of people who are so eager to get involved. It really speaks to our company culture that everyone is so willing to take the time to give back, or even to have fun with a ping-pong tournament for a good cause.” – Kathy Irish, Director of Operations
For more information, visit www.ej4.com or call (314) 878-6700.
Founded in 2004, ej4 is a leading provider of online video training solutions. Closing the gap between potential and results, ej4 provides an adaptable on-demand learning experience for companies throughout the world. Led by some of the most dedicated and knowledgable professionals in the industry, ej4 continues to be a trailblazer in the eLearning industry.
Austin, TX - July 26, 2017 - Alchemy Systems, the world’s largest training company for the food and retail sectors, has acquired Wisetail. Wisetail has gained wide acclaim for providing restaurants, retailers, and franchises a modern employee learning and engagement platform so that they can deliver a consistent guest experience and foster a great work environment. Wisetail customers include ShakeShack, BJs Restaurants, Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Cheesecake Factory, Bonobos, and SoulCycle.
The Wisetail acquisition further accelerates Alchemy’s expansion in the restaurant and retail sectors. Together, Alchemy and Wisetail help companies train and engage more than 2.5 million employees at over 35,000 locations.
“We are delighted to have the talented Wisetail team join the Alchemy family,” said Jeff Eastman, Alchemy CEO. “Both Alchemy and Wisetail share a passion to help companies build an inspired, engaged, and trained staff that can deliver great guest experiences every time.”
“Gallup research reveals that 70 percent of U.S. employees are either unengaged or actively disengaged,” said Eric Chester, expert on culture and emerging workforce trends. “Wisetail has been very successful boosting engagement scores for restaurant and retail brands that are committed to continual employee training and development. They are a perfect fit with Alchemy!”
Wisetail will operate as a unit of Alchemy and continue to grow its operations in Bozeman, Montana. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our ability to power great places to work,” said Ali Knapp, Wisetail president.
Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help companies train and engage with their workforces. More than 2.5 million frontline workers at 35,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored learning, communications, and performance programs.
Boston, MA - July 27, 2017 - Thought Industries, one of the fastest growing online learning companies and creator of the first Learning Business Platform™ today announced a new partnership agreement with Lean QA, a leading consultancy and training firm that focuses on strategy, quality, and cultural optimization. Lean QA will be using the Thought Industries’ platform to launch an entirely new product offering focused on skills and business training in an an online learning format that is highly engaging and geared towards reinventing the way their customers interact with employees.
Lean QA currently offers onsite training and consulting for customers in industries like education, hospitality, aerospace, electronics, and consulting. The organization will repurpose their current onsite learning content to create an online learning experience to reach more learners -- learners who want to access content from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Before officially launching their online learning experience, Lean QA is highly focused on creating unique, engaging, and “attention-hacking” content by reimagining current onsite learning and turning PowerPoint presentations into live videos, animated videos, and other interactive lessons.“Our new product offering is going to make our customers’ lives much easier,” explains Will Trikha, Senior Consultant at Lean QA. “Their biggest pain point they have is providing critical knowledge to their employees faster and more effectively. We are hoping that by ‘funkifying’ their procedures, work instructions, and training, our customers can disperse the knowledge faster among their employees, and we’re looking forward to accomplishing this goal with Thought Industries.”“We are excited that Lean QA chose the Thought Industries’ platform to create new online product offering for their customers,” say Doug Murphy, President of Thought Industries. “We know that the leadership team there is very focused on producing high-quality, engaging learning content for their customers and thrilled to help them deliver that experience.”About Leant QA Consulting & TrainingLean QA is a consultancy and training firm that focuses on strategy, quality, and cultural optimization. Lean QA’s services include strategic consulting, quality consulting, cultural optimization, business training, skills training, and personal development. Using extensive expertise evidenced by adept data analysis, Lean QA is able to maximize value to their customers.About Thought IndustriesThought Industries is powering the business of learning with the world’s first Learning Business Platform™. Offering a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level learning delivery and monetization tools, the customizable platform enables businesses and organizations to deliver engaging and fully-branded learning experiences to their business and consumer audiences. From creating online courses to managing an online learning business, the platform hosts a library of powerful, easy-to-use features that enable organizations to get to market quickly and cost-effectively. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Aurora, IL - July 27, 2017 - Reflection Software is a proud partner of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in developing the online training modules for their Made to Inspire Café. The café is located inside the Dan Wolf Lexus of Naperville dealership and is run by graduates from the Turning Pointe Career College. The training modules focus on the tasks to successful work the equipment in the café, such as understanding the various parts of the coffee grinder, the proper procedure to grind coffee beans and how to brew different varieties of coffee, cappuccino and espresso. William Little, a Made to Inspire barista and Reflection Software part-time associate, demonstrates the steps on video in an engaging and easy to follow manner. And drag and drop activities test the trainee’s retention of the material. The Made to Order café will have consistent M-F 8:30am – 3pm and Saturday 8:30am – 1pm hours starting in August. Baked goods and snacks are also available.
Reflection Software is a leading provider of cutting edge eLearning and Learning Management Systems (LMS). They offer customizable, scalable and measurable training solutions designed to dynamically engage audiences and meet business objectives for organizations of every size across various industries.
Please visit us at www.reflectionsoftware.com
Malvern, PA - July 27, 2017 - Zoomi, the leading Artificial Intelligence-based learning analytics company, announced the release of its Learning Intelligence Services, created to make learning more efficient and impactful. The suite of analytics services take personalized learning to the next level by delivering analytical insight to clients from experts in big data learning analytics, social learning networks, and human development.
Zoomi's Learning Intelligence Services Advantages
Zoomi's Learning Intelligences Services allow organizations to understand if learning experiences are having the intended impact on operational outcomes and job performance. Learning material can instantly be evaluated to see if it is leading to positive or negative job outcomes. Currently, pre-determined learning paths and experiences often have varying success rates per individual. With Zoomi, L&D leaders can determine if their learning paths are efficient, and where individuals fall short in understanding the material. Training materials can be adjusted to help individuals better navigate the content. Additionally, content that needs to be reinforced is identified, along with content that can be removed from the learning program.
Zoomi's Suite of Learning Intelligence Services includes:
LEARNING OUTCOME ANALYSIS
Are learning experiences having the intended impact on operational outcomes and on job performance?
LEARNING PATH EFFICACY
How are learners distributed across paths, and how do those paths affect outcomes?
CONTENT TOPIC ANALYSIS
What are the key topics and themes in the content?
CONTENT IMPACT ANALYSIS
Which components of the learning materials are most helpful or harmful to learners?
What content can be removed and what is missing?
SOCIAL LEARNING NETWORK OPTIMIZATION
How are learners benefitting from one another?
"How content is being delivered matters," said Caroline Brant, Director of Learning Success. "We don't need to rely on assessments responses as the data for determining efficacy or inefficacy. We can immediately see if learners respond better to text, audio, or video, what devices learners are using to complete their material and if they are bouncing ideas off other learners to further their understanding. Zoomi's Learning Intelligence Services answers these questions to make learning personalized and effective."
Zoomi, a performance optimization data analytics company, brings together the disciplines of predictive and prescriptive analytics, machine learning, and data mining to glean insights and intelligence about a learner's behavior, cognitive, and engagement preferences to synchronize learning with business outcomes. Zoomi's first-to-market technology delivers measurable ROI for corporate training and education programs. The company was founded in January 2015 by a global team of industry-leading engineers, developers, and designers. For more information or to request a demo, visit www.zoomiinc.com.
New York - July 27, 2017 - ExecOnline announced today that it secured a $16 million Series B investment round. The round was led by NewSpring Growth Capital, NewSpring Capital's dedicated growth and expansion stage fund. Existing investors Osage Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures, Kaplan, and Thomas Lehrman, co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group, also participated in the round.
Proceeds from the round will be used to extend ExecOnline's market leadership through expanded sales and marketing capabilities, and to grow its suite of enterprise-focused online leadership development offerings.
ExecOnline partners with the world's best business schools to deliver online leadership development programs that rapidly produce measurable organizational impact. Founded in 2012, ExecOnline works with over 150 large enterprises from around the world, including 10 percent of the Fortune 1000.
ExecOnline's programs combine the quality and engagement of in-person leadership development with the scale and measurability of online leadership development. The company's online programs consist of on-demand video lectures, self-paced application exercises, and live online collaboration with faculty and a global community of high-achieving professionals. While participating in the programs, leaders develop a project that addresses a critical need or challenge for their organization.
"We have found a great partner in NewSpring. Their support will enable us to extend our leadership in the online enterprise learning space through the delivery of transformational leadership development programs to organizations around the world," said Stephen Bailey, Founder and CEO of ExecOnline.
"ExecOnline is solving a large and growing pain-point for enterprises seeking to invest in and train their leadership teams in a scalable, yet effective way," said Brian Kim, Principal at NewSpring. "With a solution purpose-built for each customer and an impressive management team, we believe ExecOnline is well-positioned for rapid growth and continued market leadership."
As part of the transaction, Brian Kim of NewSpring Capital will join ExecOnline's Board of Directors.
ExecOnline partners with top business schools, including Berkeley-Haas, Columbia, IMD, MIT-Sloan, Wharton, and Yale, to rapidly deliver online leadership development programs that generate lasting organizational impact. ExecOnline's university-certified programs in leadership, strategy, innovation, operations, and more feature dynamic content tailored to the unique corporate objectives of their clients. Programs consist of on-demand video lectures, self-paced application exercises, and live online collaboration with faculty and a global community of high-achieving professionals. ExecOnline has delivered transformational leadership development experiences to more than 150 organization and 7,000 business leaders. For more information, visit www.execonline.com.
Gaithersburg, MD - July 26, 2017 - OfficePro, a Microsoft Silver Learning Small Business Partner, announced today it has reached an agreement to partner with Borderless Learning, a Cisco Learning Specialized Partner and Authorized Learning Partner for Microsoft, Red Hat®, CompTIA, and EC Council.
The new relationship will enable both firms to offer expanded IT and end user training services to each other’s government and commercial customers, providing instructor-led training (ILT) and workshops on site, as well as virtual instructor-led training (vILT). The companies’ combined course catalogues offer an extensive list of hands-on technical and end user classes designed to improve end user adoption and certify technical teams.
OfficePro’s President and CEO, Aaron Udler, states, “OfficePro has trained more than one million people in our 30 year history, helping companies with employee preparedness and business transformation. Nothing is more difficult for the enterprise and government agencies than migrating to a new technology that requires the employee population to learn a new skill. OfficePro’s on-site training for collaboration devices and applications, all things Microsoft, Comptia, and now Cisco will help our customers reach their IT goals and employee objectives. We also utilize our Pearson Mobile Testing Lab to swiftly test and certify participants.”
Borderless Learning CEO, Jules Trono, agreed. “We are pleased to partner with OfficePro to expand our service portfolio. Both companies offer their customers and channel partners great value in the latest training methodologies, and offer hands-on solutions for a variety of IT and technical skills. Borderless Learning training programs make employees feel valued, increase employee engagement, and lead to increased employee retention. Together with OfficePro, we will provide a wider range of flexible, global training solutions covering technical, business, and leadership skills for today's most important products and certifications.”
For more information or to receive a quote for a training initiative please contact:
Borderless Learning Formerly Compass Business Solutions 2850 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 200 Henderson, NV 89052 760-688-4045 info(at)borderless-learning(dot)com
OfficePro 8 Granite Place, #26 Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-468-3312 info(at)officeproinc(dot)com
About OfficePro, Inc. OfficePro, Inc. (http://www.officeproinc.com) has over 30 years’ experience in end-user training. Since their origins in 1984, they have adapted their training to cater to almost every technology in the industry. OfficePro employs a variety of training methods, including on-site ILT (instructor-led training), vILT (virtual instructor-led training), Hypercare services, and other supplemental services. OfficePro consistently practices adaptability and innovation, evolving at the speed of technology so they can provide the most efficient and comprehensive service. These central values are the hard-learned result of decades of training for over one million clients in the government, private, and public sectors.
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About Borderless Learning Borderless Learning is a continuing education company that helps people learn new business skills and achieve and maintain certifications that are necessary to perform and win work. Training programs include Cisco, CompTIA, ITIL, Juniper, Microsoft, Mile2, NetApp, Pexip, PMP, Resilia, VMware and others. Borderless Learning Programs enable students to learn anywhere. These programs remove the travel burden from students through live virtual delivery of instruction and on-demand lab access, practice exams and electronic courseware, spreading out the learning time commitment so managers and employees can structure a continuing education learning approach that balances work needs. The programs also provide mentoring so students can continue to get questions answered by subject matter experts throughout their subscription term. This gives them an advantage in the ability to maintain current knowledge with extended hands-on access to lab equipment with the support of instructors. Traditional courses are also still available.
Pleasanton, CA - July 27, 2017 - Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content and skills training company, has broken open the traditional sales negotiations training category with new, tested and proven competencies for three key moments that salespeople need to master to maximize profitability: complex negotiations, customer renewals, and strategic price increases.
"This is a category-buster, because traditional negotiations training programs have long focused on only one key area involved with customer profitability, and that's price negotiations," said Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy and Research Officer at Corporate Visions. "Important as these negotiations are, it's only one of three key moments of truth where salespeople can either allow value to 'leak' out of the customer relationship, or they can capture that value and deliver more revenue and higher margins."
The new Capture Value™ skills program helps salespeople master the competencies needed to maximize deal and customer profitability by:
Managing complex, consensus-driven deals where the buyer seems to have all the power. Your sellers will learn how to introduce unconsidered needs to create pricing uncertainty, and establish pivotal agreements that ensure you are exchanging value instead of giving it away. By doing so, you'll expand the deal size, rally multiple buyers to a decision and protect your margins throughout the sales process.
Increasing per-customer profitability by ensuring contract renewals. Sellers will learn a new, tested and proven framework for communicating renewal messages that has been shown to increase likelihood of renewing and decrease likelihood of switching to a competitor. This is critical for salespeople to master because renewals are often more profitable than the original deal.
Communicating strategic price increases. Your sellers will learn another critical set of principles, along with a unique, tested and proven framework for managing this all-important interaction for boosting client profitability.
"This is a new category for sales, account management and customer service skills development because it's about capturing the most value from a customer relationship—not just minimizing discounting from a single transaction," Riesterer said. "Most importantly, the Capture Value program brings the latest decision science- and research-backed approaches to these three critical moments for maximizing profitability. This is a big deal for the traditional 'negotiations' training category, which hasn't evolved much in the last 30 years."
To learn about the key competencies of Capture Value and other critical moments in your customer conversations, access the following eBook, Becoming a Sales Triple Threat.
About Corporate Visions, Inc.Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to us when they want to:
Create Value – with messages, content and skills that break the status quo and differentiate your solutions from competitors
Elevate Value – with messages, content and skills that build a more effective business case to justify executive decisions
Capture Value – with messages, content and skills that maximize the profitability of each deal and customer lifetime value