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October 11, 2021

How to Use a Creative Brief for Learning Organizations

For marketing agencies, the creative brief is imperative no matter the size of the campaign. The brief serves as the unifying document for the creative campaign to ensure all involved are looking in the same direction as they begin work on the next big idea.

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Driving Retail Performance with Training

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September 29, 2021

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October 29, 2018 | News

Online Math Tool Garners Award for Demme Learning and d’Vinci

The Davey Awards recognized d’Vinci Interactive and Demme Learning for an online manipulative math tool in the educational website category.

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October 25, 2018 | News

d’Vinci to Participate in ATD Learning Leaders Panel

The Central Pennsylvania chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) will present an evening of thought-provoking discussion, valuable advice, and tactics for results on November 8, 2018. d'Vinci Learning Solutions Manager Jenny Fedullo will join other learning leaders on the panel.

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October 22, 2018 | Thinking

Professional Development for Training Leaders

Through its publications, events and professional development opportunities, Training Industry is a leading source for the insights and resources needed to effectively manage the business of learning. As the Director of Training Manager Development, Amy DuVernet oversees the design, development and delivery of programs that help learning leaders build high performance training organizations. The flagship program she manages is the Certified Professional and Training Management program or CPTM.

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October 8, 2018 | Thinking

Powering Performance with Training

Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over 4 million customers. The Direct Energy/Success Academy provides training to technicians and other employees throughout the company’s franchise network. As Vice President of Training, Lance Sinclair needs to offer programs that are aligned with company goals and have a positive impact for the franchise and the individual learner.

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September 25, 2018 | Thinking

How do Learning Leaders Select Training Vendors?

This year, we asked the learning and development leaders we interviewed for our blog about the qualities they look for when selecting a vendor. Regardless of the type of vendor they were looking for, we found organizations want to hire companies and consultants that will be their partner, understand their mission and help them accomplish their goals.

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September 4, 2018 | Thinking

New Training Approaches for “America’s Diner”

With a 60-year history and more than 1,700 restaurants, Denny’s is one of America’s largest and most loved full-service family restaurant chains. To accomplish the company's training goals, Michelle Elder has to keep in mind that 90% of the restaurants are franchised-owned and they are all open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Relatively new to her position, Michelle is excited to bring new approaches to learning and development.

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August 22, 2018 | Thinking

Helping Associates Find Their Sound

With more than 260 stores across the U.S., Guitar Center is one of the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment. The company also has a Music & Arts division with over 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for schools and students. As Director of Professional Development, Dr. Kristal Walker is responsible for learning and development enterprise-wide.

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July 24, 2018 | Thinking

Learning and Development Trends Exciting Today's Training Leaders

Learning and development leaders are always navigating the latest trends in training strategies, approaches and technologies. Depending on the background of the leader and the mission of their organization, he or she may be evaluating different methods to improve performance and results. This video highlights what training trends are capturing the attention of learning and development leaders in a variety of organizations.

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July 6, 2018 | Thinking

7 Ways To Energize New Hire Orientation To Retain New Employees

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Every organization wants to avoid having its front door become a revolving door. We invest so much time, effort, and resources into recruiting, we want—and need—new hires to become engaged and productive as soon as possible.

To accomplish this, you might want to take a hard look at improving your new hire orientation program.

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June 21, 2018 | Thinking

Best Practices for Selecting an eLearning Development Company

With eLearning playing an increasingly vital role in business success, finding the right eLearning development company becomes a crucial first step. In today’s highly competitive economic environment, organizations are developing eLearning courses to train their workforces, provide additional value to customers, and generate revenue.
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