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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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Luke Kempski

Driving Retail Performance with Training

Luke Kempski, CEO
September 29, 2021

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February 9, 2018 | Thinking

Using Microlearning to Deliver Just-in-Time Training

UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility company that delivers energy to over 700,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In a relatively new position, Wendy Laverty wants to put learning at the fingertips of more than 1,500 employees in a variety of positions from office workers to field technicians.

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February 5, 2018 | Thinking

Integrating Learning into an HCM Strategy

ADP advises organizations all over the world on how to use ADP products and services as part of a comprehensive human capital management (HCM) strategy. As a talent management thought leader, Susan Hanold, PhD, provides value-added best practices consulting to ADP prospects, clients, and internal stakeholders.

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January 12, 2018 | Thinking

Developing Custom Learning Solutions that Meet Business Needs

Supporting the largest haircare brand name in North America, Great Clips University develops custom learning solutions to meet the needs of franchise owners, hair stylists and corporate staff members. As an eLearning and Instructional Design Manager, Mandi Soderlund has found that blended learning solutions work best to enable a geographically dispersed franchise network to provide a consistent, branded, customer experience.

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January 9, 2018 | News

Law Enforcement Training and AIDS Education Earn Awards for d’Vinci

The Davey Awards recently recognized d’Vinci Interactive for exceptional online training for the PA Chiefs of Police Association and The National Library of Medicine’s AIDS Community Information Outreach Program.

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December 6, 2017 | News

d’Vinci Brings New Instructional Designer and Developer on Board

Christine Kurtz joins d'Vinci as a project manager/instructional designer. Kurtz brings a blend of project management and instructional design skills to the team and is focused on helping clients create engaging, successful training courses. Previously, she worked as a solution architect using technology to develop and deliver leadership training to leading global corporations. She holds a bachelor of arts in English with a minor in Spanish from Susquehanna University and resides in Harrisburg, PA.

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December 1, 2017 | News

d'Vinci Featured in National Library of Medicine Video

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is highlighting d'Vinci's innovative eLearning and assessment courses as part of a newly-released video.

d'Vinci was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant and collaborated with POZ Magazine, an award-winning information source for people who live with and are affected by HIV/AIDS, to create the modules.

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November 16, 2017 | Thinking

Tracking Instructional Design to Efficiently Develop Training

More than 2,000 associates in services and operations support Edward Jones financial services branches nationwide. As a leader developing custom training and performance solutions for these associates, Susan Prichard has evaluated and implemented methods to make the instructional design process more predictable and efficient. After accurately tracking the development process for different training delivery methods, she created valuable models.

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October 26, 2017 | Thinking

Arby’s Has the Learning to Support its Brand

With more than 3,500 restaurants and team members ranging in age from 16 to their late 80’s, Arby’s needs to support performance in delivering a quality product and quality customer service. As Senior Director of Learning, Judi Bader has aligned training with the Arby’s brand and the speed of the highly-competitive restaurant industry.

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October 16, 2017 | News

Videographer Awards Honors PA Chiefs of Police and d’Vinci for eLearning Course

The Videographer Awards has recognized the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police and d’Vinci Interactive for its use of video in training officers how to respond to veterans in crisis. Through poignant video interviews, veterans provide firsthand accounts of their experiences to give police officers insights and suggestions when intervening with vets whose distress may lead to crisis situations.

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October 5, 2017 | Thinking

Engaging Unum’s Claims Processors with Gamification

With more than 10,000 employees, Unum is a leading provider of employee benefits in both the United States and the United Kingdom. As Learning Solutions Manager in one of Unum’s de-centralized training areas, Erika Wharton blends learning tactics to optimize performance in claims management.
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