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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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January 2, 2020 | News

d’Vinci Adds Web Developer to Team

Travis Miller joins d’Vinci as a web developer, bringing more than 20 years of programming and systems administration experience with him.

In previous positions, he worked as a software developer for Immersion Active and later for Orases Consulting Corporation. Earlier in his career he was a web administrator for The Herald-Mail. Miller has created dozens of custom websites, dynamic web applications and mobile applications for a wide variety of clients.

He resides in Frederick, MD.

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December 12, 2019 | News

d’Vinci to Create Ken Burns Country Music Interactive Timeline for PBS LearningMedia

To educate the public about the history of country music, d’Vinci is collaborating with PBS to create the Ken Burns Country Music interactive timeline on, a free service that offers thousands of contextualized learning materials aligned to state and national standards.

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Luke Kempski interviews learning leaders who share their passion for L&D
December 4, 2019 | Thinking

What Attracted L&D Leaders to L&D

Many learning and development leaders did not set out for careers in L&D. Most say they had experiences and a natural talent that attracted them to it. This video highlights a sample of how learning and development leaders ended up in this career.
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November 25, 2019 | Thinking

State of the Training Industry

A Conversation with Ken Taylor, President, Training Industry

At the recent Training Industry Conference & Expo, I had the opportunity to talk with Training Industry President Ken Taylor. Ken is the leader of one of the most trusted sources of information on the business of learning. And, he possesses a deep understanding of the corporate learning and development market. The following article is an edited excerpt of the interview transcript.

Q: What’s the state of the training industry?

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November 18, 2019 | News

d’Vinci and Sandy Hook Promise Create Interactive Learning to Help Reduce School Violence

To help expand the reach and impact of Sandy Hook Promise's proven Know the Signs school violence prevention programs, d'Vinci Interactive conceived and built the organization's first-ever digital training and learning management system designed specifically for schools. The project was made possible by the generous support of The Walt Disney Company.

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November 14, 2019 | Thinking

Ensuring Strategic Sourcing with Training

With 28 destinations worldwide, MGM Resorts International includes some of the most famous resorts and casinos in the world. Recognized as one of FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies, MGM Resorts International has 81,000 employees and purchases all of the products and services necessary to provide quality entertainment, luxurious facilities, and exceptional customer service. As Corporate Training Manager in strategic sourcing, Briana Washington ensures that the purchasing team uses their roles to enable the organization to succeed.

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November 14, 2019 | News

PHRP to Exhibit at PRIM&R AER Conference

PHRP Online Training will be represented by the authors of the course, Dr. Ann Hardy and Dr. Sherry Mills at the PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference on November 17-20, 2019 in Boston, MA. Former NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) leaders, Drs. Hardy and Mills are well known for their expertise in the ethics and compliance training required for anyone conducting research that includes human subjects. Dr. Ann Hardy and Dr.</body></html>

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October 31, 2019 | Thinking

Using Training to Evolve Amtrak

Created in 1970 to be the national passenger rail system, Amtrak today operates 300 trains each day to more than 500 destinations. In order to make the system efficient, safe and reliable, operators must be well trained to identify and solve issues that may inhibit performance. As Amtrak’s lead instructional designer, Trent Bartholomew integrates content, experiential learning and assessments to ensure operators are adapting to the system’s evolving priorities.

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October 17, 2019 | News

d’Vinci and The Jackson Laboratory Receive SBIR Grant for Online Genomics Literacy Tool

d’Vinci Interactive, a leading learning technology solutions company, announced today the receipt of a Phase I grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the National Institutes of Health.

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October 17, 2019 | News

PCAR, d’Vinci Launch Site to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and d’Vinci Interactive showcased a new website Wednesday designed to help parents, teachers and caregivers keep children safe from sexual abuse.

PCAR and d’Vinci developed featuring helpful resources, videos and an interactive game, after sexual assault center staffs expressed a need to find better ways to engage parents and caregivers in their communities about healthy sexual development. They also found that educators needed materials to help communicate with children about sexual harassment, abuse and assault.

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