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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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September 30, 2019 | Thinking

L&D Trends Exciting Training Leaders

Learning and development leaders are bombarded with information about new training approaches and technologies. They evaluate these trends considering the mission of their organization and what might have the biggest impact on performance and results. This video highlights a sample of training trends that have captured the attention of learning and development leaders in a variety of organizations.

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September 16, 2019 | Thinking

Strategies for Converting eLearning from Flash to HTML

In July of 2017, Adobe announced plans to “stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020.” At the same time, the company encouraged “content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to … open formats.”

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September 4, 2019 | Thinking

Innovative Learning for a Technology Retailer

Best Buy Canada is Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailer with more than 175 stores and 12,000 employees nationwide. As the company’s Senior Manager, Learning and Development, Marjorie Van Roon, CPTM, provides innovative programs that drive performance while being inspiring, relevant and fun.

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August 23, 2019 | Thinking

Training People to Make the Food People Love

General Mills is a global manufacturer and marketer of a variety of well-known food brands, including Cheerios, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker and Yoplait. As the Senior Manager, Learning Development within the company’s supply chain organization, Sharron Northern leads change and training initiatives that increase work process efficiency worldwide. In her role, she partners with functional learning leaders in Sourcing, Logistics, Engineering and Manufacturing to create centralized access for employees' skills development.

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August 19, 2019 | News

d’Vinci Parent Company Named to Inc. 5000

For the fourth time in its 30-year history, d’Vinci parent company JPL has been named to INC. Magazine’s prestigious list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies. d’Vinci was acquired by JPL in 2013 and has tripled in size since then.

"It’s great to earn this national recognition again. Thanks to our talented team members, we’ve achieved exceptional growth by achieving results for current clients while attracting targeted new business,” said JPL President and d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski.

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August 12, 2019 | News

Interns Give Back to Community through Web Project for Cocoa Packs

As part of its commitment to the community, summer interns from d’Vinci and its parent company JPL, a full-service marketing agency, partnered with Cocoa Packs, Inc. to redesign its existing website. Cocoa Packs is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the growing issue of food insecurity by making sure that children have the basic nutrition and support to promote their success.

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July 25, 2019 | 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 president and editor in chief, Ken Taylor has a constant connection with the industry’s leaders while sifting through the latest thinking from a variety of perspectives.

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July 16, 2019 | News

d’Vinci Interactive Celebrates 25th Anniversary

d’Vinci Interactive marked its 25th anniversary at a special reception with team members, local business people and elected officials on July 19, 2019 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown.

d’Vinci develops learning experiences, educational websites, and web and mobile applications for corporate, government, medical, and K-12 educational content clients. Its team of learning consultants, creative designers and programmers create web-based training courses, learning activities, instructional games and video programs to educate, inform, and inspire audiences.

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June 10, 2019 | Thinking

Why L&D Leaders Love L&D

Recently, I began asking the learning and development leaders I interview for our video blog why they love being in learning and development. The video below is a compilation of some of the responses.
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June 5, 2019 | News

d’Vinci and Training Industry Partner to Share Insights from TICE ‘19

d’Vinci Interactive is partnering with Training Industry to share insights from top learning and development leaders at the Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) in Raleigh, June 17-19, 2019.

The d’Vinci team will interview industry leaders throughout the conference to share video highlights on the company’s blog. Learning leaders from top organizations, including MGM Resorts International, The United States Navy and Amtrak, will discuss how they are implementing training strategies that improve performance.

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