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Creativity is a skill and it can be developed

To develop the skill of being creative, you need to think in three ways. Divergent thinking. Exploring lots of possibilities. Generating ideas that are novel, new, ridiculous, foolish-sounding, weird, goofy, exciting. Combinent thinking. Combine ideas across areas of knowledge. Connect ideas that seem to be unrelated to the problem you are working on to generate… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with Big Think to expand business skills and leadership course library

Global 2000 enterprises can now leverage Big Think’s courses to become ‘smarter faster’ through actionable lessons from the world’s greatest thinkers and doers Portland, OR – 10 August 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Big Think to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription, bringing a wealth of content from some of the… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with SumTotal to streamline learning across the employee lifecycle

Large enterprises and high-growth companies can now access a broader range of high-quality elearning content Portland, OR- 11 August 2020- OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced a partnership with SumTotal to deliver its curated 20,000+ elearning courses on SumTotal’s talent development platform. SumTotal’s award-winning technology provides an end-to-end talent development solution across the entire employee lifecycle to… Read more »

Digital learning in the new way of work

Digital learning in the new way of work

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, and Medhi Tounsi, Senior Regional Director at OpenSesame, explored digital learning in the new way of work. Fosway Group is Europe’s leading HR and consulting research group. In this webinar, David Perring uses Fosway’s Digital Learning Realities Research conducted at the start… Read more »

OpenSesame named a 2020 Training Industry Top 20 Online Learning Library Company

Portland, OR – 29 July 2020 – OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, today announced its selection as a 2020 Top 20 Online Learning company by Training Industry. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to… Read more »

5 simple virtual team building activities

Teams are vital for workplace success. Almost everyone who works, works on a team at some point in their career. Characteristics of a successful team include a sense of belonging, a climate of trust and openness, successful and participative leaders, valuing diversity, the ability to self-correct, creativity, and interdependence. These characteristics can be fostered through… Read more »

“I’m not creative“ Oh yes you are!

Most people believe that they are not creative. Or that creativity is only associated with artists and musicians. “I can’t draw. Therefore, I am not creative.”  This is a major misconception about creativity – and absolutely false. You were born into this world with everything you needed to create. You are wired to be creative.… Read more »

Inspire your learners with TED

Recently, we announced our partnership with one of the most notable content brands in the world, TED.  TED Talks like The power of vulnerability by Brené Brown or How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek (giving us one of our favorite metaphors, “the golden circle”) have inspired us as individuals with new ideas and… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with Real Projects to expand business skills and information security course library

Global 2000 can now leverage critical training to improve business skills and information security in their organizations. Portland, OR – 20 July 2019 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Real Projects to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription, to expand its curated library of topics of remote working, business travel, cybersecurity and business… Read more »

Top OSHA violations in 2020

Prevent these top OSHA violations in 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), was created in 1970 to ensure safe working conditions for all employees. OSHA is a small agency with around 2,200 inspectors covering 130 million workers around the United States so it is critical that organizations proactively train workers on OSHA regulations to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. The current… Read more »