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OpenSesame announces exclusive partnership with Ideas for Leaders to expand business skills course library

Global 2000 companies can now leverage insights from leading business schools to train their current and future leaders Portland, OR – 21 May 2020– OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Ideas for Leaders to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand the business skills offering with actionable insights from the research of top… Read more »

Use WFH time now to complete compliance training

As a leader in your organization, your role is to maximize employees’ efficiency and productivity. This may seem daunting as most companies are simply trying to stay afloat, however, there are still ways to boost productivity as you prepare for the rest of the year. Many employees have been working from home for a few… Read more »

Getting the right blend: building a blended learning strategy

Getting the right blend: building a blended learning strategy

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, explored what it takes to create a truly blended learning strategy. Despite the wealth of learning methods, modalities and technologies available, most organizations still consider using instructor-led classes and elearning to be a blended learning strategy. Given the needs of today’s businesses… Read more »

OpenSesame offers free elearning courses to ease employees' return to the workplace

OpenSesame offers free elearning courses to ease employees’ return to the workplace

Portland, OR — 11 May 2020 — OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced unlimited free access to online training for organizations preparing their workforces to return to the workplace. The offer includes elearning courses in multiple languages to help employees adapt to a new business environment, stay healthy at work, use best practices for safe… Read more »

5 L&D Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace

It’s time to start planning our return to the workplace. Adjustments made during the pandemic will extend into and impact our return to the office. Employees returning to work doesn’t necessarily mean children are back to school, families are healthy, or that each individual’s situation is anywhere near back to normal. As we’ve heard a… Read more »

Mental health awareness in the workplace

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the goal of which is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Mental health can be a difficult topic to broach, especially in a professional environment, but ensuring members of your organization have support in… Read more »

OpenSesame announces expanded partnership with Global Learning Systems to extend IT security and compliance training

Portland, OR – 29 April 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Global Learning Systems (GLS) to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its global IT security and compliance training offering. Organizations worldwide have moved to remote working, necessitating greater employee awareness of cyber security protocols.  Global 2000 companies leverage the… Read more »

How can L&D respond to times of crisis?

We are all in the middle of a situation that we don’t fully understand, and it’s really hard. Any sense of what is “normal” just completely changed for many of us. For some, this means uncertainty about the future, and for those of us fortunate enough to still be working – we now realize and… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Distinguish Between a Gift and a Bribe

You know the problem with ethics education?  It’s virtually impossible to talk about it without sounding pedantic or preachy.  And since none of us like being lectured to, we usually drown out conversations about ethical behavior because we don’t like feeling like we’re being talked down to.  However, ethics training is important in order to… Read more »

Developing a furloughed workforce

Coronavirus has impacted all sectors of the economy. Companies as big as Virgin Atlantic, Marriott, J.C. Penney, and Disney World have furloughed many of their employees as travel, shopping, and entertainment has ground to a halt. A typical furlough means employees are put on a temporary leave due to special needs of a company or… Read more »