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OpenSesame announces partnership with Seven Dimensions to expand personal growth, business skills and management course library

Enterprises can now offer engaging training with high entertainment value to their employees Portland, OR – 29 May 2020- OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Seven Dimensions to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its curated library of business and wellbeing courses with engaging TV series-like elearning. Enterprise companies leverage the OpenSesame… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with the American Management Association to expand leadership, management, and business skills course library

Enterprises can now leverage engaging, scenario-based elearning to develop employees’ leadership, management, and business skills. Portland, Ore. — 27 May 2020 — OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced American Management Association (AMA) has been added to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand the leadership, management, and business skills offering.  Global 2000 companies leverage the OpenSesame… Read more »

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 »

Share how your team is practicing #LearnInPlace

Win 2 tickets to the OpenSesame User Conference or $500 toward the professional development program of your choice by sharing how your organization is continuing employee training efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. At OpenSesame, we’ve always believed that elearning presents the best option for organizations to scalably and effectively train their workforces.  But the staggering… Read more »

4 questions to ask before choosing discrimination and harassment training for your organization

In 2020, workplace culture matters more than ever. Organizations that can demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace have a competitive advantage in attracting top talent and strengthening relationships with customers, partners and vendors. As part of a comprehensive strategy, choosing the right compliance training program, one that focuses on behaviors, rather… Read more »

Working from home etiquette tips and tricks

Since the onset of COVID-19 globally, workplaces are quickly establishing, possibly for the first time, a work from home policy for most if not all employees. This new setup can create its own great opportunities, but of course for many this comes with new challenges in every way, including the what were once simple, even… Read more »

OpenSesame expands free access to professional development courses for remote and furloughed workers

Portland OR- April 13, 2020– OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced unlimited free access to online training for any employee working from home or furloughed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The offer includes elearning courses in multiple languages for developing customer service, sales, and other essential professional skills. “At OpenSesame, we believe elearning provides the… Read more »

Training is key to protecting your organization from bribery and corruption

In today’s connected, global business environment, bribery and corruption are evolving risks that organizations should keep permanently on their radar.  Companies without clear anti-corruption policies and training can face costly legal, financial and/or reputational damage. In 2019, companies paid $2.9 billion to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases brought by the U.S. Securities and… Read more »

Employees looking at elearning course made in SCORM

Why author elearning content to industry standards?

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in today’s online world. They have valuable content (a training video, a PowerPoint presentation, or a book) that they want to share with the world and hopefully make some money… Read more »