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The Benefits of “Both/And” Leadership When Leading a Business

By Crystal Schaffer, senior moderator and instructional designer at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, and Andrea Lipton, interim director, Global Solutions at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning. Effective leaders make all the difference in an organization’s business outcomes. When people feel heard and trusted, and that they can trust their leaders, they are more motivated… Read more »

Mental Health and Well-being is a #1 Priority

We are living in times of considerable uncertainty with mental health and well-being issues becoming a growing concern in the workplace. McKinsey surveyed 1000 employers and found that 90% reported the COVID-19 pandemic crisis was affecting the behavioural health – and often the productivity – of their workforce. A poll by the Pew Research Center… Read more »

The Importance of Leading Others with Trust

By Abbey Lewis, senior product manager at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning If there’s ever been a question about the value of effective leadership, the past year put all doubt to rest. We’ve seen leaders across industries and sectors rise to the dual challenges of Covid-19 and the economic crisis in impressive fashion. In the… Read more »

OpenSesame Employee Spotlight: Dave McFarland

Dave McFarland Senior Manager of Content Portland, Oregon He/His For Dave McFarland, arriving at Senior Manager of Content for OpenSesame in early 2020 was the culmination of a teaching, design, and video production career. Dave has a discerning eye for the highest quality educational content and diverse voices. Today, he uses his experience to assemble… Read more »

OpenSesame Employee Spotlight: Kolene Hammer

Kolene Hammer Senior Manager of Sales Portland, Oregon She/Her/Hers Over her five years at OpenSesame, Kolene Hammer’s personal life and professional paths have all been rearranged. As a current Senior Manager of Sales, Kolene leads by example with both her strong business results and her consistent managerial courage. Kolene encourages her entire team to be… Read more »

OpenSesame Employee Spotlight: Marta Altree

Marta Altree Senior Director of Customer Success Portland, OR she/her/hers   Marta Altree, Senior Director of Customer Success, perfectly applies her tech-ed experience and outgoing personality in her role at OpenSesame. Along with her customer success team, Marta blends her passion for innovation and technology with her client relationship instincts. (Still, as she says, she… Read more »

business-skills

OpenSesame galvanizes business relationship building through expanded partnership with The Galvanizing Group

Enterprise companies can now access essential business skills training from The Galvanizing Group as part of the OpenSesame Plus subscription catalog Portland, OR – 11 March 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of The Galvanizing Group to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription. The partnership expands OpenSesame’s curated library of courses designed to… Read more »

DEI Book Clubs with eLearning Insights

Creating intentional space and time to discuss topics related to DEI in the workplace can be difficult. In addition to e-learning courses offered at OpenSesame, an impactful way to start or continue conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is through a book club!  An employee-run book club can be a great way for coworkers… Read more »

Inclusive Leadership – A Story about bias

Here’s a story that you have probably heard before: A father and his son are in a car accident. The father is killed and the son is seriously injured. The son is taken to the hospital where the surgeon says, “I cannot operate, because this boy is my son.” This popular brain teaser dates back… Read more »

OpenSesame announces exclusive partnership with Trüpp to deliver its modern elearning courses to enterprise organizations everywhere

Global companies can now access Trüpp’s interactive compliance and manager-focused training courses exclusively through the OpenSesame Plus subscription  Portland, OR – 24 March 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Trüpp to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to further expand its library of business skills, management and compliance training.  Trüpp’s online courses… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with Mind Tools for Business to expand its leadership and management library

Global organisations can now access a selection of Mind Tools for Business’s extensive collection of career skills training through the OpenSesame Plus subscription catalogue Portland, OR – 23 March 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Mind Tools for Business to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its selection of leadership,… Read more »

Danielle Rubio

OpenSesame Employee Spotlight: Danielle Rubio

Danielle Rubio Product Operations Team Lead – Portland, Oregon   After a global pandemic, Danielle Rubio knows exactly what it takes to make change happen fast for OpenSesame clients. Danielle expertly leads the product operations team for customers. During the lockdown height, her team worked cross-functionally to quickly launch an unprecedented catalog of public courses… Read more »

Everything is on the record

OpenSesame announces exclusive partnership with Everything Is On The Record to deliver its strategic communication coaching as online training content

Companies can now offer training from the media and communications experts at Everything Is On The Record as online courses available exclusively from OpenSesame   Portland, OR – 16 March 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Everything is on the Record to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to deliver timely training about… Read more »

future of hospitality

The great change for hospitality and its workers

“Watching their livelihoods crumble and scared of getting sick, many are fighting despair and struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” This quote encapsulates the experience of hospitality workers during the pandemic. Hospitality workers have faced much turmoil when the pandemic hit, and are still struggling as they face on-and-off closures… Read more »

Sunshower learning

OpenSesame announces partnership with SunShower Learning to expand its offering of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training

Organizations can now access emotionally impactful DEI training from SunShower Learning through the OpenSesame catalog Portland, OR – 23 February 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of SunShower Learning to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to further expand the curated offering of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training. SunShower Learning is the… Read more »