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Training Grants for Businesses By State

Upon entering the professional world, everyone learns the same lesson—education doesn’t stop after school. Learning is a life-long pursuit and often so much of our professional skills are shaped on the job, as opposed to in a classroom. If you’re not currently employed, however, or your industry experiences a sudden shift, access to continued training… Read more »

Thought Bubble

Kicking off Learning Resolutions for 2014

The holidays have always been a time of reflection for me. For a short while, the world slows down as everyone takes time to connect with friends and family. This short window of calm is a great opportunity to think about the accomplishments and lessons of the previous year, as well as what I learn… Read more »

Diversity Apple

Course of the Week Highlight: HTML, Diversity, and More!

Another week, another round of great elearning deals from OpenSesame! We’ve got savings from four categories: tech & software, compliance & safety, business skills, and industry specific (construction, medical, restaurants, etc). This week, save on a variety of subjects from HTML to diversity training.         Business Skills Getting the Job You Deserve:… Read more »

4 Steps to a More Positive (and Productive!) Workplace

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill, former British prime minister It seems logical that positive people would be more productive than negative people. The National Resource Center (NRC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services characterizes negativity as a virus. You know… Read more »

Stressed Businessperson

INFOGRAPHIC: Workplace Stress and Mental Health

Workplace stress and mental health problems can have detrimental effects on your company’s bottom line. Part I of our two part series explores the costs of workplace stress through this infographic. Check back tomorrow for Part II to learn what you can do to support your employees and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act… Read more »

Black Friday

Friday News Roundup: Black Friday Edition

Welcome to Friday News Roundup: Black Friday Edition! Whether you’re spending the day at home, working, or shopping, there are deals to be had. We’ve put together resources from three of our favourite sites to help you take full advantage of the busiest shopping day of the year!   Lifehacker’s Everything You Need to Know… Read more »

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from OpenSesame!

To all of our American partners, we hope you’re enjoying your holiday! Just want to take the time to say we’re thankful for you. We’ve put together this video to show what each of us are thankful for this year. Have a wonderful day with your friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful… Read more »

Sriracha bottles

Restaurant Tips for How to Make Sriracha Safely At Home

Yesterday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the popular Sriracha hot sauce maker, Huy Fong Foods, to shut down any operations at its Irwindale plant that could be causing the health issues experienced by surrounding residents. Over the past month, residents have complained of asthma, heartburn and nosebleeds they believe are results of the spicy odor produced… Read more »

Maximus head shot

Hello from our new Growth Marketing Lead!

Howdy! My name is Maximus Kang and I’m the new Growth Marketing Lead for OpenSesame. I’m based in Seattle, so having the 30 second commute every morning is a huge perk. What excites me most about OpenSesame is the potential it has to grow in the online/digital space. Recently, I realized where I heard about… Read more »


Course of the Week Highlight: Google Apps, GHS, and more!

Welcome to our Course of the Week Highlight, where we feature great deals from a variety of categories on OpenSesame. This week we’ve got savings on tech & software, compliance & safety, and business skills—you’ll save big on GHS, Google Apps, and career development training! Business Skills Career Development Skills for Employees/Individuals by Vado, Inc… Read more »

Ice Cream Sundae

How to Create the Perfect Dairy Queen Swirl

As a teenager, my first job was working at a Dairy Queen making ice cream cones, sundaes and shakes. On my first day, my manager showed me how to make the famous DQ swirl that sits on top of all DQ cones. First, he showed me how to make a cone, identifying all the minor… Read more »

Green Belt

Why Your Company Should Use Lean Six Sigma Principles

How does Lean Six Sigma training benefit individuals and companies? The field of Operations Excellence is in high demand by employers. When looking for jobs in the industry, a key skill to help your resume stand out is Lean Six Sigma training and certification. Lean Six Sigma is a set of strategies, techniques, and tools for… Read more »


New! Seller Dashboard Walkthrough

OpenSesame sellers have likely noticed the recent overhaul in their dashboard. You’ve got some great new features including better visual analytics and more detailed reporting. Want to see what’s new or need a little guidance? We’ve got you covered!     Add Courses New sellers, this is what you’ll see before you add any courses… Read more »

Calendar Countdown

There's Still Time for Learning in 2013!

Want to squeeze in some learning for your team before the end of the year, but worried you’re out of time? Have no fear! OpenSesame has you covered. There’s still time for learning in 2013. Use up the rest of 2013’s learning budget to ensure your 2014 budget is secure. No need to fall victim… Read more »

What Microsoft’s Elimination of Employee-Ranking Program Means for eLearning

Microsoft’s controversial employee-ranking program met its end this week as the company strives to build a more collaborative culture. While this internal move won’t directly impact consumers, the shift illustrates a larger change in corporate culture and the elearning industry towards a more personalized approach. Microsoft leadership and employees alike have blamed the ranking program… Read more »

Bloodborne Pathogens

Reduce Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure with Comprehensive Employee Training

Worried about bloodborne disease? Working in a high-risk environment? Get the knowledge you need to lower your bloodborne pathogen exposure risks with our tips and training! What are bloodborne pathogens? OSHA defines bloodborne pathogens as infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Pathogens are microorganisms including disease causing viruses, bacteria, funguses, and… Read more »

How To Brand Your Training Programs So They'll Last

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group Inc., a management development training firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ITM Group is documenting their journey into eLearning as part of a guest series for OpenSesame. Check out her earlier posts on “How To Write the Perfect Learning Objective” and “Planning… Read more »