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A great business story starts with you

As you find ways to articulate your vision for the business, don’t forget the central character – you. As the founder, your business story is compelling, and you should be prepared to step into the spotlight as the face and voice of your brand.  Sharing your vision and inspiration for the enterprise gives potential investors,… Read more »

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OpenSesame announces partnership with Skillshub to expand business skills and sales effectiveness library

Global organisations can now embed learning in their workplaces with Skillshub’s brain-friendly and action-oriented courses Portland, OR – 28 September 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of UK-based publisher Skillshub to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription, expanding its curated library of engaging business, sales and leadership courses. Skillshub leverages the most up-to-date… Read more »

OpenSesame named a Top 20 Health and Safety/Compliance Training Company

Portland, OR – 22 September 2020 – OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, today announced its selection as a 2020 Top 20 Health and Safety/Compliance Training 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… Read more »

Do you want your entire organization to be creative?

Do you want your entire organization to be creative? Here are three lessons from someone who has been doing it for forty years.  Invest in your core principles for the sake of your employees, your product and your customers. If your company has the word “innovative” or “creative” in its vision or values statement, folks… Read more »

OpenSesame announces partnership with The Expert Academy to expand its business and personal skills course library

Enterprises can now offer cinematic-quality courses to upskill their workforce Portland, OR – 14 September 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of The Expert Academy to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its offerings of video-based courses featuring world-famous presenters. The UK-based publisher helps organizations support both personal and professional development… Read more »

How and why to get Six Sigma certification

How and why to get Six Sigma certification

These days, the home is our office and it’s more important than ever to ensure efficiency and save costs wherever possible. Although there are many ways to manage your organization, Six Sigma provides companies with the framework to streamline processes and utilize statistical analysis to achieve lasting results. Since its development in 1986, major companies… Read more »

What should be on your employee onboarding checklist

What should be on your employee onboarding checklist

The onboarding process is critical for company culture and employee engagement, but formulating the perfect employee onboarding checklist can be time-consuming and eat up company resources. With OpenSesame’s elearning course options, your company will have the ability not only to optimize the onboarding process but also have the opportunity to teach to the individual learner.… Read more »

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 »

The top two reasons why brainstorming sessions fail

When brainstorming fails, one of these reasons is usually why.  The good news? They are easy to fix.   Reason #1:  Most teams don’t follow the directions.   Think about this analogy. The following are directions for riding a bicycle. Grab the handlebars of the bicycle with both hands. Place your right leg over the top of… Read more »

See what’s new with the Course Details Page

In our effort to improve the user experience when choosing the right courses for L&D programs, we’ve made significant improvements to the Course Details Page. Users visit the Course Details Page to learn more about an individual course and now it’s easier than ever to find the most important information about a course in one… Read more »