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3 Ways to Leverage Off-the-shelf Content in Your LMS Sale

We are in the midst of a digital transformation. We’ve been here for a while, but as organizations continue to roll out various flavors of hybrid and remote work, the transformation is becoming more of a whirlwind. Some days it feels like it’s taking us by storm. And that means your platforms and tools are… Read more »

OpenSesame announces expansion of Plus subscription with new global partnerships

Portland, OR – 18 January 2022 – OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, today announced the addition of new global publishers to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription. With this announcement, OpenSesame further diversifies its product offerings to ensure employees in all roles, locations, and industry verticals have access to learning they need to develop… Read more »

Why Blended Learning Is the Future of Business

The past two years have blurred the lines between work and home, digital and physical, online and offline. The 9-5 world we lived in has been upended, and the word “hybrid” has taken on new meaning. As we move into 2022 and the unique challenges it brings, organizations are having to define what the future… Read more »

The Four Stages of an Effective Hiring Process

With the economy expected to grow and continue its recovery in 2022, companies will no doubt be expanding and hiring more employees. Hiring new employees is a tricky feat. Being in charge of your organization’s hiring process means not only screening for candidates who are qualified, but also whom are compatible with company culture and… Read more »

How to Find Your Organization’s DEI Anchor

When leaders are asked why their organization should prioritize DEI, you’ll often hear “because it’s the right thing to do.” Absolutely, it is important for any organization, but if your DEI efforts don’t go beyond just checking the boxes, then your initiatives may not be comprehensive enough to bring about meaningful change within the organization.… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Deborah Dang

Deborah DangVice President, Finance and PeoplePortland, OregonPronouns: she/her Deborah Dang arrived at OpenSesame with deep tech industry accounting experience and a passion for developing lifelong learning opportunities. After leading accounting for several major public technology companies, Deborah was ready to grow something fundamentally powerful in the world of education. Heading finance at OpenSesame allowed her… Read more »

The Power of Empathy in DEI

As a young girl, whenever I displayed my worst self with my selfishness, impatience, condescension, and unkindness—you know, the behavior parents try to manage and disrupt in their children before adulthood—my wise father would gently, yet firmly say, “Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.” Although I listened, it would take years for me to fully… Read more »

Why Elearning Can’t Be One Size Fits All

Remote work is a new reality, that means your new colleagues might live in the next state or an ocean away. And the coming of age of Generation Z means for the first time ever, there are now five generations in the workforce, each of which relate to the Digital Age differently. This leads to people arriving to elearning from countless avenues with wide-ranging expectations and varying capabilities. How do we make learning and development that’s accessible for everyone?

How to Create Training that Boosts the Bottom Line

By Evan Hackel Most business leaders know that effective training builds more consistent performance among employees, improves customer service, reduces the amount of time that managers spend training new employees, and provides other benefits that impact the bottom line. But do those same businesspeople also understand just how much a company’s overall profitability will grow… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Charise Frias

Charise Frias Senior Curation Specialist – Wellness  She/Her Portland, Oregon When the value of Wellness in the workplace began gaining momentum across corporate and learner requests, Charise Frias had been at the forefront of the industry for many years. She lives and breathes Wellness training in her own life and applies her knowledge to her… Read more »

Amanda Sessions

Employee Spotlight: Curation

An interview with: Amanda Sessions, Senior Curation Specialist – Safety and Compliance (She/Her) Portland, Oregon.   A Senior Curation Specialist specializing in Safety and Compliance, Amanda Sessions assists publishers and customers in complying with regulations and mandates and taking new courses to the next level for learners. Amanda relies on OpenSesame’s exhaustive data and her… Read more »

Abbie Paul, Curation

Employee Spotlight: Curation

An interview with: Abbie Paul, Business Development Manager – Team Lead (She/Her) Des Moines, Iowa. In her role as Business Development Manager Team Lead on OpenSesame’s Curation team, Abbie Paul follows a demanding 39-point quality checklist to assess every single new publisher that crosses her desk. Stringent content standards at OpenSesame maximize learner engagement and… Read more »

What’s New and Trending in OpenSesame’s Course Catalog in the Month of October

OpenSesame added 123 new courses to OpenSesame Plus for October from five different publishers on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion, management skills, psychological safety, and more. Also, we’re proud to introduce new OpenSesame Plus publisher Emberin as of November 23, 2021!  New courses for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Blinkist, Mind Channel, SAP Litmos,… Read more »

OpenSesame announces expansion of OpenSesame Plus subscription with Eleventure partnership

Global organizations now have access to award-winning, learner-centered microlearning content.    Portland, OR – 21 September 2021 – OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, today announced the addition of Eleventure to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription. With this announcement, OpenSesame is adding significant expertise to its robust catalog that will boost on-the-job skills in… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage

Why Some of Us Don’t Use the Term “Latinx”

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of those with ancestors that came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. OpenSesame is sharing stories and perspectives from our Hispanic and Latinx colleagues to champion diversity and share resources that support the Hispanic and Latinx community.    Voices of OpenSesame Juntos… Read more »