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Time for a healthy perspective on diversity

It’s way overdue, but individual and societal lenses on diversity are now widening for the better.  Diversity matters for evolution and adaptation, not to mention profitability purposes, yet in the US, 85% of senior company positions are still held by whites, while black and Latinx workers respectively comprise only 10.0% and 9.8% of the professional… Read more »

OpenSesame Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Bring Learning into the Flow of Work

OpenSesame’s extensive catalog of 20,000+ elearning courses, in over 19 languages, to integrate with Microsoft Viva Learning Portland, OR – 14 July 2021 – OpenSesame, a global elearning innovator, today announced an integration with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP). OpenSesame’s extensive catalog of 20,000+ elearning courses will be available through Microsoft Viva,… Read more »

OpenSesame partners with Blinkist to add summaries from top business titles to its elearning catalog

Enterprise organizations can now incorporate summaries of top business and leadership books from Blinkist into their online training programs with OpenSesame Portland, OR – July 8, 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced a partnership with Blinkist to bring 150 business and nonfiction book summaries to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription.  Blinkist transforms the key… Read more »

How learning & development programs are the secret sauce to business & company-wide success

As part of our Learning Unlocked webinar series, we sat down with global changemakers and experts to evaluate some of the most critical challenges affecting an organization’s learning and development objectives. Scroll to the bottom to watch those free discussions.  Businesses and individuals across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges, while feeling the pressure of… Read more »

Why your workplace is craving wellness content and how to get started today

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Charise Frias, Senior Curation Specialist at OpenSesame, highlighted the ever-growing need for wellness content and insights in how to incorporate it into a workplace culture. Charise is a certified yoga instructor and has spent time in India learning about mindfulness, breathing techniques, medicine, and is passionate about the value of… Read more »

American Management Association Certified Professional in Management™ prep course now available from OpenSesame

OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announces the addition of American Management Association’s Certified Professional in Management™ prep course to its on-demand library. Managers can now qualify to earn the AMA Certified Professional in Management™ credential – the new standard for management excellence – after completing 16 online courses from OpenSesame’s online training catalog..   The  curated list… Read more »

Making Supply Meet Demand in a More Diverse World

A 2020 report by global management consulting company McKinsey and Company noted an important trend:  diverse companies outperform their non-diverse counterparts on profitability. It’s research OpenSesame has known all along. When companies embrace and foster diversity, they are open to new ideas, ways of thinking, and change. The result is innovation, progress, and improved performance. … Read more »

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Empowering Your Employees to Be Their Full Selves: How you can support your diverse workforce by creating ERGs – By Melinda Conant

As part of our celebration of PRIDE month, OpenSesame is bringing you voices from our LGBTQIA+ colleagues to champion diversity and share resources that support the greater LGBTQIA+ community. As a Queer professional, I’ve most often led a double life. My weekdays were spent as a straight (seeming) person fitting into the hetero norms of… Read more »

OpenSesame welcomes internationally recognized diversity and inclusion publisher Symmetra to its elearning course catalogue

Leading organisations can now access Symmetra’s gamified inclusion and diversity elearning content through the OpenSesame Plus subscription Portland, OR – 1 June 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Symmetra to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its library of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) elearning courses.  Founded in Australia in… Read more »

Employee Spotlight : Elias Jackson

Elias Jackson Associate Software Engineer Portland, Oregon He/Him/His Elias Jackson has been with OpenSesame for about a year, but he came up the ranks for two and a half years as an intern; working remotely while still in college. In that time, Elias has seen a major OpenSesame project go from inception to implementation. “Thanks… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Lexx Fluder

Lexx Fluder Manager of Product Support Portland, Oregon Growth and change through solid data is a theme of Lexx Fluder’s career at OpenSesame. Lexx joined the company four and a half years ago when OpenSesame was in a single building with a two-person customer support team. Today, she’s the company’s international product support team manager… Read more »

Connect with your best self to better connect with others

By Ellen Galvin Think about the best relationship builders you know. What do they have in common?  Whether introverted or extroverted (they can be both), good relationship builders are likely to share common traits such as: – Optimism – Gratitude – Focus – Curiosity – Persistence There is also an excellent chance that they take… Read more »

Strong Leadership Skills Make All the Difference

By Janice Molloy, senior manager, online learning, at Harvard Business Publishing Act decisively, think strategically, communicate effectively—these and other capabilities have always been fundamental to leadership. But the disruption caused by the pandemic made clear that these skills aren’t enough. Consider New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who deftly guided her country’s efforts to confront… Read more »