Training Today: Products and Services (May/June 2013)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>> Third-party logistics provider LeanCor launched LeanCor Academy, an online professional training and education program. Facilitated in a virtual classroom, the first course, “Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture,” is broken down into 16 one-hour self-paced modules, each followed by a knowledge assessment and application work.

>>PDI Ninth House, a Korn/Ferry company, unveiled TalentSync Road Map for High-Potential Leaders, which takes organizations through the high-potential cycle by identifying, developing, accelerating readiness, and easing transition into new roles.

>> Online presentation company Brainshark launched SlideShark Broadcasting, significantly expanding the scope and utility of the 1.5-year-old SlideShark app. Now, mobile presenters can “broadcast” their presentations live over the Web and invite others to view them. Recipients simply click a link to view the presentation in real time in their Web browser on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Presenters also can make drawings and annotations on the presentation content.

>> Shadowmatch USA debuted its new Behavioral Team Analysis Module, which provides insight into the balance and management of corporate teams based upon team members’ behavioral strengths and habits. The module comprises two new views of the team: team analysis map (represents, in a single view, the individuals and team along 12 dimensions of behavior) and the team groups map (shows the sub-groups that form within the team and which individuals fall into each category of sub-group).

>> Mindflash launched Learning Analytics for Online Training, with new reports providing visibility into training effectiveness, helping trainers in large and midsize enterprises improve programs and maximize return on training investment. The company also revised its pricing packages, with plans including real-time reports now starting at $149 a month.

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