New Partnerships & Alliances (Mar/Apr 2014)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

>> Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup, and Workfolio, a leader in personal branding Websites, established an exclusive industry partnership to offer personal Website technology as part of Right Management’s Career Transition and Outplacement services worldwide.

>> Accenture collaborated with MIT Professional Education, the engineering, science, and technology training arm of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to launch the Accenture Business Process Innovation Academy, a new training and certification program designed to help employees gain expertise in the key technologies that are driving today’s business process services, including outsourcing.

>> Skillsoft formed a multi-phase joint development agreement with IBM to leverage the power of big data in enterprise learning. The goal is to develop an enhanced adaptive learning experience for users with a focus on productive data-driven learning outcomes. In other news, Skillsoft formed a partnership with the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University for exclusive, global distribution of Welch Way management development solutions.

>> eLearning Brothers and Lodestone partnered to provide e-learning developers with software training and more than 20,000 e-learning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. The courses incorporate e-learning templates into the workflow for handson learning and practice. Developers have access to the files during and after training, allowing them to jumpstart development, deconstruct the files, and put newly learned skills to immediate use.

Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.