New Products & Services (May/June 2014)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>> Bluedrop Performance Learning launched the Bluedrop Learning Network Platform (LNP), a streamlined, scalable, cloud-based solution for training delivery in workforce development.

>> SmartPros Ltd. released its new eLP-Mobile eLearning platform, enabling its customers to access continuing education and training courseware directly from supported phones and tablets.

>> Planet Jockey launched a new Web-based, gamified leadership training system designed for rising stars. The suite includes a scenariobased game taken from real experiences of Fortune 500 CEOs, an online mentorship forum, an on demand video coaching library, and an administration feature that shows performance analytics for follow-up.

>> NewHabits, a free iPhone and iPad app, breaks learning content into relevant digestible bites called “vital behaviors” on knowledge cards. The latest card deck is based on the recently released book, “Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job,” by Maren Showkeir and Jamie Showkeir.

>> Strategy execution consulting company Root Inc. launched Root Compass 2.0, the latest version of its manager development program. New features include a greater focus on storytelling to engage participants, enhanced visualization and data presentation, and more rigorous action planning for greater post-training success.

>> Qstream, developer of a mobile, game-based platform for managing sales team strengths, unveiled new enhancements, including a “lightning round” delivery mode, expanded team competitions, sophisticated management reports, and out-of-box localization in 10 languages.

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 Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.