Partnerships & Alliances (July/August 2015)

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

>> Employee engagement agency BI Worldwide has certified its Chameleon 2.0 custom eLearning courses on the TTN Learning élan LMS (learning management system).

>> Pearson announced a collaboration with PEAK Learning, a leader in assessing and strengthening human resilience within organizations, to equip learners with GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity)- focused skills. Learners will have access to Pearson’s MyCareerSuccessLab online homework, tutorial, and assessment technology, including Career Live Coaching provided by GRIT-certified coaches.

>> MHI Global acquired CSO Insights, a sales effectiveness research and benchmarking firm. The acquisition integrates CSO Insights within the MHI Research Institute.

>> Corporate Visions, Inc., a marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company, was acquired by private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners. The new partnership is designed to boost the company’s expansion and product development plans.

>> ALICE, a mobile service-on-demand platform for hospitality, debuted ALICE Academy, an online and mobile training program for global hotel employees powered by a cloud-based platform from Grovo.

>> Mindmarker formed a new partnership with talent management consultancy Development Dimensions International (DDI) for which it developed and now deploys training reinforcement for DDI’s training courses through the Mindmarker Application.

>> eLearning Brothers acquired Get My Graphic, expanding its e-learning template library. The PowerPoint template library includes more than 9,000 vector-based PowerPoint files.

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.