Training Today: Partnerships & Alliances (Nov./Dec. 2013)

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

>> Lectora formed a new relationship with ITSA Business Consult Ltd. in which Lectora’s e-Learning software will be added to ITSA’s list of products and offered in Nigeria, Africa.

>> Corporate Visions formed an exclusive technology partnership with SAVO, a market leader in sales enablement, for a joint initiative that provides Corporate Visions’ customers with access to training programs and sales assets—such as campaign content, whiteboards, and sales collateral—via SAVO’s Mobile Sales Pro application on virtually any mobile device.

>> Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, acquired the assets of Personnel Strategies Inc. (PSI), a producer of diversity-focused career fairs. PSI will operate as a business unit of Professional Diversity Network.

>> Travitor and BirdDog partnered to automate the recruiting and training processes with an employee on boarding solution designed to improve recruiting, applicant tracking, job distribution, and employee training. This partnership will support hundreds of clients that currently use both BirdDog recruitment and applicant tracking software and Travitor Learning Management System Software. The integration will allow organizations to create and deliver personalized training plans to each new employee based on the training needed in a particular role.

>> The Conference Board, Deloitte, and Sirota joined forces to launch a global research community of practice: The Engagement Institute. Through research studies and active member participation, The Engagement Institute will guide leaders to gain a deeper understanding of employee engagement drivers.

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.