Training Today: Products and Services (Sept/Oct 2012)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.


>> Richardson, a global sales training and strategy execution company, launched Richardson QuickCheck, an e-mail-based program that leverages salespeople’s mobile devices to deliver daily, bite-sized learning to reinforce training. QuickCheck uses customized, scenario-based situations and a game approach with real-time tracking of results on leaderboards.

>> Sales training and development provider Carew International launched Carew On-Demand, the organization’s new and upgraded online professional development community. Carew On-Demand will present Carew International’s training content in an interactive online format for skill development and reinforcement where and when it is needed. It will start with the release of DPS On-Demand, the online reinforcement for the Dimensions of Professional Selling sales training program.

>> The Forum Corp. unveiled First-Line Essentials, a training program based on Forum’s recent research about the core people-management practices essential to leaders’ success. The two-day classroom program allows front-line leaders to develop skills in four foundational people-management areas.

>> Online training platform Mindflash launched a training app for Yammer, a provider of enterprise social networks. The new app makes it easy to create, distribute, and track courses while seamlessly incorporating them into companies’ internal communications.

>> Platte Canyon issued a new release of its Training Studio e-learning authoring tool, which allows database-driven content with no programming. Version 3 is now completely HTML and JavaScript, allowing the targeting of multiple browsers and mobile devices.

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.