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[COMPANY NEWS] ACQUISITIONS & PARTNERSHIPS Stories from the Last Quarter Articles TII New articles are ve xclusi posted each week on E Check out these TII Exclusives from the last quarter: • “Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Should instructor-led training be tossed? Part 2” by Bobby Butler •”First-Time Managers: It’s Not Me, It’s You” by William Gentry •“Identifying High-Potential Talent” by Kip Kelly • “Virtual Training: How to Find Your Easy Button” by Ryan Cauthron Interested in submitting company news? Please send to editor@ GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development solutions. With the addition of Prospero, GP Strategies’ Canadian operations now has more than 100 employees, strengthening GP Strategies’ ability to deliver custom learning solutions to Canadian customers. LearnSomething has become part of the Xerox family of companies. The move expands Xerox’s capability to digitally deliver educational information to the food, drug and healthcare industries. This will give Xerox clients the advantage of a progressive e-learning platform for the rapid deployment of relevant information and education tools. IBM announced the selection of four business partners to drive a new global training model: Arrow, Avnet, Global Knowledge and LearnQuest. With the introduction of these , providers and their training networks the company will be able to reach clients wherever they are, deliver justin-time training and provide training that is designed to meet their specific needs. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the largest youth organization in the U.S., announced it will partner with Pearson to reimagine its educational programs for the born-digital Scout. Pearson will transform how the BSA develops and distributes outcomesbased educational programs in a digital world. Total Protection Services Global announced that it has aligned with the Nuclear Protection Academy to provide a ground-breaking education and training resource for armed and unarmed security professionals of nuclear power facilities, and also provide a workforce development program for personnel both inside and outside the nuclear industry. INDUSTRY NEWS Why Most Leaders Struggle to Lead Positive Change According to a new study, only 6 percent of leaders are successful in influencing the behavior of their employees. The study found that leaders do little or nothing to reverse dysfunctional behaviors at work, including gossiping, shifting blame and turfism. Character Strengths Most Important for Organizational Leaders Integrity is the character strength that best predicts the performance of top-level executives, while social intelligence is for middle-level managers, according to recent research findings from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The Evolution of Organizational Learning L&D teams must redefine their role to resolve a growing tension between how individuals want to approach learning and how organizations want to deploy it, according to a new white paper, “Learning is Changing,” from Hemsley Fraser. Program for Developing Global Leaders Interaction Associates introduces a specialized executive education program designed to develop a company’s worldwide women leaders. The program pressure-tests and hones the business skills of women leaders, equipping them not only for career success, but for major . contributions to the company, as well Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2013 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine / 47

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013

From Where I Sit: The Sustainability of MOOCs
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Top Five Learning Technologies to Watch
We Need to Support Learning, Not Manage It
Supercharge Your Next Leadership Initiative
Boomers & the Technology Gap
Technologies to Manage Information Overload
It's Time to Invest in the 'Performance Zone'
Inroducing Simulation into Learning Technologies: Examining the Key Considerations
The Evolution of the LMS
Bringing Your Mojo to the Virtual Classroom
Merging Social Learning and Technology to Achieve Business Outcomes
Optimizing Workforce Learning and Performance
Badges: Bridging the Higher Education and Workforce Gap
Integrating Video into Training
Tools for Supporting Sales Coaching
Tweet Suite
Company News

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013