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CO M PA N Y N E W S ACQ UIS I T I ON S AN D PA RTN E R SHIPS Fulcrum Labs acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. The acquisition complements Fulcrum's curriculum and content development business and positions the company to bring more personalized, competency-based learning opportunities to its client base. Fulcrum had been evaluating competency-based, adaptive learning platforms to strengthen its core mission: turn students into learners and learners into confident subject matter masters. Capita announced the acquisition of Brightwave, an e-learning company that specializes in designing learning solutions to improve performance in businesses. The acquisition will boost Capita's digital learning capability, allowing it to better meet the needs of customers who require a learning provider to increase their performance. Raytheon Professional Services (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, will join the Totara Partner Network to offer an expanded portfolio of learning management technology and services. Totara technology will be offered together with RPS' unique suite of services for learning management systems, known as Raytheon Flex Learning Management Services. Avnet acquired ExitCertified®, a leading provider of certified IT training in North America. ExitCertified offers education through its training centers as well as onsite, self-paced and instructor-led online training with its market-leading MVP/iMVP virtual training platform. This acquisition provides Avnet customers with agile training solutions through 9,500 authorized IT training courses from more than 20 leading technology vendors. NIIT University (NU) and PwC India have entered into a strategic partnership toward creating a trained talent pool of cybersecurity professionals in India. To this end, academic experts from NU and senior professionals from PwC India have co-created a twoyear work-integrated specialized master's program in cybersecurity. The key driver in this program is industry-led research in the cybersecurity space. Kaplan completed its previously announced acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy. This acquisition enables Kaplan Professional Education to deliver enhanced value to current and future customers while better meeting the evolving needs in the professional development marketplace. IN D USTRY NE WS STUDY SHOWS MILLENNIALS AND NON-MILLENNIALS AGREE ON WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEADER The Bridge team at Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced the results of a study assessing what millennials and nonmillennials value most in leadership at work. The nationwide study of more than 1,000 working employees and managers found that employees' expectations of leadership are timeless and defy intergenerational dynamics. NEW DATA PLATFORM TO MOTIVATE CHANGE Badgeville, the global leader in digital motivation, announced the launch of MotivationMetrics™, the first of its kind data discovery and analytics platform that provides gamification, performance and recognition insights across an organization. This platform integrates with applications that customers and employees use, gathering data from hundreds of sources including mobile, Twitter and Facebook. TOP CHALLENGES IN B2B SALES NEGOTIATIONS Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content and skills training company, announced results from a new survey polling more than 300 B2B marketers and salespeople about price negotiations. The data revealed the number one factor impacting margins is the inability of salespeople to articulate value, followed by salespeople negotiating against themselves by not believing in their company's price. T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - SPRING20 1 6 I WWW.TRAININGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE GP STRATEGIES AWARDED TWO YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION TO HSBC HSBC has exercised an option to extend for two years its contract with GP Strategies to act as its Managed Services Integrator to provide global learning services. Under the multi-year agreement, GP Strategies supports HSBC's learning function in the development and deployment of learning for all business lines across the globe. INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING COMPANY NEWS? PLEASE SEND TO EDITOR@TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM 61

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016
Transforming the Classroom Experience
Table of Contents
Onboarding Successful Leaders
Will the App Become the New Classroom?
The Evolving Classroom
Developing Micro-Learning for Micro-Moments
Testing the Waters with Mobile Learning
Incorporating Instant Messaging into Communciations Training
Tools for the Mixed Physical and Virtual Classroom
Training a Diverse Workforce
Next Generation Classroom: Providing the Ultimate Learning Experience
Meeting the Five Moments of Need
Save the Learners: Build a Serious Game Strategy
Universal Design for Learning Revolutionizing the Classroom Experience
Crossing Cultural Training
The Changing Face of Training Outsourcing
Design Learning so Everyone Gets an 'A'
Creating Brain-Compatible Materials
Four Ways to Become an Agent of Learning, Not Change
BizLibrary Invests in the Science of Memory
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016