2013 has been a fantastic year at Idea Learning Group. We’re grateful for our amazing clients and our creative, dedicated staff and contractors who make it possible to engage hundreds of thousands of learners. Here are some highlights for the year:
Exciting Projects for New and Existing Clients
This year we completed more projects than ever, and the diversity of our work continues to grow with new and existing clients like Costco, Columbia Sportswear, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Marion County, New Seasons Markets, Northwest Community Credit Union, Possible.com, St. Helens Credit Union, ValueOptions, and Viewpoint Construction Software, to name a few. We estimate that our training programs and materials reached at least 135,000 people in 2013 alone.
New Website, Logo, and Identity
Our new website and identity truly reflects who we are and what we seek to do: Transform workplace learning from dull and predictable to engaging and meaningful. We collaborated with the creative minds at Factory North and Nicolle Clemetson Photography to launch in the fall.
We added two additional Senior Learning Consultants to our line-up this year! In February, Sheila Kemp came on board. Sheila’s versatile skills include developing business processes, people processes, change management solutions, system implementation, ERP training, technical training, leadership training, performance improvement, and coaching programs. In November Lisa Regabliati joined us. Lisa brings years of experience in performance consulting, leadership development, OD work, instructional design, and measurement metrics.
Collaborative Learning Network – First Anniversary
We celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Collaborative Learning Network in November! Every session is free and open to anyone in the learning/development field, and we focus on a different topic each time we meet. For 2013, our topics included:
- Transforming Required Training into Inspired Learning
- Storytelling as a Structure for Training
- Social Media in Training
- The Inspired Introvert: Energizing Techniques for Training
- Constructivist Learning
- Grand Openings! Hooking Learners From the Very Beginning
- The Evolving Role of the Modern Training Professional
- Play-Based Learning
- Fostering Creativity
- Review Activities for Classroom Learning
- Visuals in Learning
Workshops and Facilitated Conference Sessions
In addition to our many client projects, we spent a lot of time developing programs for professional organizations—traveling as far away as Florida to present and facilitate sessions.
Happy new year to all our beloved clients and partners. Here’s to an even brighter 2014!