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'Engagement Economics: Decisions and Their Impact' Simulation Garners Gold for ‘Best Use of Games for Learning’

Regis Learning Solutions Wins Brandon Hall Gold

“Exceptional performance results occur when employees can see how their actions and decisions affect business outcomes and contribute to the overall strategy. They need to understand the tradeoffs and learn to optimize results."

Regis Learning Solutions (RLS), a leading provider of business simulations and experiential learning programs, proudly announces that Engagement Economics: Decisions and Their Impact won a Gold Medal for “Best Use of Games for Learning” at the prestigious 2010 Brandon Hall Excellence In Learning Awards. RLS developed this globally deployed simulation for Ernst & Young in partnership with ACS, a Xerox Company.

In 2006, Ernst & Young standardized its client engagement process to drive better results. Soon after, ACS and Ernst & Young engaged RLS to create a program to ensure consistent and best practice application of the process among managers around the world. RLS developed a simulation to help Ernst & Young managers understand the implications of their actions and decisions during the phases of an engagement. An immersive learning simulation accelerated learning by placing managers in a real client engagement with all the associated challenges and opportunities.

“Exceptional performance results occur when employees can see how their actions and decisions affect business outcomes and contribute to the overall strategy,” Michael Vaughan, RLS president, said. “It’s not enough to teach them the strategy when complex factors are at play. They need to understand the tradeoffs and learn to optimize results. “Regis Learning Solutions was excited to partner with Ernst & Young and ACS on this program,” Vaughan said. “We succeeded in making a measurable impact within Ernst & Young.”

Engagement Economics: Decisions and Their Impact, an eight-hour facilitated simulation, models the phases of Ernst & Young’s client engagement process over the course of a simulated 20 weeks.

“We don’t think of the simulation as a game because the decisions made can have such serious outcomes. The gold medal is a great confirmation that we are building engaging simulations where people want to succeed,” Kevin Himmel, RLS managing director, said.

“The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award is an honor and reinforces the feedback we’ve received from participants. Ernst & Young has seen improvements in fundamental decision making and everyday execution in its engagements,” Himmel said.

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Now in its 16th year, the awards program showcases exceptional work in the use of learning technology.

About Regis Learning Solutions
Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) is a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions. Based in Golden, Colorado, with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., RLS helps companies connect business strategy with performance by accelerating the learning curve for employees. RLS accomplishes this through the design and deployment of a series of proprietary Speed to Performance® learning products and services. These offerings include a blend of online and classroom simulations, WorkTanks®, workshops, e-learning, performance support, and tested measurement and evaluation tools. RLS is partially owned by Regis University, a 131-year-old Denver-based Jesuit Catholic university. For more information, visit http://www.regislearning.com.

About ACS, A Xerox Company
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software, and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 130,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.acs-inc.com.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients, and our wider communities achieve their potential. For more information, visit http://www.ey.com.

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