Blueline Simulations Acknowledged as the 'Best of the Best' for Custom Training Programs Developed for Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Verizon Wireless

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The Talent Management Specialists at Blueline Simulations receive five Brandon Hall Excellence Awards in the categories of Best Custom Content, Best Learning Game, Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning, Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management, and Best Onboarding Program for custom training solutions developed for client partners.

Brandon Hall Excellence Awards 2011
Wow – I’ve worked at a lot of companies and have never experienced anything like this!

In every profession there is a coveted award. The Brandon Hall Excellence awards are our industry’s equivalent to the “Oscars.” Last week, Blueline Simulations, swept the Brandon Hall Awards as their groundbreaking work with client partners took home gold medals in 5 of 22 categories. The innovative custom training programs they developed for Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Verizon Wireless were lauded as “the best of the best.”

Brandon Hall Group is a preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing learning, talent management and business research to help drive organizational performance. Now in its 17th year, the awards program announced the winners from 22 categories. Entries were judged by a panel of independent senior judges, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, usability, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

As Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. put it: “This year’s winning entries were the best of the best. We are proud to recognize the award winners who have greatly improved the performance of their organization and have shown clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”

The immersive training solutions Blueline Simulations developed with their client partners do just that. The Award winning programs include:

  • Best Custom Content: The Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Simulator
  • Best Learning Game: The Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Simulator
  • Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning: Bank of America Teller Readiness Simulation and Assessment
  • Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management: Bank of America Teller Readiness Simulation and Assessment
  • Best Onboarding Program: Booz Allen Hamilton New Hire Onboarding Program

Each of the programs employ discovery learning techniques to compress learning cycles, and increase productivity, retention and employee engagement. Today, the organizations that sponsored these programs are already seeing the rewards of their investments in organizational learning.

“These awards are wonderful recognition for our very talented and dedicated teams of instructional designers, developers, artists, software architects, and project managers,” says David Milliken, Managing General Partner at Blueline Simulations. “But the greatest reward for Blueline has been the opportunity to partner with three world-class client teams. We celebrate every time we hear participants in the programs we create say things like, ‘Wow – I’ve worked at a lot of companies and have never experienced anything like this!’ And we are fortunate to hear that often.”

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, the talented training professionals at Blueline Simulations have had one mission: "To excite, engage and transform employees utilizing the world's most innovative and effective training solutions... one client at a time."

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Blueline Simulations has quickly established a global reputation for delivering award-winning talent management simulations with capabilities for rapid prototyping and global implementation.

Blueline Simulations builds custom learning visuals, classroom simulations and games, elearning, esimulations, mobile learning, virtual worlds and social media solutions with a constantly growing network that enables them to deliver the leading corporate training solutions in branding & positioning, business finance & strategy, leadership, sales strategy, market strategy, project management, diversity, trust and much more. Blueline helps organizations inspire new beliefs, expand knowledge and develop skills.

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