Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Delivers Enhanced Functionality in New Version of Leadership Direct

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Harvard Business Publishing's Cohort-Based, Blended Leadership Development Program Develops General Management Capabilities in Global, Distributed Workforces

Harvard Business Publishing's Leadership Direct

'Our client results are how we measure success of Leadership Direct,' said Ray Carvey, executive vice president of Corporate Learning and International at Harvard Business Publishing.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning (http://www.harvardbusiness.org) announced substantial features and functionality in the new release of the platform for its Leadership Direct program. Leadership Direct is the organization’s cohort-based, virtual blended leadership development program that helps senior-level and high-potential leaders develop and refine their general management capabilities.

Leadership Direct delivers relevant, world-class content to leaders, tailored to each organization’s specific business strategy. Central to the approach are live sessions featuring more than 50 Harvard Business School faculty and Harvard Business Publishing authors using today’s best-in-class virtual classroom technology. Leadership Direct programs are built on a proven methodology for curriculum design and implementation. Cohorts of users meet in virtual, real-time settings that bridge geographic boundaries and time zones. This affordable, scalable approach to development is reaching leaders in 70 countries across 6 continents. See companion release: “Harvard Business Publishing Pioneers Virtual Leadership Development with Leadership Direct.”

“Our client results are how we measure success of Leadership Direct,” said Ray Carvey, executive vice president of Corporate Learning and International at Harvard Business Publishing. “As organizations continue to adopt this virtual blended approach, we are continuing to invest in the Leadership Direct platform. This new version represents significant improvements to enable organizations to deliver leader development directly linked to their business strategy.”

New Features and Functionality

Leadership Direct’s new platform delivers an enhanced user experience, based on feedback from participants and administrators for Leadership Direct-based programs. These new features and functionality enhance Leadership Direct’s participant-centered learning approach that encourages reflection, discussion, and critical thinking.

Features of the new version include:

  •     Streamlined access to program content and resources – Improved user interface with simple navigation and an integrated syllabus make it easy to access program components, and get a clear view of current and upcoming assignments and events.
  •     Improved collaboration and networking – Redesigned discussion boards and community page improve communication between program participants, who often represent multiple business units and/or geographies.
  •     Ability to contextualize the programs – Customizable sections of the portal include a dedicated area for posting messages or videos throughout the program and configurable widgets that appear on the portal home page, such as a live event calendar, FAQs, company logos, or a company message, among other elements.
  •     Improved progress tracking and reporting – Enhanced metrics measure results and impact.

For more about Leadership Direct, please visit http://www.harvardbusiness.org/leadership-direct

About Harvard Business Publishing

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. We leverage the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions. With more than 20 years of practical experience, our innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting business results. Corporate Learning is a market group within Harvard Business Publishing. For more information, visit http://www.harvardbusiness.org. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HBPCorpLearning and connect with other talent development leaders on LinkedIn through the Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Group.

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