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Discover more about the latest, cutting edge, behavioral learning methodologies, practices and technology. After years of related award-winning PhD research, we have much to share. Explore the resources below to learn more.

Transform your upskilling by using immersive simulation

Join this Brandon Hall Group's HCM Excellence Conference session, sponsored by ETU, for a glimpse at learning simulations and the power they bring.

How to develop psychological safety in the workplace

A look at the importance of fostering psychological safety within your workplace. We also explore how immersive simulations can be a powerful part of the L&D toolkit if you’re looking at how to develop psychological safety leadership at work.

ETU ranked 20 in the Deloitte 2022 Technology Fast 50 Awards

ETU is ranked number 20 in the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years.

Why immersive simulations are most effective for corporate elearning

Explore why immersive simulations provide the perfect balance between effectiveness, psychological safety and scalability for corporate elearning.

Immersive learning for corporate training: The complete guide

An in-depth look at why using immersive learning for corporate training can bring huge impact and ROI, and often without the need for any new hardware.

Effective use of assessments for a skills-based organization

Watch this recorded workshop from the CLO Symposium featuring McKinsey, who shared examples from using development-based assessments. It includes the results from the use of simulation on a company-wide compliance training initiative.

Microlearning with Nano-sims - immersive learning simulations in the flow of work

What are nano-sims? Find out more about this quick, accessible, and highly engaging format of training.

Double gold recognition at the 2022 CLO Learning in Practice Awards

ETU would like to congratulate IBM Consulting for winning double gold at this year’s CLO Learning in Practice Awards. 

Extend the reach of simulation training with ETU’s LSP release 22.3

Explore how new decision confidence and decision ranking interaction types from ETU will foster greater learner reflection that improves learning.

Jeff Croson joins ETU as new VP of Sales

ETU extends a warm welcome to our new Vice President of Sales, Jeff Croson. With over 15 years of experience in the learning & development industry, Jeff brings extensive expertise to his new role.

Solution provider profile by Brandon Hall Group

Analyst firm Brandon Hall Group recently profiled ETU, with a thorough look at how we fit into the marketplace and how our offerings are impacting our customers. Review excerpts from the profile or download a full copy.

 

ETU selected as Experiential Learning Technologies Top 20 Company

Training Industry today announced the selection of ETU as a 2022 Experiential Learning Technologies Top 20 Company.

Your action plan to improve leadership skills

People aren’t born as leaders - they’re made through training and practice. In this article, John Fallon outlines an action plan to improve leadership skills centered on immersive learning simulations and scenario-based training to create a safe practice environment.

Best practices for selecting immersive learning technologies

Selecting the appropriate immersive learning approaches and technologies for your program can be a challenge. This analysis from the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin matches cognitive theory, learning approaches, and technologies to help provide a guide for learning professionals.

Diversity in the workplace: Increase inclusion with immersive learning

Modern immersive learning has many benefits. In this article, Sowmya Sudhindranath explores the connection it holds to diversity & inclusion, and gives tips on starting a DEI learning program.

ETU receives strategic growth investment

ETU, provider of the world’s leading learning simulation platform, today announced a strategic growth investment led by Mission Springs Ventures and Pacific Lake Partners, along with participation from other private investors. Investment will aid in advancing workforce talent development and skills mobility at scale using immersive technology.

Encouraging critical skills training in your employees

The term "critical skills" becomes even more popular in the learning and development space. Why these softer skills are so needed in today's work environment?

CLO Panel: Upskilling & reskilling - what’s the ROI?

Watch this CLO Breakfast Club session, sponsored by ETU, to learn about what businesses should be measuring to ensure their initiatives are having the desired impact on skill gaps.

Unlocking opportunities for immersive learning

Companies have been struggling to close skill gaps in their workforce. This ebook, created by ETU and Brandon Hall Group, takes a close look at why immersive simulation provides an effective, efficient method for upskilling and reskilling.

New interaction types and advanced skill assessment with ETU’s LSP

Explore how new decision confidence and decision ranking interaction types from ETU will foster greater learner reflection that improves learning.

ETU’s Business Development team welcomes John Aymar

As ETU’s sales and marketing function continues to grow, we welcome John Aymar as our newest addition to the team. A prominent consultant in the simulation and learning field, John’s decades of experience in business development have focused on immersive learning for the last 12+years.

ETU’s Account Management team expands with addition of Jackie Brown

ETU welcomes Jackie Brown to its growing Account Management team, increasing our capability to serve key customer accounts. Jackie joins us as a former ETU customer, as well as with deep expertise in the learning & development space.

Develop human-centered leaders with immersive simulations

As companies worldwide consider how to stem attrition and boost engagement, it's become increasingly clear that there is a shift toward a more human-centered leadership approach. Take a look at how immersive simulation can be a conduit for leadership development.

You can’t improve what you can’t measure

ETU's Chief Revenue Officer, Austin Kenny, and Anne Clinton, Director of Data Solutions, recently contributed to an article featured in Training Magazine. In the article, they discuss how a learning simulation platform (LSP) can help drive engaging, personalized learning paths to improve critical human and business skills through immersive learning.

Building critical skills with immersive learning

Watch this Brandon Hall Group webinar, sponsored by ETU, for expert advice on benefits, best practices, and examples of how companies are building skills with simulations.

The fallacy of self-reporting

When it comes to accurately measuring skills and behaviors, people are not necessarily the best judges of themselves. Find out why self-reporting measurement is inaccurate at measuring transfer, impact, or change in response to training.

Building organizational culture through immersive experiences

ETU's Chief Services Officer, Sowmya Sudhindranath, recently contributed an article to LTEN Magazine that focused on how organizations can build their culture through skills and behavior development. 

Improve learner retention by engaging emotional responses

Immersive simulations are an effective digital learning method, as they create an emotional response that leads to employee buy-in, skills retention, and behavioral change. Here are three triggers to amp up learners' emotions.

How to effectively leverage data to take a company to the next level

ETU's Chief Services Officer, Sowmya Sudhindranath, was interviewed by Authority Magazine as part of its series about “How to effectively leverage data to take your company to the next level”, and discussed five specific ways a company can leverage data.

How immersive simulations improve employee learning and retention

ETU's Conor Gaffney discusses how companies can design an immersive simulation learning program by using three proven triggers that will amp up learners’ emotions.

ETU earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification

ETU is honored to be Certified by Great Place to Work. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience.

Upskill your team better, faster, stronger with immersive simulations

ETU's Chief Product Officer, Conor Gaffney, recently contributed an article to HR.com that focused on how organizations can upskill their teams better with immersive simulations. What makes a stand-out immersive simulation experience?

Refresh your employee engagement strategy with these 3 tips

Personalized, immersive L&D programs that deliver accountability and offer data analytics can empower the modern organization and lead institutions toward success throughout 2022 and beyond. Here are three tips to refresh your employee engagement strategy.

Immersive simulations get personal with ETU’s platform release 22.1

With the latest Learning Simulation Platform (LSP) release, clients can now deploy more personalized learning programs and automatically optimize the time to performance for each learner.

ETU and Merck selected as finalists for LTEN award

LTEN today announced the selection of ETU and Merck as finalists for the 8th Annual LTEN Excellence Awards. The Industry Partnership award recognizes suppliers for their work in support of an organization’s learning and development function in the past year.

Virtualizing learning at scale with IBM

Learn how IBM Consulting has digitized its core consulting training with dynamically personalized learning tracks to reach 20x more learners.

Reimagining mandatory training at Merck

Discover how Merck is increasing learner engagement and driving compliance behavior change through the use of immersive simulation.

Employee knowledge, skills & behaviors… What's the difference?

Knowledge....skills....behavior. Three terms we hear all the time in the learning space, and often we hear them used together. What's the difference between the three, and why does it matter?

IBM upskill 100k learners with adaptive simulations

Watch this recording to hear about IBM's path on their transformation journey. Learn about the best practices leading to impressive projected seat-time savings of learners who test out of the program.

ETU welcomes Paul Kortick as new VP of Sales

Paul Kortick is ETU’s most recent addition to our growing team of sales executives. An experienced enterprise software executive, Paul has spent much of his recent career partnering with clients in the learning space.

It’s time to reboot your learning measurement

In this new world, where the delivery options are limited, it is critical to know if your learning programs are increasing skills and advancing business outcomes. Now's the time to reboot your measurement approach -- here are four steps to get started. 

Upskill me or lose me

One of the most effective ways to retain workers is through corporate learning initiatives that upskill or reskill them. Explore this concept more fully.

3 fail-proof parts of an upskilling strategy

Watch this Association of Talent Development webinar, sponsored by ETU, for expert advice on honing your upskilling and reskilling strategy.

3 resolutions to engage, keep employees in 2022

ETU's Chief Services Officer, Sowmya Sudhindranath, recently contributed an article to Training Industry magazine that focused on how organizations can improve employee engagement and retention rates.

What naturally follows the Great Resignation?

ETU's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Veale, recently contributed an article to CEOWORLD magazine that focused on how organizations can utilize reskilling and upskilling for engagement, job satisfaction, and retention.

Upskilling by the numbers: Reach your workforce with impact and speed

Upskilling and reskilling has never been more important. Have a look at our infographic that outlines the key skills, compares delivery methods and shares real world results.

Simulation learning: Optimizing behavior change at scale

Chief Learning Officer recently took a look at the ability of learning simulations to effectively deliver meaningful, engaging, impactful learning content to virtually any audience. Download the report for a deep dive into simulation effectiveness.

Build organizational culture through immersive experiences

ETU's Chief Operating Officer, Declan Dagger, recently contributed an article to Training Industry that focused on building organizational culture through immersive experiences. 

4 strategies to upskill your hybrid team effectively

Upskilling hybrid teams will continue to be a major 2022 goal. Here are 4 strategies to ensure organizations can upskill their hybrid team effectively.

ETU takes triple gold at Brandon Hall technology awards

ETU won 3 coveted Brandon Hall Group gold awards for excellence, and 1 bronze award. The awards were won jointly with ETU’s client Merck & Co.

In 2022, HR leaders should think about the collective picture

ETU's CEO Michael Veale recently contributed an article to HR.com that focused on 2022 trends that will shape the future of work.

eLearning is killing your organization: Here’s why & what you can do about it

How can you ensure eLearning isn’t killing your organization? Here are 4 things to remember to ensure your corporate learning is engaging and effective.

Build better and faster with ETU Platform Release 21.3

Release 21.3 of ETU's Learning Simulation Platform (LSP) provides breakthrough improvements in the Simulation Builder, along with a refresh of how feedback is provided in the Learner Experience.

ETU sponsors Irish football league

As part of a larger effort to support local health, wellbeing, and social inclusiveness efforts in the local Irish community, ETU sponsored two Gaelic social football teams.

ETU continues to grow, expanding its customer and employee base

ETU, the market leader in learning simulation technology, continues on an exponential growth trajectory. On track to double its revenue in 2021, the company continues to evolve, expand and scale.

Experience the latest immersive learning simulation technology

Join this TechLearn solutions showcase, sponsored by ETU, to discover how to measure learner skills and behaviors using the power of immersive simulation.

Simulation effectiveness for employee training: Merck & CLO Symposium

Watch this recorded panel discussion from the CLO Symposium, featuring Theresa Zeller and Jennifer Iannetta of Merck, who shared measured results from the use of simulation-based learning, and some of their best practices when it comes to immersive learning.

ETU's Account Executive team expands with the addition of Dan Riis

ETU welcomes Dan Riis to its growing team of Account Executives. A long-time influencer in the simulation and learning field, Dan’s 30+ years of experience in consultative selling and business development stretches across financial services, consulting services, and performance development.

Delivering measurable behavior change with immersive simulation

Watch this Training Magazine Network webinar, sponsored by ETU, to hear how leading organizations have successfully added immersive simulation to upskill and delight learners at scale.

How to build DE&I capability using immersive learning simulations

Join this Financial Services Learning & Talent Development Innovations conference session, sponsored by ETU, to take a closer look at how L&D teams are using simulation technology to build DE&I skills and awareness within their workforce.

ETU team supports T4TS, Ireland's largest tech charity event

Join ETU & Techies4TempleStreet in raising vital funds for the essential & life-saving work that happens in the Children’s Hospital at Temple Street every minute of every day.

ETU's training simulations protecting against LGBTQ harassment

ETU is proud to announce the recent launch of simulations focused on topics related to gender, gender identity, and gender expression in the workplace. 

ETU launches two new simulations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ETU announces the launch of two new simulation programs on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics.

ETU wins Irish Enterprise Award for Best Immersive Learning Design

ETU was named “Best Immersive Learning Design Company” for 2021. It is an honor to be named among the best of the best Irish enterprises for this year.

Training Industry leader talk: experiential learning technologies

During this Training Industry Leader Talk, thought leaders from industry innovators will explore the varying uses for experiential technologies and demonstrate how learning leaders can leverage these solutions to provide impactful learning solutions that result in learning transfer.

ETU welcomes Doug MacKay to our Account Executive team

Doug MacKay, an established consultant in the learning & development space, has joined ETU in an account executive role.

How immersive learning is driving a new era of risk governance

Join this complimentary Compliance Week webinar, sponsored by ETU, to learn how simulation learner data can protect you under DOJ, SEC, and IMF regulatory guidelines.

Simulation expert Ian Johnston joins ETU as Account Executive

ETU welcomes Ian Johnston as Account Executive. In his new role, Ian will work with clients to optimize their learning strategies using immersive learning technology.

Conor Gaffney promoted to VP of Solutions and Applied Sciences

We are pleased to announce Dr. Conor Gaffney’s promotion to VP of Solutions and Applied Sciences. In this role, Conor will drive ETU’s research, innovation and solutions initiatives.

Why simulation learning is the most effective way to upskill

Read our point-of-view on why simulation learning is the most efficient and effective way to upskill.

ETU welcomes Kevin Murray as new VP of Finance

Kevin Murray has joined ETU’s executive team as VP of Finance. In his new role, Kevin will oversee the strategic financial investments ETU makes into its rapidly growing business.

DE&I initiatives: how do you know if they are working?

Assuming behavior change is at the core of our goal for DE&I initiatives, what should organizations track and measure as leading and lagging indicators of successful behavior change?

Sowmya Sudhindranath joins ETU as new Services Leader

ETU today announced that Sowmya Sudhindranath has joined its executive team as Services Leader.

Interview with Jaime Fall, director of UpSkill America

We caught up with Jaime Fall to discuss the key upskilling trends he is seeing in his work with America’s largest companies on their training and education strategies.

ETU creates award-winning simulations for Pacific Gas & Electric

Discover how PG&E implemented scenario-based simulations to improve their approach to sexual harassment prevention training

Michael Veale formerly of Buy4Now appointed as CEO of ETU

Michael Veale takes up the role of CEO as Dr. Declan Dagger moves to the CTO role.

Product demo: ETU's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion simulations

Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by ETU, to watch a DE&I learning simulation in action.

Rapid upskilling using immersive simulations and data analytics

Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by ETU, to learn how scenario-based simulations can effectively upskill your workforce at scale.

5 steps to building data literacy within L&D

Data literacy can help propel L&D's seat at the C-level table. Here are 5 things L&D should be doing to build data literacy within their team. 

L&D can deliver more by applying agile workflows

Learning & Development teams are constantly being asked for better learning, more aligned to business goals, delivered faster. Is agile the answer? Explore the possibility of applying agile methodology to learning initiatives.

Simulations made simple: debunking 3 simulation myths

Watch this webinar to debunk 3 simulations myths, and take a firsthand look at why sims might be easier to implement than you think.

Building your D&I learning strategy: a conversation with experts

Join this complimentary Chief Learning Officer webinar, sponsored by ETU, to learn from D&I thought leaders about the critical elements of a D&I learning strategy.

Strategic guide to building Diversity & Inclusion learning programs

Diversity & inclusion learning is taking center stage in corporate strategy. Access our strategic guide for insights on building D&I learning programs. 

Making the most of your learning data: turning insights into action

Unfortunately, sometimes results of well-crafted learning analyses don't go anywhere. Maximize the likelihood that meaningful learning data will drive action by following insights in our latest blog.

Austin Kenny promoted to Chief Revenue Officer

As part of our vision for continued growth, ETU is proud to announce the promotion of Austin Kenny to a new role as our Chief Revenue Officer. Austin's leadership will continue to propel us to further expansion.

Trends in Diversity & Inclusion: an interview with Dr. Ed Hubbard

We caught up with Dr. Ed Hubbard to discuss the latest thinking on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, especially learning initiatives underway within companies.

Learning measurement: moving from data collection to data insights

When displaying data from your learning assessments, it's critical to keep it clear and clean. Read tips for the best ways to share learning results.

ETU sponsors UpSkill America’s efforts to advance education and training for workers

ETU is a proud partner of the UpSkill America network, a national movement to build a skilled workforce and expand economic opportunity for America’s workers.

‘Design thinking’ puts creativity back into learning design

Design thinking is a way to gain greater understanding of the user of your product. Explore how it might be applied to learning design.

Webinar: 5 reasons why immersive simulations drive performance

We intuitively know that immersive simulation learning produces better results. When a learner is dropped into an emotional, realistic scenario, a mental shift occurs and behavior change is highly likely.  View our webinar session to explore this idea in more detail.

Modern social learning: the best way to gain critical soft skills

Successful organizations depend on subtle social networks. Read why social elements are a critical part of today's learning approach.

Reskilling revolution: preparing your workforce for a new digital era

Digital transformation is a top priority for many organizations today. Have a look at our infographic to explore which skills matter most, and how to deliver learning to upskill and reskill.

The “why” and “how” of using simulations as diagnostics for learning

Explore a flipped approach to learning - one that focuses on diagnostic measurement first, then moves to learning and performance.

Immersive simulations drive performance in a new digitized world

The world has changed, and we can all feel it in how we live, where we work, and how we perform on the job. Now, more than two months into a forced virtual work world, businesses still face the choice of what is best for profits and people.

Futureproofing L&D in a global consultancy

Discover how rapid digitization of learning in our corporate leadership development programs case study delivered $20m in ROI for a global consultancy firm.

Accelerated learning digitization at scale in a world changed forever

The world has changed, and we can all feel it. The global health crisis has only accelerated the urgency for more effective virtual learning solutions that truly deliver on business goals.

ETU Provides COVID-19 Learning Simulations for Medical Workers

ETU has partnered with Ireland’s Royal College of Surgeons to create an online simulation for medical workers who are on the front-lines of COVID-19. 

Sustainable behavior change: Metrics, measurements and methods

In a marketplace where over $400+ billion is spent every year, Talent and L&D executives face increasing pressure to demonstrate that their investment in talent development programs is paying off through sustainable behavior change and ROI. 

Four must-haves when digitizing classroom learning

The digital transformation of L&D continues at pace. Have a look at the startling stats backing up this claim and discover four essential ‘must haves’ to consider when planning your digital learning programs.

Three steps to get started with simulation learning

Virtual learning is poised to leap forward during the Covid-19 public health crisis because workers in the knowledge economy have shifted to virtual environments.  As the working world becomes more digital and automated, so too does much of the learning world.

Digital upskilling of US workforce

Discover how ETUs immersive, behavioral learning & measurement simulations are transforming a major consulting firm in our leadership development training case study.

ETU hires new Head of Marketing to support rapid growth

ETU today announced that East Apthorp has joined its team as Head of Marketing. 

How ETU transformed L&D in a worldwide bank

Discover how immersive behavioral learning simulations helped a leading investment bank mitigate risk, reduce seat time and generate $1 million in ROI

L&D is dead. Long live learning.

Is the writing on the wall for Learning and Development? I hear a common message from practitioners and vendors alike: L&D is struggling to be seen as an agent for change in organizations.

Simulation training changes real-world behavior

Discover how RCSI is increasing patient consultation performance of their trainees through the use of virtual patient simulations.

Hard lessons to be learned in the soft skills revolution

Find out more about techniques for creating strong alignment between your talent program and the business needs in our research paper, produced with inputs from over 50 industry experts.