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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.

ATD research report: Bridging the skills gap

The ATD research report, sponsored by ETU, examines the current and future skills gaps organizations are facing, as described by 356 talent development professionals. 

 

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Scripting a simulation has never been easier - Spring 2024 Release

Reduce script development time with the newest scripting feature, improving the speed and accuracy of script production and reviews for simulation authors and subject matter experts.

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Buyer's Guide: How to choose the best skills measurement platform

As you consider what your skills measurement solution will look like, start with our Buyer's Guide, which provides some key questions to ask prospective vendors and shares advice on how to get started with skills measurement.

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Empower stakeholders with precision insights - Winter 2024 release

Accelerate your data-driven decision-making with ETU's new configurable reporting for diverse stakeholders. Delight learners with the refreshed user interface that reduces cognitive load and boosts learning effectiveness.

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Lunch with Learnovate Dublin, Ireland

Join us in ETU's Dublin office for a special discussion around the latest Irish research and innovation in learning, talent and skills.

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ETU receives Excellence in Partnership award at the 2023 CLO LIP Ceremony

ETU partnered with a global organization to transform its approach to skills data. Across the organization, we’ve become a trusted data source about their employees' human skills.

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How Macy’s and Lincoln Financial won big with simulation-based learning

Take a tour through 2 award-winning learning programs. Macy’s and Lincoln Financial Group were recognized with 2023 Brandon Hall gold awards for their innovative use of simulation-based learning to change workforce behavior at scale.

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Expert panel: Moving to a skills-based talent strategy

This expert panel discussion reveals common themes in how companies think about skills. The speakers share insights from their power skills programs and lean into the importance of data in informing strategy.

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Skills Intelligence: Supercharging a skills-based talent strategy

Skills intelligence delivers powerful workforce insights to build business agility and resilience for the future. This eBook provides a blueprint for improving business performance by optimizing your skills-based talent strategy.

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Impact of Gen AI on L&D and Talent - An Interview with Katie Laidlaw

The pervasive nature of generative AI has made it one of the hottest topics of 2023. An interview with ETU’s CEO, Katie Laidlaw, captures our point-of-view on how AI could affect the market, our customers, and our product.

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ETU wins Brandon Hall gold awards across 3 categories

ETU has won gold across three program categories at this year's Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. The categories were  Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Learning & Development.

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Amazon training and development: DEI leaders interview series

Learn how Amazon is deploying immersive learning to transform DEI behaviors. In this interview, Troy Miles shares his experience with this training method, and the impact learner analytics is having on strategy.

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Improve workplace compliance training with immersive simulations

Dr. Conor Gaffney outlines some specific examples of improving workplace compliance training by leveraging the behavior change, scalability, and measurement capabilities of immersive simulations. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Personalized learning at scale, delivering a measurable training ROI

During this Brandon Hall Group podcast, IBM Consulting and ETU took a deep-dive into personalized learning at scale, and how to deliver a measurable training ROI.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Diversity, equity & inclusion in 2023: Key statistics

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continues to be at the forefront of strategy for most business leaders, and there are some key statistics in 2023 that are worth paying attention to. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Reimagining mandatory training at Merck

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

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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3 resolutions to engage & retain your employees

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How immersive learning is driving a new era of risk governance

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Simulation training changes real-world behavior

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

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