Published: September 26, 2016

Allen Interactions Takes Home Two 2016 Brandon Hall Awards

Allen Interactions garners two 2016 Brandon Hall Group Learning & Development Awards for Best Advance in Custom Content.

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Brittany Schoenborn

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St. Paul, MN – Monday, September 26, 2016. Allen Interactions, a custom e-learning company known for creating Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational e-learning and blended learning experiences, won two coveted Brandon Hall Group Learning & Development Awards for excellence in Best Advance in Custom Content.

"It is always an honor to be recognized by The Brandon Hall Group for the work we've designed and delivered with our amazing clients," stated Michael Allen, Chairman and CEO, Allen Interactions. "We have had the privilege to work with clients like Manhattan Associates and National Center for PTSD—organizations that push for an exceptionally motivating experience focused on the needs of their learners and the desire to activate performance and business change."

Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management. The award signifies that the organization’s work represents a leading practice in that HCM function,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Their achievement is also notable because of the positive impact their work in HCM has on business results. All award winners have to demonstrate a measurable benefit to the business, not just the HCM operation. That’s an important distinction. Our HCM award winners are helping to transform the business.”

The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

Allen Interactions Garners Two Brandon Hall Group Learning & Development Awards

Best Advance In Custom Content: National Center For PTSD - Skills Training In Affective And Interpersonal Regulation

Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) is a systematic approach to teaching people living with PTSD how to manage their symptoms and regulate their emotions in such a way as to successfully reintegrate into society after a traumatic event. It was originally developed as handbook for a therapist to use in person with a small group of patients that meet once a week for twelve weeks. This project was essentially a re-design to optimize the STAIR approach for an individualized, self-paced, online experience.

Activities include guided meditations, guided self-reflection culminating in completion of the “feelings monitoring form” (an important component of any cognitive processing therapy), branching conversation models, video and audio demonstrations, and a full dashboard with checkpoints that allow the learner to visualize his or her own progress.

Best Advance In Custom Content: Manhattan Associates - Inventory Operations

Manhattan Associates had a need to increase awareness around inventory optimization—including the roles of replenishment analysts and planners. The course focused on informing large audiences on the process and concept of optimizing inventory.

The content focused on various points in the inventory optimization process. It allowed learners to make key decisions about inventory and transportation, and then provided them the chance to see how their decisions affect other aspects of the supply chain.

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About Allen Interactions 

Allen Interactions creates powerful custom learning experiences that help achieve organizational business goals by improving performance one interaction at a time. With more than 20 years of deep experience in instructional design, technology, creativity, process, and project management, Allen Interactions consistently achieves positive business impact.

In addition to its services, Allen Interactions has a c loud-based visual authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps, which allows developers and non-programmers to create rich interactive media applications, as well as share, publish, and sell objects or entire applications. 

About The Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for © 2016 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 3 executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.