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Cohda Wireless Promotes Training That Embraces The Information Age
9/12/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Cohda Wireless is company poised firmly on the cutting edge of technology. A global leader in vehicle-to-vehicle communication, Cohda specializes in software designed to fully automate the driving experience. While cameras and radar systems are an effective method of avoiding collisions, dependable and uninterrupted communication between vehicles is an imperative component of safe, automated transportation. The very idea sounds incredible but given the accelerated rate at which technology is advancing, self-driving cars are inevitable. In September of 2016, the United States Department of Transportation presented its first set of federal guidelines, a voluntary 15-point safety assessment for automakers engineering driverless cars. 


Apricot Lane Boutique Empowers Franchisees With A "Stronger Together" Support System
8/31/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Based in the United States, Apricot Lane Boutiques offer the latest in contemporary fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts at affordable prices. One of the most unique characteristics of this franchise relates to its inventory. Every franchise location offers merchandise that’s handpicked by the franchisee to reflect the most popular styles of the store’s local demographics, so what you’ll find in a North Dakota franchise may be vastly different from one in Ohio. We spoke with Ken Petersen, CEO, and Scott Jacobs, President, to learn more about Apricot Lane Boutique’s franchise training methods. 


IPG Doesn’t Train, They Edutain
8/4/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

What Is Edutainment? Find Out Here!
Corky Brabbs is familiar with helping his clients and partners with various marketing and design projects through IPG (Ideas Plus Group), but his expertise also expands to high-quality training. Training is one thing, but altering a person’s behavior within a specific area is a challenge because everyone comprehends and learns differently. This is how true training should work, according to IPG.


LatitudeLearning Gives Back by Gifting Jibu a Free LMS Through the Free LMS For Charity™ Program
7/26/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Jibu, a start-up that franchises safe drinking water stores in Eastern Africa, stands out in the Franchise Industry by combining business ownership, independence and helping others that truly need it with human necessities. At a previous franchise conference, Latitude’s CEO Jeff Walter met with Jibu’s Co-Founder and CEO, Galen Welsch, during lunch and found himself impressed and inspired with Jibu’s vision. “What Jibu is doing is unlike anything I’ve seen and that’s why I wanted to give them a membership to show our support and that I believe in what they’re doing. Our LMS handles the unique needs of various business channels and was confident it could help Jibu’s team continue to grow internationally. We are always looking for ways to give back and this was the perfect opportunity to act.” 


Polaris Industries sought more control with new LMS
7/6/2017 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Polaris is an American manufacturer of high quality off-road consumer and military vehicles, including All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER,® GENERAL™ and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris, headquartered just outside of Minneapolis in Medina, Minnesota, was founded in 1954 and has grown to be an international enterprise. With Polaris' immense expansion, it became apparent that technology would be a pivotal resource to their success. The need for a new Learning Management System to manage Polaris' sophisticated partner training programs put LatitudeConnect Suite front and center for Laurie Rengel, Manager of Service Dealer Development at Polaris.


Successful Growing with Weed Man’s Training
6/29/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

According to Jenifer Lemcke, Chief Operating Officer of Weed Man USA, training is the root to success and we couldn’t agree more. As one of the largest franchisors and sold out territories in Canada, Weed Man was ecstatic to transition to the United States franchise market. Since then, they’ve been growing like weeds and they owe it all to their training during the onboarding process and ongoing education available for their franchisees. Weed Man is well-known for providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services. Initially, new franchisees will travel to Toronto, Canada to experience nine days of critical training.

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Drive Sales with Stuker Training
6/8/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Tom Stuker, President and Founder of Stuker Training, provides dealers with the skillsets and techniques to sell more vehicles. If you haven’t yet, here’s your chance to meet a sales legend who’s changed the way car dealerships operate and close sales. Tom has an incredible reputation, from being United Airlines 17-million-mile flier to a published author and entertainment host with his sales training and philosophy. According to Tom, there’s two skills you need to master for sales. His unique training provides a wide range of training topics and support products, which cover every angle of dealerships. One of the primary differences with Stuker’s training is the choices you get with it. You can select in-house dealership training, to one day conference trainings or on-the-road workshops. Each training model is equipped with the right tools so your sales and management teams will understand how to handle each conversation, with real-life and hands on training from proven methods. 

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How the Only Water Irrigation Conservation Company Trains Franchisees
6/6/2017 - Posted by Brandon May

Conserva Irrigation prides themselves in being the only irrigation company founded on the principles of water conservation. The company is committed to changing the way residential and commercial properties use water. According to Russ Jundt, the founder of Conserva, the company has helped conserve around 40-60% of water usage to date. With over 46 million residential systems and 20-22 million commercial systems in the country, this can translate into a substantial benefit for not only the economy, but for the environment at large. Currently, Conserva Irrigation operates 20 units and has 9 other dual-territory owners. 

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Seakeepers Executes Effective Training Worldwide
5/8/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Joey Greenwell is the Global Training Manager at Seakeeper Inc, which provides gyroscopic stabilizers for boats. With different sizes available, these gyroscope units eliminate roll in boats ranging from 30 feet to over one hundred feet long. By doing this, it reduces motion of the roll by up to 95% and doesn’t allow the factors that create sea sickness to happen. The benefit of their product is enjoyed by many, and one of the factors leading to their success in this industry is their training program.

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Training Franchisees to Succeed is Direct Energy’s Priority
5/1/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

One of the most intimidating factors for potential franchisees is the learning curve of how to transition from an employee to a business owner. This is where Direct Energy’s VP of Training, Lance Sinclair, steps in and leads the way to help their franchisees grow their bottom line. Direct Energy unleashed an on-going training environment, Success Academy, to allow their franchisees to learn, stay current with best business practices and continue to build on and develop their existing skills.
Direct Energy’s Success Academy offers training sessions in Sales, Communications, Customer Service, Management and Leadership

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