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American Management Association Honored by Elearning! Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards


AMA Recognized for Leadership Development and Soft Skills Training Programs

American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in talent development and performance-based learning solutions, received two Best of Elearning! Awards from the publishers of Elearning! Magazine. AMA was recognized for its Blended Learning platforms in the leadership and soft skills training categories.

AMA won in the Best Leadership category for its Leadership Development Blended Learning platform, described as having “a perfect mix of classroom content with well-designed Web-based support and assessment materials.” AMA also won in the Best Soft Skills category for its Business Skills Blended Learning programs. The programs were described as “training you can measure,” “helped us figure out which program met our needs,” and “the pre-session preparation made time in the class more valuable.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized within the training industry for providing the best products and services. It’s even more of an honor and a validation when that praise comes directly from our customers and clients,” said Keith Dalton, AMA’s senior vice president for Corporate Learning Services.

“AMA is finding new ways to incorporate cutting-edge technology into our programs. We are committed to a blended-learning approach, combining instructor-led classroom training with pre- and post-online support to help individuals enhance their performance and improve business results,” Dalton said.

Readers nominated and voted for products and solutions via Elearning! Magazine’s online ballot. Product categories included: Best LMS, Best Hosted LMS, Best Presentation Tool, Best Authoring Tool, Best Simulation Solution, Best Virtual Classroom Solution, Best Web Conferencing Solution, Best IT Content, Soft Skills and Leadership Training. All ballots were cast between September 1, 2007 and November 30, 2007. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team.

“The Best of Awards are unlike any hosted in this market,” reported Jerry Roche, editorial director of Elearning! Magazine. “Every brand and product was reader nominated and the finalists are the leading vote earners from each product category,” Roche said.

AMA and all the other winners and finalists in each product category were featured in the winter edition of Elearning! Magazine published in January. AMA was also presented with a Crystal Apple Award at the Training 2008 Conference.

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About AMA
American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, conferences, Webcasts and podcasts, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one. For more information, visit http://www.amanet.org/.

AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.