Honoring the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award-Winners: Best Use of Blended Learning

Dell Goes from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ to Engaging Videos, Simulations for Training

Dell Technologies Education Services’ Avamar Implementation training utilized engaging content, videos and simulations to enhance the learning experience for the intended audience of internals, partners and customers. The training is developed and presented using a new learning strategy referred as “Single Source Learning” in alignment with the business goals. This is a significant transition from the traditional training delivery, what many instructors call “death by PowerPoint.” Dell Technologies Education Services was honored with a Gold Award for Best Use of a Blended Learning Program in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards. 

We also honor these other award winning organizations in this category: Accenture (2), Accenture Solutions Private Limited, Akamai, Allen Interactions, Anadolu Efes, automätik, B.TECH For Trade & Distribution, Bank of America Corporation, Bayer AG, BTS Germany GmbH, Center for Creative Leadership, Centum Learning Limited, Cognizant, Cognizant Technology Solutions (3), CoreAxis, CrossKnowledge (4), Dell Technologies Education Services, Duke University, eClerx Services Ltd., EI Design Pvt Ltd, Entelechy, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, goFLUENT, GP Strategies (2), Infopro Learning (2), K2C Consulting Group, Kineo, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, Lane4, McKinsey & Company, Mercer (2), Microsoft CSS, MPS Interactive Systems, NIIT (5), PPD, Purolator, Roundtable Learning, Royal Dutch Shell, Skillsoft, Sodexo, State Bank of India, SweetRush, SYKES TalentSprout, The Regis Company, Zuora, Inc., 

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.