BLP Partners with Mosaic and Ventana to Win Two Brandon Hall Awards

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Bottom-Line Performance and its clients partnered to win two 2016 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards. This year’s winners were an innovative compliance training program that connects business goals and product knowledge to an environmental, health, and safety training curriculum and a product launch training curriculum that uses game-based learning and the power of story to help reps show the value of a new product.

BLP and The Mosaic Company partnered to win Gold in Best Advance in Compliance Training. The winning project, “Phosphate Foundations,” is a new hire training and annual refresher training program that is helping Mosaic improve safety outcomes and employee engagement. The project was the only Gold winner in the Compliance Training category.

“We saw the redesign of the program as an opportunity to use an innovative approach to compliance and safety training and get people talking about Mosaic, and about safety,” said Linda Anhalt, EHS Training Manager at Mosaic. “Phosphate Foundations proves that compliance training does not have to be boring.”

“The partnership between Mosaic’s EHS Training department and Bottom-Line Performance (BLP) was truly a winning combination,” said Andy McGuire, Director of Operations – Learning & Development at Mosaic. “Linda Anhalt, came up with a new and innovative idea on how to deliver an engaging, interactive and integrated performance-based course for safety compliance training, which has historically been viewed as highly necessary but needing much greater participant engagement. Her and her team worked side by side with BLP to design a remarkable course.”

Phosphate Foundations uses compliance constraints creatively to show Mosaic employees how everyday safety procedures connect to its organizational mission of feeding a growing world. Learn about the curriculum here.

BLP and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche group, won Silver in Best Use of Blended Learning. It was the second award win of 2016 for the VENTANA HE 600 product launch training curriculum, and the sixth win in the last two years where BLP has partnered with the Roche group.

“Our goal as a global marketing team was to deliver to our sales affiliates a truly turnkey, best in class commercial education program that would enable our sales and marketing colleagues to communicate fluently through powerful storytelling the value proposition of our innovative diagnostic system,” said Vince Wong, former Senior International Business Leader at Ventana and current Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Roche Diagnostics. “Thanks to our partnership with Bottom-Line Performance, we were able to realize this vision. The awards this curriculum has won provide further validation for the innovative commercial training model we pioneered at Ventana.”

The VENTANA HE 600 training curriculum helped support a successful launch… and it has set a new organizational standard for product launch training at Ventana. Learn more about the curriculum here.

“2016 is BLP’s third consecutive year with multiple Brandon Hall wins,” said BLP President Sharon Boller. “Submitting for and winning awards like these represents our commitment to leading the way in instructional design and partnering with our clients to create solutions that truly improve performance.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. Less than 20% of entries evaluated win a Gold, Silver or Bronze designation.