Impact Achievement Group Debuts Development Engine and Training Aids

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Seattle — Feb. 20
Impact Achievement Group announced a relationship with Fort Hill Company that enables customers to maximize their investments in leadership training programs and fully engage participants in a continuous learning process.

Customers of Impact Achievement's performance, leadership and customer loyalty programs can now enhance the application of training through Fort Hill's Follow-through Tools, including its DevelopmentEngine and Friday5s, award-winning Web-based systems to reinforce training on the job.

“Our training solutions and Fort Hill's tools make a clear bridge between training and coaching and on-the-job application and competency,” said Lee Klepinger, president and chief executive officer of Impact Achievement Group. “In traditional training models, this is precisely where the process breaks down — continual reinforcement of learning to achieve real business results.”

Klepinger added that the joint solution is unique in the leadership and performance management training market and provides a significantly better ROI on training investments. Fort Hill is being used to drive business results by such leading corporations as Cisco, Sony and Honeywell.

Following Impact Achievement Group's training and coaching programs, participants log into Fort Hill's online tools to follow through on their goals. The DevelopmentEngine is prepopulated with and supports participants' Individual Development Plans. The intuitive tool provides just-in-time learning around six foundational categories: employee engagement, coaching style flexibility, performance management, effective communications, delegation and managing performance problems. It also facilitates ongoing mentoring from coaches and managers.

Friday5s enhances results by motivating individuals to apply program learning to business objectives. Learners are notified by e-mail to take five minutes — usually at the end of the week — to initiate individual progress against business goals that have identified upon completion of the training programs.

Friday5s has been used successfully in a wide range of learning programs, with a specific focus on leadership and management training programs and large-scale change management initiatives. Participants have access to more than 1,000 just-in-time content items called “GuideMe” to assist in their development, along with book summaries, white papers and article references.

The intuitive interface enables a full view of participant progress that is accessible by managers, coaches and cohorts. It maximizes the value of feedback from Impact Achievement's assessment tools, including its Leadership Impact Survey and Harrison Assessment Program.

Impact Achievement Group has integrated its Performance Advantage programs and workshops for management and leadership training, as well as its Assessment Advantage trainings for assessment, selection, succession planning and team development. 

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