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Vendor Relationships & The Side Effects of the Pandemic
By Rick Kerner, Past President
At my day job, I’m in charge of our global Learning Management System (LMS). One of the odd side effects of the Covid Pandemic is a boom in online learning. You may have noticed that many generous companies out there have been offering special deals to help people cope with these challenging times.
Well, I don’t know if that’s the case or if it’s just that business is off, but it seems that online providers are offering some amazing deals right now. As recent as earlier this year, I couldn’t strike a deal to purchase “off-the-shelf” training courses for our company for less than six-figures. What’s going on now?
No less than FIVE name-brand content providers are GIVING AWAY their courses to us for FREE for the next three months. So I jumped on their offers and we’re in the process of quickly marketing and promoting these courses to our employees! So, if you’re looking for content for your LMS, check with your provider. You may find they’re striking deals for their customers.
Best wishes to all of you!