I'm pleased to recommend Global Learning as a leading provider of blended training solutions. Over the past 3 years, I have worked directly with Elaine Newman and her team on numerous projects, including our Diversity and Inclusion, Respect in the Workplace, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Managing a Respectful Workplace eLearning courses as well as numerous in-house programs for our employees such as DiSC Team Excellence, Communicating Across Cultures and Networking. Their services, knowledge and expertise are always appreciated as we partner together to solve some of our corporate training challenges. We have our own in-house LMS and they work closely with myself and our IT department to ensure a seamless upload. I always appreciate their collaborative approach, responsiveness, and “putting the client first” thinking that have allowed us to view them as a true business partner. We have been very satisfied with the work they have created for us and the response from our employees is always positive. Global Learning has an innovative approach to training initiatives and eLearning solutions that brings a solid return on investment to their clients for the programs they create and deliver. I truly value the insight and customer approach they take. I recommend them without hesitation and continue to have a number of ongoing projects with them.
- Nancy Edgar, Talent Management Expert, Bayer Inc.
I am writing this reference letter in my role as Chair of the firm's National Diversity Committee. I have worked closely with Elaine Newman since late 2010 in developing a strategic plan on diversity and inclusion for the firm. The personal services provided by Elaine Newman include a presentation of a business case to management and the preparation of a strategic plan, focusing on our specific circumstances and objectives. Elaine's client-focused services and insightful guidance have been of significant value to us in developing and implementing our diversity-related strategic plan.
- Sonia T. Mak, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
We’ve been working with Global Learning since 2010 for consultation services and deployment on Respect & Safety in the Workplace & Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities training (both online and in-person workshops) to our employees in North America. The end results were two courses that employees found very engaging and a platform which was easy to use. We have been really impressed with the speed and level of customer service that we have received from Elaine, Barbara Ann and the team at Global Learning. They took the time to understand our business and how they could partner with us to provide the best solution to meet our training needs. We really appreciated the advice offered and help given which often exceed expectations.
- Janice Tanner Ernst, Corporate Learning & Development, High Liner Foods Incorporated
"I have been a client of Global Learning for 4 months and have found the services provided, knowledge shared and general client relationship to be very professional and top notch. Elaine Newman is the consummate professional and always willing to go the extra mile to share ideas, thoughts and knowledge. I would without hesitation recommend Global Learning to provide any organization with assistance and guidance on Respect in the Workplace, AODA and others. Thank you to Elaine and Jess for consistently providing top notch customer/client service."
- Anne Bloom, CHRP, Head of HR – Canada , Infosys Limited
At Loblaw we are committed to our nation’s diversity, this is core to our shared values. In 2012 we initiated work with Global Learning to support our new, grass-roots program called, Diversity Champions. Elaine and her talented team worked with us to define our approach to learning for this program that included an initial orientation and sustained interactions throughout the program. The approach was fresh, simple and relevant. The instructors at Global Learning are knowledgeable, engaging and their passion for this work is palpable. As this program has grown, we have continued to work with Global Learning to refine our initial approach and make new offerings such as the Diversity Moments™. The feedback we have received on the Diversity Moments™ in particular has been positive. Our Champions have found them short, to the point and offered them a great way to build awareness in different areas of Diversity. We value our relationship with Global Learning and feel that it is a two-way street where Elaine and her team are learning alongside of us as we define, develop and refine our approach to our Diversity Champions Program. - Loblaw
Global Learning delivered a training session on the topic of personal biases for a small team in our organization. During my engagement with Global Learning I found them to be responsive, insightful and collaborative. The content of the training was tailored exactly to our learning objectives and was developed and delivered under extremely tight timelines. The success of the training was largely due to our facilitator, Kate Moore. Kate created a safe environment for participants to share their opinions and ask questions on a topic that is both sensitive and personal. Kate is knowledgeable on the subjects of diversity, inclusion and personal bias and used a variety of activities (i.e. role play, case studies, discussions, online resources) to stimulate and apply learning. Overall, Global Learning and Kate did an outstanding job at collaborating with us to create a product that exceeded our expectations.
- Jennifer Newman , Senior Executive Talent Search Consultant, HROntario, Ontario Public Service
"We retained Elaine Newman and Global Learning to assist us with a firm-wide survey to measure demographic information among our staff and lawyers. Global Learning’s extensive experience with such surveys was a real benefit to us, since we had never undertaken such a project before. Their assistance with not only the survey itself but with the communications program leading up to the survey was a real benefit to us. In addition, one of the reasons we chose Global Learning for our demographic survey was their high standard of confidentiality and data security, which allowed us to reassure all survey participants that any information provided would be secure and would remain confidential. Throughout the project, we found Elaine and her staff to be very responsive to our questions, guiding us through every stage of the process. They were professional and always a pleasure to work with."
- Douglas Rienzo, Chair, Diversity Committee, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
I have had the pleasure of working with Elaine Newman and the Global Learning team on several initiatives over the last couple of years. Some great projects we worked on together were our Self Identification Questionnaire, a Safe Space Program for LGBT Inclusion, AODA training and policy support. We have also leveraged some Diversity Moments™ with positive feedback from our employees. Elaine also supported me in developing an engaging Generations In the Workplace workshop which was a national training initiative. Elaine has been an incredible strategic thought partner. She has a knack for linking our corporate and our inclusion agenda to what is current in the marketplace. She has been highly supportive. I know I can count on her when I run into a sensitive situation and need some quick curbside coaching, she will always make herself available. The customer service from the Global Learning team is quick and friendly, and they always have our best interests at heart. I would recommend Elaine and her organization with much confidence.
- Jennifer Bodenham, Manager Diversity & Inclusion (Former), PepsiCo Foods Canada
"Global Learning's experience and expertise as we implemented the Respect & Safety in the Workplace, and the Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities training modules proved invaluable. We especially appreciated the flexibility shown by the entire team, as well as the timely responses and the quality of the final product. Elaine's willingness to meet our internal stakeholders to provide deeper context and understanding for the launch of the training brought greater acceptance by our senior management to introduce the training concepts. Roche is very pleased with our association with Global Learning, and recommend them wholeheartedly."
- Carmen Cels, Director, HR Planning & Operations , Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Global Learning provided TELUS with timely and practical information regarding Diversity and Inclusiveness education and learning strategies and worked with TELUS on AODA legislation in some of our unique business units to insure we were implementing the right tools required to serve our customers. Elaine Newman has a collaborative, honest and sincere approach and she went above what we expected to ensure TELUS had what they needed, when they needed it.
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