Chicago, IL (September 21, 2016)—During an exciting evening that featured a surprise appearance and impromptu performance by blues icon Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago, 2016 Online Learning Conference participants voted video clips featuring a savvy school janitor and not-so savvy crime scene investigators No. 1 in their respective categories in Training magazine’s Top Training Videos (Ttv) awards program. “The Janitor Story From Crucial Accountability,” produced by VitalSmarts, took No. 1 in the videos produced in-house category. “CSI Misperceptions,” produced by Cine Learning Productions for the University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security, earned the No. 1 spot in the videos produced by a professional video company for a client category.
This is Training’s third year doing this awards program. Companies were asked to send in a two-minute video clip of one of their training programs. Entries were in one of two categories: produced in-house or produced by a professional video company for a client. Each company could submit two videos. Training received more than 100 video clips. Five Emerging Training Leaders, along with one additional industry expert, judged the submissions:
- Jack Carbone, Victaulic
- Huligeshwari Devi, Tech Mahindra
- Carmen Murrell Randall, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
- Swarnasudha Selvaraj, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
- Lisa Vallad, University of Colorado
- James Goldsmith, Accenture
The three videos that earned the top scores in each category—in-house and vendor-produced— were shown to Online Learning Conference participants at the special event at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Participants voted for their favorite clips (based on factors such as engagement, creativity, and effectiveness) using Turning Technologies’ audience response system. Each of the three winners in both categories received crystal awards created by Pelucida for Training.
The Top 3 winners by category are:
Videos Produced In-House:
No. 1: The Janitor Story From Crucial Accountability
Judge comments: The video teaches how to identify problems and bring about behavioral changes in, for example, a group or team, without raising conflicts. The video is well directed and scripted. A great way to show the message. Retainability ensured!