Logistics giant OHL and the Nashville chapter of the Project Management Institute have teamed up to launch a series of gatherings for transportation industry professionals. The goal of the so-called "Community of Practice" is to network, share best practices and stay on top of the latest industry trends.
Corporate Board Member has recruited financial markets veteran and former Verizon Business executive John McGonegal to lead its year-old Board Education Program. CBM launched the Board Education Program, which targets corporate secretaries, general counsels and board members, a few months after it was acquired by NYSE Euronext.
Global publisher Wolters Kluwer Health says it will market its Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs for nurses through locally based HealthStream's online learning platform. HealthStream already is offering other Lippincotts' nursing courses to its hospital client base.
HealthStream looks like it will be picking up some new subscribers to its online training services in the world of University of Alabama-Birmingham, says Avondale Partners analyst Richard Close. University officials recently said they will rebrand the HealthStream platform their Health Services Foundation began using in 2003 and take it systemwide.
Another advantage of the new learning management system will be the ability to self-register for elective learning courses, in addition to regulatory courses, from a single sign-on access point. Now, if a physician needs to take courses for research-related purposes and regulatory courses to meet state or federal requirements, he or she doesn’t have to go to several different locations. Individuals can search for the course they need and register for it on the new Faculty and Staff Learning System site.
The Nashville-based National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are taking public comments until mid-October on a number of proposed revisions to the continuing education requirements for CPAs. Most changes would add flexibility to the process.
Significant revisions are in the areas of group internet based learning and self-study programs; issuance requirements for half credits under self study programs; promotional/course announcement information for in-house training programs and alternate methods for calculating CPE credits for self-study programs.
Brentwood-based Cross Country Education has secured a contract to market its live and audio seminars to up to 64,000 employees of insurance giant Cigna. Cross Country President Greg Greene and his team have trained more than 1.5 million health care providers since 1995.
HealthStream has formed a partnership with a California-based provider of continuing education to land fifteen new course offerings in its HealthStream Learning Center. Contemporary Forums' courses in three areas — neonatal care, pediatric care and women's health — will be available to HealthStream subscribers through a three-year deal.