Achieve Project Success and Drive Sustained Organizational Change with Learning Tree Acceleration Workshops™ | Business Wire

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Learning Tree International (OTCQX: LTRE), a leading provider of IT and

management training to business and government organizations worldwide,

has launched Acceleration

Workshops, a new offering to help organizations realize

improved project outcomes and drive continuous and positive process


According to a Training Magazine study, U.S. training

expenditures in 2015 increased 14.2 percent from 2014 to $70.6 billion.

This growth is prompting leaders to provide learning experiences that

extend beyond the classroom. Many companies and trainees find that new

skills, frameworks. Project management methodologies can't be fully

leveraged in their working environment because their training isn’t

always adapted to the problems their teams are facing in their

initiatives. This disconnect can quickly impede process improvement,

derail projects. Delay implementation of crucial frameworks such as

ITIL. In these cases, Acceleration Workshops are an ideal

solution, as teams can be guided toward practical implementation of what

was learned during training, ensuring they achieve project goals.

“Learning Tree was a trendsetter in this movement when we started

developing custom Acceleration Workshops nearly four years

ago,” said Brian Green, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions. “Acceleration

Workshops are enabling organizations – while on the job – to

quickly apply best practices that help isolate and address management

impediments within critical programs that are negatively impacting cost,

schedule, performance or customer satisfaction.”

Learning Tree Acceleration Workshops™ will contribute to

achieving the following outcomes:

  • Implement formalized management disciplines to initiate, plan, execute

    or recover client-specific projects

  • Delivery of high quality products meeting stakeholders’ expectations

  • Acceleration in the delivery of business initiatives, technology

    deployments. Customer-facing programs

  • On-the-job coaching of the required competencies to deliver improved

    project/program performance

  • Higher Return On Investment (ROI) per dollar spent on training

Led by one or more Learning Tree Expert Advisors, Acceleration

Workshops provide intact project teams the skills to assess and

implement the relevant project disciplines, processes. Artifacts

required to effectively launch or recover major initiatives. Employees

learn concepts that are immediately applicable to the real-world needs

of the organization while the instructor provides guidance and


Acceleration Workshops address the imperative to implement

consistent service management practices across their enterprise to

reduce cost and improve customer satisfaction. By focusing on a

combination of staff training, deliverables that can support the

organization. Pragmatic implementation support, these innovative Acceleration

Workshops can accomplish what the name implies – more rapidly

enabling an organization to improve.

Acceleration Workshops are an integral part of Learning

Tree’s IT Workforce Optimization Solutions,” said Chief Executive

Officer Richard Spires. “These workshops allow participants to learn

new concepts and apply them in real-time on their projects, which

accelerates the implementation of the technical and business processes

that are required to improve IT project and service delivery.”


More about Acceleration Workshops »

Case Study: Acceleration Workshops for Major Program

Activation for Project Recovery

Background: A large healthcare provider was struggling with the

complex and multi-faceted efforts of opening a major medical center. The

‘Activation’ phase runs parallel to construction and is a vital phase to

ensure the successful launch of a healthcare facility – hiring people,

implementing equipment and technology. Establishing all operational

processes to provide effective patient care. These large, complex

projects require the collective collaboration from all departments of

the healthcare facility.

Solution:A custom series of Acceleration Workshops

were developed to rapidly provide program leaders, project managers.

team members with the required support to immediately assess and

implement the relevant project management disciplines, processes and

artifacts required to botheffectively launch. In many cases

assist in recovering, these major initiatives. Through these workshops,

the client was able to:

  • Develop actual project artifacts

  • Receive on-the-job coaching to deliver improved performance

  • Establish formalized project governance

  • Improve line-of-sight across the program project portfolio for senior


Case Study: Acceleration Workshops to Improve Value in Large

IT Investments and Implement ITIL Best Practices

Background: An IT service provider within a large government

agency was spending millions of dollars in IT per year. Only a

fraction could be justified in terms of value received. The Chief

Information Officer (CIO) was beginning to shoulder pressure from

various stakeholders as to how so much money was being spent with no

justifiable return. The CIO realized that immediate action was needed to

stop the bleeding of costs and to start showing return on investments

made. Learning Tree was contacted to support the improvement that was


Solution: After reviewing the situation, a Learning Tree Expert

Advisor worked with the IT service provider to conduct several Acceleration

Workshopsimmediately followed by specialist consultancy

delivered by the Learning Tree advisor as an expert consultant. The

solution was supported by industry best practices, such as ITIL, being

referenced throughout.The Acceleration Workshopsdelivered:

  • An IT Service Level Management (SLM) process with agreed Service Level

    Agreements (SLAs) across all customer offices that'll be underpinned

    by an IT Enterprise Service Catalog.

  • End-to-end service mappings for each service.

  • A fully defined costing model that enabled fair and fully transparent

    cost recovery across all IT services.

About Learning Tree International

Established in 1974, Learning

Tree is a leading provider of IT training to business and

government organizations worldwide. Learning Tree provides Workforce

Optimization Solutions – a modern approach to delivering

learning and development services that improves the adoption of skills,

and accelerates the implementation of technical and business processes

required to improve IT service delivery. These services include: needs

assessments, skill gaps analyses, blended learning solutions. Acceleration


Over 2.4 million professionals have enhanced their skills through

Learning Tree’s proprietary course library on topics including: web

development, cyber security, project management, Agile, operating

systems, networking, cloud computing, leadership. More.

To learn more, call 1-888-THE-TREE (843-8733) or visit