By | October 27, 2014

Our user conference was a couple of weeks ago, but it still feels like yesterday.  The conference was a full three days of training on our platform, inspiring keynote speakers, relationship building and an incredible amount of fun. This year’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee was the biggest event in Relias Learning’s history.

Relias Learning User Conf 14Relias has the absolute best customers a company could ask for!  One customer provided a great description of this year’s conference: “Last year was projection and promise. This year was affirmation, demonstration, and practice.”

The Relias Learning team worked diligently over the last year to fulfill game-changing concepts and unparalleled system enhancements.  We unveiled new features, such as skills checklists, PPT-to-SCORM conversion, video streaming, and more tools to assist with a blended approach to training.  We showcased the future of course content with the Hollywood-style production of our Fire Safety training, which received a massive ovation. This video-based course with professional actors and real-life scenarios sets the bar high.

Stepping out of the office into a new environment — surrounded by peers who use the same technology and who share our thirst for learning — is a tremendous experience.  We had an entire day of hands-on system training for both beginners and advanced users.  Also, for the first time ever, Relias Learning Level I Certification was offered to all conference attendees.

Chris Gardner @ Relias Learning User Conf 2014We followed up the training day with an unforgettable day of speakers and sessions. Chris Gardner,  the bestselling author of the Pursuit of Happyness, was the highlight of the morning. I’m relieved that I didn’t have to follow him onstage because he brought the house down while reminding us all that life is precious – and that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.

After Gardner, we had sessions diving deep into our new system releases, and sessions around the importance of building relationships.  Our Products Team also led industry-specific breakout sessions focused on current events.

The conference wrapped on the third day with a bang, no pun intended. Drum Café surprised the audience with an interactive drumming session.  Every attendee had a drum and participated in creating a truly memorable “Relias Rhythm.”  The session’s theme, “One heartbeat, one rhythm and one purpose,” relates so much to what we all do — training! Together, we are changing the landscape of training and the future of adult learning.

Thank you to the hundreds of customers and prospective customers who attended. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Relias User Conference which will now be known as the Impact Nation Conference!

Jim Triandiflou

Jim Triandiflou joined Relias Learning in July 2012. He previously served as President and CEO of ServiceCEO, a field service software company with more than 6,000 customers around the world. Prior to that role, Jim was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Centive, a sales performance management software company that launched the industry’s first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) commission system in 2005. He was also COO of the medical device distribution company Surgi-Care. Jim holds a BS in Marketing from State University of New York College at Oswego and an MBA from the Arizona State University Carey School of Business. He speaks frequently on SaaS, sales effectiveness, and the value of sales management.

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