Friday, October 02nd, 2015

For a second consecutive year, Oak Grove Technologies won two coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold awards. Our work with Novus Origo, Greenvale Partners, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs was recognized for excellence in the Best Use of 508 Requirements for Training Programs category and Best Use of Video for the Learning category.

The Web-Mediated Self-Help (WMSH) series of courseware has continued to receive recognition from industry experts through numerous avenues. This year, it was the Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS) course that brought home the gold in both categories.

“Oak Grove is pleased to learn of the selection of the Anger and Irritability Management Skills course for two Brandon Hall Gold Awards,” said Kyle Holmquist, VP of Technology and eLearning Solutions, Oak Grove Technologies. “We are proud of our contribution to its creation because the course provides America’s Veterans and their families experiencing anger management situations an important support tool for developing coping skills and building resilience.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall ?Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, accessible delivery, and overall measureable benefits.

As a group, the awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

To see the list of all the winners, click here.

About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. Often times called the “Academy Awards” by industry executives, the program was one of the first of its kind in the learning industry, which was pioneered in 1994.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (

About Web-Mediated Self-Help
The WMSH series is the result of collaborative efforts between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to address the growing need for mental health services within the military and outside for those veterans who have left the service, the stigma associated with receiving care for the ‘invisible wounds’ of war (e.g., post-traumatic stress) can often times result in members not seeking out care. This collaboration between the VA/DoD is referred to as Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS).

The Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS) course focuses on helping Veterans and Service Members learn behavioral and cognitive skills to manage anger. AIMS’ tools and techniques are based on Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a scientifically proven protocol. David Blair, Ph.D., Oak Grove’s program manager says, “This course is unique because it is designed and developed specifically for Veterans seeking self-paced skill acquisition. Thousands of American Veterans and Service Members around the world have used this treatment protocol successfully.”

About Oak Grove

Throughout the Armed Forces, across federal government agencies, in Law Enforcement, healthcare and beyond our expert staff is delivering results-oriented solutions that are changing the way people live and work for the better.

Our full suite of instructional services includes tactical field training and web-based and mobile learning solutions to prepare teams to successfully execute any mission. We specialize in language, regional expertise, and culture services, and develop truly immersive cultural environments and training programs. We deliver expert intelligence services to support the warfighter, and empower people and their message through strategic communications and information technology services.

Oak Grove mentors owners of veteran small businesses and sponsors special events that honor and aid our veteran community. Additionally, over 75% of our employees have served in the military. Our Service Continues…



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