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The following vendors are all on master contract through Enterprise Talent Development. If you would like to utilize a vendor for your office or agency please contact ETD Training by calling 651-259-3646 or by email etd.training@state.mn.us

American Management Association

Formed in 1973, American Management Association is an international, nonprofit, membership-based association that provides a broad range of management development and educational services to individuals and organizations. They strive to be the world’s leading institution providing a broad range of quality management development and educational services designed to make a meaningful difference to individuals, organizations, and society at large.


Authenticity Consulting

Authenticity Consulting, LLC, a Minnesota-based company, was formed in 1997 and is now recognized as an international provider of customized action learning and peer coaching services around the world. They have an alliance with approximately 75 highly experienced action learning and peer coaching consultants who have worked successfully with us over the past 15 years. They serve all types of organizations and in sizes ranging from Fortune 500 to small nonprofits. They can integrate a wide range of other development methods with, and into, action learning and group coaching processes – for example, personal and professional coaching, and design thinking.

The Center for Leadership Studies

For more than 45 years, The Center for Leadership Studies has been the global home of Situational Leadership®. Deployed in more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies and trained across more than 14 million managers worldwide, Situational Leadership® transcends cultural and generational differences and equips leaders around the globe with the skills necessary to address a specific challenge, drive behavior change and increase productivity. CLS’ diverse product portfolio includes a comprehensive off-the-shelf Influence Curriculum founded on our proven, research-based competency model. In addition, CLS has more than 27 years of experience designing and developing award-winning custom training solutions. CLS services customers both domestically and internationally through an extensive network comprising over 200 learning professionals in more than 38 countries. 

Cincinnatus

Founded in 1985 by a group of senior Twin Cities executives, Cincinnatus is a multi-sector consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals. Cincinnatus has considerable experience developing and executing custom training, facilitation and consulting solutions. Their professional staff provides research and administrative support and a high level of client service, ensuring that client needs are met completely. Cincinnatus builds thriving and resilient organizations through strategy development, leadership support and creative solutions.

deepSEE Consulting

deepSEE Consulting provides insightful consulting, strategic leadership, and diversity training, paired with measurement tools focused on building individual and organizational cultural competence. They bring both a deep expertise is in the area of cultural competence as well as years of experience working with local and state government agencies. deepSEE’s custom training is available in traditional classroom format, eLearning modules, webinars, and one-on-one coaching. deepSEE has worked with countless groups in numerous organizations with the primary purpose of developing leadership and cultural competence skills.

DeYoung Consulting Services

Since 1996, DeYoung Consulting Services has provided organizations with the insights they need to impact the systems, communities and environments in which they work. They provide training, research, outreach and communications, performance improvement, and organizational development services to organizations so they can more effectively achieve their mission. Their skilled trainers have many years of experience and their workshops can help to enhance employee productivity and engagement. Topics include: customer service, effective communication, conflict resolution, supervisory skills, and business writing.

EdChunk

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, edChunk creates learning products, strategies, analyses, apps, websites, classroom instruction, eLearning, mLearning, videos, webinars, performance support materials and tools. EdChunk focuses on training and education strategies that address organizational problems while creating engaging, impactful training for the learner. Since 2012, edChunk has worked with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, the Minnesota Judicial System and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in various capacities consulting in learning strategies, conducting studies and creating training products. In 2014, edChunk created the edTotal Learning Record Store. The edTotal LRS anchors edChunk’s strategy for the mobile learning market.

Eisele & Associates Inc.

Founded in 1997 Eisele & Associates has designed and conducted interventions and courses in over 200 organizations. Mary creates and facilitates entry level and advanced leadership programs. She has developed curriculum and taught non-credit courses as part of certificate series in the areas of project management, organization development, leadership, management and instructional design. Eisele & Associates has been actively delivered Strategic Effectiveness for Aspiring Leaders (SEAL) for ETD since 2012 along with other courses like Process Management and Problem Solving.

Fissure Corp

Fissure was formed in 1988 and incorporated in 1990 as a consulting and training company. Fissure helps visionary organizations achieve breakthrough results. They do this by helping employees learn the critical project management, business analysis and leadership skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. With these skills, people can fully use their talents and abilities, and answer complex business problems. The most efficient way to develop these skills and qualities is participation in a "learning by doing" classroom environment. Fissure provides that environment through their award winning computer Simulation Powered Learning®.

Franklin Covey

Founded in 1997, FranklinCovey helps organizations, teams, and individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Their expertise is in leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. With more than 200 delivery consultants, their diverse team comprises experts from nearly every industry. They offer a mix of consulting, training, and customized keynotes. FranklinCovey also offers train-the-trainer, allowing organizations to utilize their own internal facilitators. FranklinCovey’s new All Access Pass subscription provides unrestricted access to world-class content, including training courses, tools, and resources available live, live-online, and on demand.

Fredrickson Learning

Founded in 1985, Fredrickson Learning helps businesses and government agencies effectively connect with their learners. Fredrickson creates workplace learning experiences for business and government initiatives— learning and development consulting, custom eLearning and training, and interim staffing. Fredrickson Learning is a hub of workplace learning resources and connections in the Midwest. Fredrickson specializes in custom eLearning development, training development and delivery, learning management systems (LMS) consulting, user experience evaluations, custom training development, technical communication, service design consulting, and information architecture.

Healthy Organizations

With over 25 years of experience, The Healthy Organization designs and builds strategies and solutions in the areas of employee engagement, learning, process improvement and communications.  They believe strong results start with engaged employees. Whether they are working with you to streamline process, deliver a training program, create a communication plan or address another need, their focus is to deliver solutions that result in strong business results. The Healthy Organization is skilled at evaluating complex issues, developing a road map and leading its’ execution. They have proven ability to work in complex matrix environments across multiple disciplines with a high degree of ambiguity. The Healthy Organization combines knowledge of trends, innovative solutions, and what works in the real world to maximize individual performance and organizational capability.

LaForce Teamwork Services

Since 1996 LaForce Teamwork Services has helped people work better together. Whether serving as a conference speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant, or coach; the company uses a client-focused approach to achieve results. Meetings and workshops are high-energy and interactive. Specialties include: Strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, team development, meeting management, and leadership development. LaForce Teamwork Services has worked across a wide range of functions with federal, state, and local units of government.

Leaps of Faith

Faith Ralston helps leaders develop high-performing teams and launch change initiatives. Faith has 30 years of experience helping individuals discover their talents and work successfully as a team.  Team members learn how to discover their strengths, respect their differences, rally around a shared vision and build greater trust. Faith’s online assessments helps team members focus on what they do best.  Her assessments include: 360 Talent Assessment, DISC Profile, Personal Motivator and Decision Making Profiles. Faith is a motivational speaker, the author of Play Your Best Hand and the creator of Play to Your Strengths Talent system for teams.

Mateffy & Company

Mateffy & Company is a training and development firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1987, Mateffy & Company has designed and presented workforce engagement and organizational development programs for over 1,000 clients. Mateffy specializes in developing customized performance by building programs, many of which are video/media-driven. 

Park University Enterprises, Inc. (Fred Pryor)

Founded in the early 1970’s, Park University Enterprises, Inc. (PUEI) goal has been to provide business skills courses that offer professional growth in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while promoting adult learning and career enhancement. PUEI is organized for the purpose of conducting and sponsoring educational programs of all types to instruct the public on subjects that are useful to individuals and beneficial to businesses and the community. PUEI provides instruction and training for individuals to improve and develop their capabilities. Today, with more than 11,000,000 satisfied customers and a satisfaction rate of over 99.5%, PUEI is proud to continue providing superior training in a blended learning approach designed to meet the individual needs of your employees and your organization.

Solutions IQ

SolutionsIQ has more than 30 years of experience with a deep understanding and expertise of Agile.  The company offers Agile consulting such as road mapping and program design, certified and non-certified training, expert coaching onsite and development services.  SolutionsIQ also provides management consulting services, including organizational change management, program planning and management, and portfolio management.

Thera-Rising

Thera Rising, located in the Twin Cities, specializes in transforming negative workplace cultures into climates of respect, responsibility, and pride. Their powerful strategies integrate 30 years of workplace experience with evidence-based practices in psychology, neuroplasticity, and continuous improvement. Thera Rising trains professionals in their proven methodologies, facilitates conflict resolution projects, seminars, keynotes, and executive coaching. Currently they have associates in South Africa, Finland, England, and across the US. The founder, Anna Maravelas, is a Licensed Psychologist, M.A., and the author of “How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress” (Career Press) now in its 12th printing. Thera is a Greek word, meaning "to heal."

Think2Perform

For more than a decade, think2perform's professional coaching, leadership consulting, and business development services have improved the decision-making skills and performance of individuals and organizations. Consultants have a minimum of 12 years of experience mastering think2perform's principles. Think2perform serves multiple industries including financial services, healthcare, non-profit and education. Clients range from fortune 100 firms and major league sports franchises to med-tech start-ups and high-profile business schools.

True North-Compass

Founded in 2013 True North specializes in providing customized training, leadership and organizational development for various businesses and industries. True North has expertise in process improvement, employee and management knowledge sharing, and providing evidence-based consulting appropriate to all levels of the organization. True North is certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) as well certified by State of Minnesota as a Certified Disabled (D) Targeted Group Company.

Watermark Learning

Since 1992 Watermark Learning has provided training that turns the complexity of industry standards into practical application of business analysis, project management, agile, and business process management. Courses concentrate on critical skills to enhance performance and lead to enduring results in organizations. Programs are practical and engaging rather than academic. Extensive industry experience is applied to concentrate on the skills needed to be effective. Instructors facilitate interactive case studies in courses that energize participants to learn and motivate them to perform.

Working Conversations

Over 20 years of experience in workplace communication and employee engagement utilizing practical and research-based techniques for training, development and education in the following professional areas: character development, holding difficult conversations, personal capability, focus on results, interpersonal skills, leading change, career development, supervisory and management development, leadership development, and coaching. Additionally, over two and a half years of experience delivering the Strategic Effectiveness for Aspiring Leaders (SEAL) curriculum for the State of Minnesota.

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