TROY, Mich., Sept. 14, 2021 — Innovative Learning Group, Inc. (ILG) and its client, Sanofi, won two Brandon Hall Group Awards for Excellence in categories of Best Use of Blended Learning and Best Advance in Compliance Training.

“ILG is more than thrilled to be able to win these two awards with our longtime client Sanofi,” says Gayle Holsworth, senior director, client solutions, and the ILG Sanofi account manager. “Both of the winning learning projects exceeded expectations. They both had wonderful teams, great instructional design, innovative graphic elements, and a variety of learning and performance improvement solutions.”

“We are extremely honored to receive these prestigious distinctions that recognize all the hard work and effort our learning teams across Sanofi have invested to provide impactful and purposeful learning in the wake of the COVID pandemic,” adds Celia Berenguer, chief learning officer at Sanofi. “I’m particularly excited about the fact that these two learning solutions heavily leverage digital technologies and are the result of establishing a common learning approach, creating consistency for our learners across Sanofi. Our goal has always been to support our colleagues across multiple geographies in their role to improve the lives of patients across the globe.”

The Gold Best Use of Blended Learning Award is for a blend of learning and performance support solutions that enables experienced facilitators to develop and apply virtual facilitation skills to support the shift from in-person to online learning. ILG and Sanofi created solutions that included an e-learning course, videos, pre-work, virtual instructor-led sessions, independent practice activities, a Community of Practice, and online performance support tools. The end result is that Sanofi is more purposeful about when it makes sense to learn in person, recognizing now, after rollout of Facilitating Virtual Learning, that in-person training is not the only way.

The Silver Best Advance in Compliance Training Award is for a multifaceted, comprehensive global training program. Sanofi and ILG redesigned Sanofi’s Human Error Prevention (HEP) training to include more online and virtual options that continue to meet biopharmaceutical industry expectations for HEP training and support Good Manufacturing and Documentation Practices that ensure compliance and safety. The end result is a comprehensive program that provides employees with the ability to identify and address potential human errors in systems and processes before they occur, instilling a human performance philosophy in the workplace and supporting compliance in pursuit of greater safety for patients.

About Innovative Learning Group, Inc.

A performance-first learning company, Innovative Learning Group, Inc. creates custom training and tools that help employees of Fortune 1000 companies do their jobs more effectively. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, ILG is a privately held, certified Women’s Business Enterprise founded in 2004 by CEO Lisa Toenniges. Visit www.innovativeLG.com to learn more.

About Sanofi

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management (HCM). As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

###

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.