ilg_logo_area_narrowROYAL OAK, Mich., November 5, 2013 — Innovative Learning Group, Inc., a creator of custom learning solutions, and its client, Haworth, Inc., won a coveted Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in the Best Use of Blended Learning category.

ILG developed a blended learning solution for the Haworth Management System. The solution addressed the need to reinvigorate Lean enterprise transformation at Haworth and introduce it to all areas of the company. It included a senior leadership video, e-learning courses, instructor-led training, and online and printable performance support tools for using Lean tools on the job.

“ILG is honored to receive such a prestigious award,” says ILG CEO Lisa Toenniges. “This blended learning solution was specifically created to promote a continuous improvement culture within Haworth, and it was a privilege to work with them.”

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually by Brandon Hall Group, the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organization performance for emerging and large organizations. The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership based on the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

About Haworth, Inc.

Haworth, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of office furniture and Organic Workspaces®, including raised access floors, moveable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood case goods. Family owned and privately held, Haworth is headquartered in Holland, Mich., and serves markets in more than 170 countries through a global network of 600 dealers. The company had net sales of U.S. $1.31 billion in 2012.

About Innovative Learning Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Royal Oak, Mich., Innovative Learning Group, Inc. helps employees of Fortune 1000 companies perform better by creating powerful, practical training and performance support solutions that are smart, engaging, and designed to significantly improve business results. Founded in 2004 by Chief Executive Officer Lisa Toenniges, ILG is privately held and a Women’s Business Enterprise–certified company. Performance. Results. We get it.SM Learn more at

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.