New firm finds cost savings while improving
effectiveness of employee training programs

DAYTON, OHIO, June 5, 2003 - A new Dayton-based services firm offers companies new ways to reduce employee training costs while improving training effectiveness.

Established by two corporate training veterans, ROI Learning Services designs, develops, and delivers online training using state-of-the-art tools and experienced instructional designers. Additionally, the company offers strategic assessments of corporate training programs and tools for measuring the return on training investments.

Survival in today's global economy requires world-class performance. "This is true even for small and medium-size businesses since they often have to compete with global companies," says ROI Learning's managing partner D. Verne Morland. Morland, until recently director of learning systems for NCR Corp.'s Global Learning division, observes that world-class performance requires continuous, cost-effective, world-class training. "The consulting and course development services provided by ROI Learning enable businesses in all industries to achieve world-class training results while maximizing the return on their investments," he says.

Herbert L. Bivens, the company's chief learning officer, was also with NCR where he directed the development of hundreds of online and blended learning programs. According to Bivens, the rise of the worldwide web has generated a lot of interest in online training, yet few of the web developers currently creating online courses have any formal training in instructional design or delivery.

Bivens, who was also a senior manager at the AT&T Center for Excellence in Distance Learning in Cincinnati until 1996, says that the consultants at ROI Learning combine their knowledge of state-of-the-art digital technology with a practical understanding of instructional design and training delivery. "This results," he says, "in the delivery of training programs that cost less and have more business impact."

ROI Learning is currently sponsoring market research targeting businesses and educational institutions in the Miami Valley with 500 to 5,000 employees. Preferred respondents are managers responsible for training, organization development, or human resources. The survey will identify trends in the market for learning services in this area and it may also identify opportunities for local companies to achieve additional cost savings by leveraging common training interests.

Morland says that when the research indicates that several companies need similar training programs ROI Learning will explore the possibility of providing a common solution that can be funded by those companies at a fraction of the cost they would pay to do it individually.

If you would like to participate in this study and receive a free copy of the Executive Summary, or if you would like more information on ROI Learning Services, check out the company's web site at or contact D. Verne Morland, managing partner, at (937) 434-3267 or via email at


    D. Verne Morland
    Managing Partner
    ROI Learning Services
    Voice: (937) 434-3267

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