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Intrepid Honored with 3 Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Awards

December 12, 2023 – Intrepid by VitalSource, a leading cohort learning platform to connect, practice, and upskill, is a proud recipient of three coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards for its innovative work in learning and development with three esteemed partners.

The Brandon Hall Group Gold award was earned in the "Best Advance in Social Learning Technology" category, in collaboration with Omnicom Media Group (OMG). OMG reimagined global leadership training using the Intrepid platform for their leadership development program: OMG Accelerate. Their combination of a community-driven approach, challenge-based learning, practical applications, customization, wellness components, and expert engagement empowered participants with actionable solutions that are driving real business impact.

In addition, Intrepid was named a Brandon Hall Group Bronze award-winner for "Best Advance in Social Learning Technology" in partnership with Blanchard. This acknowledgment underscores the success of the SLII® Collaborative Online course, a five-week semi-synchronous learning experience that engages participants through interactive activities, discussions, exercises, reflection, and offline assignments. Facilitated by Blanchard leadership experts, the course uses a spaced learning approach to enable comprehensive skill development and an enriched learning journey.

Another Brandon Hall Group Bronze award was received for "Best Advance in Onboarding Technology" in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare (UHC). UHC revamped its Medicare Appeals & Grievances new hire program using collaborative learning strategies, including a live training environment and real-case simulations. The program's innovative approach resulted in significant improvements in time-to-proficiency and learner satisfaction scores, showcasing the power of leveraging technology for virtual learning for performance while also aligning with organizational goals and values.

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"We are thrilled to receive three Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards, which highlight our commitment to delivering cutting-edge learning solutions in collaboration with our esteemed partners," said Sam Herring, Vice President and General Manager at Intrepid by VitalSource. “These accolades reinforce our dedication to transforming digital learning to enable engaging and impactful learner experiences that drive results—both for an organization’s people and the business itself.”

Intrepid’s wins in partnership with OMG, Blanchard, and UHC were announced on December 7, 2023. The Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards is a prestigious program that recognizes organizations for leveraging innovative technologies to achieve remarkable success in learning and development. Entries were evaluated by a panel of industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on criteria such as fit the need, program design, functionality, innovation, and measurable benefits.

About Intrepid by VitalSource

Intrepid is a cohort learning platform to connect, practice and build skills that develop your people and grow your business. You can create blended, context-rich learning experiences, amplifying content assets with cohort activities, real-world application, and live sessions. The learner experience is collaborative and highly engaging, and the admin interface is powerful and easy to use. Discover more at

About Omnicom Media Group

Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., delivers transformational experiences for consumers, clients, and talent. Powered by the Omni marketing orchestration system, OMG connects best-in-class capabilities that enable full-service media agencies OMD, PHD and Hearts & Science to deliver more relevant and actionable consumer experiences; more productive and proactive client experiences; and more collaborative and rewarding talent experiences for the more than 22,000 people serving the world's leading brands in OMG agencies around the globe. Learn more at

About Blanchard

Blanchard is a global leader in leadership development, consulting, and coaching. For more than 40 years, Blanchard has partnered with organizations to maximize individual achievement and organizational performance, bringing measurable progress and true transformation. Blanchard’s SLII® is the global leadership model of choice, powering inspired leaders for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. Blanchard also offers a suite of award-winning solutions through flexible delivery modalities to meet the specific needs of clients and learners. Discover more at

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare, the health benefits business of UnitedHealth Group, offers a full range of health benefits, enabling affordable coverage, simplifying the health care experience and delivering access to high-quality care. Learn more at







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