October 25, 2007
For Immediate Release
Vice President, Marketing and Communication
American Research Institute, Inc.
ARI shows transit workers how to avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’
Morrisville, North Carolina – American Research Institute, Inc. (ARI), recently joined transit professionals, university faculty, and consultants in presenting at the Annual Transit Trainers’ Workshop held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 21-24, 2007). The Transit Trainers‘ Workshop is the only national event focused on training in the transit industry. Over 200 transit professionals involved in human resources, operations, maintenance, and safety training attended.
In keeping with the overall conference theme of “Catch the Future of Transit Learning”, Rhonda Harmon, Chief Learning Officer at ARI, presented a session entitled “No More Death by PowerPoint”. She shared examples of ARI project work and techniques in building classroom presentations to fully engage students.
Audience response units were distributed to all session attendees and each person had the opportunity to interact with the session leader and fellow participants through the use of this technology. The result – a lively and highly interactive workshop that illustrated the use of innovative design and delivery far beyond the traditional classroom environment.
In 2006, ARI introduced PowerMeetings™, a service designed to generate excitement, involvement, and results for training events. “We felt that the Transit Trainers’ Workshop would be an excellent opportunity to showcase this service offered by ARI and the response was very positive”, said Harmon.
American Research Institute, Inc. (“ARI”) is a leading provider of customized education, training support services, consultative services, and event management. ARI specializes in assisting government agencies and commercial clients in designing creative and highly effective training solutions. ARI uses the latest instructional design technologies, proven methods to engage and maintain the interest of the adult learner, and strong experience in the overall business of training. ARI clients directly benefit from this rich experience and are able to achieve maximum results from the training investment.
ARI Services Include:
- Design of blended custom training content for traditional classroom or web delivery
- Extensive logistical and back office support of training events
- Content hosting and overall management of training programs
- Consultative services to analyze current training programs and recommend solutions
- Staffing of training professionals representing all disciplines
- Partial to complete outsourcing of training divisions or function
After a decade of experience in the field of adult education, the founders of ARI started the company in 2002 without outside investment. Today, ARI continues to expand and increase revenues through repeat business from satisfied clients, a strong referral base, and a stellar reputation within the training industry. To learn more about ARI, visit the website at: www.americanri.com.
Contact: Richard Kristof
American Research Institute, Inc.
About the National Transit Institute
The National Transit Institute, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. NTI is funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. To learn more about the NTI, please contact the website at: www.Ntionline.com.