What’s Happening at EM
EM’s 2nd Annual HOG Tournament!
Educational Measures enjoyed some time away from the office out on Kennedy Golf Course early this month. It was great to get outside with colleagues, enjoy the weather and compete for some awards like team spirit, longest drive, shortest drive and overall best score. Great team building experience and fun way to get to know each other better. Looking forward to the next EM HOG tournament!
The Alliance Almanac
Ryan Mazon, VP of Business Development at Educational Measures, is featured in the Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professional’s July Almanac newsletter. Topics from the article include the benefits of ARS technology and new opportunities for learner engagement. Read more from “Optimize the Use of Interactive Technology in a Live Meeting“.
Vittles and Values – Navy SEAL Speaker
Educational Measures had the pleasure to welcome Eric Frohardt, a former Navy SEAL with nearly 12 years active duty service, to come speak during the monthly Vittles and Values lunch. Eric emphasized the importance of quality individuals, strong teamwork and great leadership for success. His incredible stories and life experiences were inspiring and influence values held within the company.
Educational Measures was the featured company on the first ever CMEpalooza Company Spotlight! EM team members were streamed live and discussed ways their technologies improve delivery of CME in different settings. Topics also included an overview of the different service offerings from EM and the future of Array.
Educational Measures named a Top Information Technology Firm
ColoradoBiz magazine has recognized Educational Measures as a Top Information Technology Firm in Colorado for 2015. We are proud to receive this recognition from such a well-respected publication. Thank you ColoradoBiz and the employees of Educational Measures for making the company what it is today.
CMEpalooza Featured Panelist
Educational Measures had the pleasure to be a featured panelist for the CMEpalooza Spring 2015 meeting lecture entitled: “Revamping the Satellite Symposium: Enriching the Learner Experience”. Topics included ways to increase the value of the symposium via various technologies and how to collect meaningful learner data. Educational Measures also touched on the importance of learner engagement and having an overall purpose with an end goal when implementing technologies.
Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners using Array
At Pharma Forum this week in Washington DC, Educational Measures (EM) discussed features of their Array iPad® compatible software before a crowd of pharmaceutical meeting planners. All 650 participants were provided an iPad® by EM to view content and engage with participants during the conference.
Top Gun Speaker
Educational Measures takes great pride in their company values and are always looking for ways to reinforce the importance of those values to the organization. Once a month EM provides a healthy lunch for employees and invites a guest speaker to come and share his/her personal stories with everyone, while linking them to the company values.
Our most recent speaker was Rob Ffeild, a two-time TOPGUN Instructor/Executive Officer and head of the highly respected Blue Angels. His stories were inspiring to all and truly helped reinforce the values held at EM.
Optimizing Use of Interactive Technology in Live Meetings
Educational Measures discussed the optimization of interactive technology and its importance in medical education at the annual Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions Conference last month. They provided listeners with tips and techniques that can be applied at live meetings to increase the utilization of technology by the attendees to positively impact a presenter’s effectiveness.
The presentation also touched on how advancements in technology have brought great opportunities to engage learners, but it also takes the deliberate effort of educational planners, instructional designers, faculty, and collaborative technology partners to maximize event impact.
Happy Holidays from Educational Measures!
EM celebrated the holidays via a carnival extraordinaire with an illusionist, games, and fun! What an incredible way to finish off another great year here at Educational Measures. 2014 was busier than any previous year, and our employees have put forth inhuman efforts to get our goals accomplished – thank you so much to everyone for a successful year and a great bash! We are looking forward to 2015 with nothing but enthusiasm and anticipate another great year full of even more opportunities to WoW our clients!
Upcoming CMEpalooza Sponsor
Educational Measures is pleased to be a supporting sponsor of the upcoming CMEpalooza event on October 15, 2014, a one-day program that features a series of panel discussions focused on timely, relevant education for the CME community.
Please check out the agenda for the conference here.
EM helps out with Wounded Warrior Project
Thanks to an EM employee being connected with the Wounded Warrior Project in Colorado, several employees were able to volunteer at two veterans’ homes that were wounded in active military duty. The volunteers painted, built stairs, replaced trim boards, ripped out and planted shrubs, and much more at these two homes in Castle Rock. This opportunity partnered with the Douglas/Elbert Realtor’s Association and Helping Hands in order to serve these men and their families.
To learn more about Wounded Warrior click here.
Purple Stride Sets New Records!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this year’s Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Purple Stride 5K such a huge success! This year’s event brought in a record amount of registrants and surpassed last year’s fundraising totals! Our team, Less Chemo. More Moustache. raised over $14,000 and signed on 83 participants! Thank you so much for supporting Charles (pictured to the left at the event with his son and Marc Crawford, CEO of Educational Measures). Almost all of our employees showed up for the race this year and Educational Measures was the presenting sponsor. Everyone had a great time with the photo booth, kid zone, and sno cones! Hope to see everyone again next year!
See more photos from the 5K here.
EM’s Health and Wellness Initiatives
Educational Measures promotes health and well-being for all of its employees, and puts that priority into action in several ways. One way is through a personal fitness trainer that visits the office twice a week to conduct increasingly arduous workouts for any employee who wishes to participate. Another is through their 6 month pilot program using a personal health coach, who is helping employees work on their personal weak areas by setting goals and imparting wisdom and resources to improve areas of their well-being including emotional, mental, physical, relational, diet, and lifestyle. “Their taking the initiative to help increase health-consciousness and satisfaction in all areas of life creates and excellent atmosphere for employees here at EM.”