SOURCE: Ninth House, Inc.

November 07, 2007 08:05 ET

Ninth House Featured in Recent Bersin & Associates High-Impact Leadership Development Study

Company Recognized for "World Class," "Highly Interactive" Leadership Development and Management Courses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Ninth House, Inc., the leadership solutions company, was recently featured in Bersin & Associates' study, High-Impact Leadership Development.

"There are very few vendors who offer e-learning in the leadership content arena with high quality -- Ninth House is one of those vendors. Compared to Ninth House, many e-learning providers appear antiquated. Ninth House uses highly technical, interactive technologies and dynamic movies that allow managers to run a business. Ninth House leadership solutions have been proven effective to change and sustain leadership behavior and provide the best overall return on investment," the study notes.

Based on interviews with more than 750 learning and development executives and interviews with 14 service providers, the study answers key questions related to strategy, business impact and common challenges in the area of leadership development.

The Bersin & Associates study includes MarketMaps, which chart service providers according to a range of criteria. Ninth House had noteworthy placements for its breadth of services and leadership development content, as well as overall global scalability. Characteristics such as multi-language capability, an extensive product and services portfolio, and offerings for multiple learner audiences were among those that contributed to Ninth House's highly positive placements.

"Ninth House is extremely pleased with our coverage in the Bersin & Associates High-Impact Leadership Development study," notes Ninth House President Susan Varnadoe. "The analysis articulates our unique approach to leadership development, which drives measurable behavior changes, and the high-quality for which our leadership solutions are known."

The Bersin & Associates study also mentions the Ninth House five-step integrated blended-learning process as a key differentiator and recognizes the company's strength in providing resources for mid-level managers, designed to increase managers' strategic and business capabilities.

Using highly engaging simulation, cinematic video and content from experts like Ken Blanchard and Tom Peters, Ninth House leadership solutions immerse the learner in highly engaging storylines. This approach results in high retention rates and provides learners with practical approaches to transfer knowledge to the job environment. Ninth House has also applied its high-quality development standards to custom solutions -- including technology-based courses and classroom-led sessions, planning and implementation services, and support and sustainability tools -- for many of its Fortune 500 clients.

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory consulting firm focused solely on WhatWorks® research in enterprise learning and talent management. With more than 25 years of experience in enterprise learning, technology and HR business processes, Bersin & Associates provides actionable, research-based services to help learning and HR managers and executives improve operational effectiveness and business impact.

Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks and in-depth market analyses designed to help executives and practitioners make fast, effective decisions. Member benefits include: in-depth advisory services, access to proprietary webcasts and industry user groups, strategic workshops, and strategic consulting to improve operational effectiveness and business alignment. More than 3,500 organizations in a wide range of industries benefit from Bersin & Associates research and services.

Bersin & Associates can be reached at or at (510) 654-8500.

About Ninth House

Ninth House, Inc. provides leadership development solutions that integrate content from leading business experts with self-paced online courses, practical simulations and in-person engagements to more effectively develop leaders at all levels of an organization. The Ninth House solutions address the most relevant issues an organization faces -- from leadership and innovation, to building community in the workplace, to managing change. Ninth House's leadership development solutions are easily scalable and able to be customized and deployed based on business needs, providing rapid and measurable behavioral change and increased productivity. Ninth House customers include nearly 200 Global 2000 and government organizations globally such as, British Telecommunications, Hyperion Software, SSM Health Care, United States Navy, and United States Department of Justice. Ninth House is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the Ninth House website at:, or call: 415-277-8200.

Ninth House® is a registered trademark of Ninth House, Inc.

1. Bersin & Associates, Inc., "High-Impact Leadership Development 2007" by Kim Lamoureux, September 2007.

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