SOURCE: Ninth House, Inc.

October 30, 2007 08:05 ET

Ninth House Wins Gold 2007 CLO Learning in Practice Vendor Award

Chief Learning Officer Magazine Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence in Enterprise Learning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Ninth House, Inc., the leadership solutions company, today announces that it won a Gold 2007 Learning in Practice Vendor Award given by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine.

The prestigious CLO Learning in Practice Awards recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. The awards ceremony was held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on Tue, Oct. 2 in conjunction with the Fall 2007 Chief Learning Officer Symposium.

"We received a record number of nominations this year and our expert panel of judges, composed of industry experts and executives from some of the world's largest and most-respected companies, determined that Ninth House was one of the top entries," said Norm Kamikow, editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

"Ninth House is very proud to be selected as one of the winners of the 2007 CLO Learning in Practice Award," notes Ninth House CEO, Jeff Snipes. "We did some crucial work with American Express in helping them to deliver an integrated leadership development program that drove measurable behavior change across their organization. The program's blended learning approach had huge success and was thoroughly analyzed and measured, which is why I think it stood apart from the other submissions."

Ninth House was nominated for the work it did with American Express delivering the Ninth House program, Situational Leadership® II, through a blended delivery model. Written by renowned leadership expert Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II teaches leaders the right management and coaching skills to assist in building their employees' competence and productivity, empowering managers with the techniques to adjust their leadership style to their employees' individual development levels.

American Express evaluated three delivery modes of the program: online, instructor-led and a blended approach which included online, classroom and a variety of supporting activities. It was found that the Ninth House blended approach achieved a 2.4 x greater productivity increase over stand alone online courses. At half the cost, it also achieved more than double the ROI than that of the classroom-based training.

About CLO

Chief Learning Officer is the foremost resource in the rapidly growing industry of workforce learning and development. The flagship magazine and related network of publications, electronic media and international events have made CLO the pre-eminent source of thought leadership for senior-level executives, giving them access to the knowledge and strategies they need to align workforce development with their overall business objectives.

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.

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