SOURCE: Essential Learning

Essential Learning

Essential Learning

January 26, 2012 13:13 ET

Essential Learning Partners With Family Service Canada to Provide Online Staff Training Solutions to Member Organizations

Cost-Effective eLearning Solutions Include Interactive Online Courses, Flexible Reporting/Tracking and Accreditations Through CEQuick and Elevate LMS

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - Essential Learning, the leading provider of eLearning services to the health and human service industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Family Service Canada (FSC) to provide flexible and customizable training solutions for FSC member organizations.

Family Service Canada is the first full Canadian partner of Essential Learning and we anticipate that online learning will become the preferred professional development option for FSC member organizations after reviewing the online training site and catalogue. In 2009, Family Service Canada went through a rebranding process that included a new vision and mission that is focused on supporting the learning of Executive Directors/CEOs in the family serving not for profit organizations across Canada. This new vision focused on the sharing of expertise and the transfer of knowledge. So it is timely that FSC partners with Essential Learning to create a well researched knowledge based online learning center. The catalogue of online courses that has been built for FSC members, addresses the training needs of the membership in a convenient and affordable manner.

Essential Learning offers online learning, staff compliance training and continuing education for behavioral health, mental health, addiction treatment, community health, developmental disability, community action and child welfare organizations. Courses are offered through an individual course-by-course purchase option through CEQuick and through the state-of-the-art Learning Management System -- Elevate™ LMS -- which includes a comprehensive course library, enrollment, tracking, and reporting features that will help members save money and deliver training more efficiently.

Benefits Include:

  • Access to a catalogue of 900+ of courses in wide ranging topics
  • Individual professionals can select and purchase courses with CE Credits
  • Completion certificates for continuing education
  • Develop career paths for employees to prepare them for a new position or promotion
  • Automate annual training -- saves staff time

"FSC is pleased to partner with Essential Learning to offer affordable quality training to our members. I feel confident that with such a superior product like EL online training our members will benefit from this added value to their membership," said Heather Underhill, Operations Manager of Family Service Canada.

FSC members get a 10% discount on any course accessed through the and 10% discount on Elevate™ LMS licensing fees. Contact 800-729-9198 x266 for more information.

About Essential Learning
Essential Learning, based in San Diego, California, was founded in 2002 by Susan Erskine and Lorraine Watson, PhD. both former healthcare executives with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the behavioral health industry. Essential Learning has grown to become the largest provider of eLearning services to behavioral health, substance abuse, community health, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. We provide flexible eLearning solutions to meet your needs: CEQuick for individuals, Elevate Learning Management System for organizations, Enterprise solutions for large organizations and partnerships.

About Family Service Canada
In 2009, Family Service Canada rebranded to better support the learning of Executive Directors/CEOs of family serving organizations, not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Armed with a new mission -- Family Service Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes learning and the exchange of expertise through the dynamic relationships between executive leaders of family serving organizations in Canada -- FSC is well-positioned to tackle some of the most significant and pressing issues, trends, and challenges facing not-for-profit leaders in the social service sector in Canada.

The new Family Service Canada will support its membership with leadership development, networking, and opportunities for information exchange as well as providing a national perspective on key issues. The vision for Family Service Canada is to be a vibrant network of exceptional family serving organizations building capacity in communities across Canada.

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