IIA Teams with Capella Learning Solutions to Deploy Online Business Analytics Training

Feb 29, 2016

Competency-based education and job embedded learning solution enables improvements in data driving active business decisions

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and Capella Learning Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) today announced a partnership whereby IIA will offer Capella’s InsightPathSM learning solution to leading businesses who want to more effectively use data to defend and drive strategic business decisions.

With the onslaught of Big Data and Analytics, employers are looking for ways to build the skills of their workforce to better apply data insights and analytics as they perform their jobs. IIA served as a subject matter expert in the creation of the InsightPath solution and then participated in the testing of the content and coursework with premier employers who participated in early trials. These employers validated the talent shortage and the demand for a workable solution.

InsightPath’s online modules teach important fundamentals of data-driven decision-making, all centered around a four-step framework for ease of implementation on the job. The learning is supported with interactive case study scenarios and a toolkit that includes knowledge checks, quizzes, learning activities and action-planning worksheets. And, it’s designed to impart practical and actionable insights so that learners can make an immediate positive impact by applying their new skills against strategic priorities in their organization.

“Our strategy in partnering with Capella on this educational offering has always been to be able to answer the common question we get from IIA members and clients, ‘How do we create a data-driven culture inside our company?’ with an actual, tangible solution,” said Jack Phillips, IIA Co-Founder and CEO.

IIA will carry the product within its consulting services line of business as an IIA solution powered by Capella. During the development of InsightPath, IIA contributed specific, unbiased expertise in analytics. The product launched in February 2016 and individuals who complete the course will receive a joint certificate from IIA and Capella.

“Employers and students are demanding faster, lower cost pathways to in-demand skills,” said Craig Levinsohn, General Manager of Capella Learning Solutions. “Our InsightPath solution is designed to align with the expectations of employers and up-skill their workforce with data-driven decision making skills. Partnering with IIA and its deep bench of analytics experts made perfect sense for this solution and we are very excited to offer a solution that will help improve business outcomes for their customers.”

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