Learning Tree Partners with the Disney Institute to Offer Classes in Key Business Markets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24  — Disney Institute professional development programs will soon be offered at Learning Tree Education Centers in select cities throughout the U.S. The programs are part of a new relationship between Disney Institute — the professional development arm of The Walt Disney Company — and Learning Tree, the world’s leading vendor-independent management, business skills and IT training company.

Beginning August 2009, the relationship will bring a broad range of Disney Institute content to Learning Tree Education Centers in Atlanta; Reston, Va.; Rockville, Md.; Alexandria, Va.; Chicago; and New York City. A variety of course topics and formats will be offered, enabling individuals and intact work teams to select content that is ideally suited to meet their organizations’ needs.

“Disney Institute and Learning Tree are great complements to one another, and these new programs will deliver innovative Disney content into these exceptional education centers,” said Jeff James, vice president for Disney Institute. “Both organizations share a commitment to providing outstanding service, which ensures that the learning experience will be as powerful as the program content.”

Nick Schacht, CEO and President of Learning Tree International, said, “Disney Institute brings an entirely new kind of professional development experience to Learning Tree customers. Participants in Disney Institute courses will learn business practices that have been proven through decades of successful application at Disney. Furthermore, they can begin using these same practices immediately in their own organizations. This real-life approach is a wonderful addition to our portfolio of hands-on training courses and another example of the innovative content that Learning Tree provides worldwide.

Disney Institute curricula cover business practices that have transformed Disney into a global benchmark and one of the world’s most admired brands. Programs offered at Learning Tree Education Centers will include in-depth studies of the Disney approach to:

—  Leadership Excellence
—  People Management
—  Quality Service
—  Brand Loyalty
—  Inspiring Creativity

In addition to hosting the Disney Institute programs, Learning Tree will support the relationship with its world-renowned sales, marketing and customer service capabilities. Learning Tree clients will also have access to special Disney Institute Web casts, which highlight core topics from the Disney’s Approach Series. As with all Disney Institute programs, the Web casts showcase innovative ways to drive business results and top-box satisfaction levels.

Regardless of the topic or format they select, participants will get an insider’s look at proven Disney best practices that are easily adaptable to their own organizations. Content is delivered in engaging style by Disney leaders whose experience and professional backgrounds bring added dimension and richness to the program experience.

For information on how to register for a Disney Institute program at Learning Tree Education Centers, please visit www.learningtree.com .

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