• Sexual Harassment Prevention Training That Actually Works

    Our sister company, Sage Academy, has been hard at work with a revolutionary approach to anti-harassment training. This e-learning product looks and feels like a dramatic series like you would see on HBO or Netflix, but cleverly introduces talking points around how to prevent harassment from escalating in an organization.

    In addition the entertaining narrative that follows two reporters trying to uncover corruption on a local level, this online training course also includes breakdown videos and activities for learners to build their own intervention strategies. Not everyone benefits from a “Just say this” approach; many need to figure out what works best for them. This is especially true for those that choose not to speak up because they fear confrontation or, worse, retaliation.

    Finally, Sage is known for using neuroscience to engage parts of the brain responsible for processing tacit knowledge – wisdom that is not as obvious as when we learn “hard facts,” like the capital of a city or how to change one’s oil in their car. This course includes empathy-building exercises, connecting learners kinesthetically to writing activities while playing binaural music that stimulates alpha waves in the brain for enhanced emotional processing.

    The multimodal approach (combining multiple ways of learning) engages learners so they are not bored, but also so that they remember the content much longer – and can recall it even when under duress.

    You can watch the “movie” trailer below:

    If you are interested in positively improving your workplace culture to one of accountability, communication, and respect, this e-learning course is perfect for you. Buy a sample course and try it for yourself: https://sageacademy.lmscheckout.com/Course/view/inspiring-bystander-intervention

  • Add Video to Your LinkedIn Profile

    Adding video to your LinkedIn profile can help you get the most out of this under-utilised social media platform. The professional gallery feature lets you embed photos, videos, and presentations into your summary section, as well as at each position you’ve held (or currently hold) throughout your job history.

    LinkedIn is a great way to connect with professionals in your current industry or ask questions and learn about those that are less familiar. It’s also a great way to demonstrate your expertise in a particular field. Often, users mistake the platform as a glorified resume host, but LinkedIn has grown into much more. We use it to help answer video- and business-related questions that frustrate entrepreneurs and other video production companies, as well as to connect with businesses in need of marketing services. When we host networking events or video screenings, LinkedIn allows us to spread the word with great results.

    How has LinkedIn helped your business efforts?

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  • We Made a Short Film based on a Stephen King Story

    We made a short film! Creative Coop utilised the crowdsourcing platform, Kickstarter, to fund its first short narrative horror. “Popsy” is based on a short story of the same name by Stephen King. Our film modified King’s original story to encompass themes of animal rights and the nature of factory farm practises.

    Our film is now running the festival circuit, so be on the lookout for showings in your area. The trailer for our film can be viewed here. We want to thank The Pollination Project – a grant organisation that helps fund progressive, environmentally conscious efforts – for aiding in this process.

    Popsy :: A Short Film Trailer on Vimeo.

    We plan to continue this exercise and make more narrative short films. To keep up-to-date on our next filmmaking project, connect with us on Facebook.