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. Both organizations share a commitment to providing outstanding service, which ensures that the learning experience will be as powerful as the program content.
Jeff James, vice president for Disney Institute

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.
Nick Schacht, CEO and President of Learning Tree International

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.

About Disney Institute

Disney Institute was created to showcase “the business behind the magic” – proven Disney business practices that easily adapt to other organizations. One of the most recognized names in professional development, Disney Institute travels the world offering engaging seminars, workshops and presentations and fully customized programming. Immersive learning experiences are also offered at Disney Destinations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, enabling participants to go behind the scenes and see firsthand how business theory drives operational excellence. The Disney Institute client roster includes more than half of the Fortune 500 companies and a wide range of small businesses, non-profits and government agencies. To learn more about Disney Institute, visit www.disneyinstitute.com or call (321) 939-4600.

About Learning Tree

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of truly effective training to management, business and information technology professionals. Since 1974, more than 65,000 public and private organizations have trusted Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 1.9 million employees. The Company develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of over 225 instructor-led courses focused on project management, leadership and key business skills, Web development, operating systems, programming languages, databases, computer networks, IT/IS security and object-oriented technology. The Company also tests and certifies IT and business professionals, and Learning Tree courses are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education and several leading Universities. In addition, Learning Tree is accredited by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy National Registry of CPE sponsors, and is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI). For more information about Learning Tree products and services, call 1-800-THE-TREE (1-800-843-8733), or visit our Web site www.learningtree.com.