Allen Communication honored with multiple Davey Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts

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Leader in custom training industry recognized for courses developed in conjunction with The Risk Management Association, Talaris Institute and Lockheed Martin.


SALT LAKE CITY (November 9, 2011) — Allen Communication Learning Services is pleased to be the winners of three 2011 Davey Awards, announced recently by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.

Chosen from nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, Allen won Silver awards for its work with three premier customers; The Risk Management Association, Talaris Institute and Lockheed Martin. The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 200-plus member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts.

“The Davey Awards serves as the benchmark for recognizing creative excellence and continues to raise the bar in honoring the best work from small agencies and firms worldwide” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the IAVA. “Congratulations to the ‘Creative Davids’ at the forefront of their industry, helping to push the limits in creativity and design.”

“The innovative approaches employed in the development of our content has breathed new, exciting life into our subject matter and created additional opportunities for us to address the needs of our members,” said Mark Zmiewski, Director, Enterprise Risk and Product Management for The Risk Management Association.

Though the focus of the custom training courses varied, all three were recognized for their creativity, interactivity and impact on end-user performance. Allen has 30 years of experience developing this type of cutting-edge, custom, highly impactful training for companies across the globe.

“The Talaris online training is innovative on so many levels – it’s the first of its kind in the early learning field,” said Katie Simons, Executive Director for Talaris Institute. “Thanks to this course, childcare providers, home visitors, parent educators and other professionals will have access to interactive, high quality, research-based information that will improve outcomes for young children.”

“Here at Allen, we have an amazingly creative team that leverages the best in emerging technology to address the training needs of our customers,” said Ron Zamir, CEO of Allen. “We’re very proud of the innovation in instructional design, graphic design and technology that our team continues to deliver to help our customers positively impact the behavior of their end-users.”

With the addition of the Davey Awards, Allen has been honored with more than a dozen awards and accolades in 2011 alone. To learn more about Allen Communication Learning Services and how its services can help improve the performance of your business through custom training and development, visit


About The Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit for more information.

About Allen

For three decades, the learning and development experts at Allen Communication Learning Services ( have helped many of the world’s largest companies sharpen their organizational performance. Allen expands their client’s capabilities by using progressive approaches in custom training, e-learning, and blended learning development, as well as learning portal development and technologies. This bold approach results in highly-customized organizational training solutions that help departments scale and achieve more, while improving ROI. Follow Allen on Twitter @Allencomm, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

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