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Global Knowledge and OBM Dynamics sign partnership

by | Feb 8, 2022

From left to right: Robert den Broeder, Joost Kerkhofs, René Lap, Willem van Bork

Global Knowledge Network Netherlands B.V. and OBM Dynamics B.V. are pleased to announce their partnership in offering Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Foundation Level Trainings.

Global Knowledge has become a Certified Partner of OBM Dynamics to sell and deliver the OBM Foundation Level Training under license. Global Knowledge recognizes OBM as a strong and natural extension of their portfolio, having built a successful business in ITIL, Scrum, Agile, and valuable soft skills. With the addition of OBM Dynamics’ Foundation Level training courses to Global Knowledge’s portfolio, Global Knowledge can train leaders to decrease skill gaps within teams and increase project success rates.

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) provides leaders and managers with practical strategies for positively influencing and modifying behavior. This approach helps improving performance, which demonstrably contributes to attaining organizational goals.

The three-day Foundation training is a hands-on course, based on a variety of scientific resources. Examination and Certification of OBM training participants is processed by APMG International, another partner of both OBM Dynamics and Global Knowledge.

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is a scientifically proven method for optimizing organizational performance, combining a ‘seven-step protocol’ with hard data and a focus on encouraging and reinforcing positive behavioral changes. Used successfully worldwide for over 40 years, OBM has a proven track record of improving organizational performance in every field of business, in hundreds of reported cases, by focusing on both results and behaviors.

René Lap, Managing Director of Global Knowledge Benelux: As can be read in the IT Skills and Salary Report, Global Knowledge has observed several challenges for IT-leaders and management. Business Relationship Management (BRM) teams are the catalysts for organizations to build strategic partnerships, drive value and evolve culture. This journey towards a strategic partnership requires a clear approach that drives the results your organization is looking for. Understanding Organizational behavior is a key element for the leaders of the new normal.”

Joost Kerkhofs & Robert den Broeder (Founders & Directors, OBM Dynamics B.V.) state, “People love change! As long as they benefit! The training and certification draws from a wealth of scientific studies, bringing to life how behavior can impact organizational change.

We have trained hundreds of leaders and influencers in the Netherlands. Since 2010 we have collected an impressive number of cases on how OBM has successfully helped public and private organisations to achieve their goals. These cases have shown that behavior is the key to successfully apply best practices, frameworks and management philosophies such as Agile, DevOps, Scrum and Lean. We look forward to working with Global Knowledge to help extend the use of OBM.”

About OBM Dynamics B.V.
OBM Dynamics B.V. designs, develops and distributes educational products in the field of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) worldwide through its own network and that of its licensed partners. It also trains and certifies OBM Instructors in association with APMG International.

Contact: Joost Kerkhofs, Co-Founder & Director
T: +31 (0)85-1308563  |  E: j.kerkhofs@obmdynamics.nl

About Global Knowledge – A Skillsoft Company

Global Knowledge is a worldwide leader in IT and technology training, helping individuals and organizations build the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world.

With an international network of offices and training facilities, Global Knowledge has the unique flexibility to deliver a broad portfolio of courses on over 100 countries online, in classrooms, and through a worldwide partner network. Established in 1995, Global Knowledge has over 1000 employees worldwide and enables the success of more than 200,000 tech professionals each year.

Contact: René Lap – Managing Director Benelux

T: +31(0)30608 9329 | E: rene.lap@globalknowledge.nl

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