Ah-Ha! Media specializes in e-learning moments. E-Learning saves money while providing necessary just-in-time training and information to employees, enhancing their job performance. We have developed an 8-step process to create effective online learning environments. From setting goals to measuring results, we work closely with our clients and their learners to produce the highest quality training available on the market today.
Whether it's defining your e-learning strategy, creating a rich online
application or redesigning existing training programs, Ah-Ha! Media's
team of experts is here to help you navigate these challenges. Contact
us today to learn more.
Chris Bennett - Founder and CEO
Chris Bennett, Florida Monthly’s Most Intriguing Floridian (2006), is the Founder and CEO of Ah-Ha! Media. He is a graduate of Harvard University's Technology, Innovation, Education master's program, ranked first in the world for its kind. At Harvard, Chris focused on the design of e-learning environments, making the important connections between theory, design and practice. His expertise lies in the creation of online training and professional development programs, where he has over ten years of hands-on experience as the former CLO of Virtual Advisor. (read more...)
Prior to his learning experience at Harvard, Chris studied management and marketing at The Wharton School of business, graduating first in his class. Chris took a specific interest to e-business at Wharton where he gained the skills necessary to later create e-learning programs timed accurately with market needs. During his three-year appointment as the Multimedia Design Program Manager for The Chubb Institute, Chris achieved over 13 professional certifications, including Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+).
Stephen W. Oliver - Subject Matter Expert
Stephen is an independent consultant providing human resources training and organizational development consulting services. Stephen W. Oliver & Associates works with organizations to improve communications and productivity through leadership development and employee training. Some of the topics trained are: leadership skills, communications skills, interviewing and selection, human resources management, employment laws, team building, strategic management, problem solving, customer service, conflict resolution, diversity in the workplace, presentation skills and train-the-trainer. Stephen also works with leaders in organizations to coach them in team building and employee relations issues as well as towards improving their own career development. (read more...)
Stephen has done extensive seminars and training programs on recruitment and selection and the most effective ways to obtain and retain the best candidates for organizations. He has also created several courses on effective communication skills with the topics of active listening skills, giving constructive feedback and the keys to communicating without "you blaming" statements, but using "I-rational" comments to give honest and effective feedback. Additionally, Stephen works with organizations to find solutions for both distance education and e-learning. He develops courses which he facilitates on-line creating new ways of learning.
In addition to his consultancy practice, Stephen teaches part-time in alternating semesters as an adjunct faculty member to a variety of colleges and universities. He teaches human resources, diversity in the workplace and English composition courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the schools he teaches for are The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Widener University, Mercer County Community College and the Corporate College Services. He facilitates the Professional Human Resources Certificate Program (PHR/SPHR) for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) at Villanova University. Stephen facilitates this course to students both in the class room and to students in an on-line learning environment. Students are from all over the United States and some in other countries.
Prior to his consultancy practice, Stephen worked for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; his most recent position was Manager of Learning and Organizational Development. At CHOP he managed the Center for Career Development. He worked closely with individual hospital department heads, managers, and supervisors to design and deliver courses to improve team building, communications, and departmental services to better serve the patients and the families of the Hospital. Stephen was a senior faculty member of the Hospital's Leadership Essentials Program.
Stephen has worked in the Philadelphia area for over 10 years in a variety of hospitals and healthcare facilities, colleges, and universities as both a human resource professional and educator. He was a corporate trainer and employee relations consultant for the former Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation (AHERF) now Tenet Health Organization which included Hahnemann University Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania, the Graduate Hospital, and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. There he conducted a variety of training programs and worked with all levels of hospital and health care employees from senior management, to mangers and supervisors, to front-line staff for the ultimate goal of serving the patients and families better.
Before Stephen came to Philadelphia, he worked for almost 10 years for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capitol Area (BCBSNCA) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was a human resources generalist focusing on recruitment, employee relations, and training.
Stephen holds a graduate degree in Human Resources Development from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. To enhance his e-learning skills he obtained a certification in Distance Education through the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004/2005. Stephen is a current local and national member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Eric Steiner - Senior Instructional Designer
Eric Steiner is the Senior Instructional Designer for Ah-Ha! Media and manages the Creative Services team for parent company Life Advantages. He holds a B.A. in Writing from the University of Tampa, where he also studied English, Fine Art and Music. (read more...)
Prior to joining the Ah-Ha! Media’s team, he helped grow the Content Department for hsn.com, the online division of the Home Shopping Network. During his time with HSN, Eric organized, trained and oversaw a team of writers developing creative product content. His efforts added $42 million in additional sales through hsn.com to the parent company for the third and fourth quarters of 2001.
Eric's professional positions also include time as a Middle School
Teacher and as a writer for the Tampa Review - a journal of Legal and
Business news for the greater Tampa Bay area.
Erin Griffin - Sales and Marketing Manager
Erin is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she received degrees in both Marketing and Communications. Erin was previously the Sales Manager at TrueFire's Mail Dog where she increased the email marketing firm's client base by 400% in three years.
Erin's other professional endeavors have included myriad marketing consulting gigs for Fortune 500 companies, specifically high profile clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
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