VitalSmarts Releases Crucial Conversations® Online Training

Provo, UTFebruary 22, 2017—VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company and an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, today announced that the award-winning Crucial Conversations Training course is now available online in a completely on-demand, asynchronous learning experience designed to reach the modern learner.

While Crucial Conversations Online teaches the same award-winning content as the classroom course, it turns traditional online training on its head by harnessing the latest instructional design behind modern learning to deliver a flexible, social and interactive experience that translates into real behavior change.

  • Flexible – Users can learn when it’s most convenient and at their own speed. All users need is an internet connection and a computer, smart phone or tablet.
  • Engaging – Users learn through self-paced activities focused on observing and recognizing the skills and then applying those skills to a crucial conversation of their own. They earn badges for completing these activities. Skills are taught in bite-sized modules via a variety of learning tools including videos, quizzes, articles, journaling, discussion forums and video practice sessions.
  • Social – Users learn in cohorts and interact socially by liking, commenting and sharing feedback with their learning partners. They also observe members of their cohort putting their skills into action when they upload videos for feedback and review.

Crucial Conversations Online is already on its way to leading the industry in online learning solutions. In November 2016, the course was named The Best Soft Skills Solution at DemoFest, part of eLearning Guild’s 2016 DevLearn conference.

“We are excited to deliver the next generation of Crucial Conversations Training,” said Andrew Shimberg, CEO at VitalSmarts. “We’re confident this award-winning online training modality will not only appeal to the modern learner, but offer our client organizations the ability to more easily train an entire workforce in the dialogue skills demonstrated by top performers. To date, more than one million people have graduated from Crucial Conversations. We believe Crucial Conversations Online will help us reach millions more.”

Crucial Conversations Online is ideal for modern learners who have limited travel budgets, who work in remote locations, or who simply want to access training in the location of their choice and in shorter intervals. In addition to flexibility, beta participants indicate that Crucial Conversations Online delivers an effective, engaging, and fast-paced learning experience.

“Crucial Conversations Online is very organized, simple to work through and engaging,” said beta participant Kelli Klecan. “Learning was effortless and I believe retention of each lesson will be just as high, or perhaps even higher, online than in the classroom.”

Crucial Conversations Online has ten hours of total instructional time that can be delivered all at once (completely self-paced) or in a time-released format over four weeks (users have three months of unlimited access). Regardless of delivery preference, the lessons and skills are offered on-demand and allow users to dive into both required and additional learning content at their own speed and ability level—delivering skills in the moment when the user needs them most.

To learn more about Crucial Conversations Online, visit

About VitalSmarts

Named a Top 20 Leadership Training Company, VitalSmarts is home to the award-winning Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, and Influencer Training and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than 1.8 million people worldwide.

CONTACT: Brittney Maxfield of VitalSmarts, L.C. +1-801-724-6272,

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