VA And Oak Grove Win Gold

Wednesday, October 01st, 2014

Brandon Hall Group recognized Oak Grove’s work with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs with two gold awards for excellence in the Best Use of 508 Requirements for Learning category and Best Use of Video for Learning category.

The Web-Mediated Self-Help (WMSH) series of courseware continues to receive recognition from the industry on numerous fronts.  Most recently Parenting for Servicemembers and Veterans won the Gold Award in the Best Use of Video category and Moving Forward: Overcoming Life’s Challenges won the Gold Award for Best Use of 508 Requirements in a Learning category.

To see the list of all the winners visit:

“During the design and development of the courseware the team worked to incorporate innovative training methods with custom design. A great deal of effort was devoted to creating training that would speak to the unique shared experience of Servicemembers and Veterans, and the investment is providing some outstanding results,” said David Blair, Ph.D., Program Manager, Oak Grove Technologies. “We are excited to have received such a notable award. The recognition reinforces our commitment to serving the Veteran community and providing the best training solutions possible.”

"I’m honored to recognize this group of elite organizations with phenomenal programs across HCM functions.  The winner’s truly exemplified excellence around the critical business dimensions across the award categories, including a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrated clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs,” said Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group. 

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (

About Web-Mediated Self-Help
The WMSH series is the result of collaborative efforts between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to address the growing need for mental health services within the military and outside for those veterans who have left the service, the stigma associated with receiving care for the ‘invisible wounds’ of war (e.g., post-traumatic stress) can often times result in members not seeking out care. This collaboration between the VA/DoD is referred to as Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS). 

About Oak Grove

Throughout the Armed Forces, across federal government agencies, in Law Enforcement, healthcare and beyond our expert staff is delivering results-oriented solutions that are changing the way people live and work for the better.

Our full suite of instructional services includes tactical field training and web-based and mobile learning solutions to prepare teams to successfully execute any mission. We specialize in language, regional expertise, and culture services, and develop truly immersive cultural environments and training programs. We deliver expert intelligence services to support the warfighter, and empower people and their message through strategic communications and information technology services.

Oak Grove mentors owners of veteran small businesses and sponsors special events that honor and aid our veteran community. Additionally, over 75% of our employees have served in the military. Our Service Continues...