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The Ken Blanchard Companies Releases Kenbot™ for SLII®
Chatbot helps learners reinforce SLII®

SAN DIEGO—October 7, 2020—The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching, today announced the release of Kenbot for SLII®—a chatbot that helps learners apply and master leadership skills taught in SLII, the most widely used leadership training program in the world. It is the first in a series of chatbots that will support other Blanchard learning solutions.

Kenbot for SLII teaches leaders how to build meaningful connections with coworkers that create exponential impact. It extends and reinforces SLII’s key content in the following ways:

  • Provides answers to frequently asked questions and links to relevant videos, worksheets, tools, and assessments
  • Creates opportunities for sharing ideas with and gleaning insights from other users
  • Sends reminders on key tasks like One on One conversations

Kenbot for SLII supports Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook, WebChat, and other popular platforms. It works with any mobile device that can send and receive text messages.

Blanchard® partnered with Mobile Coach to create Kenbot for SLII. Mobile Coach is the leading enterprise software service platform for designing, deploying, and managing chatbots.

“We are thrilled to provide the chatbot technology that powers Kenbot for SLII. The Blanchard team has put together a remarkable chatbot experience that will help SLII participants more fully benefit from this world-class training,” said Vince Han, CEO and Founder of Mobile Coach.

Delta Dental is currently using Kenbot for SLII to support the program. James Sigismonti, manager of leadership development at Delta Dental, shared the following observation: “We envision the leadership language of SLII embedding itself within Delta Dental to support employee engagement and drive performance, transcending a one-time training event. To do that means meeting people where they are. Kenbot for SLII can deliver on-demand support using Microsoft Teams. Leaders can prepare for One on One conversations by simply texting for help and getting the resources they need in two clicks. We are excited about this partnership and are already seeing the benefits from using a chatbot to deliver just-in-time learning.”

“By providing on-demand support, Kenbot for SLII will empower learners to integrate SLII more quickly into the workplace. This instant access to essential information will transform aspiring individuals into inspiring leaders who know how to give their people the right kinds of support and direction when they need it,” said Scott Blanchard, president of The Ken Blanchard Companies.

For more information, contact Britney Cole at britney.cole@KenBlanchard.com or 619-838-5004.

About The Ken Blanchard Companies®
The Ken Blanchard Companies is a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching. For more than 40 years, Blanchard has been helping organizations develop inspired leaders at all levels and create cultures of connection that unleash talent and deliver extraordinary results. Blanchard’s SLII® powers inspired leaders and is the leadership model of choice for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. Blanchard also offers a suite of other award-winning leadership development solutions through flexible delivery modalities to meet the specific needs of its clients. Learn more at www.kenblanchard.com.