Ardent and Watershed Partner to Change the Learning Industry

Press Release ( - ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Dec 04, 2018 - Ardent, a leading provider of custom training solutions, today announces its partnership with Watershed, the premier provider in learning analytics platforms. Together, Ardent and Watershed will deliver learning, performance, operational insights and analytics. This will allow Learning and Development departments to easily access and compare learning programs to performance and make data-driven decisions that help impact their organizations.

Ardent’s expertise is grounded in designing custom learning solutions that help companies reach their goals and drive business results. Watershed specializes in collecting and reporting on data about those learning experiences, so organizations can evaluate how their programs are impacting the business. The current industry standard for reporting and analytics is limited to score and completion. Watershed’s platform breaks through the standard and allows learning departments to gather rich data about a variety of learning experiences and presents that data in a meaningful way.

“I think what excites both us and Watershed is the opportunity to help our clients better understand what’s truly possible and how to design programs that allow for a measurable strategy,” said Ardent CEO Rich Fox. Ardent has nearly 30 years of experience in custom training solutions. Whether it is a regional, national or even global audience, Ardent works directly with their clients to develop robust training solutions and formulate a plan for success. “The partnership is simple: Ardent specializes in building content, Watershed provides data related to the content consumption and learners benefit from an ever-evolving experience,” Fox said.

“Ardent brings a lot of experience in customized content creation,” said Mike Rustici, founder of Watershed. “Ardent influences the learning outcomes and ultimately the data we collect in Watershed, both for integration purposes and reporting outcomes to which shared clients can benefit. Partnering with Ardent allows us to further ensure the learning data we collect and measure has the ability to evolve and grow over time.”

Ardent customers now have the opportunity to gauge how effective their training is and improve certain aspects, including adding or eliminating current assets and technology in their curriculum. Watershed’s current customer base has the opportunity to partner with Ardent to apply the data that Watershed has given them and make proactive changes to their training materials. This partnership will help both current and prospective customers build learning programs that directly affect their companies’ bottom line and have a positive return on investment.

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About Ardent

For 26 years, Ardent Learning has helped clients thrive in business by developing Custom Learning Solutions to train their people. Its primary belief is that every successful program is built by incorporating a company’s brand and culture into the learning experience, contributing to why clients and their people continue to reach their goals and perform at the highest level. At its core, Ardent Learning’s mission is to show people that what feels challenging today can change their lives tomorrow.

About Watershed

Watershed is dedicated to changing the world of learning by helping corporate L&D departments get more from their initiatives. This includes a customizable learning analytics platform that measures training effectiveness and helps maximize investments in learning. Made possible by xAPI, Watershed enables users to explore their learning data in one place and measure how L&D programs impact their organizations. Watershed has worked with clients such as Visa, Caterpillar, Verizon and PwC, just to name a few. To learn more, visit

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