Announcing the Updated Lubrizol Ready Reference
Updated Ready Reference Manuals are now available. The manuals were recently updated in November 2012.
Lubrizol Ready Reference Manuals present a broad overview of the Lubricants and Fuels, Grease and Hydraulic and Industrial Fluids Industries - their products, selection and application. The manuals provide a path to follow for more specific, in-depth information. The new manuals describe the basics of Lubricants and Fuels, Grease and Hydraulic and Industrial Fluids formulations and their uses. You will find reference to the major worldwide standards and specifications governing manufacture, testing and use of these products.
The three Ready Reference Manuals available are:
- Lubricants and Fuels
- Hydraulic and Industrial Fluids
The Online Edition includes all three Ready Reference books in one place: Lubricants and Fuels, Hydraulic and Industrial Fluids, and Greases. The search feature makes finding exactly what you need simple and intuitive. The Online Ready Reference is included in all K2M programs and subscriptions or can be purchased for $25.00 USD per year per person.
Print editions of each of the three Ready Reference guides can be purchased for $49.99 USD each.
Awards & Certifications
Lubrizol K2M Wins Silver
Lubrizol Knowledge 2 Market (K2M), a leader in innovative online lubrication training, won a coveted Brandon Hall Silver award in excellence in the "Best Use of Video for Learning" category. K2M's win was announced on Tuesday, September 18. View the entire list of winners here.
K2M won silver for its entry titled "Lubrication Fundamentals - A Three-Course Series." The fundamentals course is comprised of three course modules. The courses are meant to be taken collectively, but each course module can also stand on its own as an independent learning component. The Lubrication Fundamentals Courses were developed from a Lubrizol sales DVD that K2M created. The DVD consists of three foundational lubrication topics - Friction and Lubrication, How Lubricants Work and Lubricant Standards and Selection - which form the basis for the three course modules. These modules are powerful for Lubrizol customers because they leverage text, video, audio, animation and interactive knowledge checks to make complex engineering topics relevant, engaging, visible and tangible for salespeople to explain to their customers or equipment manufacturers.
A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design the program, functionality, innovation and overall measureable benefits.
About Brandon Hall Group
Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is a the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (www.brandonhall.com)
Lubrizol's K2M Receives CEU Provider Certification
On April 1, 2012, Knowledge 2 Market (K2M) received certification as an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
K2M is Lubrizol's online lubrication school that provides programs on the science and art of selling lubricants by combining sales and basic technical skills in real life selling scenarios. Receiving the certification allows Lubrizol to offer continuing education units to our customers.
The certification benefits our customers and our employees because:
- Recognition is provided to individuals for their efforts to update or broaden their knowledge, skills or attitudes professionally and personally
- Certain professional society memberships can be maintained by documenting continuing educational requirements and qualifications
- Records of CEUs awarded provide a framework within which individuals can develop and achieve long-range educational goals through a variety of available options
- Progress toward goals, at the individual's own pace and possibly planned over a number of years, can be demonstrated and documented by an official record of CEUs awarded
IACET has certified Lubrizol K2M to offer IACET approved CEUs for all current training programs as well as any programs created for the next five years. We have completed an extensive application, have been reviewed by an IACET site visitor and successfully demonstrated adherence to all IACET criteria and guidelines. The certification period is from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2017.
K2M CLS Education Programs Approved by STLE™
K2M is internationally recognized as a credible e-learning source for teaching the art and science of selling lubricants. On June 22, 2012, K2M was recertified by STLE as an Approved Education Program.
This recertification recognizes K2M as a training program that benefits STLE and its members. This 7 program series familiarizes you with the 16 topic areas covered on the STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS®) exam.
For more information, click here.
K2M Wins the 2012 International E-Learning Award
On June 15, 2012, at the ICELW Conference in New York, Lubrizol Knowledge 2 Market (K2M) was selected as the winner in the blended learning category of the 2012 International E-Learning Awards - Business Division, given by the International E-Learning Association (IELA). K2M featured its Facilitated CLS™ Development Series, an online facilitated learning experience that uses a combination of online learning scenarios, readings and online discussion forums to help supplement and reinforce lubricant knowledge. This seven program series familiarizes the learner with the sixteen topic areas covered on The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE™) Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS™) exam.
The seven programs included in the CLS™ Development Series are:
- Lubrication Fundamentals
- Fluid Power
- Transportation Lubrication
- Seals, Solvents, and Cleaners
Lubricants Recommendation Database
OATS continues to expand the EARL database globally. EARL is used in over 50 countries by leading oil marketers. EARL currently provides easy access to 416,248 applications covering 64,260 models/units. Click here to learn how this valuable information can help you.
Big Changes Ahead for Motor Oils!
Get the latest news, analysis, technical papers and industry back stories on passenger car motor oils at www.gf-5.com
Announcing Lubrizol K2M Español
Lubrication training in Spanish begins this fall
Read the Press Release. Now Spanish-speaking professionals can use the Internet to quickly and conveniently tap Lubrizol's vast lubrication chemistry and field test experience to learn how to promote, sell and troubleshoot lubricants. Read on to learn how Lubrizol K2M makes selling lubricants easy.
I have never taken an online course. What should I expect?
Lubrizol K2M instructors realize that it is ineffective to simply transfer traditional slide show presentations to a Web site. Lubrizol K2M online courses introduce you to virtual customers who ask relevant questions; your “job” is to answer the “customer's” questions correctly in order to advance the “sale". K2M courses give you the practical lubrication knowledge and skills you need to successfully close more sales and solve more customers' problems.
Which online lubrication programs are offered in Spanish?
The following programs will be offered multiple times each year, starting in October 2007. Additional programs will be added in 2008, based on customer demand.
What is included in a program?
- Lubrication Fundamentals Series: Chemistry
You don't need to be a chemist or engineer to learn the basics of lubricant additives, base oils, viscosity and grease. A Lubrizol expert will assist you using online simulations, discussions and support. The chemistry program is a good way to refresh your memory or advance your lubrication knowledge.
- Transportation Specialist Series: Commercial
You will learn to discuss and diagnose commercial transportation lubrication issues with fleet managers, including API and Euro specifications, drain intervals, oil analysis, on and off road applications and transmissions.
- CLS™/Lube Expert Series: Lubrication Fundamentals
You will build a credible understanding of the basics of lubrication, including the basics of lubricant additives, base oils, viscosity, and grease, the application of grease, and lubrication manufacturing as it applies to industrial manufacturing.
- Subscription to 13 Self-Paced Courses: Access to 13 self-paced courses and 1500 pages of lubrication reference material for
1 year. The courses—available anytime they are needed—put participants directly
into real-life selling situations. Participants learn how to progress the sale and close
The programs combine online, self-study courses and written assignments with online discussion tools that allow you to exchange ideas with your peers. Industry experts guide you through each step of the learning process. Programs typically require about 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. Every program comes with an extensive online reference library at no additional charge. Program length and intensity vary; see the specific product page for more information.
How can I look at the Spanish Learning Environment?
Join us online in October for the Spanish free trial period. Click here to register online for your free 2-week account to the K2M's Spanish online learning environment. This account gives you access to 13 lubrication courses and 1600 pages of reference materials and opportunities to win prizes, such as 6-week training programs, Lubrizol Lubrication Ready Reference books and I-Pod Shuffles™.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see Lubrizol K2M Español in action.
Contact us to learn more.
Learning Online Lubrication is More…
More friendly. More simple. More convenient. Based on student feedback, we built a new state-of-the-art online learning environment. It is friendlier, easier and faster to use. The new learning environment significantly reduces the number of clicks needed access to information.
The online programs you enroll in are now listed on your home page and laid out in a simple one page format. These changes save you time and effort. They also free K2M's team to provide you more service. Sonya Coleman, K2M Product Specialist has seen the number of “how do I use the online lube school” questions dramatically decrease since the launch of the new system. Getting you enrolled in programs has also gotten easier. Sonya says, “The new environment allows me to focus more on helping the customers learn.”
Jerry Brys, a K2M student commented, “I like how the new learning environment forces me to go through the resource library by introducing it in the first assignment. It is definitely more intuitive and better organized than the older system.” Jerry also liked the new online discussion feature, “Now I can create my own lubrication discussion topics in the online classroom. I can discuss a broader range of topics with classmates who face the same challenges as I do."
Don Surbey, a K2M instructor observed, “We have more discussion and more questions in the online classrooms because of the flexibility offered by the new learning environment.” We are seeing more student to student discussions. More participation makes learning more natural and more dynamic.
”We have simplified feedback too” says MJ Gentile, K2M operations manager, “Students can check their grades online at any time see what questions they answered correctly and incorrectly immediately after taking exams, which allows them to go back and review where needed, strengthening the learning experience! Giving feedback on the instructor, program or online classroom is also simple.”
Contact us for a tour of the new learning environment
Lubrizol K2M programs and subscriptions qualify for STLE CLS™ Recertification
One of four renewal requirements for STLE Certified Lubricant Specialist is satisfied when you:
Lubrizol K2M is an STLE™ Education Partner.
Go to CLS™ Recertification Policy at http://www.stle.org/cls/index.cfm for more information.
STLE CLS™ Development Series by Lubrizol K2M
Lubrizol K2M in cooperation with STLE has developed a series of eight online programs to help you.
“This professional development opportunity offers both convenience and the high quality that has been STLE’s hallmark for over 60 years.” Dr.
Robert Gresham, STLE Director of Professional Development
Lubrizol K2M is an STLE™ Education Partner
Q8 T 900 Education Programme
Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants(KPIL) Marketing Manager
"At KPIL we are firm believers that investment in developing our people drives the success of our business. The Q8 T 900 Education Programme was
particularly innovative as it allowed us to embrace the latest in learning techniques delivered to our participants via the internet. The 98% completion
rate represents a great success in delivering measurable results from our investment and has served to underpin the launch of Q8 T 900 in the marketplace.
Overall we very much liked the K2M approach in designing a programme structured around our business needs."
Click here For more details on the Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants Q8 T 900 Education Programme.
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