Atana's Uncomfortable Conversations Training Program Wins Awards from AVA Digital Awards and The Accolade Global Film Competition 


BELLEVUE, WA, April 8, 2024 - Atana's workplace communication training course for managers, Uncomfortable Conversations, has been honored with two awards: an Award of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition and a Platinum Winner Award from the AVA Digital Awards.

Uncomfortable Conversations is an interactive eLearning course designed to help managers initiate (rather than avoid) difficult conversations with employees. Through relatable scenarios, a touch of humor, and practical instruction, managers learn how to prepare for the conversation, start the conversation, and keep the conversation on track.

“We're proud that Uncomfortable Conversations has been recognized for its creative approach to developing manager communication skills,” said John Hansen, CEO of Atana. “At Atana, we believe imparting knowledge isn’t enough, and this course gives managers practical tools while inspiring and driving positive behavior change.”

The Accolade Global Film Competition recognizes film, television, videography, and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. By winning an Accolade Award of Excellence under the category of Educational / Instructional / Training, Atana joins the ranks of other high-profile winners, including Oscar-winning productions and industry veterans.

The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence in digital creativity, branding, and strategy. The competition is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), which consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and media production professionals. The Platinum Award won by Uncomfortable Conversations in the Video Production/Long Form Video/Training category is the top award in that category.

Uncomfortable Conversations is available for preview on Atana's website, along with other award-winning training programs.


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