Brad Knott, Managing Partner of HAVA Partners, to present at International e-Learning in the Workplace Conference June 8

Bradley Knott, Managing Partner of HAVA Partners has been selected to give a presentation on online training at the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICEW) sponsored by the International E-Learning Association (IELA). The conference will take place at Columbia University in New York City on June 8th – 10th. Detailed information about this conference can be found at

In Knott’s presentation, titled “Just Because You Built a Learning Management System Doesn’t Mean They Will Use It”, he will explain the tools HAVA Partners uses to reach the “mainstream worker” and maximize the potential of e-learning.

“Most early adopters will try any technology at least once,” says Knott.  “The problem is, to be effective, e-learning has to be used by workers in the mainstream, not just early adopters.  Many well designed e-learning programs fail because companies who build them never put in place the support structure that allows the program to work.  Intended users lack the knowledge, incentive and/or assistance to overcome the initial hurdle of getting started.”

In his presentation, Knott will discuss how participation programs – from communications and roll out plans, to involving leadership , training of staff on administrative functions and content authoring, to end user support are critical to the success of e-learning for any company and the future of the industry on the whole.

HAVA Partners is an online training business whose clients include state and local government offices that run elections.  The company’s clients rely on a seasonal and older workforce who are generally computer novices but yet must set up and operate electronic voting equipment and produce certifiable election results.  They must account for every vote and increasingly they are trained online.

Bradley Knott founded HAVA Partners in 2004. He is a pioneer of online learning having taught and designed online courses as an Associate Professor since 1996 at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), School of Business Administration. Knott is a former Administrative Judge at the U. S. Department of Labor. An Iowa native, Knott earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from The University of Iowa and his law degree from Catholic University of America.
From 1993 to 1996 Knott was a Clinton Administration appointee at the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) working as senior staff in the Office of Reinventing Government. His duties included working with DOL agencies, such as OSHA, to improve productivity by re-engineering work processes, investing in technology and agency work.

About HAVA Partners ( – HAVA Partners is a leader in innovative, online training and web-based tools to help organizations recruit, manage and train their workforces. Founded in 2004 and based in Silver Spring, Maryland with a satellite office in Des Moines, Iowa, HAVA Partners works in the areas of election administration, healthcare compliance and employment law. In the area of election administration, HAVA Partners provides customized online solutions to states, counties and cities to train, recruit, and manage volunteers, seasonal and regular workers, such as Election Day poll workers. HAVA Partners uses the power of technology to overcome the problems of scale, quality, and cost related to training, recruiting, and managing seasonal workforces. The company is comprised of expert educators with extensive experience working with leading academic institutions that have embraced online learning. HAVA Partners’ staff members have worked in the academic, commercial and public sectors developing and delivering training materials online since the inception of online training in the 1990s.


Michelle M. Shafer
Twitter: @havapartners

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