Central Pacific Bank, a Hawaiian-based financial institution that maintains a high commitment to inclusivity and has won numerous awards for company culture, places a tremendous emphasis on employee professional and personal growth. Their entire company leverages Blue Ocean Brain's microlearning platform, not just their people leaders, demonstrating their dedication to giving everyone, regardless of location or function, opportunities to learn and grow. 

Client Snapshot:

Client Challenges

When Central Pacific Bank came to Blue Ocean Brain in 2017, they wanted to access continuous, digestible personal and professional development training for their busy managers and C-Suite executives. 

Initially, they used the platform for their leadership teams alone; however, in June 2022, they took the next big step of extending access to the microlearning platform to the entire company. They recognized it would be more equitable and impactful to provide Blue Ocean Brain's learning opportunities to everyone, not just their leaders.

How Blue Ocean Brain solves the client's challenges:

Blue Ocean Brain Features

How We Deliver on Client Needs



Blue Ocean Brain drips out 10-minute lessons over time on various business and soft skills topics, leveraging the science of how people learn best. 

Fresh lessons are published daily and include:

  • Articles
  • Videos
  • Knowledge checks
  • And actionable takeaways
  • Netflix-style library of over 1,500 lessons


Engagement Tactics

Staff feel connected and engaged through twice-a-week email push notifications, leaderboards, and interactive brain games. The microlearning content can also be automatically deployed through the channels workers use every day, such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and the company’s LMS, Docebo.


Personal Development

Staff can access ongoing, approachable soft skills microlearning for in-demand topics such as:

  • Mental Health & Well-being 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Growth Mindset
  • Handling Change
  • Brain Health & Performance
    And Much More!


Professional Development

Employees have an edge with highly accessible, ongoing learning reflecting today's challenges through online lesson modules, discussion guides, leadership briefs, and live webcasts on topics such as: 

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Sales and Customer Experience
  • Productivity & Innovation

Results with Blue Ocean Brain

Central Pacific Bank's June 2022 rollout of open access to Blue Ocean Brain for all associates has been incredibly successful, with over half of the population using the platform each week. 
The bank reports the following results:

  • A total of 849 learners (nearly all staff engage with the platform)
  • Over 24,000 articles read since June 30, 2022
  • 575+ employees have engaged with Blue Ocean Brain at least once

The five microlearning categories their learners respond to the most are:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Sales and Customer Experience
 Blue Ocean Brain gives Central Pacific Bank the keys to award-winning development training, allowing them to provide powerful opportunities for their workers continuously and seamlessly.

We believe companies can achieve amazing success when their people have opportunities to learn and grow daily. That's why we are dedicated to designing and delivering the best possible microlearning experiences—every single day.

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