About Us

The Learning Key® is best known for its inventive learning products, games and simulations, and interactive instructional design. You will find our custom Play for Performance® products used in businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations on five continents because they give results, Transforming Learning into Action.

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Careers in corporate America, a national laboratory, and university research led Elizabeth and Jack Treher to found The Learning Key in 1991. We participated in the first U.S. delegation to China on learning and development. The company’s history includes developing training organizations and corporate colleges, designing and facilitating experiential training and topic-specific games and activities, and providing executive coaching and group effectiveness consulting. We are very experienced users of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

Today we focus on designing learning tools for corporate, educational, and family settings. Our goal is to develop custom learning products that will Transform Learning into Action® and our motto is Play for Performance®. "It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a  time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them." Leo Buscaglia (Thought Archive)

In 2013-2014 we closed our corporate office in Pennsylvania and became part of Lasting Perception, LLC based in northern Minnesota. Not only do we continue to design custom games and other learning tools, we have more time for our other interests, hobbies, and our cats.

Give us a call at 218-482-3752 or send us an email. We are happy to learn about your needs and to help if we can.


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A Mandelbrot Fractal!

Fractals (a geometry that describes irregular shapes) provide new insights for radically changing the way we look at dynamic systems. In nonlinear organizational systems, small effects can have large and unforeseen consequences. Today we face greater complexity than ever before.  An organization may seem stable until a seemingly minor occurrence pushes it into a new state. Fractals provide a dramatic illustration of the need to look at organizations in an entirely new way and break free of restrictive traditions and patterns.