LEAD2018 Award Winners

LEAD2018 Award Winners
2018 LEAD Award Winners

Individual

Top Corporate Leader Award (Over 35) - Top 25

  • 1st - Lisa Sterling
  • 2nd - Carmen Murrell Randall
  • 3rd - Parimal Rathod
  • Louis Carter
  • Patricia Holliday
  • Billy Lucente-Baker
  • Lance Secretan
  • Quinn Leoni, Ph.D.
  • Lajune Davis Wiley
  • Girish Ganesan
  • Chad Hall
  • Lisa Williams
  • Kevin Saunders
  • Ken Michaud
  • Liz Davidson
  • Magdi Elborki
  • Glen Koster
  • Amber Armstrong
  • David Charles Mcgregor
  • Dr. Marvin Hanna
  • Oly Keshi-Sanni
  • Che Prince
  • Dale Oleschko
  • Dan Oakland
  • Joe Reilly

Top Future Leader (35 & Under) - Top 10

  • 1st - Jenny Loney
  • 2nd - Venkataramana Reddy
  • 3rd - James Knapp
  • Holly Gruhlke
  • Abbas Shahid Baqir
  • Ranjita Chilkuri
  • Andrew Tsuro
  • Jodyann Prendergast
  • Dr. Alvin Mena Cantero
  • Arjun Bhogal

Education

Certificate Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - UCLA Extension
  • 2nd - University of North Georgia
  • 3rd - Dickinson State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Phoenix
  • New York Institute Of Technology
  • Royal Roads University
  • The University Of Alabama
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Washington

Certificate Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Seton Hall University
  • 2nd - Rider University
  • 3rd - Montclair State University
  • Kent State University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Institute of Organization Development
  • Utah Valley University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • East Carolina University
  • Dalhousie University

Custom Content Programming with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • 2nd - University of Phoenix
  • 3rd - Michigan State University
  • McGill University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Ryerson University
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • University Of Calgary
  • University Of South Carolina
  • Holland College

Custom Content Programming with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Florida International University Center for Leadership
  • 2nd - Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • 3rd - Utah Valley University
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership University of Ottawa
  • University Of Iowa
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • University of South Carolina
  • College of the Canyons
  • University of British Columbia

Degree Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 15

  • 1st - Florida International University
  • 2nd - Saint Joseph's University
  • 3rd - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • Ashford University
  • Dickinson State University
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Saint Francis University
  • Marygrove College
  • Brigham Young University
  • Clemson University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • University Of Phoenix
  • Rowan University
  • Camosun College
  • Northern Kentucky University

Degree Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Saint Joseph's University
  • 2nd - North Carolina State University
  • 3rd - Dickinson State University
  • University Of Denver
  • Carroll University
  • Miami University
  • University Of Bridgeport
  • University Of Delaware
  • University Of Memphis
  • Vanderbilt University

Diploma Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Eastern Michigan University
  • 2nd - British Columbia Institute Of Technology
  • 3rd - Camosun College
  • Durham College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • University Of Winnipeg
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Concordia University

Diploma Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - University Of Denver
  • 2nd - Brighton School of Business & Management
  • 3rd - Capilano University
  • Open Colleges
  • Royal Roads University
  • Athabasca University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • York University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Ottawa University

Master's Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 15

  • 1st - Florida International University
  • 2nd - Saint Joseph's University
  • 3rd - Clayton State University's College of Business
  • Pepperdine University
  • North Carolina State University
  • New England College of Business
  • La Salle University
  • Long Island University
  • Marygrove College
  • University Of Denver
  • University of Phoenix - Online
  • Ashford University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Walden University
  • Ohio State University

Master's Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business
  • 2nd - Eastern Michigan University
  • 3rd - Edgewood College
  • Georgetown University
  • Arizona State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Lewis University
  • Schulich School of Business
  • University Of Illinois
  • Saint Louis University

Open Enrollment - Continuing Education Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Eastern Michigan University
  • 2nd - Tarrant County College
  • 3rd - The University of British Columbia
  • University of Phoenix
  • Black Hawk College
  • University of Toronto
  • The University of Akron
  • University Of Michigan
  • Cleveland State University
  • Humber College

Open Enrollment - Continuing Education Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Florida International University Center for Leadership
  • 2nd - Tarrant County College
  • 3rd - University of North Georgia
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • The University of Chicago Booth
  • Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Harvard University

Ph.D. Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Cornell University
  • 2nd - Northcentral University
  • 3rd - University of Toronto
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Sauder School of Business
  • University Of Alberta
  • University Of Maryland
  • Walden University
  • University Of Washington
  • Wisconsin University

Ph.D. Program with Emphasis on Leadership / Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Benedictine University
  • 2nd - Pepperdine University
  • 3rd - Alliant International University
  • Brandman University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Bethel University
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Fordham University
  • The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology
  • Northcentral University

Corporate

Best Corporate University - Top 15

  • 1st - G4S North America
  • 2nd - iQor
  • 3rd - Sitel in Collaboration with Learning Tribes
  • PVH Corp.
  • Monarch Beverage, Inc. in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois
  • North West Georgia Public Health
  • Jive Communications, Inc.
  • Aptargroup, Inc.
  • QS/1 Data Systems in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • First Bank Nigeria Limited
  • MarksNelson, LLC. in Collaboration with BizLibrary

Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program - Top 10

  • 1st - Synchrony Financial
  • 2nd - Regional Steel Products, Inc.
  • 3rd - Acticall-Sitel group in Collaboration with Learning Tribes
  • Rogers Communications, Inc. in Collaboration with Axonify
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • AJ Management in Collaboration with Smart Games Club
  • Wetzel's Pretzels, LLC. in Collaboration with The Write People Design Company
  • National Drug Screening, Inc.
  • Choptank Transport, Inc.
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Best Executive Coaching Program - Top 15

  • 1st - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • 2nd - Fidelity National Title Group
  • 3rd - PVH Corp.
  • Toromont Cat
  • ADP, LLC.
  • Mood Media Corporation
  • iQor
  • Life's WORC
  • Stepan Company in Collaboration with Valarie Willis Consulting
  • Rogers Communications, Inc.
  • Asurion, LLC.
  • NALEO Educational Fund in Collaboration with Tiana Sanchez International, LLC.
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • ENMAX Corporation in Collaboration with Breakthrough Consulting
  • Havas Worldwide

Best Experienced / Senior Leaders Program - Top 15

  • 1st - Zenefits
  • 2nd - G4S North America
  • 3rd - CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • Ceridian HCM
  • Micron Technology
  • Gables Residential Services, Inc.
  • Aetna, Inc. in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • LifeWorks
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Dentons
  • Sage Hospitality Resources
  • Sanofi Bangladesh Limited
  • Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC. (HGA) in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • Opportunity Partners, Inc.

Best First Time Manager Program - Top 20

  • 1st - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 2nd - Watco Companies, LLC. in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • 3rd - Toromont Cat
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Verizon in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • Gables Residential Services, Inc.
  • Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
  • Kotak Life Insurance, Ltd.
  • Personnel Board Of Jefferson County
  • Mood Media Corporation
  • Teel Plastics, Inc. in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
  • Medtronic
  • TSYS
  • NB Power
  • The CCS Companies
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Jobs2Careers
  • Loeb Consulting Group, LLC.

Best Global / International Leadership Program - Top 20

  • 1st - Dell, Inc.
  • 2nd - IBM Corporation
  • 3rd - CA Technologies
  • Acumen Learning
  • PVH Corp.
  • Relief International
  • iQor
  • NatureSweet Tomatoes, Ltd.
  • Dentons
  • Webster University
  • Medtronic
  • Relief International
  • Aptargroup, Inc.
  • Capgemini U.S. LLC.
  • Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Sanofi in Collaboration with DDI
  • Mountain America Credit Union in Collaboration with Becoming Your Best Global Leadership
  • Sabre, Inc.
  • Magic Memories Group (UK), Ltd.
  • MasterCard International, Inc.

Best Mentoring Program - Top 20

  • 1st - Fidelity National Title Group
  • 2nd - Cigna Corporation
  • 3rd - Ceridian HCM
  • Acticall-Sitel group in Collaboration with Learning Tribes
  • Gallagher Benefits, Inc.
  • BAYADA Home Health Care
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • ADP, LLC.
  • Dimension Data
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Stepan Company in Collaboration with Valarie Willis Consulting
  • West Corporation
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Emory University
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Conductix-Wampfler in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • Capgemini US
  • GL Group, Inc.

Best Sales Leadership Program (non-store/restaurant) - Top 10

  • 1st - Ceridian HCM
  • 2nd - PwC Canada
  • 3rd - National Drug Screening, Inc
  • Kotak Life Insurance, Ltd.
  • Sitel-ToysRUs in Collaboration with Learning Tribes
  • Moen, Inc.
  • Schlumberger, Ltd. in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • Sanofi Bangladesh Limited
  • Coca-Cola Amatil
  • The E.W. Scripps Company

Best Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing - Top 15

  • 1st - PwC Canada
  • 2nd - Sanford Health
  • 3rd - Webster University
  • Moen, Inc.
  • Deltek, Inc.
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Azimuth Corporation
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois
  • Efes Kazakhstan JSC FE
  • Sage Hospitality Resources
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • NB Power
  • Conductix-Wampfler
  • Daishowa-Marubeni Int. Ltd., Peace River Pulp Division
  • Itv Network

Best Store / Restaurant Management Program - Top 10

  • 1st - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
  • 2nd - Wetzel's Pretzels, LLC. in Collaboration with The Write People Design Company
  • 3rd - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Verizon in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • Express Stores LLC
  • Great Clips
  • TJX Companies
  • Massage Envy
  • Bloomingdale's

Best Third-Party Channel Partner / Customer Training Program - Top 10

  • 1st - Kotak Life Insurance, Ltd.
  • 2nd - NAPA in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • 3rd - Crestcom International, LLC.
  • Choptank Transport, Inc.
  • Saint Leo University
  • KeenAlignment
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • HR Partner
  • Grovo
  • Maxwell Foundation

Best Train the Trainer Program - Top 10

  • 1st - Zenefits
  • 2nd - iQor
  • 3rd- NatureSweet Tomatoes, Ltd.
  • Kotak Life Insurance, Ltd.
  • NGA Human Resources
  • Serco, Inc.
  • RK Stratman in Collaboration with BizLibrary
  • Archdiocese of Chicago in Collaboration with My Catholic Faith Delivered
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Jobs2Careers

Best Use of a Learning Management System - Top 10

  • 1st - Dimension Data
  • 2nd - Axonify, Inc.
  • 3rd - Mountain America Credit Union in Collaboration with Becoming Your Best Global Leadership
  • Saint Leo University
  • Relief International
  • Mood Media Corporation
  • NatureSweet Tomatoes, Ltd.
  • Sitel in Collaboration with Learning Tribes
  • Epworth HealthCare in Collaboration with D2L Learning
  • Azimuth Corporation

Best Use of Classroom / Traditional Training - Top 15

  • 1st - Cigna Corporation
  • 2nd - Kotak Life Insurance, Ltd.
  • 3rd - PVH Corp.
  • Biltmore Hotel
  • Gables Residential Services, Inc.
  • Mood Media Corporation
  • City Of Lynchburg
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Roche-Genentech in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • Efes Kazakhstan JSC FE
  • GL Group, Inc.
  • Spire, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Best Use of Mobile Technology - Top 10

  • 1st - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 2nd - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
  • 3rd - Dimension Data
  • Waters Corporation in Collaboration with DDI
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Collaboration with My Catholic Faith Delivered
  • Praxair, Inc.
  • St. Baldrick's Foundation in Collaboration with Tiana Sanchez International, LLC
  • Pella Windows and Doors in Collaboration with CD2 Learning
  • Laureate Education
  • JDA Software Group

Best Use of Simulations - Top 10

  • 1st - CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • 2nd - CA Technologies
  • 3rd - Sitel-ToysRUs
  • Sabre, Inc.
  • Micron Technology
  • Efes Kazakhstan JSC FE
  • Excella Consulting in Collaboration with FMP Consulting
  • Daishowa-Marubeni Int. Ltd., Peace River Pulp Division
  • Laureate Education
  • American Paint Horse Association in Collaboration with CD2 Learning

Best Use of Team Building - Top 15

  • 1st - Regional Steel Products, Inc.
  • 2nd - Sanford Health
  • 3rd - FitCurves Latvia in Collaboration with Smart Games Club
  • Humana, Inc.
  • GL Group, Inc.
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc.
  • NB Power
  • NatureSweet Tomatoes, Ltd.
  • Spire, Inc.
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Inktel Contact Center Solutions in Collaboration with Buenavista Digital Partners
  • iQor
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Medinah Country Club in Collaboration with HR Boost

Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs - Top 25

  • 1st - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • 2nd - PVH Corp.
  • 3rd - Gallagher Benefits, Inc.
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Paycom Software, Inc.
  • Biltmore Hotel
  • Verizon in Collaboration with Acumen Learning
  • iQor
  • LifeWorks
  • Gables Residential Services, Inc.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Emory University
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in Collaboration with Franklin Covey
  • Deltek, Inc.
  • Erie Insurance
  • Jefferson Health
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  • Jive Communications, Inc.
  • PVH Corp.
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • TSYS
  • The CCS Companies
  • Brown-Forman

Top Leadership Partner - Top 25

  • 1st - The Secretan Center Inc.
  • 2nd - VitalSmarts
  • 3rd - Franklin Covey
  • Verus Global
  • Align4Profit, Inc.
  • LeaderSource SGA
  • NCMS - North Carolina Medical Society
  • Leadership Management International, Inc.
  • Acumen Learning
  • Crestcom
  • Valarie Willis Consulting
  • Ansrsource
  • Integral Leadership & Coaching
  • Symphonia of South Africa
  • Insite Strategist
  • Exude, Inc.
  • FlashPoint Leadership Consulting
  • Student Shelter In Computers
  • Experience to Lead
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The L Group
  • Sterling Talent Solutions
  • Breakthrough Consulting
  • TalentC - People Services, Inc.
  • Charisma TDC

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LEAD2017 Archive

LEAD2017 Archive


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The 2017 LEAD Awards

2017 LEAD Awards

Recognizing Excellence in LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Programs

The LEAD Awards celebrate organizations globally that have the best use of or the best internally created leadership development programs, as well as Colleges/Universities who provide great leadership/HR development programs at all levels.

Award Winners Receive

  • Worldwide recognition through HR.com and featured interviews in Leadership Excellence Publication; combined reach over 1 million HR executives.
  • An Invitation to host a rountable of your peers at LEAD2017 to discuss what you've learned from facilitating your program and best practices for leadership development within an organization.
  • An opportunity to walk the stage to accept a coveted LEAD Award during a night of celebration and networking with over 400 senior HR executives.

Nominations are FREE and Take Less Than 10 Minutes to Complete

All you need is your company name, program name, number of participants, and a short blurb about your leadership development program (content, impact, and future plans)

Want to See the Questions before you Nominate?

CLICK HERE for everything you need to know before you nominate your award winning program.

COMPANY AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS CLOSE NOVEMBER 18TH, 2016.

Corporate: Internal Developlment Nominations
Education: Colleges - Universities Nominations
Individual Leader Nominations

If you have any additional questions please contact the LEAD2017 team by clicking HERE or calling 1-877-472-6648 and asking to speak with a LEAD associate.

The LEAD AWARD Categories
Does Your Company Have an Internal Leadership Development Program Built for Your Employees?
Click to reveal categories and nominate your Company or Client.

Corporate - Leadership Programs

Awards for employers who develop great leaders.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Executive Coaching Program - This award recognizes excellence in Executive Coaching programs.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Mentoring Program - This award recognizes employers utilizing Mentors in the development of their leaders.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageInnovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs - This award recognizes innovation and creativity within an organization in the in design and execution of a leadership program in the last 18 months.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Global / International Leadership Program - This award recognizes leadership programs that have been deployed globally (defined as three or more countries) that have consistently impacted
    leadership skill on a global scale within a given year.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of Mobile Technology - This award recognizes leadership programs that have embedded, layered, or used mobile technology to reinforce leadership across an organization.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of Simulations - This award recognizes leadership programs that have used simulations to reinforce leadership development across an organization.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of Team Building - This award recognizes organizations that have deployed team building training and exercises to advance the level of cohesive leadership across the organization.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Corporate University - This award recognizes organizations for excellence in leadership development through a formal Corporate University program.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing - This award recognizes organizations that have used social collaboration and programs designed to share knowledge across the organization
    to build and sustain the leadership pipeline.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of Classroom and Traditional Training - This award recognizes organizations that have used traditional classroom training to build leadership capabilities and drive business results.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Train the Trainer Program -This award recognizes organizations that have utilized the train the trainer model to scale leadership development programs across their organization.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Use of a Learning Management System - This award recognizes organizations that have successfully driven adoption and achieved measurable results from the deployment of their learning
    management system.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Sales Leadership Program (non-store/restaurant) - This award recognizes organizations that have developed effective leadership training for sales leaders who do not work in a retail,
    restaurant or casual dining industry.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Store / Restaurant Management Program - This award recognizes organizations that have built effective leadership training for sales leaders who work in a retail, restaurant or casual dining industry.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Customer Service Leadership Training Program - This award recognizes organizations that have built effective leadership training for leaders in customer service, call center, and client-facing roles.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Third-Party Channel Partner / Customer Training Program - This award recognizes organizations that have built effective leadership training for third party organizations such as Channel
    Partners / Value Added Resellers or Clients
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest First Time Manager Program - This award recognizes organizations that do an outstanding job developing successful first time managers.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageBest Experienced / Senior Leaders Program - This award recognizes organizations that build leadership strength at the top of the organization through the continued development of its existing senior leaders.
  • Closed - See LEAD2018 PageTop Leadership Partner - This award recognizes the great work of a leadership solution partner or provider.
College / University with Programs Emphasizing Leadership Development and HR
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Education - Leadership Programs

This category recognizes educational institutions who are committed to developing leaders across the HR and Leadership / Organizational Development disciplines.
Nominate a Leader Who Inspires You For Our Top Leader Awards
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Individual Leader of the Year Awards

Awards for individuals who do outstanding work in corporate leadership with a vision for the future.

LEAD2017 Award Winners

LEAD2017 Award Winners
2017 LEAD Award Winners

Individual

Top Corporate Leader Award (Over 35) - Top 35

  • 1st - Brigette McInnis-Day
  • 2nd - Trish Holliday
  • 3rd - Lisa Sterling
  • Dave Jacobs
  • Bill Donoghue
  • Lindsay Stanton
  • Liz Davidson
  • Vivian Maza
  • Amulya Bhushan
  • Shawna Erdmann
  • Carmen Murrell Randall
  • Chad Hall
  • Cheryl Black
  • Christi Bergeron
  • Cj rodriguez
  • Clare Hart
  • David Greene
  • Dr Tonia Lediju
  • Jennifer Garrard
  • Kevin Saunders
  • Kris Duggan
  • Lance Secretan
  • Lida Citroen
  • Tim McEnery
  • Tim Richardson
  • David Charles McGregor
  • Debbie Singh
  • Susan Johnson
  • Girish Gnash
  • Jessica Jones
  • Lisa Williams
  • Parimal Rathod
  • Brandon Davis
  • Cindy Drexel
  • Clint Connelly

Top Future Leader (35 & Under) - Top 8

  • 1st - Ralph Romero
  • 2nd - Chilkuri Ranjita
  • 3rd - Abbas Shahid Baqir
  • Ravd Hindsa
  • Abdulelah Zagzoog
  • Venkataramana Reddy
  • Praveen Srinivasan
  • Padmashree Dr. Pritam Singh

Education

Ph.D. Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Benedictine University
  • 2nd - Pepperdine University
  • 3rd - North Carolina State University
  • Brandman University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Northcentral University
  • University of San Diego
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Capella University

Ph.D. Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - University of Maryland
  • 2nd - University of Texas At Tyler
  • 3rd - Colorado State University
  • Walden University
  • Rutgers University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The University of Kansas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Purdue University

Diploma Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • 2nd - St. Francis Xavier University
  • 3rd - Brighton School of Business and Management
  • Ambrose University
  • Athabasca University
  • Oxford University
  • IATA
  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • York University
  • Ottawa University

Diploma Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Eastern Michigan University
  • 2nd - University Of Winnipeg
  • 3rd - British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • McMaster University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Ashton College
  • Concordia University
  • Capilano University

Degree Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Dickinson State University
  • 2nd - Florida International University
  • 3rd - Camosun College
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • University of Arizona
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Rowan University
  • Columbia Southern University

Degree Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Seminole State College of Florida
  • 2nd - Lynchburg College
  • 3rd - University Of Denver
  • University Of Denver
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Louisville
  • New York University

Custom Content Programming with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • 2nd - University of California Berkeley
  • 3rd - University Of Winnipeg
  • Human Resource Management Certificate Program
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of California, Irvine
  • San Diego State University
  • York University
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Holland College

Custom Content Programming with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Florida International University Center for Leadership
  • 2nd - College Of The Canyons
  • 3rd - University Of Iowa
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • University of British Columbia
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • Utah Valley University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--School of Public Health
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • Tennessee Tech University

Open Enrollment - Continuing Education Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2nd - Florida International University Center for Leadership
  • 3rd - Tarrant County College
  • Cornell University
  • University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education
  • The University of Chicago Booth
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Harvard University

Open Enrollment - Continuing Education Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Tarrant County College
  • 2nd - Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • 3rd - Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • University of British Columbia
  • Kaplan University
  • University of Michigan
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Utah
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Master's Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 10

  • 1st - Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business
  • 2nd - Eastern Michigan University
  • 3rd - University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • Willamette University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Adler University
  • Brescia University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Georgetown University

Master's Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - Eastern Michigan University
  • 2nd - Florida International University
  • 3rd - Saint Joseph's University
  • Clayton State University
  • University Of Denver
  • University of Tennessee
  • Walden University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of South Carolina

Certificate Program with Emphasis on HR - Top 10

  • 1st - University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education
  • 2nd - Eastern Michigan University
  • 3rd - UCLA Extension
  • Northwestern University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Washington
  • Saint Mary's University
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • University of Maryland University College
  • American Public University

Certificate Program with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development - Top 12

  • 1st - Seton Hall University
  • 2nd - UCO HR Professional Development
  • 3rd - University Of Central Oklahoma
  • Rider University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Seneca College
  • Montclair State University
  • Kent State University
  • University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • East Carolina University
  • Dalhousie University

Corporate

Best Use of Team Building - Top 15

  • 1st -Tenet Healthcare Inc.
  • 2nd -Synchrony Financial
  • 3rd - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Saint Leo University
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Financial Finesse
  • Eczacibasi Ilac Paz.A.S.
  • State of Maine Office of Information Technology
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • Emirates NBD
  • Janus Capital Group Inc.
  • Sikich LLP
  • Discover
  • Chevron
  • Warby Parker

Best Use of Simulations - Top 10

  • 1st - FedEx Services
  • 2nd - CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • 3rd - CA Technologies
  • AbbVie in Collaboration with Korn Ferry Hay Group
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Saudi Aramco / Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department
  • BT
  • Quatrro Global Services Pvt Ltd
  • Aerotek in Collaboration with Insight Experience
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.

Top Leadership Partner - Top 20

  • 1st - Texas Comptroller
  • 2nd - Crestcom International
  • 3rd - State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  • Verus Global
  • Ansrsource
  • Partners for Possibility (offered by Symphonia for South Africa)
  • Cream of The Crop Leaders
  • Creative Energy Options, Inc.
  • Student Shelter In Computers
  • Performance Dimensions Group
  • Powers Resource Center
  • Applied Leadership Seminars
  • Axl Learn
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Charisma TDC training & development
  • TalentC - People Services Inc.
  • AcademyWomen
  • Ken Blanchard Companies in Collaboration with CD2 Learning
  • LIDA360
  • Full Circle Group

Best Use of Classroom/Traditional Training - Top 15

  • 1st - Dimension Data
  • 2nd - Direct Energy's Success Academy
  • 3rd - CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • Efes Kazakhstan JSC FE
  • Overwaitea Food Group
  • Intel Corporation
  • Borton-Lawson
  • PSEG
  • TSYS
  • Vera Bradley in Collaboration with FlashPoint
  • Barstow Community Hospital
  • PVH Corporation
  • Office Depot
  • Excella Consulting in Collaboration with FMP Consulting
  • Adobe

Best Corporate University - Top 15

  • 1st - Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
  • 2nd - Borton-Lawson
  • 3rd - PVH Corporation
  • E Ink Corporation
  • Banca Mediolanum
  • BuzzFeed
  • PSEG
  • Southwest Airlines
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • MasterCard International, Inc. in Collaboration with Degreed
  • Sikich LLP
  • Glidewell Laboratories
  • Goodwill Industries
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams
  • Edwards Lifesciences

Best Mentoring Program - Top 15

  • 1st - Tenet Healthcare Inc.
  • 2nd - FedEx Services
  • 3rd - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Saint Leo University
  • BAYADA Home Health Care
  • "Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
  • Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc."
  • Intrado Inc
  • Eaton
  • Conductix-Wampfler
  • Halogen Software
  • TPG Architecture
  • English Dermatology Centers
  • Emerald AR Systems
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts

Best Use of a Learning Management System - Top 10

  • 1st - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. in Collaboration with eLearning Mind
  • 2nd - Saudi Aramco / Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department
  • 3rd - Relief International
  • Direct Energy's Success Academy
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Conductix-Wampfler
  • Dimension Data
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Adobe

Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program - Top 10

  • 1st - National Drug Screening, Inc
  • 2nd - Synchrony Financial
  • 3rd - Financial Finesse
  • Emirates NBD
  • Regional Steel Products, Inc.
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Southwest Airlines
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • Broward County Aviation Department
  • County Of Riverside

Best First Time Manager Program - Top 20

  • 1st - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 2nd - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc
  • 3rd - MD Financial Management | Gestion financiere MD
  • Intel Corporation (Headquarters)
  • Groupon
  • Erie Insurance Group
  • Southwest Airlines
  • MAXIMUS Inc.
  • Texas Comptroller
  • iQor
  • Saudi Aramco / Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department
  • Sunoco Logistics
  • TSYS
  • Genesis HealthCare, Inc.
  • Janus Capital Group Inc.
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Pelmorex Media Inc. in Collaboration with Pam Ross Consulting
  • Life's WORC
  • Hanapin Marketing
  • NBC Universal

Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs - Top 35

  • 1st - US Xpress Enterprises Inc
  • 2nd - BetterWorks
  • 3rd - United Way Worldwide
  • Gables Residential
  • Tenet Healthcare Inc.
  • FedEx Services
  • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Emory University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
  • Financial Finesse
  • "Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
  • Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc."
  • NASA Academy of Program/Project Engineering Leadership
  • Groupon
  • Personnel Board Of Jefferson County
  • Southwest Airlines
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • US Xpress Enterprises Inc
  • Saudi Aramco / Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department
  • State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  • Dalmia Bharat Group in Collaboration with Korn Ferry Hay Group
  • Sunoco Logistics
  • UNC Physicians Network in Collaboration with North Carolina Medical Society
  • Dimension Data
  • Emirates NBD
  • Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Kansas Action Coalition (KSAC)
  • Conductix-Wampfler
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Amazon

Best Store / Restaurant Management Program - Top 10

  • 1st - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. in Collaboration with eLearning Mind
  • 2nd - Overwaitea Food Group
  • 3rd - Office Depot
  • Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc.
  • Staples
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel
  • Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd
  • The Home Depot
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Best Use of Mobile Technology - Top 10

  • 1st - Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. in Collaboration with eLearning Mind
  • 2nd - CA Technologies
  • 3rd - Dimension Data
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Limited in Collaboration with HRMC Talent
  • Praxair, Inc.

Best Experienced/Senior Leaders Program - Top 16

  • 1st - United Way Worldwide in Collaboration with Leadership Strategies
  • 2nd - Tenet Healthcare Inc.
  • 3rd - Ceridian HCM Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • Saint Leo University
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gordon Food Service
  • PVH Corporation
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Intel Corporation (Headquarters)
  • University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • 3M
  • Texas Comptroller
  • Morganite Crucibles India Ltd

Best Use of Executive Coaching Programs - Top 15

  • 1st - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 2nd - Saint Leo University
  • 3rd - Saudi Aramco / Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department
  • MAXIMUS Inc.
  • Mood Media
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Janus Capital Group Inc.
  • PVH Corporation
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Microsoft in Collaboration with Sage Ways Consulting
  • Tenet Healthcare Inc.
  • NACE International in Collaboration with ISI Human Resources Consulting
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Petrofac in Collaboration with Accelerated Learning Technologies
  • Rogers Communication

Best Sales Leadership Program (non-store/restaurant) - Top 10

  • 1st - BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
  • 2nd - Ceridian HCM Inc.
  • 3rd - National Drug Screening, Inc
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers Canada
  • The E. W. Scripps Company
  • Moen Incorporated
  • Microsoft
  • Global Mobility Solutions Inc
  • Sikich LLP
  • Managed Career Solutions Inc

Best Train the Trainer Program - Top 10

  • 1st - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 2nd - State of Maine Office of Information Technology
  • 3rd- iQor
  • CIGNA Corporation in Collaboration with TeleTech Consulting Inc.
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • Ceridian in Collaboration with Corporate Visions
  • Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd
  • Wellcare Health Plans Inc in Collaboration with
  • Telus
  • Toyota

Best Use of Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing - Top 15

  • 1st - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 2nd - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 3rd - Southwest Airlines
  • CA Technologies
  • Dimension Data
  • Moen Incorporated
  • G4S North America
  • BT
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers Canada
  • Opportunity Partners
  • NB Power
  • iQor
  • City of Cleveland Department of Public Utilities Human Resources Section
  • Shaw

Best Global / International Leadership Program - Top 20

  • 1st - Dell Inc.
  • 2nd - IBM Corporation
  • 3rd - BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Intel Corporation (Headquarters)
  • CA Technologies
  • AbbVie in Collaboration with Korn Ferry Hay Group
  • iQor
  • 3M
  • Emirates NBD
  • PVH Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Micron Technology Inc.
  • Bnp Paribas in Collaboration with Effective Global Leadership
  • Sabre in Collaboration with FranklinCovey
  • NatureSweet Ltd
  • PLEXUS CORP
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Global Mobility Solutions Inc
  • Schneider Electric

Best Third-Party Channel Partner / Customer Training Program - Top 5

  • 1st - Saint Leo University
  • 2nd - Staff.com
  • 3rd - Targeted Pet Treats
  • Verizon Services Corporation
  • Check Point

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2016 Testimonials

2016 Testimonials

Erik Fisaga, Direct Energy

Ted Higgins - VP, Talent Development at Fidelity Investments

Mark Weinstein - Faculty Director of MSHRM Programs at FIU

Lisa Bull -  VP Employee and Leadership Learning
at Ceridian HCM

Jack Zenger - CEO Zenger|Folkman

Sue Collard - Career Development Director at Dell Inc

Dawn Siemet - Leadership Development Team Leader at Southwest Airlines

Sherry Wimes - VP of HR at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. 

Claudia Fernandez -North Carolina State University

 

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