This year, Chief Learning Officer celebrates the sixth year of the LearningElite benchmarking program, established to recognize best practices in the best learning organizations in the industry.
The 2016 program recognizes 70 organizations and four previous winners for delivering exceptional business value through learning and development. Organizations were evaluated in five key performance areas: learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact and business performance. Finalists were selected by a panel of more than 150 judges who are practitioners and experts in learning and development.
The LearningElite recognizes large, small, national and international companies, and this year competition was stiff. The winning organizations have clearly defined learning strategies, enthusiastic leadership commitment and solid execution. Their learning impact is demonstrable, measurable and tied to business performance.
This year’s top-ranked company — The Vanguard Group — will join previous winners Accenture and Qualcomm in the Winners’ Circle. Winners’ Circle members are then removed from competition for three years. Beginning next year, current Winner’s Circle members AT&T and General Mills will once again be eligible for ranking, which will make 2017 another strong year for applications.
Editor’s Choice Awards
In addition to the ranked LearningElite awards, Chief Learning Officer’s editors want to recognize the following organizations for special achievement:
Learning Strategy: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Leadership Commitment: Sidley Austin
Learning Execution: Nationwide Insurance
Learning Impact: Siemens Healthcare AG
Business Performance Results: KPMG
Best Small Company: Bridgepoint Education
Best Midsized Company: University Health System
Winners’ Circle members are removed from competition for three years. Beginning next year, current Winner’s Circle members AT&T and General Mills will once again be eligible for ranking.
2015: Qualcomm Inc.
2013: AT&T Inc.
2012: General Mills Inc.
11. Siemens Healthcare AG
12. University Health System
13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
14. Health Care Service Corp.
16.Enterprise Holdings Inc.
17. Emory University
18. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
19. TIC – The Industrial Co.
20. Genentech Inc.
21. Advocate Health Care
23. Memorial Health System
24. ConAgra Foods Inc.
25. InterContinental Hotels Group
26. Health Plan Institute, Kaiser Permanente
28. FDIC Corporate University
29. NCR Corp.
30. New York Life Insurance Co.
31. Bridgepoint Education
32. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
34. Mountain America Credit Union
35. Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA)
36. Sears Holdings Corp.
37. OptumRx Inc.
38. Buckman Laboratories International Inc.
39. DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
40. ManTech International Corp.
41. Berkshire Health Systems
42. Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
43. AlliedBarton Security Services
44. Texas Health Resources
45. United Nations Children’s Fund
46. Sberbank Corporate University
48. Clarkston Consulting
49. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
50. AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
51. MTM Inc.
52. International Paper Co.
53. Deckers Brands
54. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy
55. U.S. Department of Agriculture Virtual University
56. TELUS International
57. Dell Global Support & Development Learning & Development
58. Mariner Finance
60. PJ Lhuillier Inc.
62. Spectra Energy
63. Sachse Construction and Development Co.
64. Express Inc.
66. T-Mobile US Customer Service Learning & Development Team
67. Baker Tilly
69. The Carlyle Group
70. Kimberly Clark Corp.