A.H.A. Tops National Winners

Winners of SkillSoft’s annual Perspectives Industry Awards were chosen for their quest to improve performance through a diverse set of innovative learning programs. Here are the winners, announced this month:

>> Program of the Year – Winner: The American Heart Association’s American Heart University that now has 100 percent participation from more than 2,900 staff.

>> Learning in Emerging Business Achievement Award – Winner: Canadian-based MD Physician Services, which serves Canada’s physicians with financial and professional help. Honorable Mention: LIME.

>> Best I.T. Training – Cox Communications, for its blended learning program, “Advanced Technical Training Path to Cisco Certification.” Honorable Mention: KPMG Management Services LP.

>> Integrating Learning into the Life of the Enterprise – Winner: H.J. Heinz Company for the Heinz Academy program. Honorable Mention: Arrow Electronics.

>> Custom Award – Winner: Taco Bell offered employees a customized, multi-lingual blended learning program that combines online learning with hands-on training. Honorable Mention: Sun Life Financial.

>> Public Sector Excellence in Learning – Winner: the United States Army, for the third year in a row. Honorable Mention: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

>> Learning Professional of the Year – Winner: Annette Thompson, senior vice president and chief learning officer for Farmers Insurance. Honorable Mention: Michelle Jansen of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Winners of SkillSoft’s annual Perspectives Industry Awards were chosen for their quest to improve performance through a diverse set of innovative learning programs. Here are the winners, announced this month:

>> Program of the Year – Winner: The American Heart Association’s American Heart University that now has 100 percent participation from more than 2,900 staff.

>> Learning in Emerging Business Achievement Award – Winner: Canadian-based MD Physician Services, which serves Canada’s physicians with financial and professional help. Honorable Mention: LIME.

>> Best I.T. Training – Cox Communications, for its blended learning program, “Advanced Technical Training Path to Cisco Certification.” Honorable Mention: KPMG Management Services LP.

>> Integrating Learning into the Life of the Enterprise – Winner: H.J. Heinz Company for the Heinz Academy program. Honorable Mention: Arrow Electronics.

>> Custom Award – Winner: Taco Bell offered employees a customized, multi-lingual blended learning program that combines online learning with hands-on training. Honorable Mention: Sun Life Financial.

>> Public Sector Excellence in Learning – Winner: the United States Army, for the third year in a row. Honorable Mention: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

>> Learning Professional of the Year – Winner: Annette Thompson, senior vice president and chief learning officer for Farmers Insurance. Honorable Mention: Michelle Jansen of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

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