The 10th Annual Learning! 100 Are Revealed

The 10th Annual Learning! 100 Are Revealed

The 10th Annual Learning! 100 Awards honors these top 25 organizations for excellence in learning development for 2020. This year has been a challenge for all organizations. Yet, learning and development has responded.

Over these ten years, the Learning! 100 has recognized organizations from Amazon to ZoomInfo; Teams of 3 to 1.5 million; all whom continue to innovate, collaborate, and develop learning cultures that drive enterprise and talent performance.

In 2020, these 25 elite organizations have solved business problems every learning team grapples with; learner engagement; the challenge of rapidly evolving technology, changing learning needs; and the COVID-19 pandemic. But learning teams never quit.  They innovated, collaborated, tapped talent across the world to help. The 2020 Learning! 100 winners represent the best in learning.

This year, the National Football League hosted the first NFL draft all virtually. The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy shared their training expertise with other federal agencies. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative and U.S. Office of Personnel Management collaborated on Total Learning Architecture, an open learning ecosystem. Many organizations have reacted and filled the gaps created by COVID-19. Florida Virtual Schools, Khan Academy, PBS, Scholastic, Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, and many learning organizations, have opened their learning resources and portals for free to parents, students, educators, and enterprises in need.

We are proud to honor the top 25 Learning! 100 organizations and thank them for their leadership, innovation, collaboration, and humanity.

We are honored to reveal the 2020 Learning! 100 top 25 winners via the celebration video.

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The 2020 Top 25 Learning! 100 Award Winners are as follows. Discover each winner’s story by clicking on their company name hyperlinked to the full story.

RankCompany NameIndustryAnnual Revenues/Operating BudgetEmployee/ Learners/ MembersProgramArea of Excellence
1Choice Hotels InternationalHospitality1.1 bil1,800Learning Engagement 2.0Performance
2Shaw Industries Group, IncManufacturing6.2 bil22,000Design Thinking CultureInnovation
3U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs VA Acquisition AcademyFederal Government50.6 mil60Virtual Global OLLPerformance
4Florida Virtual SchoolK-12 Education238 mil215,503 LCovid-19 Online Learning CommunityCollaboration
5National Football LeagueEntertainment14.48 bil4,500Virtual DraftInnovation
6Agilent Technologies IncManufacturing919 mil12,500No One Left Behind Computer Skills TrainingCulture
7FedEx ExpressLogistics69.69 bil450,000LiFE Talent Retention InitiativeCulture
8Watco Companies, LLCTransport/Logistics$1.14 bil5,000Watco U Collaborative LearningCollaboration
9NASCARAssociationNR1,000R&D Center: 360 * ToursInnovation
10Apple Federal Credit UnionBanking159 mil450TD Scorecard & Data AnalyticsPerformance
11Advanced Distributed Learning InitiativeFederal Government2.92 mil34Total Learning Architecture InitiativeInnovation
12U.S. Office of Personnel ManagementFederal Government80 mil1.03 milUSALearning TLA  InitiativeCollaboration
13Publicis MediaMedia9.8 Bill EU23,500IQ Academy Global eLearningInnovation
14Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Center for Development of Security ExcellenceFederal Government1.573 mil72National Security Adjudicator TrainingCollaboration
15National Institutes of Allergy & HealthFederal Government41.6 bil18,551Guidelines 4 COVID ResponsePerformance
16Khan AcademyEducation44.8 mil130Free Access to Parents COVID ResponseCulture
17Kaplan Financial UKEducationNR50,000 LGamification of Acct CoursesPerformance
18PBS LearningBroadcast631 mil10,000Free Documentary Series for COVIDCollaboration
19Center for Disease ControlFederal Government7.97 bil10,600Rapid Response COVID ResponsePerformance
20ScholasticMedia1.65 bil6,400Free Access to Online Learning COVID ResponseCollaboration
21ZoomInfo (formerly DiscoverOrg)Computer SW/ Service/Devlpmt293 mil143DEAL and LEAD Sales ProgramCollaboration
22National Ballet School of CanadaEducationNR1,000Sharing Dance Health InitiativeInnovation
23OSL Retail SvcsRetail ServicesNR2,000LMS MigrationPerformance
24Master ElectronicsDistributionNR400Development of Engaging OLLCulture
252J SupplyRetail1.1 mil9Online Learning LaunchPerformance
Click Company Name to View Winner’s Profile and Case Study

The 2021 Learning! 100 Award Call for Submissions will open December 2020 and close April 2021. Watch for details at

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