Thursday, December 13, 2007

2007 Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards

Congratulations to the 2007 CLO Learning in Practice Award winners!

In his keynote address preceding this year’s Learning In Practice awards ceremony, held during Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Fall 2007 Symposium in Tucson, Ariz., 2006 CLO of the Year David Vance talked about how employee development creates real economic value. He noted that because of learning’s relationship to workforce productivity, its impact on organizations can be immense.
The editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine created the Learning In Practice awards for that reason: to recognize learning leaders who have improved performance in their enterprises through a combination of leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.
Chief Learning Officer recognized winners in each of the following categories:

The Business Impact Award recognizes learning executives who have demonstrated the positive impact of their workforce development programs on the enterprise in the past year, and compiled clear and reliable evidence to support those. Typical gauges of success involve Phillips Level 5, return on investment, cost savings, time to competency, improved productivity and testimonials from high-level executives.
Gold, Division 1: Carol Davison, Senior Human Resources Specialist, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Gold, Division 2: Lynne Zappone, Vice President, Talent Development and Learning, InterContinental Hotels
Silver, Division 1: Sharon Smart, Director of Training, Mattress Giant
Silver, Division 2: D’Anne Carpenter, Executive Director, Organizational Learning and Development, Trinity Health


The Innovation Award recognizes learning executives who have sought out and successfully applied emerging technologies and/or methodologies to create a stimulating and engaging combination of content and modalities in the past year. Some of these include simulations, games, podcasts, streaming video, blogs and wikis, as well as creative variations on e-learning, m-learning and other established modalities.
Gold, Division 1: Alysa Parks, Director, Learning and Development, and Maureen McDermott, Manager, Learning and Development, CDW
Gold, Division 2: Frank J. Anderson, President, DAU
Silver, Division 1: Jim Brolley, Director, Organizational Development and Training, Harley-Davidson
Silver, Division 2: Lesley Hoare, Vice President of Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Kimberly-Clark

The Leadership Award recognizes learning executives who have demonstrably extended their power and influence within their organization and/or established themselves as leaders within their enterprise in the past year. This includes (but is not limited to) frequent and regular contact with the CEO and CFO (or equivalent) and increased responsibilities for the learning function that fall outside its traditional purview.
Gold, Division 1: Alan Malinchak, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, ManTech University
Gold, Division 2: Marianne Langlois, Vice President, Learning Services, Convergys
Silver, Division 1: Matthew Bertman, National Director, Leadership Development, Pulte Homes
Silver, Division 2: Kimberly Kelly, Director of Training and Development, Paychex Inc.


The Magellan Award recognizes learning executives who have delivered development initiatives to geographically dispersed and/or culturally and linguistically diverse audiences internally and/or externally in the past year. This award is not just for those who merely have the greatest reach, but also for those who have transformed the efficiency and effectiveness of distant overseas operations.
Gold, Division 1: Mark Searcy and Kenny Kinder, Global Operations Support Managers, Coverall Cleaning Concepts
Gold, Division 2: Fabio Tonolini, Director,TenarisUniversity
Silver, Division 2: Jim Phelan, Senior Director in Organizational Learning, Merck

The Vanguard Award recognizes learning executives who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled existing workforce development initiatives in the past year. This includes a learning department, an extensive enterprisewide development program and/or a corporate university.
Gold, Division 1: Heather Bock, Global Director of Professional Development, Howrey LLP
Gold, Division 2: Shawne Angelle, Vice President, Global Learning and Development, Verizon Business
Silver, Division 1: Cynthia Scott-Williams, Senior Director of Human Resources, Adaptive Marketing
Silver, Division 2: Bryan Murphy, Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, Farmers Insurance

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