“A charismatic and passionate leader with fearless vision makes this L&D initiative an example of cultural and change management ‘guts.’ ”

“The outcomes prove that the design, deployment and leadership were spot on.”

“This sounds like an amazing undertaking.”

These were just a few of the comments received from judges of Chief Learning Officer’s 2019 Learning In Practice Awards.

This year marked the 17th anniversary of the awards program, honoring learning industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs through a combination of qualities such as leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment. Judges selected the winners from almost 150 submitted nominations. The winners were honored at a reception during the 2019 CLO Fall Symposium in Chicago.

Practitioners received awards across eight categories in two divisions: Division 1 for companies with 10,000 employees or more and Division 2 for companies with fewer than 10,000 employees. Categories included Business Impact, Innovation and Talent Management, to name a few, as well as the industry’s top honor, CLO of the Year. Learning providers and vendor companies were also recognized for their excellence in eight categories, including Academic Partnerships, E-Learning, Technology Innovation and more.

This year’s winners included executives from across the United States, as well as international finalists from Canada, Denmark, England, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Congratulations to this year’s winners for the pursuit and achievement of excellence in the design and delivery of learning!

Practitioners

  1. Jim Woolsey is the 2019 CLO of the YearThroughout his career, Jim Woolsey has focused on progress. As president of DAU, he's continuing this tradition. ...
  2. The Business Impact AwardThe Business Impact Award is for learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their… ...
  3. The Business Partnership AwardThe Business Partnership Award is for learning departments that have partnered in a progressive way with business partners or external organizational divisions and functions such… ...
  4. The Innovation AwardThe Innovation Award is for learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to… ...
  5. The Strategy AwardThe Strategy Award is for learning executives who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with forward-looking vision to develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy… ...
  6. The Talent Management AwardThe Talent Management Award is for learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee… ...
  7. The Technology AwardThe Technology Award is for learning executives who have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology to employee learning and development. ...
  8. The Trailblazer AwardThe Trailblazer Award is for learning executives who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled existing workforce development initiatives in the… ...

Providers

  1. Excellence in Academic PartnershipsExcellence in Academic Partnerships recognizes accredited academic learning institutions that have partnered with an organization in the past year to develop skills, competency or knowledge… ...
  2. Excellence in Blended LearningExcellence in Blended Learning recognizes vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining… ...
  3. Excellence in Community ServiceExcellence in Community Service recognizes vendors that have provided significant investment of company resources and time in support of a community service project or initiative. ...
  4. Excellence in ContentExcellence in Content recognizes vendors that have created superior customized and/or off-the-shelf learning content. ...
  5. Excellence in E-LearningExcellence in E-Learning recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative and effective e-learning program or suite for a client. ...
  6. Excellence in Executive EducationExcellence in Executive Education recognizes executive education providers that have delivered a targeted executive education program for a client that has delivered measurable results. ...
  7. Excellence in PartnershipExcellence in Partnership recognizes vendors or consultants that have effectively supported a client’s learning and development function to set strategy or establish or implement a… ...
  8. Excellence in Technology InnovationExcellence in Technology Innovation recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video,… ...