Rick Bell

Learning in Practice 2015: Excellence in Gaming and Simulations

Gold Pinsight For public school educators, multiple-choice tests may still work well for a fifth-grade math test. But when it comes to educating the educators on leadership skills, a true-false pop quiz just won’t make the grade. In the mile-high air of Denver, educators with Denver Public Schools follow the credo “Don’t Wait. Lead,” which also captures the district’s philosophy…

Learning in Practice 2015: Global Learning Division 2

From Left: Janine Pesci, Flemming Karstens Søeborg, Monika Vikander-Hegarty, Trish McCarty Gold Janine Pesci Principal and Director of Global Talent, Gensler Global design firm Gensler discovered that education would be a crucial element in to create international success. Janine Pesci, director of global talent, helped create its Gensler University Global Leaders program. Now active-learning opportunities aid participants working within four…

Learning in Practice 2015: Global Learning Division 1 Winners

From Left: Kuntal McElroy, Michelle Isaacs, Detlef Hold Gold Kuntal McElroy Head of Learning and Development, Ericsson North America When it comes to pioneering organizations in the communications technology industry, few can touch Ericsson. From its humble beginnings in 1876 as Lars Magnus Ericsson’s telegraph repair shop in Stockholm, Sweden, the company boasts iconic benchmarks such as the world’s first…

Learning In Practice 2014: Global Learning Division 2 Winners

From left: Diane Lujan; Charles VanSickle and Patrick Angel Gold Diane Lujan Senior Manager of Talent Management, Western Union Western Union Co. is among the most recognizable names in communications. From the 19th century era telegraph to sending telegrams to wire money across the country and internationally, the Englewood, Colorado-based financial services and communications company has remained attuned to its…

Learning In Practice 2014: Global Learning Division 1 Winners

From left: Chuck Battipede, Timothy Tobin and Edward Trolley of MetLife Inc. Gold Chuck Battipede Senior Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Co. With plummeting employee engagement scores and climbing attrition rates, iconic technology firm Hewlett-Packard Co. had to do something. Pressure to perform was at an all-time high in hypercompetitive Silicon Valley, and the global economy was in the grip of the…