This year marks the 13th anniversary of the Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards, a recognition program to spotlight learning leaders, vendors and organizations that demonstrate excellence in workforce development programming design and delivery as well as use learning to enact measurable changes in their business, strategy or leadership.

A panel of judges who are practitioners in the industry chose winners from almost 200 nominations. Senior leaders received awards in eight categories that had two divisions: Division 1 for companies with more than 10,000 employees and Division 2 for companies with fewer than 10,000 employees. Learning providers were also recognized for their service in seven categories, including content, technology and e-learning.

Winners were recognized during an awards dinner held Sept. 27 at the Fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn in Arizona.

Providers

  1. Excellence in Academic PartnershipsRecognizes accredited academic learning institutions that have partnered with an organization in the past year to develop skills, competency or knowledge in a general employee ...
  2. Excellence in Blended LearningRecognizes vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining multiple modalities.
  3. Excellence in Executive EducationRecognizes executive education providers that have delivered a targeted executive education program for a client that has delivered measurable results.
  4. Excellence in ContentRecognizes vendors that have created superior customized and/or off-the-shelf learning content.
  5. Excellence in E-LearningRecognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative and effective e-learning program or suite for a client.
  6. From left: Lisa Travis, Bjorn Billhardt and Alex Whiteleather Excellence in Technology InnovationRecognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration toolsor games ...
  7. Excellence in PartnershipRecognizes vendors or consultants who have effectively supported a client’s learning and development function to set strategy or establish or implement a program via consulting ...

Practitioners

  1. The Business Impact AwardFor learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs.
  2. The Business Partnership AwardFor learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development program
  3. The Innovation AwardFor learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business ...
  4. The Strategy AwardFor learning executives who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with forward-looking vision to develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy that clearly aligns employee ...
  5. The Talent Management AwardFor learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee engagement, onboarding, succession planning, recruiting ...
  6. The Technology AwardFor learning executives who have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology to employee learning and development.
  7. The Trailblazer AwardFor learning executives who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled existing workforce development initiatives in the past year.