This year marks the 14th 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 ceremony held Oct. 3 during the 2017 CLO Symposium+PLUS at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, California.

Providers

  1. Excellence in ContentThe Excellence in Content award recognizes vendors that have created superior customized and/or off-the-shelf learning content.
  2. Excellence in E-LearningThe Excellence in E-learning award recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative and effective e-learning program or suite for a client.
  3. Excellence in Technology InnovationThe Excellence in Technology Innovation recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, ...
  4. Excellence in PartnershipThe Excellence in Partnership award recognizes vendors or consultants who have effectively supported a client’s learning and development function to set strategy or establish or ...
  5. Excellence in Executive EducationThe Excellence in Executive Education award recognizes executive education providers that have delivered a targeted executive education program for a client that has delivered measurable ...
  6. Excellence in Academic PartnershipsThe Excellence in Academic Partnerships award recognizes accredited academic learning institutions that have partnered with an organization in the past year to develop skills, competency ...
  7. Excellence in Blended LearningThe Excellence in Blended Learning Award recognizes vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging ...

Practitioners

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. The Business Partnership AwardFor learning departments that have partnered in a progressive way with business partners or external organizational divisions and functions to develop and deliver a targeted ...
  4. The Technology AwardFor learning executives who have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology to employee learning and development.
  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 Trailblazer AwardFor learning executives who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled existing workforce development initiatives in the past year.
  7. The Business Impact AwardFor learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce.
  8. Damodar Padhi: A Global Leader in LearningChief Learning Officer’s 14th CLO of the Year is leading Tata Consultancy Services into the future of global learning.