LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance and the University of Farmers received the awards at the 13th Annual gala CUX Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning. The event was held as part of the three-day Global Leadership Congress at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from May 15-17, 2012.
The Corp U Awards for Excellence and Innovation are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs in the United States. The awards honor corporate, non-profit and government learning organizations that improve both business and employee performance through Alignment, Alliances, Branding, Launching, Leadership Development, Learning Technology, and Measurement.
A panel of independent, expert judges from companies including Ernst and Young, Westinghouse, GE Energy, and Aon Hewitt scored the award applicants based on various criteria specific to each category.
Farmers competed with organizations such as Microsoft, NASA, Raytheon and Westinghouse in winning the two awards.
Annette Thompson, Chief Learning Officer of Farmers said, "To be honored by CUX this year is a true testament to the quality of education and curriculum offered by the instructors at the University of Farmers. We are very proud of our work and how it benefits all Farmers' agents, district managers, and employees through innovative learning and development programs that receive accolades year after year."
"With so many organizations that have raised the bar for leadership and innovation participating in this year's Congress, selecting those who were truly the best of the best was a daunting challenge for the judging panel," said Alan Todd, Chief Executive Officer of CorpU. "We at CorpU congratulate the winners, and extend our gratitude to each organization that shares our commitment to empowering their employees through talent development by implementing innovation across their enterprises."
Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) is transforming the way companies solve problems, generate ideas and improve business performance through social learning and talent development. A partner to the world's leading organizations through collaborative thinking and learning communities, Corporate University Xchange is at the forefront of the projected $150 billion market for corporate learning in the 21st century.
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
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