PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate University Xchange ("CorpU"), the leading talent development insight and education provider, is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual Awards for Excellence and Innovation. The awards will be presented during a gala dinner on May 15th as part of the three-day Global Leadership Congress at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from May 15-17.
The CorpU Awards for Excellence and Innovation are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs. 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, GE Energy, McCain Foods, Kelly Services, Alstom University, and Landi Renzo scored the award applicants based on various criteria specific to each category.
"The organizations selected as finalists are truly setting the bar for their commitment to innovation and employee empowerment," said Alan Todd, Chief Executive Officer of CorpU. "By fostering cultures deeply rooted in developing talent and unleashing creativity across the enterprise, these awards are a validation by the finalists' peers of their work to implement innovation in practice."
The following companies have been selected as finalists in this year's awards program:
- Miller Coors
- Veterans Affairs
- Town Sports International
- Raytheon Company
- Owens & Minor
- Aon Hewitt
- Westinghouse Electric
- Mars, Inc.
- Farmers Insurance
- Pacific Rubiales
- Mission 10X WIPRO
- C.R. England Global
- Aditya Birla Group
- Eastman Kodak Company
- Cricket Communications
- British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
- The Boeing Company
The Global Leadership Congress features leading faculty and corporate learning executives, with a series of interactive sessions designed to help talent development executives build cultures rooted in innovation. The program theme of "Three Days That Will Change How You Think" is a unique opportunity, through exclusive small group sessions and evening events, for participants to meet and interact with CLOs, business leaders, and world-renowned faculty to rapidly adopt new ideas and best practices.
"The Global Leadership Congress provides a unique opportunity for attendees to connect with corporate and academic leaders, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to make innovation part of their organizations' DNA," said Mr. Todd. "The Congress is shaping the leaders of tomorrow by sharing the best practices of today."
For more information, or to register for the Global Leadership Congress, visit http://www.corpu.com/leadershipcongress/.
For more information about CorpU, please contact Melissa Skabich at 973-850-7310 or [email protected].
About Corporate University Xchange
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. For more information, visit www.corpu.com.
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