The Forum Corp. Named a Top 20 Provider of Leadership Development and Sales Training, One of Only Four Companies to Earn Distinction in Both Categories

Mar 21, 2011, 11:42 ET from Forum Corporation

BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forum Corp., a global leader in linking learning to strategic business objectives, has been named a 2011 Top 20 provider of leadership development and a Top 20 provider of sales training by, making Forum one of only four companies to earn distinctions in both categories.

Forum, which for 40 years has helped organizations effectively execute business strategies by focusing on people, was chosen based on several criteria, including:

  • Thought leadership, assessments or research to support programs;
  • Breadth and innovation in services and delivery methods offered;
  • Strength of clients and audiences served;
  • Geographic reach and participants trained;
  • Company size and growth potential; and
  • Industry recognition, innovation and impact.

The award marks the second consecutive year that Forum has been named a Top 20 leadership development provider.

"We're committed to continue leading the industry with the kind of research, fresh thinking and insights that enable us to design and implement training programs that deliver measurable impact and help our clients achieve their goals," said CEO Vafa Akhavan. "We have four decades of unparalleled experience upon which we continue to build every day."

Forum provides clients with practical and research-based advice and tailored programs that mobilize employees, accelerate business initiative implementation, and improve agility.

Forum works with companies looking to introduce and adopt new business and sales strategies quickly, develop leaders and sales managers at all levels of an organization, and embed learning into daily work and activities. Forum also specializes in employee engagement, customer service, and customer commitment.

Forum has won accolades for its groundbreaking thought leadership on the topic of strategy execution in its most recent book, Strategic Speed (Harvard Business Press), and for its research into fundamental principles of effective workplace learning.

Its clients include hundreds of leading companies around the globe in a broad range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy, telecommunications, professional services, retail and others.

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