Virginia Beach, Va., September 1, 2020 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions, a leader in innovative learning solutions, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in learning and development in the best advance in custom content category. This award was announced on August 20, 2020.

“We were pleased to collaborate with General Motors on a multi-faceted safety training solution,” says Alyson Brandt, Managing Director, Global Learning & Development at DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Customized learning solutions are helping our clients improve operations, enhance employee skills, and save lives.”

This award-winning learning solution combined an e-learning course, two interactive instructor-led training workshops specified for employees and supervisors, and quick reference documents. Continuous learning is necessary to improve knowledge and skills to support personal and organizational goals. DuPont Sustainable Solutions is dedicated to helping clients create safe work environments and reduce risk.

“Organizations around the world highly value Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards – so much so that we received a record number of applications in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO, and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The awards provide valuable recognition and validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to both employers and employees.”

Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. Excellence Awards winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, January 26-28, 2021, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

“The Excellence Awards serve the critical function of reinforcing the essential business benefit of creating great experiences for candidates and employees,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “All award winners must demonstrate that their HCM programs drive bottom-line business results. That’s what sets our awards program apart from all others.”

In addition to its collaboration with General Motors, DSS is committed to partnering with organizations globally to develop blended learning solutions that address unique skills gaps and help employees adopt safer, more efficient work practices. DSS experts are passionate about risk management and productivity, drawing on decades of real-world experience to create customized learning experiences that engage employees and transform culture.

About DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is a leading provider of operations management consulting services and learning solutions that enable organizations to protect their employees and assets, realize operational efficiencies, innovate more rapidly and build workforce capability. By leveraging its DuPont heritage, deep industry and employee development expertise, and diverse team of expert consultants, DSS helps clients turn operations management into a competitive advantage. Additional information is available at www.dsslearning.com.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Our mission: Empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day.

At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. (www.brandonhall.com)

DuPont, the DuPont Oval Logo and certain trademarks and service marks that include “DuPont” are owned by affiliates of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and licensed to DSS for a limited period of time.

CONTACT NAME: Chelsea Kelley

DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Phone: 757-631-4388

Email: chelsea.kelley@consultdss.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.