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Winners of the 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Leadership Development Awards


Best Advance in Coaching and Mentoring | Best Advance in Establishing Governance to Guide Leadership and Leadership Development Decisions

Best Advance in Executive Development | Best Advance in Leadership Development

Best Advance in Leadership Development Competency Models

Best Advance in Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development

Best Advance in Senior Manager Development

Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program

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Best Advance in Coaching and Mentoring

GoldBank of America CorporationLead-Coach-Manage for Advanced Client SolutionsThe Lead-Coach-Manage framework, adapted by Bank of America Academy for Advanced Client Solutions, delivers many benefits, including more transparency to opportunities, challenges and successes; a clear vision of how to achieve success; actionable plans to increase productivity and effectiveness; and consistency in local leadership engagement.
GoldBank of America CorporationSmall Business 3-5-3 with Credible Coach ImplementationBank of America’s 230 leaders in Small Business needed a repeatable, scalable coaching model to create a coaching culture and process. This led to the development of Small Business 3-5-3 with Credible Coach, a coaching framework that provides expectations, tools, resources, and skill building opportunities to enhance the associate development experience.
GoldGoogle CloudGoogle Cloud Way of Sales Coaching: Inner & Outer Game"The Google Cloud Way of Sales Coaching: Inner & Outer Game" is a five-module program delivered via Google MEET over five weeks to cohorts of sales managers globally. The program is designed to train sales managers in coaching skills, ensure that the approach to sales coaching aligns with Google’s cultural values, and create a coaching community of practice across the organization.
GoldMcKinsey & CompanyRemote Apprenticeship AcceleratorThe Remote Apprenticeship Accelerator program helped McKinsey partners develop skills and confidence to deepen client relationships, advance their understanding of client needs, and deliver the best of McKinsey’s capabilities in a virtual/remote context. The six-week, blended and virtual learning program included live virtual learning sessions featuring global experts, a digital "microsite" of curated resources and live small-group coaching sessions.
GoldSoftServeIndividual-oriented learning eco-systemThe Individual-oriented learning eco-system at SoftServe includes coaching and mentorship that solve the challenges related to bridging the talent gap, upskilling associates, and growth of new leaders with sustainable and ecological approaches to team management.
GoldTata Consultancy ServicesForce Multiplier Coaching"Leaders as Coaches and Mentors" facilitates conscious growth for Tata Consultancy Services leaders to empower their team's development and succession and provide the leaders with real-time tools to build an organizational culture that promotes unconditional positive regard.
GoldTD BankCoaching EcosystemTD Bank North American Contact Center's coaching ecosystem is a comprehensive program anchored by a standardized coaching model and supported by a robust formal learning curriculum. Objectives include reducing agent performance variability, reducing absenteeism and attrition, and driving improvement in Contact Center service levels.
SilverScotiabank Caribbean South & EastBuilding a Coaching and Mentoring Culture in Scotiabank Caribbean South and EastScotiabank Caribbean South & East elevated the existing coaching and mentorship resources available with a strong focus on empowering and engaging employees in the region. This resulted in a robust leadership culture that supported employees toward the achievement of strategic objectives.
SilverSutherlandTeam Manager University (TMU) AnywhereTMU Anywhere is a scenario-based learning workshop reserved specifically for Sutherland Anywhere programs. It requires a 23-hour commitment from team managers and their account managers and focuses on planning and execution, remote engagement, and effective coaching.
BronzeDesjardinsDesjardins Mentorship ProgramDesjardins’ mentorship program offers a structured, global approach to mentoring while fostering the development of adaptability, digital, interpersonal and leadership competencies to create healthy and inclusive working environments.
BronzeHerbalife NutritionBetter Coaching training programHerbalife Nutrition’s "Better Coaching" program is the company’s first comprehensive coach training for its independent distributors, based on the science of behavior change and research in interpersonal relationship skills. The blended learning program includes 18 eLearning modules, a two-day virtual workshop, a 90-day chat group among the learning cohort and trainers, and an eBook as a reference guide.
BronzeSound Credit Union and TTA (The Training Associates)Coaching for Sales SuccessSound Credit Union partnered with TTA to develop a customized coaching program for 40+ sales managers and leaders. The program provides sales managers with the skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to coach team members to help improve employee performance, improve customer engagement and increase sales.
 
 

Best Advance in Establishing Governance to Guide Leadership and Leadership Development Decisions

SilverPT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (Persero)Human Capital Management AwardBRI is the oldest bank in Indonesia and has been very successful in focusing its services on the micro, small and medium enterprises market. To maintain its prime position in the consumer, retail and corporate banking industry, BRI continuously grooms its best talents and acquires the latest technology.
 
 

Best Advance in Executive Development

GoldVerizonVLeadsVerizon’s "VLeads" is an immersive leadership development experience for Verizon’s top director-level executives. The program is grounded in Verizon’s 2.0 leadership disciplines of business leadership, people leadership, and self leadership.
SilverSchneider-ElectricLeadership for Profitable Growth master classAs the Covid pandemic hit, severely disrupting businesses, the design and rapid deployment of the Leadership for Profitable Growth program enabled Schneider to continue to drive its business profitably in extraordinary circumstances while delivering critical business, strategic, and financial acumen learning to its senior-most executives in a 100% digital solution.
BronzeAmerisourceBergen and "What if", a part of AccentureAmerisourceBergen: Leadership Competency ModelTo meet the challenge of unprecedented disruption, AmerisourceBergen partnered with "What If", part of Accenture, to create a more diverse and inclusive, enterprise-minded, innovative, and purpose-driven organization, one that would power the mission to create healthier futures across the globe.
BronzeArgoLeading the Business: Executive Development Leadership Program Launch in a PandemicLeading the Business is a new executive approach to learning at Argo over 18 months, combining video-based learning with small group discussions and weekly online accountability steps. It culminates with the chance to train other leaders in the organization to share core principles, values and tools.
BronzeEnerjisa EnerjiDigital ExcellenceThe Digital Excellence program at Enerjisa Enerji is a comprehensive transformation program designed to develop the awareness and knowledge level of the whole management team that will lead digital transformation at the company.
BronzePinterest and AIIR ConsultingPinterest and AIIR Consulting - Leadership Excellence: Executive Development ProgramA three-module leadership development program, developed by Pinterest and AIIR Consulting, directly ties into Pinterest's organizational objectives of promoting cross-functional collaboration, developing key talent and encouraging participants to engage more strategically with the leadership team.
 
 

Best Advance in Leadership Development

GoldAbbVie and K2C ConsultingAbbVie Proactive Leadership Development ProgramAbbVie Proactive Leadership Development Program is a blended approach that contains a digital learning path followed by virtual classroom training. It aims to develop high-potentials for their future leadership roles.
GoldAccentureInsight - global program for womenInsight is Accenture's flagship program for women at the senior manager level. Data showed that participants who were non-distinctive achievers or non-key talents before attending Insight were more likely to become distinctive achievers (31%) or key talents (35%) within two years after attending Insight compared to employees in the control group.
GoldAkbank and K2C ConsultingNew Generation Leadership Development ProgramAkbank's New Generation Leadership Development Program is a blended approach that contains a digital learning path followed by virtual classroom training. It aims to develop both senior and new managers for future roles.
GoldAkenerji and K2C ConsultingAkenerji Lead the Future Leadership Development ProgramAkenerji's Lead the Future Leadership Development Program is designed aiming to prepare leaders for the future. It consists of digital learning and virtual classroom modules. pandemic has challenged the program design and learners to adapt to some changes.
GoldAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nurses and SweetRushFundamental Skills For Nurse Managers"Fundamental Skills for Nurse Managers" developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and SweetRush recognized the need for a leadership development program that prepares nurses to move from individual contributors to leaders especially during the first daunting year of transition. It is an innovative scenario-based program that features relatable avatar-characters and situations supplemented by branching activities and job aids.
GoldAmerisourceBergen and "What If" part of AccentureAmerisourceBergen: Leadership Competency ModelAmerisourceBergen partnered with 'What If' part of Accenture to create a more diverse and inclusive enterprise-minded innovative and purpose-driven organization. A Leadership Competency Model was tailored to AB's 33 C-suite leaders top 300 SVPs/EVPs 3000 managers and the remaining 29000 leaders with expectations and learning plans catered to each leadership segment.
GoldAstellas and Blue Ocean BrainiLEADAstellas Pharma US and Blue Ocean Brain developed iLEAD a customized online microlearning portal that forever changed the trajectory of commercial leadership development at Astellas. Since the introduction of iLEAD voluntary participation in self-development by Astellas commercial leaders went from roughly 7% to over 90%.
GoldAtrium HealthAtrium Health Administrative Fellowship Program Best Advance in Learning DevelopmentFor more than 40 years Atrium Health has provided fellowship opportunities to help grow the next generation of both clinical and non-clinical leaders. During an incredibly dynamic time in healthcare Atrium Health recognized the need to restructure the program to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment.
GoldAvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş. LiderSEN Gelistir Leadership Development Program In AvivaSA, a leadership development program for sales managers provides opportunities for promoting Regional Managers first, then more senior positions as they develop more. The program has been designed with four face-to-face modules and one post-program follow-up workshop together with various homework, book summaries, articles, self-reflections and analysis in a blended learning approach.
GoldCigna and MPS Interactive SystemsTalent Resource and Planning (TR&P)Cigna's integrated leadership talent management solution features a digital site to house the materials and foster information sharing and engagement and curating and developing content. The solution also includes role-specific content and a wide range of self-paced learning modalities.
GoldCognizantFrontline Leadership Development ProgramCognizant's Frontline Leadership Development Program builds a pipeline of leaders with leadership skills and mindsets to win in the digital age. It aims to nurture newly promoted mid-level managers to help them make a smooth transition and enable high-potential talent to step up into higher leadership roles.
GoldCorning Incorporated and BTSGlobal Leadership Assessment & Coaching"Global Leadership Assessment & Coaching" is a five-month multimodal learning journey developed by Corning and BTS to help Corning's high-potential future leaders develop new skills and mindsets as they experience larger roles in the organization. The end result is an immersive experience that Corning anticipates running annually to prepare high-potentials for senior leadership roles during a critical time of transition.
GoldDeloitteExecutive Fellowship ProgramThis program was built with the focus on holistic leadership development helping senior leaders in Deloitte to build eminence in the marketplace. It helped harness the passion leaders have and apply it toward impacting the ecosystem and community that all are part of.
GoldFresenius Medical Care KGaA and Infopro LearningLearn2Grow - Performance Management ProgramInfopro Learning created a blended custom learning program that prepares leaders managers and employees for performance management and review discussions. The program is customized to the manager and employee roles within Fresenius and contains nine learning journeys under each role several hours of learning spread across 50 plus assets and six different modalities.
GoldGAFPathways Leadership Development ProgramGAF's Pathways is a 12-month leadership development program divided into five offsite meetings called reunions. As a result of the program 40% of participants have expanded responsibilities and were promoted. 80% of participants were selected to lead/participate in several executive-level enterprise priority projects.
GoldGEICO and University of Virginia Darden School Foundation - Darden Executive Education & Lifelong LearningGEICO Strategic & Entrepreneurial Leadership ProgramThis entry submitted by GEICO and the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation is called the "Strategic & Entrepreneurial Leadership Program." SELP as the program is known increased leadership skills strategic acumen and intangible benefits for participants and their managers.
GoldGenpactLeadership Direct Program (LDP)The Leadership Direct Program aims at embedding talent with high learnability and potential to the top 1000 critical roles at Genpact. This is an accelerated 18-month program that builds six future-focused leadership and digital competencies through a wide range of leadership experiences.
GoldHazelden Betty Ford Foundation and MDA Leadership ConsultingThe Bench Strength ExperienceHazelden Betty Ford Foundation and MDA Leadership Consulting developed "The Bench Strength Experience." It's a blended program designed to provide insights and growth opportunities for participants meaningful connections among participant and manager cohorts and unparalleled insights for the organization into its emerging leader talent.
GoldINDRA and BTSEngaging LeadersThis project originated after Indra measured the employee engagement index and identified there was room for leadership improvement and partnered with BTS to improve. Indra focused on middle management as a key group with large influence within the organization.
GoldKibar HoldingWe Have Power Leadership Development ProgramThe "We Have Power" leadership program at Kibar Holding is a holistic development program for directors and senior executives that contains virtual classes training programs reading materials assessments and a mentorship program. The program aimed to change the culture and organizational climate within the group.
GoldNational Academy of Civil ServiceSuccession of Leadership: Mentoring Program for Senior Civil Servants of TaiwanThe National Academy of Civil Service in Taiwan introduced a mentoring system into government agencies and designed a mentor-led training program. Through mentors' sharing of experiences senior civil servants as mentees could receive face-to-face instruction and consultation to enhance team leadership and talent development.
GoldREPSOL and BTSSafety LeapRepsol needed to make safety an integral part of its DNA and culture. To do so Repsol partnered with BTS to build the right mindset in 2500 leaders to lead the "safety leap" needed in the oil and gas company.
GoldRexall and MetrixLeading the Rexall Way: Cultivating Leadership with a Customised Development ProgramCanadian pharmacy retailer Rexall partnered with Metrix to build a leadership development program for all roles and departments. The program upholds Rexall's values embodies the culture and addresses the unique challenges of leadership in the retail pharmacy space.
GoldSaudi Telecom Company (stc) and Center for Creative LeadershipThe Digital Leadership for Managers (DLM)Saudi Telecom Company and the Center for Creative Leadership created "Digital Leadership for Managers" to help leaders understand disruption in the telco industry and the new ways for leaders to think act and influence the digital strategies needed to respond to the challenges.
GoldSonic Automotive and LearnUponHow Sonic Automotive evolved its leadership academies to acquire top talent fuel internal promotions and build organization capability in its Teammates across the USSonic Automotive and LearnUpon evolved Sonic's leadership academies to acquire top talent fuel internal promotions and build organization capability. Sonic's leadership program is part of a dynamic HCM strategy that has helped the company perform with the best in its peer group seeing rises in both profitability and market share.
GoldTata Consultancy ServicesPresence through the Lens of Purna LeadershipThis program at Tata Consultancy Services enables leaders to be think and act with deliberate conscientious intent for the greater good in the moments that matter most.
GoldThermo Fisher Scientific and Entelechy and BTSDeveloping the Next Generation of High-Potential Leaders Thermo Fisher Scientific while Fighting a Global PandemicWhile the world stopped in the spring of 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific sprang into action delivering life-saving testing and vaccine technology. Recognizing that the organization had a critical need for the next-generation of leaders Thermo Fisher partnered with Entelechy and BTS to create an entirely virtual version of the organization's proven leadership development program for high-potential managers which proved to be equally as effective as the traditional version.
GoldTurkiye Finans Participation BankNEXT BRANCH MANAGER PROGRAMTurkiye Finans Participation Bank built the "Next Branch Manager Program" to prepare employees for their future positions develop technical and managerial competence to fulfill requirements of that position create a common management culture and increase employee engagement.
GoldUSTServant Leadership at USTUST believes that employees are the lynchpin of digital transformation. UST embraced servant leadership as the overarching leadership philosophy and keeps employees at the center of everything they do and balances beautifully between results and relationships.
GoldVakif KatilimFounding Future Branch Managers"Founding Future Branch Managers" is a one-year leadership development program at Vakif Katilim to increase internal promotion to branch manager position from 18% to 50% and enable the promoted alumni to achieve 100% profitability target realization in their first year. The results exceeded targets -- 54% internal promotion and 102% profitability target realization of the promoted alumni in their first year.
GoldVakif KatilimCareer Growth ProgramVakif Katilim's Career Growth Program is a six-month leadership journey to develop senior specialists who failed the assessment process for promotion to supervisor roles. After the program 67% of alumni were promoted exceeding the 50% target.
GoldVale and BTSImpact!To sustain its new strategic ambitions Vale partnered with BTS on cultural transformation scaling key behaviors throughout the organization. Results included improvement in Vale's safety culture and improvement in communication between management and their teams.
GoldJulius Bar and Institute for Management Development (IMD)Winning the Future: Building Julius Baer's Leadership Capabilities"Winning the Future: Building Julius Baer’s Leadership Capabilities, submitted by Julius Baer and the Institute for Management Development (IMD) features a seven-module, blended-learning journey. In 2018, Julius Baer faced reputational legacy issues and leadership challenges in a rapidly evolving external environment, increased regulatory scrutiny and significant technological developments. To ensure future success, it engaged IMD to co-create a new team leader program, TLP 2.0, aimed at helping team leaders; Understand the external environment, link the bank’s strategy to their individual contexts, identify and focus on their key development areas, improve collaboration across the bank and develop a common language around leadership throughout the bank. Julius Baer then decided to expand its engagement with IMD by co-creating a systematic adaptive leadership curriculum covering all levels of the organization. The curriculum was clearly linked to the changing wealth management environment and the bank’s strategy, and significantly impacted the bank’s leadership capabilities."
GoldKyriba and The Oxford GroupKyriba Leads, in partnership with The Oxford GroupFollowing a period of sustained rapid growth, and the demonstrated, urgent need for systems, processes and a common language for developing Kyriba's leaders and its future leaders, Kyriba, in partnership with The Oxford Group, built and rolled out a highly impactful, global virtual leadership development program, from scratch. They opened up cross-collaboration and helped to empower individuals across the business, like never before, in the face of a global pandemic and fundamental organizational change.
GoldKPMG IndiaKPMG in India's Accelerating Leadership Potential Program"The ‘Accelerating Leadership Potential’ program is a customized five-month learning journey, designed for KPMG's senior leaders. Leveraging faculty from the Harvard Business School, coaches from IIM Ahmedabad (India’s top B school) and experts in storytelling and communication, the program is based on KPMG India’s proprietary design framework called SCRIPT. S stands for Self Learning, C -Classroom Content, R –Reflection, I–Internalization P -Peer learning phase and T stands for ‘Teachable point of view’. Together, the learning journey is a complete SCRIPT for leader development. An important facet of this learning journey is that participants must meet the qualifying criteria for each phase, before they can move to the next. Finally, participants who qualify to be in the final phase join an exclusive set of program alumni and go on to create their ‘Teachable Point of View’ videos which serve as leadership lessons for the next generation of leaders. "
Silver3M and NovoEdExpanding Access to High-Quality Leadership Development Through Online Social Learning3M has created a social learning program for people leaders that leverages a catalog of curriculum from FranklinCovey and is hosted on the NovoEd platform. Using social learning has resulted in higher completion rates and scores on application and performance that exceed both VILT and the company's global targets and can be delivered at a fraction of the cost of ILT enabling 3M to reach more people lLeaders.
SilverAB InBev and ImpactLeading @AB InBevLeading @AB InBev developed in partnership with Impact is a business-critical program that is closely aligned with AB InBev's 10-year plan to lead future growth. The key objectives were to empower people train them in new competencies and elevate confidence for them to be able to lead powerful teams.
SilverArgo GroupArgo Group - Learning CommunitiesArgo Group's Learning Communities serve as a leadership development platform meant to reach employees at each level of leadership through three programs. Each program is designed to meet the needs of a particular employee level demonstrating the need for leadership at every level.
SilverAsian Development Bank and Impact InternationalADB Flagship Leadership Programs: Thrive Engage TransformIn 2018 Asia Development Bank made a strategic decision to invest in building a cadre of leaders across the organization to support the realization of its Strategy 2030. ADB partnered with Impact to design and deliver three ambitious leadership development programs - Thrive Engage and Transform - that individually and collectively would transform leadership at ADB.
SilverBirgi Mefar GroupBirgi Mefar Group Leadership ProgramThe BIrgi Mefar Group Leadership Program was developed to improve leadership competencies and increase retention of managers and the team members who report to them. Employee loyalty and productivity increased as a result of the program.
SilverColt Technology Services and InspireOne ConsultantsManagement Fundamentals: Driving engagement and mobility through leadership developmentColt Technology Services lacked a defined set of consistent management standards which created dissatisfaction from direct reports. "Management Fundamentals" is a global leadership development program devised to inspire Colt's diverse management population reignite their engagement in skills development while defining new bespoke management practices and building management capability.
SilverCrowe LLpBest Advance in Leadership Development for Women - Women Leading@CroweThe Women Leading @ Crowe (WL@C) program is designed to support women across the firm and further the growth of the firm's inclusive culture. WL@C's mission is to inspire grow and connect women at Crowe allowing them each to achieve their full potential.
SilverDeloitte LLPEP Manager EffectivenessDeloitte's Manager Effectiveness program is designed to help managers prepare for rapidly evolving dynamics in the post-Covid market where they are expected to take more client-facing roles in sales and delivery of complex engagements. It focuses on building leadership capabilities through curated curriculum of virtual sessions on critical technical and soft skills.
SilverDexKo Global and Dion LeadershipHigh Potential Leadership Development ProgramThe DexKo High-Potential Leadership Development Program was created to identify and develop leadership potential across the organization and maintain a healthy and growing pipeline of internal talent.
SilverElectric Boat and GP StrategiesEngaging Learner-Centric Leadership Development at Electric Boat
SilverEnerjisa ÃœretimSPARKSPARK is a project aimed to develop all level leaders of Enerjisa Ãœretim in terms of fundamental leadership skills and managerial technical knowledge by using blended learning methods.
SilverHalkbankGELIBOLU Leadership Development ProgramThe Gelibolu Leadership Development Program at Halkbank is designed to develop new branch managers on leadership management and financial skills. The program is multi-phased with blended methods both onsite and online.
SilverMerck & Co. and Saïd Business School University of Oxford The Leadership PathwayLeadership Pathway developed by Merck & Co. and the Saïd Business School at University of Oxford improves confidence and capability among directors. The program develops change makers who will engender inclusion and trust inspire experimentation feedback and learning and achieve aspirational business outcomes for today and tomorrow.
SilverReliance Standard Life InsuranceReliance Standard Life Insurance - New Manager ProgramThe management program for new people leaders at Reliance Standard Insurance helps establish foundations of performance management transform company culture and enhance employee engagement.
SilverTürk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. Leadership with HR Perspective ProgramThe "Leadership with HR Perspective Program" was launched to improve the team management competencies of Türk Telekom executives share HR practices processes and approach and support the leadership culture. At the time of application 850 Türk Telekom executives had participated in the program.
SilverTürkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. and K2C Consulting Tüpraş Leadership Academy / Leadership 201 Program Tüpraş Leadership Academy / Leadership 201 Programat Turkiye Petrol is a blended approach to improve leadership skills of senior managers. It consists of a digital learning path followed by virtual classroom training.
SilverUBS AGGWM Key Talent Program - Developing Leaders of tomorrowThis program submitted by UBS aims to develop versatile leaders to assume key roles and responsibilities in Global Wealth Management and drive business growth. The connections between participants and senior leaders helped to create a transparent high-performing class of 290 individuals who drive business in the next few years.
SilverWarnerMedia and Better UpLeading Transformation with 1:1 personalized developmentAmid massive organizational change a global pandemic and the resulting industry disruption WarnerMedia partnered with BetterUp to quickly scale a hyper-personalized leadership development across 30 different brands. This offering was deployed to 11% of the manager population in just four weeks and resulted in measurable change over a six-month timeframe.
BronzeChevron Corporation and BTS USA IncYour Leadership Our FutureThis entry jointly submitted by Chevron and BTS USA is called "Your Leadership Our Future." YLOF is designed to meet the needs of employees at all stages of their leadership development through a combination of self-paced activities and study group discussion and coaching that supports development of Chevron's key leadership mindsets and behaviors.
BronzeCiscoLead Grow Run Training Program - A "Game Changer" for Cisco First Line Sales ManagersIn July 2020 Cisco launched the First Line Sales Manager Program (FLM) to a global audience of 1556 sales and engineer managers who own customer relationships. Comprised of eLearning workshops guest speakers contests and awards FLM participants out-performed colleagues who did not participate and are now involved in a second-level program.
BronzeGW Pharmaceuticals and The Oxford GroupGW LEADDesigned for a growing organization that is becoming more global and complex the GW Pharmaceuticals LEAD program teaches skills to help leaders show up in the way they need to through establishing a new consistent leadership standard increased collaboration coaching and individual and team empowerment.
BronzeHealthy Companies / The Healthy Leader and AllenCommThe Grounded LeaderTo help their clients create leaders who are change champions in their organization The Healthy Companies partnered with AllenComm to synthesize 30 years of leadership change management research and curriculum development to create an innovative holistic readily accessible digital learning experience: The Grounded Leader Program.
BronzeNavantia and Cegos GroupCHANGE: A NEW LEADERSHIP MODEL FOR NAVANTIANavantia redefined and redeployed its leadership model to prepare the company for a generational renewal process. Constructed in three phases it involves preparing the white-collar and blue-collar population and full deployment in the Australian subsidiary.
BronzeNordea Bank and Infopro LearningLeadership Communication at NordeaThis entry features four eLearning modules created by Infopro Learning three for new leaders and one for experienced leaders of Nordea Bank. The courses focus on improving leader's communication within teams remote or otherwise.
BronzeNordea Bank and Infopro LearningLicence to Lead training programThe License to Lead training program created by Infopro Learning introduces first-time and newly hired People Leaders at Nordea Bank to their role and responsibilities. It includes 12 online modules on leadership risk management and legal awareness and more.
BronzeRedpath Australia and ActruaArt of Engagement - Redpath AustraliaMining company Redpath Australia operates across remote Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region and understands that its dispersed workforce requires high-quality frontline leaders to enable the engagement of the workforce. The Australian operation committed to a wholistic leadership program that incorporates culture and values safety leadership supervisory excellence graduate development and executive coaching.
BronzeRPM PizzaLeadership Development in Pizza College"Leadership Development in Pizza College" was created to prepare Domino's Pizza assistant managers to support growing store volume and reduce manager turnover while aligning with organizational goals. The updated program includes classroom sessions mentoring and on-the-job training to ensure assistant managers can immediately contribute and feel more valued in the organization.
BronzeSalesforce and Learnship Networks GmbHBlazing a trail for future Leaders - CommPetent Communication Excellence ProgramSalesforce and Learnship Network developed a communication competency program to enable effective collaboration across geographies. The training combines 24/7 access to a virtual training platform with one-on-one coaching allowing learners to fine-tune specific communications skills such as preparing board presentations improving language skills for a specific assignment or simply perfecting pronunciation for a high-stakes engagement.
 
 

Best Advance in Leadership Development Competency Models

GoldAmerisourceBergen and "What If" part of AccetureAmerisourceBergen: Leadership Competency ModelAmerisourceBergen partnered with "What If" part of Accenture to create a more diverse and inclusive enterprise-minded innovative and purpose-driven organization. A Leadership Competency Model was tailored to AB's 33 C-suite leaders top 300 SVPs/EVPs 3000 managers and the remaining 29000 leaders with expectations and learning plans catered to each leadership segment.
BronzeWNS Global Services Private LimitedBest Advance in Leadership Development Competency ModelsThe Winning DNA Leadership Competency Framework and the DiFU Digital Competency Framework are integral to leadership development for WNS's vision mission business goals and digital aspirations.
 
 

Best Advance in Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development

GoldINDRA and BTSEngaging LeadersThis project originated after Indra measured the employee engagement index and identified there was room for leadership improvement and partnered with BTS to improve. Indra focused on middle management as a key group with large influence within the organization.
GoldREPSOL and BTSSafety LeapRepsol needed to make safety an integral part of its DNA and culture. To do so Repsol partnered with BTS to build the right mindset in 2500 leaders to lead the "safety leap" needed in the oil and gas company.
GoldSCL Health and Root Inc.SCL Health's Leaders Give 110%SCL Health collaborated with Root, Inc. to customize its Compass® Leadership Development program for the healthcare industry. The customization by SCL Health focused on developing foundational leadership skills plus something very unique to healthcare: leaders focused on applying their leadership skills to financial targets and demonstrated that leadership has bottom-line benefits.
SilverAkamai Technologies and Potential Squared International LimitedMeasuring Leadership Impact to Develop Exceptional Leadership CapabilitiesAkamai Technologies collaborated with PotentialSquared to offer two distinct Leadership Development programs that focus on driving measurable outcomes of strong leadership behaviors/capabilities. The entry highlights measurable data collected before during and after Leadership Academy experiences to demonstrate how the participants' leadership impact has progressed relative to the Pi2-Leadership Model that the academies are built around.
SilverZafin and Vivo Team DevelopmentZafin | Vivo Team Vital Statistics Report in Leadership DevelopmentZafin a global fintech innovation leader had not offered formal development for its growing group of leaders of agile teams spread across the globe and interacting across multiple time zones. In 2020 as all staff started working virtually Zafin made the commitment to their senior and potential leaders to support the new challenges of operating virtually as well as the rapid growth and sustainability of Zafin.
 
 

Best Advance in Senior Manager Development

GoldAccenture and BetterUpFestival of LeadershipAccenture partnered with BetterUp to refresh its Leadership Development Program (LDP) for senior managers transitioning to senior leadership roles. This revamped LDP included new 1:1 coaching and group coaching which significantly improved program engagement and wellness for participants despite the pandemic.
GoldCognizantAI&A TransformersAI&A Transformers is a leadership development program offered to the top talent of Cognizant's AI & Analytics team in senior manager and emerging leader roles. This program fosters a culture that encourages collaboration inclusion and agility to navigate uncertainty and support clients through their transformational journey and lead teams through change.
GoldTata Consultancy ServicesTCS Emerging Leadership Seminar (TCSeLS)The TCS Emerging Leadership Seminar is a refreshed program for emerging senior managers to develop their leadership capabilities. It is a concise general management program to build appreciation of and the ability to respond to shifts in the business environment and deliver sustained business growth.
GoldVerizonEdge AboveVerizon's "Edge Above" is an immersive virtual learning journey specifically designed for the needs of senior manager top-talent. Through this virtually enabled journey participants experienced a variety of learning modalities -- all designed to elevate their leadership performance and business skills.
GoldThermo Fisher Scientific and Entelechy and BTSDeveloping Thermo Fisher Scientific's Senior Leaders Virtually while Fighting a Global Health CrisisWhile the world stopped in the spring of 2020, Thermo Fisher Scientific sprang into action, delivering life-saving testing, and vaccine technology. Recognizing that the organization had a critical need for the next-generation of senior leaders, the Global Talent Development team and partners, Entelechy and BTS, sprang into action, creating an entirely virtual version of the organization’s proven leadership development program for high-potential senior managers, Developing Emerging Leaders, which was originally structured as a blended learning program with a three-day in-person workshop at its core. Thanks to a strategic content curation plan and an innovative and engaging virtual learning experience, Developing Emerging Leaders-Virtual proved to be equally as effective as the traditional version in preparing Thermo Fisher Scientific’s senior managers to continue to lead the world in serving science.
SilverEYLeading with a Growth MindsetIn EY's Leading with a Growth Mindset participants explore the difference between growth and fixed mindsets and how these mindsets impact persistence creativity resilience and performance. Participants learn how to identify their mindset in the moment and strategies to help shift it.
SilverQueensland Sugar Limited and ActruaRealizing Potential - QSLQueensland Sugar's Realizing Potential program is a senior leadership program that aligns with and creates essential leadership capability to deliver on the business strategy. The impact of the program can be purely demonstrated through the significant improvement in the net promoter score that greatly exceeded the CEO's expectations.
 
 

Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program

Goldadidas and ArtgymManager Development Experience (MDE)In 2017 adidas responded to a business need for a more consistent global approach to leadership development by engaging people development company Artgym to design and deliver the Manager Development Experience (MDE). MDE has changed the learning game for adidas which has since replicated its design and methodology for all subsequent programs.
GoldAmerisourceBergen and "What If" part of AccentureAmerisourceBergen: Leadership Competency ModelAmerisourceBergen partnered with "What If" part of Accenture to create a more diverse and inclusive enterprise-minded innovative and purpose-driven organization. A Leadership Competency Model was tailored to AB's 33 C-suite leaders top 300 SVPs/EVPs 3000 managers and the remaining 29000 leaders with expectations and learning plans catered to each leadership segment.
GoldAsian Development Bank and Impact InternationalADB Flagship Leadership Programs: Thrive Engage and TransformIn 2018 Asia Development Bank made a strategic decision to invest in building a cadre of leaders across the organization to support the realization of its Strategy 2030. ADB partnered with Impact to design and deliver three ambitious leadership development programs - Thrive Engage and Transform - that individually and collectively would transform leadership and innovation at ADB.
GoldAT&TAT&T Finance LIVE! Rock Stars ProgramThis entry submitted by AT&T Corporate Finance is to highlight the AT&T Finance LIVE! Rock Stars Program an exciting entertainment-themed strategy for leadership development. The program is designed for developing domestic and international high-potential and high-performing Level 1 to Level 4 managers in AT&T Corporate Finance.
GoldBank of America CorporationManager Excellence Consultant ModelBank of America is making a significant investment in mid-level manager development to strengthen their capabilities and effectiveness through enhanced Global Human Resource support and to continue to make the bank a great place to work. The Manager Excellence Consultant (MEC) model is an innovative approach to providing direct human resource support to mid-level U.S. managers helping to accelerate the bank's progress on key strategic priorities like organizational health talent management and diversity and inclusion.
GoldBlackBerryBest Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program - BlackBerry 2021 ApplicationBlackBerry's innovative Leadership Edge Program was formed to develop a consistently strong team of people leaders and to increase retention of top talent. By strategically leveraging the latest ideas from top solution providers the program offers a truly innovative blend of ideas combined with a homegrown leadership style to create a specifically tailored leadership development program to meet business demands.
GoldCigna and Healthy Companies/The Healthy LeaderThe Grounded and Conscious EssentialsThe Grounded and Conscious Cigna solution developed by Cigna and The Healthy Leader is a fresh innovative and wholistic learning experience designed to strengthen the change agility skills of leaders at all levels so they thrive in a disruptive and accelerating world. This multi-dimensional program enables people to build new knowledge capabilities and confidence as grounded and conscious change leaders based on "who you are drives what you do and how you perform."
GoldEquinor and Accenture and Berkley Hass School of BusinessEquinor- Digital Upskilling for leadersEquinor Accenture and Berkley Haas School of Business developed "Digital Upskilling for Leaders" a modular interactive and collaborative learning journey delivered through a variety of learning formats over a number of months. The program was designed to accelerate Equinor's digital transformation journey and empower and equip leaders to shape the future of the company and deliver on its digital vision.
GoldEYMindful LeadershipMindful Leadership submitted by EY is a program open to 80000 EY Americas employees across 30 countries. It consists of eight weekly virtual facilitated workshops with extensive pre-work and post-work and supported by a global Mindfulness Network and reinforcement ecosystem.
GoldThe Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)DTCC's 30 Day Manager ChallengeThis entry, submitted by The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is called the 30 Day Manager Challenge. The 30-Day Manager Challenge is a fun competition to support people managers, reinforce good manager behaviors, create community, and build good habits with simple actions that are easy to execute day-to-day. The premise of this initiative was simple – to challenge managers to take one new action every day for 30 days to enhance their management and leadership skills. Creation of this Challenge was driven by feedback that DTCC's people manager population needed more support to effective manage, engage and develop their teams. DTCC saw record participation for this program across the people manager population. Through qualitative and quantitative feedback, the results demonstrated the positive impact the Challenge had on employees with managers reporting they learned new ways to engage, motivate, coach and develop their direct reports.
GoldGitLabGitLab Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program 2021 Leadership_Manager ChallengeThe GitLab Manager Challenge Program" is a three-week blended learning synchronous and asynchronous learning series for building the skill set needed to manage all-remote teams. The curriculum was created to fit GitLab's unique culture and ways of working.
GoldGoogle CloudGoogle Cloud Way of Sales Coaching: Inner & Outer Game"The Google Cloud Way of Sales Coaching: Inner & Outer Game" is a five-module program delivered via Google MEET over five weeks to cohorts of sales managers globally. The program is designed to train sales managers in coaching skills ensure that the approach to sales coaching aligns to the cultural values of Google and create a coaching community of practice across the organization to support a high-performance sales culture.
GoldKeysight Technologies and TrainingProsLaunch SeriesKeysight Technologies and TrainingPros had to convert a three-day new-leader development program from in-person to virtual. The combination of social learning active learning teamwork on case studies individual coaching and personal development plans met all previous objectives and also taught managers to network virtually to achieve success.
GoldPayPalTechnology Leadership ProgramPayPal launched the Technology Leadership Program (TLP) which provides technologists the opportunity to develop a broad range of business technology and leadership skills. During the two-year duration of TLP participants will complete four rotations of six months each across the company.
GoldRexall and MetrixLeading the Rexall Way: Cultivating Leadership with a Customised Development ProgramCanadian pharmacy retailer Rexall partnered with Metrix to build a leadership development program for all roles and departments. The program upholds Rexall's values embodies the culture and addresses the unique challenges of leadership in the retail pharmacy space.
GoldState Street and Insight Experience Inc.Executing Strategically @ State Street 2.0 - A Pre-Covid Booster Shot!Executing Strategically @ State Street is a leadership development program for senior managing directors originally launched in 2016 as a two-day in-person workshop and delivered globally. State Street in partnership with Insight Experience redesigned the program for virtual delivery and realized strong results.
GoldTata Consultancy ServicesDesign Thinking for Growth and Transformation ConsultantsDesign Thinking for Growth and Transformation Consultants is a program to create a mindset of behavioral change at TCS in the way employees approach customers. It upskills associates who play a role in designing solutions for customers.
GoldTiger Brands and BTSTiger Brands LIFT Foundational Leadership JourneyTiger Brands and BTS developed the Tiger Brands LIFT Foundational Leadership Journey designed to meet each participant at his or her respective level of leadership experience. The journey which was originally designed for face-to-face delivery and facilitated in line with operational requirements was converted to a virtual journey because of the pandemic so it could be delivered at any site and at any time.
GoldWorld Economic Forum and Accenture and CognicianResponsible Leadership ChallengeThe Responsible Leadership Challenge (RLC) was a five-week immersive leadership program designed by Accenture and supported by Cognician to develop responsible leadership capabilities of the World Economic Forum Foundation's communities. This global network of over 10000 next-generation leaders under 40 participated in a series of online interactive challenges to build their knowledge and implement responsible leadership behaviors.
SilverDavenport UniversityDavenport University's Leadership AcademyThis entry, submitted by Davenport University's Office of Performance Excellence, is for the organization's employee Leadership Academy. This Academy was developed to address business needs related to employee recruitment, succession planning, and employee engagement. It is a 9-month program designed to help current managers and high-potential employees reach their leadership potential. The program includes resources, tools, support and 64 hours of in-seat curriculum to ensure employees develop the necessary skills to lead with the organizational core values and will contribute to the University’s recognition as a “best place to work” allowing it to attract and retain top talent.
SilverPfizer and ellicom Inc.Pfizer First-Level Leaders Community: Rapid skilling and reskilling and the re-introduction of human connection through Pfizer's New Managers microlearning ecosystem"This entry, submitted by Pfizer’s Global Learning and Development/Talent, Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion team, with the help of ellicom/LCILX, is a multi-modal evolving learning ecosystem for employees transitioning into managerial roles. The learning ecosystem is built using a micro-learning approach on SharePoint, and is accessible anytime, anywhere, enabling the rapid skilling and reskilling of Pfizer’s new managers while fostering the organization’s strategic transformation. It focuses on foundational skills such as coaching, feedback, emotional intelligence, and others, with short bite-sized pieces of learning that foster both learning and immediate practical application (for example through assignments and toolkits). The discussion board enables social learning through interaction, the sharing of experiences, and allows participants to learn from each other within a community. These qualities have become crucial in a world driven by rapid transformation, ever-changing organizational landscapes, and a permanently altered way of operating. "
SilverAccenture Solutions Private LimitedCreating Client-centric narratives with Value Driven Client ConversationsThe niche offering of Value-Driven Client Conversations (VDCC) was meticulously designed and conceptualized for a specialized group of client-facing senior solution architects at ATCI to drive high-value and high-revenue opportunities.
SilverBNY MellonBNY Mellon Risk & Compliance Executive Development ProgramTo actively develop a diverse senior leadership team and inclusive culture for the Risk & Compliance (R&C) division BNY Mellon created a program to provide experiential learning education and exposure opportunities to rising high-potential director-level leaders. The program is seen as a model for other programs like this across BNY Mellon and is achieving its targeted outcomes.
SilverEducation in Motion and Impact InternationalAccelerateAccelerate is a 12-month multi-modular leadership program for middle leaders at Dulwich College International (DCI) and Dehong schools throughout China Singapore and South Korea. Accelerate inspires connects and provides personal and professional growth for DCI people the business and most importantly the students and global community.
SilverElectric Boat and GP StrategiesComprehensive Blended Training at Electric Boat for Operations Supervisors
SilverHalkbankGELIBOLU Leadership Development ProgramThe Gelibolu Leadership Development Program at Halkbank is designed to develop new branch managers on leadership management and financial skills. The program is multi-phased with blended methods both onsite and online.
SilverInfosys BPM LimitedAuthentic LeadershipInfosys' Authentic Leadership Program helps leaders build self-awareness establish one's own purpose and bring the best version of themselves to create an environment of service leadership empathy customer centricity and growth mindset.
SilverVerizonLeadership Edge 2020Verizon's "Leadership Edge 2020" defined and activated the new mindsets skills and behaviors directly linked to leaders' ability to deliver against Verizon's transformation goals and longer-term business priorities. The program was a cultural enabler across the enterprise.
BronzeSigma Chi Leadership Institute and Cyanna Education ConsultantsSigma Chi Leadership Institute's Distance Leadership CertificateThis entry, submitted by Sigma Chi Leadership Institute and Cyanna Education Consultants is called the "Distance Leadership Certificate". It is a six-course synchronous and asynchronous hybrid learning course about the advantages and challenges of leading or participating within remote teams. Within a global pandemic, this 40-clock-hour course provides insights and strategies to maneuver the post-pandemic workplace that no doubt will be changed in the wake of virtual efficiencies and cost-cutting measures occurring across most industries. This education readies students for the new challenges ahead, ensures communication effectiveness among virtual team members and emphasizes the importance of inclusion within remote teams. The end result is an effectively-sequenced course with creative video tutorials, interactive reflection activities, customized 360-degree behavioral assessments and a final exam that prepares each student to articulate their new digital skills for the hiring process in a hybrid workplace that awaits.
BronzeBerge Bulk and GP StrategiesBerge Bulk Senior Leaders Programme - Modern Leadership for a Traditional IndustryBerge Bulk sought to provide training to ship masters and chief engineers to create a modern leadership framework for these unique traditionally hierarchical roles. Berge Bulk engaged GP Strategies to leverage a design thinking approach coupled with proven leadership content to create a truly unique learning experience that has had a lasting impact on the business.
BronzeMindtree LimitedMindtree_Leadership Development_Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development ProgramCapstone is a unique immersive leadership development program for leaders in the delivery space at Mindtree. Capstone aims to provide its participants a platform for multi-dimensional blended learning experience sharing and coaching-based best practice application over real-time delivery problems and issues.
BronzeNokia and Harvard Business PublishingMavericks Talent Frontrunners ProgramNokia and Harvard Business Publishing produced the Mavericks development program for Nokia's high- potential talent across the Latin America region. With executive involvement from design to capstone the Mavericks program delivered actionable knowledge and useful insights that the participants could apply to their current work environment and the strategic business projects that were a primary element of the program.
BronzePhilip Morris InternationalVirtual Leadership Development @ Philip Morris InternationalVirtual Leadership Development @ Philip Morris International is a multi-product virtual leadership portfolio covering all layers of the organization that was designed and launched during COVID. Creation of this virtual portfolio led to a collection of learning interventions that spans all layers of the organization and ensures that our employees will be supported and equipped to lead in this new normal.
BronzeScotiabank and Tuesday Afternoon MediaiLEAD People Manager EssentialsScotiabank and Tuesday Afternoon Media created "iLEAD People Manager Essentials" a foundational leadership development program offered to all people managers at any level across Scotiabank's global footprint. The program consists of 10 core topic areas and is delivered by quick videos microlearning courses virtual classes and also contains valuable support resources such as job aids along with policy and procedure documents that can be used in the moment when managers need them.
BronzeVAKIF KATILIMVakıf Katılım Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development ProgramVakif Katilim regularly organizes development programs for its in-house candidate pool. Various managerial trainings are assigned to candidates in the pool and their development is followed. Appropriate employees who have developed are appointed with the title of acting director.
 
 

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BronzeArgo GroupRising Star - Shane HutsenShane Hutsen is being nominated for the Rising Star award by Argo Group's VP of Group Learning and Development for his work with the Emerging Talent Leadership Development Program and for establishing leadership communities that have provided a cohesive learning environment to develop talent and foster engagement.


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