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Oakland, CA – January 29, 2009 -- Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused on enterprise learning and talent management, today announced the winners of the Bersin & Associates 2008 Learning Leaders Program. Based on detailed criteria compiled over years of research, the Learning Leaders Program recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and development resulting in significant business improvement.
The Bersin & Associates 2008 Learning Leaders include 26 organizations in United States, Europe and Australia. The winners are:
Operational Program Excellence
Organizational Management Excellence
Leadership Development Excellence
Learning Initiative Excellence
“The 2008 Learning Leaders represent the very best of enterprise learning with high impact on the business, which is especially important in this difficult economy,” said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates. “We found several themes in common among these organizations -- a strong alignment with their most urgent business problems, a focus on collaboration and informal learning, and a priority on learning program adoption and change management. We believe that all training and development professionals can gain valuable insight from the Learning Leaders success stories.”
The Bersin & Associates report, Learning Leaders 2008: Award Winners, provides an in-depth look at the best practices of the 26 winners. Click here to receive a complimentary copy. A print version of the report can be ordered for $595.
Learning Leader winners will be recognized at Bersin & Associates upcoming research conference, IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®. The conference agenda includes a panel presentation, “The Best of the Best,” featuring representatives from the following winning organizations: Freeman, Sun Microsystems, The Boeing Company, Beers + Cutler and Vestas.
In addition, Learning Leaders Program partner Elearning! magazine features the 2008 winners in its January 2009 issue. Elearning! will also feature the Learning Leaders in follow-on articles and in webinars throughout 2009.
According to Catherine Upton, CEO and publisher of Elearning!, the Learning Leaders program is a compliment to the magazine’s goal of providing executives a roadmap to successful enterprise learning implementations. Upton added, “We are happy to announce that Sun Microsystems and Bersin & Associates will present a live web session at the Elearning! Summit about how Sun operates its successful and profitable central learning services.” Register for this complimentary session scheduled for April 30, 2009 at: http://www.2elearning.com/events/elearning-summit.html.
For more information on the Learning Leaders Program, go to www.bersin.com/leaders. To be added to the Bersin & Associates mailing list for Learning Leaders Program news, updates, and the 2009 call for applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bersin & Associates
Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. The company’s WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact.
Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, technology and infrastructure, and measurement and analytics. Member benefits include strategic advisory services, briefings, forums, analyst interaction, and workshops.
Bersin & Associates is the host of the industry’s only annual research conference on enterprise learning and talent management. IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, will be held April 14-16, 2009, in St Petersburg, Florida.
For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622, extension 223.
Elearning! helps business executives build smarter companies with enterprise-wide learning technologies. Elearning! Magazine provides executives a roadmap to building a high performance organization by focusing on industry best practices, real-world case studies, trends, analysis, new products and services. Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, e-zines, E-News, Alerts, Elearning! Summits and Web sites are produced by B2B Media Company, LLC. To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com.