Emory's Learning and Organizational Development receives top award

By Erin Long | Emory Report | May 15, 2013

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Emory's Learning and Organizational Development, recently recognized with the 2013 LearningElite Award, offers faculty and staff a variety of learning opportunities from workshops to certificate programs to mentoring and more.

Emory's Learning and Organizational Development, a department of Human Resources, was presented with a 2013 LearningElite Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine.

The peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking award recognizes high-performing organizations that employ learning and development as a strategic tool for delivering significant business results. Emory ranked No. 23 in the competition from a field of more than 200 companies. Emory was, again, the only academic institution to receive the award.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious designation for a third year in a row,” says Wanda Hayes, director of Learning and Organizational Development. “The competition for this recognition was intense and it truly demonstrates that Emory's programs are on par with the nation's top corporate learning and development programs. Emory can be really proud of that.”

The LearningElite recognition is the only peer-based benchmarking initiative in the industry. The pioneering program utilizes best practices in evaluation to objectively assess both the scope and the value of the learning and development services that companies provide.

It recognizes excellence in five key performance indicators:

  • learning strategy
  • learning impact
  • leadership commitment
  • learning execution
  • business performance results.

Emory's Learning and Organizational Development offers faculty and staff a variety of learning opportunities including individual classes, customized workshops and classes for intact teams and departments, six certificate programs and a university-wide mentoring program to help individuals meet their personal and professional development needs.

There are programs for new, experienced and executive leaders, administrative professionals, and HR representatives. Additionally, Learning and Organizational Development works with the Provost's Office in the design and delivery of the Academic Leadership Program.

Coming in the fall

This fall, courses related to coaching and feedback, customer service, increasing your personal effectiveness, and dealing with crucial conversations are planned.

Applications for the 2014 Manager Development Program, Supervisor Development Program, Administrative Professionals Program and Mentor Emory (for both mentees and mentors) will be available in October.