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Emory internal training programs again win national recognition

By Erin Long | Emory Report | April 28, 2014

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Emory's Learning and Organizational Development, recently recognized with the 2014 LearningElite Award, offers faculty and staff a variety of learning opportunities from workshops to certificate programs to mentoring and more.

Emory has been named a Silver LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Emory ranked No. 33 from a competitive field of more than 200 companies participating in the prestigious annual benchmarking program.

"This is the fourth year in a row that Emory has been recognized with a LearningElite award," says Wanda Hayes, senior director of learning and organizational development. "Continuing to receive this national designation demonstrates that Emory's internal training programs are some of the best in the country."

The only peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners, the LearningElite uses evaluation methodologies to assess both the scope and value of participants' learning and development practices and to rank the organizations based upon the execution and impact of these initiatives.

"Emory continues to be the only academic university that has been selected for this award," adds Hayes. "We compete against top corporations and still rank very highly."

Emory's Learning and Organizational Development, a department of Human Resources, provides development programs for new, experienced and executive leaders, administrative professionals and HR representatives. In partnership with the Provost's Office, the department also assists in the design and delivery of the Academic Leadership Program.

Emory faculty and staff have access to a variety of learning opportunities such as individual classes, customized workshops and classes for intact teams and departments, six certificate programs and a university-wide mentoring program. 

For more information about Emory's Learning and Organizational Development department, visit: www.learningservices.emory.edu.