Vi Recognized With Multiple Employee Training Awards

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Vi has been selected among the top 125 organizations that excel at employee development by Training magazine, while Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced that Vi is one of 43 organizations that have been granted the "LearningElite" designation which goes to the best organizations for learning and development. Finally, Vi has been named a Learning! 100 award winner in recognition of its learning culture, innovation and organizational performance.

We do not rest on our laurels. We constantly review our practices and strive to innovate wherever we can in order to continue providing the finest in older adult living. Being recognized with these awards is a great honor for Vi.

The year has started strongly for Vi with a trio of industry awards. The company has been selected among the top 125 organizations that excel at employee development by Training magazine, while Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced that Vi is one of 43 organizations that have been granted the "LearningElite" designation which goes to the best organizations for learning and development. Finally, Vi has been named a Learning! 100 award winner in recognition of its learning culture, innovation and organizational performance.

"We recognize that for employees to excel at their work and advance in their careers, continued focus on employee development is critical. To support personal and professional growth, Vi develops and maintains the highest standards in learning, development and training," said Judy Whitcomb, Assistant Vice President of Learning and Organizational Development, Vi. "We do not rest on our laurels. We constantly review our practices and strive to innovate wherever we can in order to continue providing the finest in older adult living. Being recognized with these awards is a great honor for Vi."

The 2011 Training Top 125 Award
Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, annually recognizes 125 organizations that excel at employee development. Companies are chosen based on criteria such as best training practices, evaluation methods and outstanding training initiatives.

Employers selected for the 125 award are ranked by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Vi, ranked number 85 on the top 125 list, joins the ranks of some of America's largest and most successful companies including Best Buy, UPS, Verizon, MasterCard, McDonalds and MetLife.

More information is available at http://www.trainingmag.com/article/training-reveals-rankings-2011-top-125.

LearningElite Award
Chief Learning Officer magazine announced that along with Accenture, Bristol Myers Squibb, Procter and Gamble, Deloitte, and General Mills, Vi joins over forty organizations awarded the 2011 "LearningElite" designation. The "LearningElite" program honors the best organizations for learning and development. This peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results. Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior learning and development practitioners, the "LearningElite" program utilizes best practices in evaluation to rank the best organizations based upon their impact, size and industries served.

More information is available at http://clomedia.com/learning-elite.

Learning! 100 Award
Vi has been named a Learning! 100 award winner; an awards program honoring top learning organizations hosted by Elearning! Media Group. As an award-winner, Vi is being recognized for its learning culture, innovation and organizational performance.

More information is available at http://www.2elearning.com/l100/.

About Vi
Vi, formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt, was founded in 1987 as a developer, owner and operator of older adult living communities. The company is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults by providing high quality environments, services and care. Vi currently operates ten continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and nine rental communities under a family of brands nationwide. For more information about Vi communities, visit http://www.ViLiving.com.

The company's communities have earned honors for being among the nation's finest, including Platinum, Gold, and Silver Achievement Awards from the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council.

More information is available at the company's web site http://www.ViLiving.com.

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