Clarkston Consulting Recognized as Leader in Professional Development Named Best Mature Corporate University Three Years in a Row

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Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, has received top honors for two of the five Corporate University Best-in-Class Awards presented by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). Clarkston received first place in the categories of Best Mature Corporate University and First Class Job Building the Next Generation of Leaders.

Clarkston has received honors from IQPC five times, including first place the last three years in a row.

Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, has received top honors for two of the five Corporate University Best-in-Class Awards presented by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). Clarkston received first place in the categories of Best Mature Corporate University and First Class Job Building the Next Generation of Leaders.

“Clarkston’s success is based on the performance of our main product – our people. We invest heavily in our people to make sure they have the tools and resources to succeed,” said Carol Gillespie, Clarkston’s managing partner of human resources. “We are thrilled to be recognized for the efforts we take to grow our talent, promote a learning culture, and align professional development with our business needs.”

The Best Mature Corporate University award recognizes established corporate universities that are responsive to changing organization goals, regularly document progress, promote a diverse learning mix, and integrate strong evaluation components. Clarkston has received honors from IQPC five times, including first place the last three years in a row.

Offered for the second time, the First Class Job Building the Next Generation of Leaders recognizes organizations who are building a sustainable pipeline of talent by driving personal development and succession planning.

Highlights of Clarkston’s Professional Development program include:

Comprehensive new-hire training and on-the-job training

New Associate Bootcamp, a program to recruit, train, and engage recent college graduates into high-performance roles within Clarkston

Blended learning techniques, including in-classroom, eLearning, self study, and virtual training

Formal and informal mentoring

Leadership Experience, an experiential program designed to accelerate the growth of employees demonstrating the highest leadership potential

Knowledge Communities surrounding industry-specific topics

Annual employee satisfaction survey to gauge learning needs and areas for improvement

The two awards were presented to Clarkston at the 13th Annual Corporate University Week on November 16, 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Past award winners include Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-sized companies, global organizations, non-profits, and governmental training groups.

About IQPC
IQPC provides business executives with tailored practical conferences, large-scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs. Producing over 1,500 events annually around the world, IQPC continues to grow and has offices in cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto. For more information, please visit http://www.iqpc.com.

About Clarkston Consulting
Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm. We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries. Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step farther through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our stewards. By combining integrity, adaptability, and a whatever-it-takes attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a 10-year average client satisfaction rate of 96%. For more information, visit: http://www.clarkstonconsulting.com.

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