McDonald’s Hamburger University Honored for 50 years of Training Excellence

Spotlight Award given to McDonald’s Corporation at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011 Conference

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Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2011

The Learning CONSORTIUM is proud to announce that McDonald’s Corporation, WW Training, Learning & Development will receive a Learning Spotlight Award at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011, November 6-9 in Orlando, FL.

This award recognizes 50 years of Hamburger University, which has become McDonald’s center of training excellence and one of the most outstanding corporate training organizations in the world. Focusing on the importance of talent, knowledge and skills in a global marketplace, McDonald’s Worldwide Training, Learning & Development (WWTL&D) has led the way along with the 7 Hamburger Universities globally. They have role modeled learning innovations ranging from intensive local training programs to global programs, all the while leveraging emerging technologies for workforce learning.

McDonald’s Corporation, WWTL&D will receive this award and be highlighted at Learning 2011, in front of over 1,700 corporate learning leaders from around the globe. President Bill Clinton and inventor Dean Kamen will be keynoting Learning 2011.

“McDonald’s Hamburger University Oak Brook was one of the first of 7 corporate universities globally dedicated to employee development, training and talent. Over the past 50 years, it has impacted the careers and lives of tens of thousands of employees - leading with learning design, delivery and global deployment - and been a stellar example of corporate investment and commitment to talent. We are excited to honor McDonald’s and WWTL&D, to tell the story of their past, present and future global learning strategy.” – Elliott Masie

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from The MASIE Center. We are very proud of our Hamburger University Brand and as we look ahead, we will continue to invest in our people by creating new and innovative ways to develop our leaders…staying on the cutting edge to ensure our learners build skills for life and continue to provide lifelong learning to our people. This will ensure McDonald’s success well into the future.”
– Chris Lyons, WW Training, Learning & Development, Vice President

Complete details at learning2011.com

The MASIE Center is an international thinktank and research center - focused on learning, performance and technology - based in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Center hosts the Learning CONSORTIUM, a collaboration of 240 corporations and government agencies conducting learning research and experimentation. http://www.masie.com

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