Aureus Medical Parent Company Recognized with Workplace Learning Award from ASTD

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A leadership training program, developed for employees of Aureus Medical Group by its parent company, C&A Industries, has been recognized by the American Society for Training & Development with the 2012 Leading Organization in Workplace Learning Award. Aureus Medical is a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, including travel nursing, travel therapy, and other areas of Allied Health.

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We've seen positive results. Employees are...empowering themselves to take charge of situations within the workplace and assert themselves as leaders.

The parent company of Aureus Medical Group (web:, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, including travel nursing and travel therapy, has been recognized by the Nebraska chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) with the 2012 Leading Organization in Workplace Learning Award. C&A Industries, a leading staffing and recruitment firm, was honored for its professional development course, “Pathways to Success.” The curriculum honored by ASTD was developed by C&A’s in-house training and development staff for Aureus Medical employees.

ASTD is the world's largest association dedicated to the training and development profession with more than 120 chapters across the United States. ASTD Nebraska is comprised of more than 350 members representing over 100 companies.

“Pathways to Success” is a course designed for employees of C&A and its affiliated firms, including Aureus Medical, who have a desire to become managers and leaders within the organization to help them reach their full potential. Participants are coached on a variety of topics and scenarios, including giving positive and negative feedback to peers and effectively engaging with colleagues at all professional levels. In addition to lecture, class activities include round-table discussion of assigned books, role play exercises, and analysis of excerpts from movies or other media.

The course is customized to align with the composition of the group. The curriculum recognized by ASTD was designed for team leaders within Aureus Medical, including account management and recruitment teams specializing in travel nursing jobs and travel therapy jobs. Participants met for 90 minutes weekly over 12 weeks.

“The ‘Pathways to Success’ course was initially developed 18 months ago in response to a request from a manager who was looking to enhance career pathing for her team,” said Liz Hall, executive director of training & development, C&A Industries. “Since then, it has been facilitated a number of times and has evolved into something that is becoming part of our culture. We’ve seen positive results - employees are using the language we have referred to in class and are empowering themselves to take charge of situations within the workplace and assert themselves as leaders.”

Added Brannen Betz, general manager of Aureus Medical’s Nursing division, “The outcome has been complete employee engagement with a rededication to the job, the company, and our collective mission.”

The Leading Organization in Workplace Learning Award is presented by ASTD annually.


Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.


C&A is a national leader in staffing and recruiting. Through its affiliate firms, Aureus Group, Aureus Medical Group, AurStaff, and Celebrity Staff, C&A has provided Human Capital Management Solutions to a wide variety of industries for more than 40 years, including supplemental, contract-hire, and direct hire programs. Non-staffing divisions of C&A include AurTravel, a full service travel agency; AurHomes, specializing in corporate housing; FocusOne Solutions, a managed services provider; and its philanthropic arm, The Kim Foundation. C&A is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with subsidiary offices located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa.

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