ASTD Presents Excellence in Practice Awards to Nine Organizations

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Best practices in training and development recognized by world's largest association dedicated to the T&D field.

ASTD is the world's largest association dedicated to the training and development field.

The winning organizations demonstrate how training increases the performance and success of organizations worldwide.

During its 2013 International Conference & Exposition, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) presented the Excellence in Practice Awards and Citations to 27 organizations from nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

The Excellence in Practice awards recognize organizations for results achieved through training and development solutions. Out of 150 submissions, nine awards and 30 citations were given in 10 categories: career development, diversity and inclusion, managing the learning function, integrated talent management, facilitating organizational change, performance improvement, coaching and mentoring, learning technologies, organizational learning and development, and sales enablement.

“The winning organizations demonstrate how training increases the performance and success of organizations worldwide,” says Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. “Their accomplishments advance the knowledge of the training and development profession and contribute to increasing workforce capability and organizational competitiveness.”

The Excellence in Practice Awards are presented to organizations with proven practices that have delivered measurable results. The organizations and their partners selected to receive Excellence in Practice Awards are:

  • AMP Horizons, Sydney, Australia
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and partners: Technotribe Communications, Inc., West Dundee, Illinois; Cognitive Advisors, Evanston, Illinois; and B. Keith Simerson, Ed.D., Chicago, Illinois
  • China Telecom, Beijing, China
  • College of American Pathologists, Northfield, Illinois
  • E*TRADE Financial, New York, New York
  • HCL Technologies Ltd., Noida, India
  • MTR Corporation, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Veridiam, San Diego, California
  • Yapi Kredi Bank, Istanbul, Turkey

A complete list of Award and Citation winners can be found on the ASTD website,

About ASTD

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 120 U.S. chapters and with 15 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit


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