Annual Learning In Practice Awards Presented by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

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Prestigious honors recognize high-impact employee development initiatives

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Established in 2003, the annual Learning In Practice Awards recognize visionary learning leaders and provider companies focused on the impact of corporate education as a linchpin of workforce performance and business growth.

Chief Learning Officer magazine honored more than 60 innovative and inspiring industry leaders today for demonstrating excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. The celebration of their achievements came during a special Learning In Practice Awards reception on the final day of the 2017 CLO Symposium+PLUS in Huntington Beach, California.

Established in 2003, the annual Learning In Practice Awards recognize visionary learning leaders and provider companies focused on the impact of corporate education as a linchpin of workforce performance and business growth. Gold, silver and bronze awards are given in two broad classes. Practitioner awards are conferred in two divisions, based on organization size. They recognize CLOs and qualified senior learning leaders for outstanding learning and development initiatives. Provider awards recognize qualified service providers, vendors and consultants for their work on behalf of a client organization.

Among the most highly anticipated moments of the awards event each year is the announcement of the CLO of the Year. For 2017, the top honor went to Damodar Padhi, vice president and global head of talent development for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in providing innovative consulting, IT solutions and services.

In his role at TCS, Padhi has conceptualized and led multiple initiatives aimed at transitioning the vast multinational enterprise from traditional learning modalities to a reimagined “anytime, anywhere” learning strategy. Under his leadership, more than 90 percent of learning at TCS is now tech enabled and fully aligned with the company’s emphasis on cutting-edge innovation.

More information on the CLO Learning In Practice Awards is available at CLOmedia.com/awards/learning-in-practice. A complete list of 2017 award winners follows:

2017 PRACTITIONER AWARD WINNERS

CLO OF THE YEAR
Damodar Padhi
Vice President and Global Head, Talent Development
Tata Consultancy Services

THE BUSINESS IMPACT AWARD
Gold, Division I
Anil Kumar Santhapuri
Senior Manager, Talent Management
Western Union

Silver, Division I
John Kusi-Mensah
Assistant Vice President
MetLife

Bronze, Division I
Keith Ondra
Learning Consultant
General Motors Co.

Gold, Division II
Kelley Wade
Sales Training Manager
HUB International

Silver, Division II
Jono Cathersides
Global Product Training Manager
Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Silver, Division II
Joan McKinnon
Corporate Vice President
New York Life

Bronze, Division II
Devi Swapna S
Manager, Human Resources
L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd.

THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Gold, Division I
Dell EMC
Education Services

Silver, Division I
Ethics and Compliance, Learning and Development
Booz Allen Hamilton

Bronze, Division I
Digital Learning and Technology
General Electric

Gold, Division II
Ally Academy
Ally

Silver, Division II
Sidley Austin

Bronze, Division II
Sales Readiness
Herman Miller

THE INNOVATION AWARD
Gold, Division I
Damodar Padhi
Vice President and Global Head, Talent Development
Tata Consultancy Services

Silver, Division I
Lynn Williams
Global Head of Leadership Development
Sanofi

Bronze, Division I
Mariam Kakkar
Chief, Talent Development Unit
United Nations Development Programme

Gold, Division II
Josh Gilliam
Director, Curriculum Design & Development
Suffolk

Silver, Division II
Minette Chan
Director, Learning Solutions
Synaptics

Bronze, Division II
Clay Kubicek
Education Director
Crossland Construction Co.

THE STRATEGY AWARD
Gold, Division I
Daniel Gandarilla
Vice President, Chief Learning Officer
Texas Health Resources

Silver, Division I
Michelle Braden
Chief Learning Officer
TELUS International

Bronze, Division I
Kavita Kurup
Head, Learning and Organizational Development
Axis Bank

Bronze, Division I
Chris Hall
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Training and Development
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Gold, Division II
Stephen Parker
Chief Learning Officer and Head of Talent Management
A.T. Kearney

Silver, Division II
Melissa Janis
Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development
McGraw-Hill Education

Bronze, Division II
Cherie Matthews
Vice President, Leadership and Talent Development
Capital Group

THE TALENT MANAGEMENT AWARD
Gold, Division I
Richard Williams
Chief Human Resources Officer
Western Union

Silver, Division I
Elizabeth Talerico
Director
Dell EMC Education Services

Bronze, Division I
Donna Salvo
Executive Director
University of California

Gold, Division II
Elizabeth Collins
Director, Career Start
Suffolk

Silver, Division II
Patrick Chenot
Executive Vice President, Chief Learning Officer
HAVAS Health & You

Bronze, Division II
Detlef Hold
People Capabilities Strategy Lead
Vice Director, PDR Organizational Development
Genentech Inc./F. Hoffman La Roche

THE TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Gold, Division I
Supreetha Nagaraja
Senior Advisor
Dell EMC Education Services

Silver, Division I
Marina Tyazhelkova
Global Head, Management and Organization Development
BNY Mellon

Bronze, Division I
Jawanda Staber
Director, Global Talent Development
Mastercard

Gold, Division II
Sally Goeke
Technology Training Specialist
Sidley Austin LLP

Silver, Division II
Valerie Davisson
Chief People Officer
At Home Decor Stores

Bronze, Division II
Annie Abrams
Vice President
Skyline Group International

THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Gold, Division I
David Sylvester
Director
Booz Allen Hamilton

Silver, Division I
Patrick Angel
Director of Global Learning Solutions and Development
Valmont Industries

Bronze, Division I
Adriana Holt
Executive Director, Global Leadership Acceleration
Laureate Education Inc.

Gold, Division II
David DeFilippo
Chief Learning Officer
Suffolk

Silver, Division II
Tracy Saunders
Senior Director, Learning and Development
Ellucian

Silver, Division II
Steve Yackel
Team Leader
Boy Scouts of America

Bronze, Division II
Pearl Sumathi
Vice President, Head of Talent Development
Lincoln Financial Group

2017 PROVIDER AWARD WINNERS

EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS
Gold
Babson Executive Education/Leaders’ Quest

Silver
Center for Leadership
Florida International University

Bronze
Westminster College

EXCELLENCE IN BLENDED LEARNING
Gold
INSEAD

Silver
Intrepid Learning

Bronze
Cross Knowledge

EXCELLENCE IN CONTENT
Gold
The Regis Co.

Silver
Mind Gym

Bronze
Partners in Leadership

EXCELLENCE IN E-LEARNING
Gold
NovoEd

Silver
NIIT

Bronze
Grovo

EXCELLENCE IN EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Gold
The Regis Co.

Silver
Babson Executive Education/Leaders’ Quest

Bronze
London Business School

EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIP
Gold
Harvard Business Publishing

Silver
Edcor Data Services LLC

Silver
Innovative Learning Group Inc.

Bronze
Fulcrum Labs

EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Gold
Sweet Rush

Silver
Chronus

Bronze
Rustici Software LLC

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