Learning! 100 Winners Announced at Enterprise Learning! Summit March 22, 2011

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“More than 300 organizations applied directly for consideration or were nominated by vendors, partners or Elearning! Magazine editors. Altogether, the Learning! 100 represent the best-of-the-best in learning and development organizations across the U.S.,”

Elearning! Media Group, publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, announced today the naming of the Learning! 100 Award recipients. The Learning! 100 Award recognizes 60 corporate and 40 public sector organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation or collaboration that drives performance. Honorees cut across all industries and organization size from 24 to 1.6 million.

“More than 300 organizations applied directly for consideration or were nominated by vendors, partners or Elearning! Magazine editors. Altogether, the Learning! 100 represent the best-of-the-best in learning and development organizations across the U.S.,” reports Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.

The Learning! 100 winners will be honored at the awards luncheon hosted during Enterprise Learning! Summit on March 22, 2011 at the Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, Va. Eighteen Learning! 100 honorees are also presenting at educational sessions during the Summit and include:

Learning! 100: Best in Class L&D
Moderator: Mollie Lombardi, Aberdeen Group
Speakers: Tammy Cormier, Make-a-Wish Foundation; Leslie Positeri, Dept. of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Enterprise Collaboration: Impact on Learning
Moderator: David Coleman, Collaborative Strategies
Speakers: Dr. Chris Hardy, Defense Acquisition University; Rusty Austin, CA Technologies

Learning! 100: Government Panel
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Archibald, ADL Co-Lab
William Peratino, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Kristie Grover, BIOCOM Institute; Debra Farmer, NOAA; LaShemma Simmons, Dept of Commerce’s NTIS

Learning! 100: Enterprise CLO Roundtable
Moderator: Joe DiDonato, Elearning! Media Group
Speakers: Mary Beth Alexander, The Economic Insurance Group; Carolyn Matseshe-Crawford, Orbitz Worldwide; Meridith Baron, General Electric

Learning! 100: Top Enterprise Performers Panel
Moderator: Josh Bersin, Bersin & Associates
Speakers: Veronica Zaman, Scripps Health; Kenneth Barber, Shell Oil

Learning! 100: Government CLO Roundtable
Moderator: Joe DiDonato, Elearning! Media Group
Speakers: Dr. Phil Westfall, Dept. of Air Force; Reginald Brown, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Katrina McFarland, Defense Acquisition University; Susan McKeen, U.S. Postal Service                

Summit attendees can network, dialogue and learn from these award winners at the event. For those unable to travel to the D.C. area, you can view the sessions via webcast on March 22nd via the Summit virtual event platform. To register for either option, visit: http://www.theelsummit.com.

The Learning Continues
The Learning! 100 winners and rankings will be released on March 23rd and featured in the May/June 2011 editions of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines.

The learning continues after the winners are announced. EMG and the Aberdeen Group released the Best-in-Class Learning & Development Study, reporting the practices of those organizations achieving outstanding performance. To secure the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com. In addition key trends, practices and collaborations will be shared in follow-up print, online, virtual and physical networking and educational opportunities. To review sessions hosted to date, visit: http://www.2elearning.com/events/web-seminar-series.html Each subsequent year, organizations can advance their ranking by embracing the post-awards learning process.

The Next Learning! 100 Call for Applications
The Learning! 100 Award program has a solid research-based approach that offers firms a level playing field despite size, and post-awards learning opportunities to improve firm rankings in subsequent years. Learning! 100 applicants were evaluated across three criteria: Aberdeen Group’s Best-in-Class Learning & Development assessment, EMG’s Learning Culture index, and overall organizational performance. Each submission received a rating for each section, and scores were totaled to determine the Learning! 100.

Learning! 100 Award 2012 applications open September 1, 2011 and close December 1, 2011. Finalists will be notified January 15, 2012. The Learning! 100 will be named in March and honored at a spring Enterprise Learning! Summit Awards Reception. Bookmark the page and learn more about the Learning! 100 at: http://www.2elearning.com/L100

About Elearning!
Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, e-zines, e-newsletters, Alerts, Websites and Summits are produced by B2B Media Company, LLC. Elearning! magazine is one in the family of 11 media products serving the $160 billion e-learning market. In combination, these brands reach up to 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals who plan, evaluate or deploy enterprise-wide learning solutions across their organizations. To learn more, visit: http://www.2elearning.com or http://www.gov.2elearning.com

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
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We invite all press to the Enterprise Learning! Summit 2011. For more information on Enterprise Learning! Summit Press Passes contact: Ruth Wheeler at 888-201-2841 x848.

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