Excellence in Talent Development Recognized at ATD Awards Ceremony

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Association for Talent Development honors individuals and organizations for commitment to workplace learning and employee development.

ATD has been recognizing excellence in training and talent development for more than 30 years.

Winning organizations demonstrate how aligning talent development to business needs can increase the performance and success of organizations worldwide.

During its 2019 International Conference & Exposition held in Washington D.C., the Association for Talent Development (ATD) recognized organizations and individuals for their excellence and contributions across the talent development field. The event was held on May 20.

“ATD Award winners reflect a deep commitment to the value of developing people in the workplace. Winning organizations demonstrate how aligning talent development to business needs can increase the performance and success of organizations worldwide,” said Tony Bingham, ATD President and CEO. “These winners’ accomplishments advance knowledge in the talent development profession and contribute to increasing workforce capability and organizational competitiveness.”

Individual honorees included:
ATD One to Watch Award (presented to individuals who are early in their careers):

  • Keith Lillico, Horace Mann Companies
  • Stacey Young Rivers, WarnerMedia

ATD Dissertation Award: Shinhee Jeong, PhD

Champion of Talent Development Award: Dan Pink, thought leader and bestselling author.

Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award: Karl Kapp, instructional technology graduate professor at Bloomsburg University.

On the organization side, ATD recognized Tyson Foods with the association’s Innovation in Talent Development Award.

ATD also honored the 2018 Excellence in Practice Award winners, who were recognized for results achieved using practices and solutions from the scope of talent development. Sixty-two awards in 13 categories were presented to companies from 10 countries.

The categories include: career development, change management, coaching and mentoring, diversity and inclusion, improving soft skills, integrated talent management, learning and development, learning technologies, management/leadership development, managing the learning function, onboarding, performance improvement, and sales enablement.

Organizations that received an Excellence in Practice Award are:

  • Abbott Primary Care
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Alamo Colleges
  • Arizona Department of Administration
  • Avista Utilities
  • Bayer US
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brugmann University Hospital
  • China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.
  • China Post Group
  • China Telecommunications Corporation
  • Cisco
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Cordis, Hong Kong
  • Decent Gold Group Co. Ltd.
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Dubai Police
  • Emirates Islamic
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Hang Lung Properties Limited
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Financial Services
  • Hongkong Post
  • Infosys Limited
  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
  • JetBlue
  • Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Limited
  • Lake Trust Credit Union
  • Lee Kum Kee
  • Lincoln Motor Company
  • MetLife
  • Midea Group
  • Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Osram
  • Paysafe
  • Persistent Systems Ltd.
  • Ricoh USA, Inc.
  • SAP
  • Seldin Company
  • Shopify
  • Siam City Cement Public Company Limited
  • Sutter Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Walmart    

A complete list of Excellence in Practice award winners can be found on the ATD website.

About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports the work of professionals locally across 100 chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks.

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