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The 2017 Learning! 100

September 6, 2017

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If there is a lesson to be learned from this year’s Learning! 100 honorees, it is that there is always room for improvement, that learning organizations cannot stand pat from year to year, no matter what kind of accolades they’ve won in the past.

For instance, take Learning@Cisco, which is making its seventh journey into the Learning! 100.  The company instituted a “My Services Connect” project this past year.  And the U.S. Defense Acquisition University (DAU) – another seven-time honoree – which rewrote its strategic plan to account for advances in the theory and practice of government learning processes.  And even relative Learning! 100 newbie Ingersoll Rand, which instituted a “Pathways to Growth” plan for its global sales team.

All three of those institutions, along with the others highlighted on the following pages, did not rest and are still providing cutting-edge approaches to implementing new learning projects and initiatives in their respective organizations.

The only Learning! 100 company to earn first-time Top 10 honors this year is Last Mile Health, whose dedicated work in Liberia against an Ebola outbreak earned a visit from former President Bill Clinton last year.  This profile is a must-read for everyone, for it exemplifies what can be accomplished to serve mankind through effective education, learning and training—no matter what the circumstances and obstacles.

Learning! 100 applicants are evaluated across three criteria: Collaborative Strategies’ Collaboration Index, Darden School’s Learning Culture Index, and overall organizational performance.  Accolades are awarded in four categories of excellence: innovation, culture, performance and collaboration.

Discover how these leading organizations are so successful with their learning programs on the following pages, and watch for upcoming sessions, Web seminars, articles and events hosted by Elearning! magazine.

Here are the Top 10 Learning! 100 organizations for 2017:

Corporate

  • T-Mobile
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Salesforce
  • Cisco
  • Ingersoll Rand

Public Sector

  • Defense Acquisition University
  • American Heart Association
  • Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
  • Last Mile Health
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aquisition Academy

Read the full Elearning! article »


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