News Release

BKD Named to Training Top 125 for Fifth Straight Year

Date:  February 20, 2018

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive year BKD has been named to Training magazine’s Annual Top 125 list, which ranks companies by the effectiveness of their employee development programs.

“This award is a tribute to the power of our strategic training and development as part of our commitment to providing unmatched client service,” Dickman said. “BKD is honored to receive this recognition for the fifth straight year.”

Companies complete a detailed application to be considered for the Training Top 125. Judges select finalists by assessing a variety of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, development programs and how closely programs relate to business goals and objectives.

“Part of BKD’s mission is to create rewarding career opportunities for its employees,” said Greg Cole, the firm’s chief marketing officer. “One way we do that is by providing programs that help build our team’s technical expertise and professional development. This award reflects the passion our learning and development team has for the continual pursuit of excellence—in service to our people and our clients.”

BKD’s learning and development programs include BKD University (BKDU)—an online learning portal—and live training sessions. BKD held 185 live sessions in 2017 that, along with the materials in BKDU, focused on enhancing technical knowledge, skills and abilities as well as focusing on continual improvement as it relates to leadership, ethics, client service and technology.

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