NATIONAL OFFICE – Chief Executive Officer Ted Dickman is proud to announce that BKD has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2016 by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine.
BKD, which also received this award in 2014, ranked among the top 70 finalists singled out for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices. CLO announced the 2016 winners April 5 at its annual gala in Amelia Island, Florida.
“We’re honored that CLO has acknowledged our commitment to lifelong learning,” Dickman said. “At BKD, people are our No. 1 asset. To continually deliver unmatched client service, we must invest in both the technical and nontechnical expertise of our employees and develop them as leaders.”
Operated by Human Capital Media, CLO is the only peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners. Its LearningElite award recognizes organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies to deliver significant business results that benefit them, their industry and the learning and development field.
“Being an industry-leading learning organization is something we take seriously at BKD,” said Greg Cole, the firm’s director of growth and development. “We strive to tie our mission statement and our culture of unmatched client service to everything we do, including our professional development programs. I believe that effort and teamwork is what sets us apart, and it’s why we’re listed among these other distinguished companies as leaders in growth and development.”
BKD’s educational infrastructure centers on BKD University (BKDU). BKDU is an online, on-demand platform housed on the firm’s intranet. It gives personnel access to a wide range of technical and nontechnical training content through its Leadership Academy, Sales Training Institute and Coaching Program. It also hosts shorter, more digestible video clips on leadership, ethics, client service and technology.