Magazine article Talent Development

Executive Support for Learning

Magazine article Talent Development

Executive Support for Learning

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"We believe in demonstrating excellence at all levels of the organization, and we do it best through our in-house learning function that has played a significant role in the growth of our organization." --Cognizant Technology Solutions CEO Francisco D'Souza.

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When you examine this year's BEST Award winners, you'll find organizations that support a culture of learning. But when you delve deeper into their best practices, one thing shines: executive support for learning.

At ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company--the number 8 ranked 2012 BEST Award-winning company--CEO Bhargav Dasgupta is directly engaged in the company's new learning strategies, and personally anchors the leadership class for middle management. "Learning and knowledge enhancement is a critical strategic agenda for me to drive the envisaged transformation in all parts of the enterprise," he adds.

Kim Sponem, president and CEO of BEST Award-winning Summit Credit Union, recognizes the strategic role that learning plays in the success of the organization. "Learning is one of our core values, and we're strongly committed to employee growth and development," she says. …

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