VitalSmarts Wins Gold in Chief Learning Officer 2015 Learning In Practice Awards

Chicago & Austin, Oct. 12, 2015 — Chief Learning Officer magazine, published by Human Capital Media (HCM), the largest integrated media company in the human resources industry, announced the winners of its 15th annual Learning In Practice awards at a recognition ceremony last night preceding the Fall 2015 Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Austin, Texas.

Winning GOLD for Excellence in Community Service was VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty company, for its efforts in helping the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) increase the number of KIPP school founders who make it to year four from 50 percent to 82 percent within five years. See case study here.

The annual awards recognize outstanding enterprise education leaders, departments and vendors who have developed and implemented exemplary learning and development programs that produce measurable results for their companies.

To learn more about the Learning In Practice awards program and to see the full list of this year’s winners, please visit:

Awards were presented in more than 16 categories including business impact, collaboration, global learning, innovation, strategy, technology, trailblazer, academic partnerships, blended technology, community service, learning content, e-learning, gaming and simulations, and social learning.

“The Learning In Practice awards celebrate the truly outstanding work of practitioners in the L&D field,” said Mike Prokopeak, editor in chief of HCM. “The energy, passion, commitment and vision VitalSmarts brought to their work with the KIPP Foundation is a prime example of the kind of innovative work that leads the industry.”

Other award winners included learning leaders from a wide range of industries and companies including Southwest Airlines, General Motors and Xerox, among others.
About VitalSmarts

Human Capital Media (HCM), publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine, is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce development industries. Through award-winning content, events, awards and research, HCM delivers valuable news, analysis, tools and solutions to make the most of human capital, as well as creates a vibrant community where decision makers and solution providers connect to solve their greatest workplace challenges.

About VitalSmarts

Named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies, VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company, is home to the award-winning Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything Training and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

About TwentyEighty, Inc.

TwentyEighty is a global provider of workforce performance solutions designed to help companies in the areas of leadership performance, sales performance, credit performance and strategic execution.

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