Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with several SumTotal customers to showcase the great work they’re doing. Just last week the University of California’s Donna Salvo and I presented a webinar for HCI highlighting the ways the University system arms managers to effectively engage and develop their employees, and right before the holidays Scott Farley from Joy Global and I discussed how to architect a strong diversity and inclusion strategy on a webinar for SHRM.
I know that there are countless other stories like these among our customers. We’re looking for HR and talent professionals who are transforming the business to share their stories at 2017 Perspectives—if you’ve got a program you’re proud of, let others learn from your experience! We’re looking for speakers for 2017 Perspectives, which will take place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas April 11-13, 2017. Submit your proposal by January 31 to be considered for a speaking slot.
Another way to showcase your outstanding accomplishments is to apply for an Innovation Award. These awards recognize organizations and talent professionals who are truly driving our industry forward—since the awards were established almost a decade ago, they’ve celebrated distinguished organizations such as the United States Air Force, Capgemini, Fallon Health, TELUS International and the University of California for their remarkable achievements in learning and talent development.
Applying for one of these awards is a great way to earn recognition for your success—in addition to demonstrating leadership in our industry, winning an Innovation Award can help you build your employer brand through visibility into your organization’s efforts to empower your people.
A panel of judges including analysts, journalists, industry experts and Skillsoft and SumTotal staff evaluate nominations and choose the award recipients. In the past, judges have come from IDC, Bersin by Deloitte, Brandon Hall Group, the Center for Talent Reporting, Human Capital Media, Elearning! Magazine, and Training Industry. We really want to hear about all the amazing, innovative work you‘re doing—and spread the word! I hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities to share your stories.