It’s often said that a company’s most important asset is its people. At iProspect, we believe that sincerely, which is why we are so thrilled and proud to share that our Learning and Development team earned a coveted BEST Award in a ceremony held October 5, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center outside of Washington, D.C.
The BEST Awards recognize organizations that use talent development strategically to achieve business results. The acronym stands for Building talent, Enterprise-wide, Strategically driving a Talent development culture that delivers results. This year’s competitive field included 175 organizations in 11 countries, each of which submitted an extensive application including quantitative and qualitative information about their talent development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a renowned group of experts. iProspect was one of a select group of only 38 entries who walked away with the honors.
iProspect’s Thrive L&D team develops and manages a wide array of training initiatives, including a 220-course learning management system called iProspect University to develop and advance specializations. The four-person L&D team partners with thought leaders and experts to build this in-depth training content, and with stakeholders for key business initiatives to ensure the material is aligned with major business goals. Last year, L&D worked with 60 U.S. and global subject matter experts to build and update more than 65 courses, and learners logged more than 10,000 hours to improve their skills.
One of the crown jewels of the L&D program is a comprehensive and holistic six-month blended learning program focused on developing consultative skills. The course includes more than 26 hours of content, delivered in person and via online training, webinars and mobile learning. As with everything iProspect does, performance matters, so the program also has a measurement component that includes action plans to assess and analyze business wins.
For iProspect, creating and supporting a highly strategic and knowledgeable team is critical to success. Ours is a highly competitive and always-evolving industry that services a hugely diverse range of clients in an incredibly complex digital world. In addition, iProspect has always taken on the responsibility of being a partner to our clients, rather than a vendor. This means that our team members are not only responsible for flawless execution, but also for helping clients navigate the complex digital landscape by providing insightful and relevant guidance and consultation. Our L&D team is an integral part of our market advantage—helping us to embrace our specialist heritage, enabling our channel experts to deliver a best-in-class experience that is simultaneously specialized and holistically integrated and which always has an eye on the future.
So, congratulations to the iProspect Thrive L&D team for this impressive win at the fifteenth annual BEST Awards. Thank you for all your hard work creating a comprehensive and continuous learning environment that plays a pivotal role in making each member of the iProspect team more capable and more inspired to provide the kind of insight, strategy, and service our clients have come to expect.