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2007 Learning In Practice Award Winners
Corporate University sought to create a centralized learning organization that would combine the speed and efficiency of an internal training department with the credibility and subject-matter expertise of an external learning solutions provider. Based on needs assessments conducted with the company’s senior executive team, Corporate University was asked to pursue two key learning focuses in developing its leadership bench strength: defining and aligning both leadership competencies and interpersonal communication strategies.
Centralizing leadership training under Corporate University allowed the company to expand the learning opportunities available to all corporate staff. This year, more than 40 percent of the company’s total leadership demographic was able to participate in core leadership trainings in order to engender a consistent leadership language across the organization. In the upcoming fiscal year, performance evaluations will now include all the leadership competencies that were trained across the organization.
Corporate University also has resulted in an overall savings of $64,000 per year to Adaptive Marketing.
Silver, Division 2: Bryan Murphy, Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, Farmers Insurance
This year’s Division 2 Silver Award winner in the Vanguard category is Bryan Murphy, executive vice president and chief claims officer for Farmers Insurance. Murphy was head of worldwide claims for Zurich Financial Services (parent company of Farmers Group Inc.) for one year before assuming his current position.
Like all corporations in America today, Farmers is engaged in an ongoing battle to recruit and retain top talent. Any human resources professional will tell you that the number-one personnel problem facing American business today is the aging of the baby boomer generation and the staffing crisis it will cause.
The Next Generation of HR: What’s Wrong? What’s Right?
May 23rd 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
2013 CLO Breakfast Club, Boston
September 12th - 12th, 2013The Westin Copley Place
Fall 2013 CLO Symposium
September 30th - October 2nd, 2013Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
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