Yesterday I enjoyed a little taste of what James Cameron must have felt the night that Titanic swept the Oscars. Ok, so this may sound overly dramatic, if you will forgive the pun. Billy Crystal wasn’t hosting, and there was no red carpet.
But in our industry there are few awards that matter as much as the Brandon Halls. Now in its 17th year, the awards program announced yesterday the winners from 22 categories. Entries were judged by a panel of independent senior judges, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, usability, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.
As Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. put it: “This year’s winning entries were the best of the best. We are proud to recognize the award winners who have greatly improved the performance of their organization and have shown clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”
And in Blueline Simulation’s first year as a submitter, our client partners won five Gold Awards!
You read that correctly: FIVE GOLD BRANDON HALL AWARDS! Congratulations to Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Verizon Wireless for being acknowledged as the “best of the best” by winning Gold Medals in the following categories:
- Best Custom Content: The Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Simulator
- Best Learning Game: The Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Simulator
- Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning: Bank of America Teller Readiness Simulation and Assessment
- Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management: Bank of America Teller Readiness Simulation and Assessment
- Best Onboarding Program: Booz Allen Hamilton New Hire Onboarding Program
And here is the best part: while awards in and of themselves are nice, for us the bigger reward was the opportunity to work with three of the most talented and dedicated client teams with whom we have ever had the pleasure to partner.
So how does the team at Blueline plan to follow up on this tremendous showing? We’d like to create some best-in-class learning solutions with you! Give the Talent Management Specialists at Blueline Simulations a call and find out why our client partners have been rewarded with these and other awards from Bersin and ASTD in 2011.