MECHANICSBURG, PA, February 14, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) today announced the finalists for the prestigious 12th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Monday, May 9, 2011 as part of the Global Leadership Conference 2011, a three-day executive education event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and CorpU.
The award finalists are:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Discover Financial Services
Jiffy Lube International
Landi Renzo SpA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McDonalds Hamburger University, China
Owens & Minor
Tata Consultancy Services
The Boeing Company
Town Sports International
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
Westinghouse Electric Company
The CorpU Awards for Excellence and Innovation are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs. They salute corporate and government learning organizations that improve both business and employee performance through Alignment, Alliances, Branding, Launching, Leadership Development and Learning Technology. A panel of independent, expert judges from companies like MasterCard, P&G, Plastipak, Intel, EMC, Shell Oil/Jiffy Lube and other notable organizations scored the award applicants.
"These award-winning learning organizations are critical to the success of their companies," said Peter McAteer, CEO of CorpU. "We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to meeting together in May."
The Global Leadership Congress 2011
, at which the awards will be given, will take place at the University of Pennsylvania's Philadelphia campus, May 9-11, 2011. This exciting mix of academic and practical knowledge is jointly hosted by CorpU and the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. The theme of this year's Congress is Engage, Inspire, Innovate. Working together, UPenn faculty and learning executives will participate in hands-on workshops to experience learning through storytelling and film, explore Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from the learning leader perspective, and, as a group of learning executives, discuss the state of the learning industry and its future.
About Corporate University Xchange, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Corporate University Xchange is a private membership of senior learning and talent executives. Members gain access to cutting edge research, practitioner tested tools and expertly facilitated peer-to-peer networks. CorpU has helped design or improve hundreds of learning organizations around the world, including those for Caterpillar, M&M Mars, Exxon and many others. In addition to our annual benchmarking program and consulting programs, CorpU has recently released its new series of Informed Choice and Top Performer research services.
Ed Skonecki, Vice President