||The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. We are looking for organizations that get it: They use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results.
Established in 2003, the BEST Awards Winner’s Circle includes small and large private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.
Award winners demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of the learning function:
- learning has an enterprise-wide role: involved in the executive team, creating solutions to business issues, and setting organizational strategy
- learning has value in the organization's culture: learning opportunities for employees, C-level involvement, learning for growth of the organization, and innovation
- learning links to individual and organizational performance: alignment with the business, efficiency, measurement of the effectiveness of learning, and success with non-training solutions for business needs
- investment is made in learning and performance initiatives.