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Members Only CorpU Award Winning Webinar Series: Building to Grow the Future at Dos Pinos (Slides)

Part of Dos Pinos’ 5-year Human Capital strategic plan included the creation of a “knowledge continuity” program (Corporate University) that would be in charge of coordinating and aligning all learning efforts within the company.  This program would not only reach employees, but also would be designed to develop the talent in the farms, to make the farms more efficient.  Thus, producing milk to make the farmer and his family more capable of dealing with the usual aspects of their growth, including the farm succession, which is vital for Dos Pinos to remain competitive in the market.  Dos Pinos Based out ... Read More »

Members Only CorpU Award Winning Webinar Series: Building to Grow the Future at Dos Pinos (recording)

Part of Dos Pinos’ 5-year Human Capital strategic plan included the creation of a “knowledge continuity” program (Corporate University) that would be in charge of coordinating and aligning all learning efforts within the company.  This program would not only reach employees, but also would be designed to develop the talent in the farms, to make the farms more efficient.  Thus, producing milk to make the farmer and his family more capable of dealing with the usual aspects of their growth, including the farm succession, which is vital for Dos Pinos to remain competitive in the market.  Dos Pinos Based out ... Watch Video »

Members Only CorpU Webinar: Accenture Leveraging Alliances to Solve Critical Business Challenges (Recording)

Strategies for Success Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 262,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Its Capability Development team strategically focuses on building market- relevant skills for employees that drive individual and business success. Learn How Alliances Get Results With a large number of employees located in countries where English is not the native tongue, Accenture chose EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions (EF CLLS) as its global partner to reflect the importance of English skills in its global business. Accenture's strategic alliance results enabled Accenture to: Significantly reduce the ... Watch Video »

Members Only CorpU Webinar: Accenture Leveraging Alliances to Solve Critical Business Challenges (Slides)

Strategies for Success Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 262,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Its Capability Development team strategically focuses on building market- relevant skills for employees that drive individual and business success. Learn How Alliances Get Results With a large number of employees located in countries where English is not the native tongue, Accenture chose EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions (EF CLLS) as its global partner to reflect the importance of English skills in its global business. Accenture's strategic alliance results enabled Accenture to: Significantly reduce the ... Read More »

Members Only Building the Spectrum Health University (SH|U) Brand Case Study

Spectrum Health System is a not-for-profit, integrated, managed health care system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The system was created in 1997 and originally was comprised of the two largest hospitals in Grand Rapids, Butterworth and Blodgett. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Spectrum Health today is comprised of nine hospitals of varying sizes scattered throughout western Michigan. Spectrum Health employs 19,100 people, 1,500 of which are physicians, making it the largest employer in west Michigan.  This paper addresses branding, a Dimension within the Organize Quadrant of the CorpU 12 Dimensions of Corporate Learning.  Read More »

Members Only UnUniversity: Breaking the Rules of Old School Training - GLC Poster Panel Presentation with AOL (Video)

AOL’s culture of continuous change has dramatically impacted the culture of learning. Limited time, budget, and resources and a cross generation of employees sparked the need for innovative and collaborative approaches to learning. UnUniversity (UnU) is AOL’s peer-to-peer learning program designed to encourage AOLers to explore new topics and business areas, share knowledge and learn from others across the organization. The UnU rules are simple: anyone can teach or take a class on any topic. Melissa Frescholtz, Sr. L&D Program Designer, discussed this great learning success story for AOL. Hear how UnU is designed to be a ... Watch Video »

Members Only Low Budget, High Impact: An Innovative Approach to Leadership Development - GLC Poster Panel Presentation with Cannon (Video)

How do you effectively develop the next generation of leaders over a geographically dispersed area with almost no budget, lean staffing, and limited availability from senior leaders? Learn how Cannon Design Academy was able to work with budgetary and resource constraints to develop and implement a highly successful program to support emerging leaders. Naomi Berkove is Learning and Development Manager for Cannon Design Academy, the learning organization of Cannon Design, a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm.  In her role, she is responsible for planning and implementing organizational development and learning initiatives for the firm’s 1,000 employees in North ... Watch Video »

Members Only AOL Case Study: Launching UnUniversity as an Un-Traditional Approach to Learning

America Online was the first Internet experience for many Americans, and at its peak had 30 million dial-up customers, down to 2.9 million today. It has gone through a number of well-publicized transformations, taking over Time Warner in a merger in 2000 and being spun off again as an independent company in 2009. Since 2009, AOL has been in “turnaround” mode, reinventing itself as a brand company. It owns such popular websites as the Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Moviefone, Engadget, Patch, Stylist, and MapQuest. In January 2011, the lowest-rated item on the Employee Engagement Survey was to the statement, “there ... Read More »

Members Only Mattress Firm Case Study: Breakneck Bench Building

Mattress Firm of Houston, Texas, is the largest bedding retailer in America. The company sells well-known national brands such as Serta and Beautyrest and does not manufacture any of its own products.  The company’s motto is “Save Money and Sleep Happy.”  Store count has doubled in the past three years with 432 stores added in the last 15 months alone. They are scattered across an increasingly wide footprint with an employee count standing at a little above 3,300 – more than 90 percent are full-time and 70 percent are college graduates, all while boasting a lower than average turnover ... Read More »

Members Only MillerCoors Case Study: Aligning a Sales Culture

MillerCoors was formed in 2008 through a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors bringing Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company together to compete more effectively in North America. The beer industry is extremely competitive but it is dominated by a single company. Anheuser Busch InBev has close to a 50% share of the market. They have a “command and control” go-to-market approach with strategy and significant decisions made at the top. In addition, they own a portion of their distribution system and hold a 70% plus share of mind of the distributors that they do not own.  MillerCoors ... Read More »

Members Only Owens & Minor Case Study: Launching Learning for Entry-Level Employees

Owens & Minor, founded in 1882 and headquartered in Mechanicsville, Va., is a distributor of medical and surgical products across the U.S. The company acquires bulk volumes of such things as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, intravenous products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, urological products and wound closure products. It stores them in 52 distribution centers and then makes deliveries to some 4,400 healthcare providers.  Owens & Minor University (OMU), the corporate learning unit, was founded in 2003 and tasked with providing learning to the entire organization that would help them be the best employees ... Read More »

Members Only Owens & Minor: Successful retention strategies for bottom-line results (Video)

Owens & Minor, founded in 1882 and headquartered in Mechanicsville, Va., is a distributor of medical and surgical products across the U.S. with 52 distribution centers and deliveries to some 4,400 healthcare providers.  Owens & Minor University (OMU), founded in 2003, serves over 4500 teammates in nearly 50 locations nationwide. From its main campus, OMU’s staff of eight provides over 100 instructor-led courses, 3,000+ online classes with coaching and development support for all teammates through three primary colleges: operations, sales, and leadership. OMU’s vision is to be a nationally recognized model for lifelong learning and development.   Facing ... Watch Video »

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