March 2016

CrossKnowledge Rewards its Clients with “Learning Initiative Awards” at Talent 2016

Talent_CTA_big_580x280During Talent 2016 our annual client conference taking place today, CrossKnowledge announced the winners of the Learning Initiative Awards, celebrating the innovative digital training programs, created and developed by our clients using the CrossKnowledge solutions.
This international event gathers more than 750 experts and professionals from the L&D and HR industries. It’s a must-attend event for leaders in the Digital Learning sector, aware of the stakes linked to digitalization and the new competencies and collaboration methods stemming from it.

The winners of the 2016 edition of the Learning Initiative Awards are:

  • UDI (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration) for the ‘Best Initiative in Blended Learning’ category
    The ‘Best Initiative in Blended Learning’ award rewards a blended learning program that successfully uses two or more delivery methods. This project was rewarded for the high-quality of learning engineering, as well as for its ability to integrate training into employees’ daily routine.
  • Galeries Lafayette (France) for the ‘Best Initiative in digital learning roll-out’ category
    The award for ‘Best Learning Initiative in E-Learning Roll-Out’ rewards a distance learning program with significant results linked to HR and business stakes. The jury based their decision on the company’s outstanding change management efforts, as well as its ability to innovate through the deployment process.
  • ICN (Brazil), for the ‘Best Initiative in content creation’ category
    The ‘Best Learning Initiative in Content Creation’ category rewards successful learning content that is compliant with both the learners and the corporation’s needs. With this true knowledge management project, ICN met all the criteria for this category, contributing in a tangible way to the company’s productivity.
  • Schneider Electric, for the ‘Best Initiative in Learner engagement’ category
    The ‘Best Learning Initiative in Learner Engagement’ award rewards the ability for an organization to attract, retain and engage learners through a particular training program. The jury selected Schneider for their global initiative, supported by top management, and their use of a ‘Learning Week’ as the high point of their training program, compiling a variety of training activities.

The jury also distinguished two companies with special awards:

  • Telenor (Norway), for the ‘Digital Learning Roll Out’ category: for the massive and fast deployment of their training program, as well as for their ability to engage their workforce.
  • Clarins, for the ‘Learner Engagement’ category: for the complete and extensive use of the CrossKnowledge Learning Suite (gamification, social learning) and their creativity in their communication and promotional campaigns.

The jury selected these six projects based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and creativity regarding e-learning projects
  • Measurable benefits for the company and the learner with regards to assigned learning objectives
  • The ability to successfully implement change management techniques

The Talent 2016 jury is composed of CrossKnowledge clients:

CrossKnowledge Learning Initiative Awards 2015Sylvie Peirano, Director of Digital Learning at Engie (France), Bart Schutte, Director of Digital Learning & New Technology at Saint Gobain (France), Bruno Steurer, Head of Learning & Development at Swiss Life (Switzerland), Vincent Maurin, eAcademy Lead at ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg) et Kimberly Andrews, Senior Manager Leadership & Management at Ricoh Americas Corporation (USA).

“Through the ‘Learning Initiative Awards’, we salute and reward organizations that are appropriating brilliant, new forms of distance education for the benefit of the performance of their employees.”  said Steve Fiehl, Chief Innovation Officer and Founder of CrossKnowledge. 

About CrossKnowledge

CrossKnowledge is one of the world’s leading distance learning providers. Our solutions are full SaaS, cloud-based and built on exclusive learning technologies. We create our content with renowned, global experts, and provide a range of accompanying services. CrossKnowledge’s solutions guarantee a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization. CrossKnowledge operates worldwide and serves companies from all size, spanning more than 10 million users. In 2014, CrossKnowledge was acquired by Wiley. For more information, please visit:

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