Whirlpool Corporation Recognized for Exceptional Learning and Development Programs
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR), the world's leading home appliance manufacturer, has been recognized as a 2009 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) BEST Award winner. The BEST Awards recognize organizational commitment to employee learning.
Whirlpool Corporation was recognized for aligning its learning and development programs with its overall strategy and performance goals. The company launched a team-based leadership development program that focused on solving key business issues with clear short-term and long-term goals and objectives. The first program was delivered in 2007, and continued throughout 2008 and 2009.
"Whirlpool is honored to receive this recognition," said Nancy Tennant, corporate vice president, Leadership and Strategic Competencies. "We set up the best framework possible for employee learning and development, and we have created a culture of learning that unleashes employee innovation and passion. As a result, we are building the right capabilities around the world."
"The ASTD BEST Award winners set the standard of excellence for exceptional learning practices and demonstrate that a skilled workforce is vital to achieving results," said Tony Bingham, president and CEO, ASTD. "They use learning as a strategic tool and have the support of senior leaders who champion a learning culture."
More information about the 2009 ASTD BEST Award winners may be found in the October 2009 issue of T+D magazine and online at www.astd.org/best.