Boehringer Ingelheim & CCL Win Prestigious Brandon Hall Award

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An innovative effort to develop high-potential leaders has earned the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® and leading pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) a Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for excellence in leadership development.

CCL and BI were honored for the Acceleration Program, which prepares rising leaders to execute BI’s strategy. The intensive 9-month program blends face-to-face and virtual learning that is supported by assessments, coaching, a simulation, and special projects. The initiative has significantly expanded BI’s leadership pipeline, bolstered leadership effectiveness, and helped create a flexible and mobile network of employees globally.

“Excellence Award winners symbolize the power and impact that human capital management practices can have on a business or on any organization,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group.

A panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall analysts, and executives evaluated award entries for fit, design, functionality, innovation, and measurable benefits. Winners will be recognized at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference.

“This award is a testament to the superb partnership we are privileged to share with the talented women and men at Boehringer Ingelheim,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said. “Together, we truly are creating results that matter for BI’s global community of employees and patients.”

“The Acceleration Program has evolved significantly over our multiple-year partnership with CCL,” said Michael Murphy, Director of Organizational Development at Boehringer Ingelheim. “We’re consistently evaluating the program’s effectiveness and impact on developing world-class leaders for BI. We’re thrilled to know our close collaboration has resulted in this industry recognition as a best-in-class model!”

To learn more about our award-winning partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, read our case study, Developing Leaders Poised to Succeed in the Face of Change and Complexity.

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