CCL’s Work to Elevate EDI & Women’s Leadership Earns Multiple Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

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Among hundreds of international applicants, 3 leadership programs that the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® developed in partnership with clients have been honored by the research and analyst firm Brandon Hall Group through its annual Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Awards. This recognition is for programs specifically aimed at strengthening women leaders and building greater organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The awards from Brandon Hall include wins for client partnerships in the following years:

  • Stellantis (formerly known as Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles): 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Cognizant: 2022
  • Merck: 2019

Stellantis & CCL Win Awards for 3 Consecutive Years in Women’s Leadership

Stellantis logoStellantis and CCL received a Brandon Hall Silver Award in both 2022 and 2021, as well as a Bronze Award in 2020, for excellence in the category of “Best Advance in Leadership Development for Women.”

The Stellantis Women’s Leadership Experience (WLE), developed in partnership with CCL, is a unique training and development program for women, focused on early- to mid-level career professionals. Now in its fourth year, WLE was spearheaded by members of the Women’s Alliance business resource group.

Women’s Alliance is one of 10 employee-directed business resource groups at the company that work to bridge multicultural differences and to support career opportunities for members.

“The result was an 8-month program offering participants a mix of experiences, including executive coaching, executive sponsors (both men and women), 360 surveys, and customized leadership training opportunities,” said Teresa Thiele, Director of Mopar Purchasing and Supplier Operations and co-chair of the Women’s Alliance Board and WLE Committee, FCA-North America. “This robust program was designed to enrich participant perspectives of the business, connection to senior leaders, and enhance their individual leadership toolkit.”

Cognizant & CCL Win Gold for Women’s Leadership Program

Cognizant logoCognizant, a leading business and technology consultancy serving many Global 2000 clients, won a 2022 Brandon Hall Gold Award in the category “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” for its signature women’s leadership development program, Propel.

Cognizant has been focused on supporting gender diversity and levelling the playing field for women in tech careers around the world. The company has made significant progress in setting and committing to gender goals that invest in women through training, mentorship, and professional development.

Part of that commitment is its Propel women’s leadership development program, developed in partnership with CCL. Over 1000 mid- and senior-level women leaders across the globe been through the program to date, and Cognizant continues to have a vision of accelerating a diverse pipeline and strengthening the proportion and voice of women in senior leadership roles.

The 3-month women’s leadership development experience includes sessions with CCL faculty on amplifying your leadership brand, enhancing your executive presence, expanding strategic networks, and accessing mentoring support. Peer networking and community-building are an important component of Propel, too. Program outcomes include increased promotions, expanded responsibilities, and new roles taken on by women leaders who have completed the program.

Merck & CCL Partnership for DEI / EDI Wins Gold Award

Merck, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, partnered with CCL to develop its Diverse Leadership Program (DLP), which a received a Brandon Hall Gold Award for excellence in 2019.

Merck’s leadership program, also developed in partnership with CCL, is aimed at preparing their high-potential African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American leaders for senior leadership positions. It’s also designed to help prospective senior leaders of color develop stronger networks inside the company to build a culture of inclusion.

Merck is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its global business and considers diversity in management, both from a gender and racial/ethnic perspective, a key performance indicator.

We are proud to partner with these clients on award-winning programs that are contributing to the important work of elevating and supporting women leaders and promoting increased equity, diversity, and inclusion in workplaces around the world.

These 3 client partnerships are among the many awards and accolades that CCL has received from The Brandon Hall Group and others in recent years.

About the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®

At the Center for Creative Leadership, our drive to create a ripple effect of positive change underpins everything we do. For 50+ years, we’ve pioneered leadership development solutions for everyone from frontline workers to global CEOs. Consistently ranked among the world’s top providers of executive education, our research-based programs and solutions inspire individuals in organizations across the world — including 2/3 of the Fortune 1000 — to ignite remarkable transformations. Learn more about CCL.

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