Ted Dickman, BKD, LLP chief executive officer, is proud to announce BKD has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Singled out for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices that deliver measurable business value, BKD, LLP ranked No. 49 from a record-breaking field of more than 200 companies participating in the prestigious annual benchmarking program.
“At BKD, people are our No. 1 asset,” Dickman said. “To deliver unmatched client service, we must continually invest in their technical expertise and develop them as leaders. BKD professionals have access to a wealth of knowledge and tools they need to do their jobs effectively, efficiently and ethically. We’re extremely flattered that Chief Learning Officer magazine has acknowledged our commitment to lifelong learning.”
The only peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners, the LearningElite has become the industry’s most valuable benchmarking tool. The program utilizes rigorous evaluation methodologies to objectively assess both the scope and value of participants’ learning and development practices and to rank the organizations based upon the execution and impact of these initiatives.
“The firm has made significant progress towards our goal of being an industry-leading learning organization,” said Greg Cole, director of the firm’s Learning & Development department. “It’s about developing a world-class training system that better ties our mission statement and unmatched client service standards to our performance management system and curriculum for coordinated training events and on-demand learning. The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive.”
BKD University (BKDU) is the latest enhancement to the firm’s educational infrastructure. BKDU is an online, on- demand platform housed on the firm’s intranet that gives personnel access to a wide range of content that includes technical training as well as shorter, more digestible video clips on leadership, ethics, client service and technology.
BKD, LLP is a national CPA and advisory firm that understands your business and delivers the resources you need with a service style you’ll value. BKD’s approximately 2,100 personnel, including approximately 250 partners, serve clients in all 50 states and internationally. To learn more, visit bkd.com.
Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD’s ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. Praxity™ provides the gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.