We know that you work hard all year long to come up with good ideas. Ideas that are innovative and drive your workforce. Ideas that move your organization forward. Ideas that take risks and push budgets. Ideas that generate better learning initiatives and engage employees like never before. And we think those brilliant ideas — and the leaders and teams that come up with these ideas —deserve to be recognized and celebrated.
Past winners include Fortune 500 companies, global organizations, non-profits and governmental training groups. Regardless of the size of your organization or your budget, if your organization prides itself on crafting and implementing innovative L&D programs, we encourage you to apply and get the recognition you deserve!
Please Note: You can apply for up to TWO industry CUBIC awards, however Corporate University of the Year and Learning Organization of the Year are mutually exclusive (you may NOT apply for both). Also, please note that last year's overall category winners are kindly requested not to apply in the same category for 2016.
The 2016 CUBIC Award categories will include:
Learning Leader of the Year (Individual Award)
The CUBIC Award for Learning Leader of the Year recognizes leaders who have played a strategic role in determining how learning is driven and integrated throughout the enterprise. These individuals have led teams that develop innovative programs, especially those that align L&D with corporate goals. Additionally, these leaders have championed and marketed learning and development programs to gain interest from employees and buy-in from executives.
Corporate University of the Year (Team/Divisional Award)
The CUBIC Award for Corporate University of the Year recognizes L&D departments that have successfully launched or shown continued excellence with their corporate university. These teams have identified and supported the performance requirements of the business, and engaged business executives as partners in developing and executing programs. The L&D departments show evidence of best use of technology and creative problem solving with roadblocks.
Learning Organization of the Year (Team/Divisional Award)
The CUBIC Award for Learning Organization of the Year recognizes L&D departments that have developed innovative programs outside of the traditional corporate university format. These programs work to close skills gaps within the enterprise by assessing future business needs and developing critical 21st century skills. Additionally, these learning and development teams have focused on expanding the contexts in which employees can engage with learning, whether through social, mobile, video or simulation-based platforms.
Leadership Development Excellence (Team/Divisional Award)
The CUBIC Award for Leadership Development Excellence recognizes L&D departments that have developed strong leadership programs designed to retain top performers, including a focus on mentorship, HiPo development and coaching. While these L&D teams work to develop talent across the organization, they have a specific focus on developing the next generation of leaders and building their leaders’ skills at all levels, to develop a sustainable talent pipeline as a strategy for overall business growth.