DATE: December 10, 2013
The awards presented to Broward County Human Resources for workplace learning.
MEDIA CONTACT: Susan DellCioppia, Manager
Broward County Learning and Organizational Development
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County’s Human Resources, Learning and Organizational Development, earned the Gold Award for the yearlong Leadership Roundtable Pilot Program at the Champions of Workplace Learning Best Practices annual event of the American Society of Training and Development, South Florida Chapter, held in Fort Lauderdale.
The Leadership Roundtable Program involved 25 County leaders from various agencies who focused on customized, self-directed leadership events. The core group of 25 was divided into five smaller groups, with the expectation of meeting at least quarterly to identify specific learning interests and share ideas among their peers.
Results showed that leadership skills were enhanced, networking relationships were developed, and ideas and resources were exchanged. The participants discovered that the Leadership Roundtable allowed them to design their own training and provided a forum for them to brainstorm and reflect on how to be a good leader.
“Because we experienced loss of staff during the recent economic downturn, we learned that leaders and managers began to drift away from formal classroom learning and were primarily participating in mandatory County specific programs,” said Susan DellCioppia, manager of the County’s Learning and Organizational Development. “The challenge was to create a leadership learning model that would support individual and organizational growth and have the leaders and managers develop their own learning focus and identify their preferred delivery methods.”
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), founded in 1944, is the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and practical information derived from its own research, the knowledge and experience of its members, its conferences, seminars, publications and partnerships.
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