About BEST Awards
The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. We are looking for organizations that get it: They use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results.
Established in 2003, the BEST Awards Winners' Circle includes small and large private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.
Award winners must demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of talent development:
- Talent development has an enterprise-wide role: involved in the executive team, creating solutions to business issues, and setting organizational strategy.
- Learning has value in the organization's culture: learning opportunities for employees, C-level involvement, learning for growth of the organization, and innovation.
- Learning links to individual and organizational performance: alignment with the business, efficiency, measurement of the effectiveness of learning, and success with non-training solutions for business needs.
- Investment is made in talent development and performance initiatives.
Award winners show that they are:
Strategically driving a
Talent development culture that delivers results.
2020 BEST Award winners will be recognized at the ATD Awards Ceremony in May during the ATD International Conference & EXPO. This is an invitation-only event and is separate from the conference.
The 2021 application will open June 1.
Application fee: $175 USD
Payable online as the last step of the application process. If you have questions about the application, contact Erin Strider at email@example.com.