Vera Bradley receives a 2017 LEAD Award Recognizing Exceptional Leadership Development and Programs
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February 8, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Distinguished recipients of this year's LEAD awards were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs at the LEAD2017 forum held at the Music City Center, Nashville. Vera Bradley placed in the top 10 out of 150 candidates, awarded “Best Use of Classroom/Traditional Training” for Leaders by Design, a multifaceted and experiential 12-month program for leaders. Download an overview of the program.
Developed and branded in 2015, Leaders by Design serves as the umbrella for all of Vera Bradley’s leadership development programs and includes components such as workshops, organizational business cases, a 360-degree assessment, and reinforcement. In collaboration with FlashPoint, the program has seen a 275% positive change in reassessment scores.
Measuring return on investment is a primary component of the program. Measurement tools include The Leadership Practices Inventory® assessment and reassessment to monitor leadership growth in key behaviors. In the most recent program 92% of the individuals who completed the reassessment experienced an increase in their average observer score in all five leadership practice areas.
Established in 2002, FlashPoint is a leadership consulting firm that delivers creative and measurable solutions to make leaders, teams and organizations more effective. Working with clients in a variety of sectors and industries, FlashPoint strives to create meaningful workplaces by growing leaders and organizations to achieve their fullest potential. To broaden its national reach, FlashPoint acquired Sonoma Leadership Systems in 2016.
About the LEAD2017 Awards:
For more than 35 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top leadership programs in organizations and their strategies and solutions. HR.com and Leadership Excellence was proud to announce the top leadership programs that were recognized at the 2017 LEAD Awards Gala, on February 8th, 2017.
On February 8th, the 2017 LEAD Awards Gala took place and revealed the full details of rankings and the remainder of the award winners were announced. All award winners and rankings are now featured in the February 2017 edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials which features the top award recipients in each category showcasing the unique qualities that made them a LEAD Award Winner. Award recipients are selected based on both an application or nomination process as well as voting. The voting was completed by users of the leadership program and was promoted by the nominees as well as through social media campaigns.