02 Oct. 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C., (October 2, 2013) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has named PPD a 2013 ASTD BEST Award winner for excellence in employee learning and development. PPD was honored for implementing innovative employee training programs, which drive efficiencies in the conduct of biopharmaceutical clients’ drug development programs.
“Engaging and empowering employees help PPD consistently deliver value for clients,” said Mike Wilkinson, PPD’s executive vice president and chief information officer. “PPD takes a multifaceted, collaborative approach to employee learning. We blend novel concepts with an array of global resources to create learning and development programs that are flexible, customizable, technology-driven and responsive to an ever-changing business environment.”
PPD has enhanced employee training and development delivery options through collaboration between its human resources and technology, innovation and performance groups. Training modes – classroom, virtual collaboration, mobile learning, self-study, e-learning, role playing, simulations and social learning – are adapted based on objectives and target employee audience.
The ASTD BEST Award follows PPD’s recent recognition for employee training, including the Skillsoft Perspectives Innovation Award for Empowering Learning Cultures in the Enterprise and Training Top 125 honors for businesses that excel in employee learning and development.
As part of the ASTD BEST Awards, PPD leaders presented best practices to peers from a variety of industries during the annual Learn from the BEST seminar. PPD is featured in the October 2013 issue of T+D, ASTD’s flagship magazine. To learn more about ASTD, visit www.astd.org.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 12,500 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments. For more information, visit www.ppdi.com.
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