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Clarkston Consulting Recognized as 2016 LearningElite Organization for Third Consecutive Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Durham, NC  |  May 3, 2016 — Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, has been named to Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine’s 2016 LearningElite winners, which recognizes organizations for employing exemplary workforce development strategies and delivering significant business results. This is the third consecutive year Clarkston has been awarded this prestigious recognition.

The LearningElite is composed of organizations that perform above key benchmark standards for learning and development (L&D) practices and distinguishes industry leaders and influential benchmarking data as well as best practices, principles, and strategies necessary for top performance. “Clarkston Consulting is honored to receive this recognition for our L&D practices,” stated Tom Finegan, CEO and co-founder of Clarkston.  “Our ongoing commitment to our stewards’ development ensures we stay relevant and help lead our clients to new and better results for their businesses. We are proud of our strong culture of continuous learning, and the direct impact our clients recognize as the result of our stewards’ knowledge and experiences.” The LearningElite program recognizes and ranks excellence using five key learning and development performance indicators: learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact, and business performance results.  Clarkston’s exemplary practices highlighted in the finalist results included leadership’s involvement in talent development and learning strategy execution.  “We are thrilled to be recognized with this esteemed group of companies,” stated Carol Gillespie, Managing Partner for Talent with Clarkston.  “With the rapidly changing needs of our clients, programs that support the ongoing skill development and transformation of our employees is paramount to our success. By engaging our professionals to be both students and teachers we have built a strong learning culture which in turn positively impacts our business performance and client outcomes.” “We are constantly impressed by the industry’s dedication to innovating and evolving the practices of learning and development,” said Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research and advisory services for Human Capital Media, publisher of CLO.  Organizations named to the 2016 Learning Elite will be featured in the June 2016 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine.
About Human Capital Media  
Human Capital Media (HCM) is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce development industries. Through award-winning content, events, awards and research, they deliver valuable news, analysis, tools and solutions to make the most of human capital, as well as create a vibrant community where decision makers and solution providers connect to solve their greatest workplace challenges. To learn more about the LearningElite awards program and see the full list of winners, please visit