Aricent Group wins Silver Award in the Global L&D Team of the Year category at the inaugural TISS-LeapVault CLO Awards

New Delhi, November 10, 2012 – The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced that it has won the silver award in the Global L&D Team of the year category in the inaugural TISS-LeapVault CLO Awards at the 4th annual Chief Learning Officers summit held in Mumbai, India. The two-day summit was organized by LeapVault, a premier executive development and knowledge media company.  Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is the founding academic partner of the summit.

“The TISS-LeapVault CLO awards are a unique effort to understand, recognize, and celebrate the best learning and development practices amongst various corporations in India. We are extremely happy with the growth of the CLO summit, and the addition of the awards in the 4th year further delivers upon our vision for the summit, which is to build India’s most premier platform for learning and development,” said Dr. S Parasuraman Director of TISS.

The awards are based on nominations and recognize the stellar efforts in various aspects and methods of people development. They were given away in 15 categories by international and Indian luminaries present at the ceremony attended by over three hundred learning, HR and talent management leaders from across the country.

“This award is a great encouragement for us in our efforts to provide high quality leadership and niche domain training across our company. The business needs in the communications industry continue to evolve dynamically. The learning and development team at the Aricent Group plays a critical role in ensuring that the delivery teams are well-equipped to meet these challenges. Our team has a detailed training plan, which facilitates comprehensive development of our employees,” said Geetu Shukla, AVP, Head of Learning and Development, Aricent Group.

“This is the second year that ICSI has partnered with the CLO summit. I was pleased to witness a world class event with high-end content, excellent speakers and interactions, which were geared towards redefining professional learning. What was striking and needs to be noted is that the contemporary relevance/irrelevance of many best practices acquired over time was addressed aptly in the break-out sessions. We look forward to our continued association with the most innovative professional learning and development platform in India,” said CS S N Ananthasubramanian, Vice-President, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

The summit was a landmark event in the learning and development, training, and coaching space in India and the world with 100 Indian and international speakers attending the event. The key thought leaders included Dr. R K Pachauri, DG and CEO of TERI; Ajit Balakrishnan, founder and CEO of Rediff; Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist; management guru Rama Bijapurkar; film director Sanjay Gadhvi; spiritual guru Jaya Row, and bestselling authors Raksha Bharadia and Ashwin Sanghi. Many international and Indian speakers from the leading corporates and institutions such as Accenture, Duke CE, ICarnegie, CapGemini,, GE, Aditya Birla Group, GenPact, Siemens, CIMA, NDTV, Infosys, L&T, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki, SCI, Asian Paints, and IFTDO also shared their thoughts.

“The Australian Trade Commission - the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency was delighted to be associated with the 4th Annual Chief Learning Officers summit as partner country – Australia. The summit was well organized, well attended and included very high quality content. The participating organizations and profile of speakers were very impressive and represented industry leaders from across India,” said Ms. Kylie Bell.

The summit was supported by the Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India and the Government of Australia was a country partner. The International Labor Organization and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India were institutional partners. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Duke CE were the strategic partners. Media partners included The Wall Street Journal and Knowledge @ Wharton. The Indian Society of Training and Development and The Indo American Chamber of Commerce also supported the summit.

For further information, contact:

Shashi Shekhar Pandey
Marketing Manager, Aricent Group
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