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Berkeley Executive Education Receives Prestigious Brandon Hall Gold Award of Excellence

ExecEd takes the prize for Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program for our work with our strategic client, Equinor.

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Brandon Hall award

The Berkeley Executive Education leadership program with Equinor builds leadership skills in the digital age. Through this partnership, the program helps shape Equinor’s tomorrow by furthering the understanding of digital transformation and building leaders equipped to leverage modern digital technologies in their work.  

"We're thankful to receive the 2021 Brandon Hall Gold Award of Excellence for 'Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program' and the recognition of our custom programs with our key strategic client, Equinor," said Mike Rielly, Chief Executive Officer at UC Berkeley Executive Education. 

"As we continue to equip executives with the skills they need to succeed, this noteworthy recognition reminds us to keep focusing on building programs that are innovative and inspirational for participants and our clients." Mailen Greve, Head of Programs, Digital Transformation at Equinor is thrilled for the partnership in delivering a truly impactful program shaping the future of Equinor. 

The 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Future of Work.

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees, and customers.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

"Receiving the 2022 Brandon Hall Gold Award of Excellence for 'Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program' is a great reminder of how impactful our program and partnership with Equinor is," said Andrea Salvemini, Vice President, Client Solutions at UC Berkeley Executive Education. "When we work with our program participants, we are continually setting goals and aspiring to level up their skills so that they are equipped to make a real impact in their work with our partners. This award is a reflection of how a successful executive program and strategic partnership can shape the future of business." 

Excellence Award winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

About Brandon Hall Group 
Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking, and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services that aim to put the research into action in a practical and efficient way.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. 

About Equinor
Equinor is a broad energy company with more than 20,000 colleagues committed to developing oil, gas, wind, and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. They are dedicated to safety, equality, and sustainability. As the largest operator in Norway, a leading international offshore operator, and a growing force in renewables, Equinor is shaping the future of energy.