The College of the Extended University (CEU) has received a prestigious Learning In Practice Award from “Chief Learning Officer” magazine. The college was awarded the bronze Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award for working with more than two dozen local agencies this past year to teach their employees about a key business issue — succession planning and the development of up-and-coming leaders.
“The Learning In Practice awards were established to recognize transformational and visionary leaders in enterprise education,” says Norm Kamikow, president and editor-in-chief of the magazine. “A record number of top learning executives and solution providers were nominated by their peers this year. The winners are the industry leaders who truly champion innovation and transform it into learning and value for their organizations.”
The awards were announced at a special awards ceremony during the
fall Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium held in Colorado
Springs. All award winners will be featured in a special supplement in
the magazine’s December issue.
The CEU has partnered with corporations, agencies and private
businesses to train their employees and allow them to tap into the
university’s expertise and resources. Over the years, the college has
developed a reputation for successfully assessing the training needs of
clients and developing customized programs to meet their needs.
Currently, 25 agencies have partnered with the college to
participate in the Southern California Local Government Leadership
Academy. Partner agencies include the cities of Arcadia, Irwindale,
Monterey Park, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina and Yorba
Linda; the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles; the Housing
Authority of the City of Los Angeles; and the Inland Empire Utility
In addition, the CEU also offers customized corporate consulting and
training in several key areas, including geographic information systems
(GIS), leadership & organizational development, food safety
training and local government training.