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TriWest Learning Initiatives Rated Among Nation's Best

7/28/2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A comprehensive study conducted by learning and development industry experts, Bersin & Associates, rated TriWest Healthcare Alliance among the best in the nation.

Bersin & Associates is a research and advisory services firm focused on research in enterprise learning and talent management. The recently published study examined and identified best practices in the management, organization, operations and governance of corporate training.

Of more than 800 companies participating in the study, TriWest is well within the top 10 percent that met Bersin’s research-based criteria for the effective use of learning and development to create business impact. The study identifies the top 18 learning strategies that have highest business impact and 50 key characteristics of a high-impact learning culture.

"Corporate learning organizations have to continually re-invent themselves to keep up with changes in the business climate, workforce demographics, technologies, and organizational needs," said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates. "After studying this market for more than five years, we see that the best practices, disciplines, technologies, and strategies for today’s high-impact corporate training have dramatically changed."

The study included researching TriWest’s Leadership Training and Development, and Human Resources departments.

TriWest is listed in Bersin & Associate’s 2008 High Impact Learning Organization Study, which serves as a guidebook for training professionals on how to drive business impact and adapt to the new environment of talent-driven learning.

"Our efforts to train and develop our employees through a variety of methods with the use of technology, plus the emphasis on performance management, have produced excellent results. I’m proud of our Leadership Training and Development, and Human Resources staff who have achieved this prestigious recognition," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.

The more than 300 page report is composed of data providing in-depth analysis, benchmarking and best practices on the 29 critical areas that drive effectiveness efficiency and alignment in training and development.