2016 Workplace Learning Award Winners!

ATD Florida Suncoast recognizes five organizations for their commitment to Learning and Development

Tampa, Fla. – Five local businesses were recognized today during the 2016 Workplace Learning Awards event at the Tampa Centre Club as the best and brightest Learning and Performance Improvement organizations in the Tampa Bay area.  Officials from ATD Florida Suncoast presented the 2016 Workplace Learning Awards to the following companies:

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union’s Josh Sayler, Instructional Designer won Young Talent and Development Professional of the Year.  The organization received the Leadership Development Award in recognition of their leadership development program.


Wellcare Health Plans received the Process Improvement Award for creating a Health Care Compliance training program that helped strengthen the organization’s culture and commitment to compliance.


FIS Global received the Team Success Award for successfully developing an eLearning module with 29 total software simulations that was promised to a national client within 4 weeks, a process which typically takes 6 months.

St Petersburg College received the Organizational Development Award for their Career Service Growth and Success Initiative which was one of the programs that contributed to in the completion of approximately 46,893 training hours by faculty and staff.


The Mosaic Company received the Innovation and Delivery of Training Award for their development of the Phosphate Foundation, new hire training program and annual refresher course recognized as model compliance training.


Dr. Lori Roth, PhD, CPLP, President/Creative Consultant, Learning and Reflective Growth (LARG) received the Lifetime Achievement Award and was recognized for her accomplishments in education, experience, certifications, awards and volunteering/inspiring others.

“We are honored to recognize these organizations and professionals for their dedication to create a Tampa Bay community that works better,” said ATD Florida Suncoast Chapter President Nick Elkins. “These organizations are investing in lifelong learning and personal development of their employees.”


January 31, 2017


Jenni Stone

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