Navy blue Bronze Brandon Hall Group 2023 Excellence Award won by ExperiencePointToronto, ON (October 19, 2023) - ExperiencePoint is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence AwardsTM for its collaboration with Baker Tilly US. The companies’ joint venture, a three-day training event, earned a Bronze Award for excellence in the Best Results of a Learning Program category on August 17, 2023.

The award program recognizes best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Future of Work. You can view the complete list of winners here.

For more than 25 years, organizations worldwide have turned to ExperiencePoint to build power skills so their teams can work better every day. The industry-wide recognition ExperiencePoint and Baker Tilly received for this particular learning program is a testament to how strategy can effectively be aligned with learning to deliver business results. 

“It’s humbling to be honored in this way,” said ExperiencePoint co-founder and partner Greg Warman. “As HR budgets are being slashed, there’s a lot of pressure on HR, and by extension learning and development, to ensure whatever investments they’re making are very much aligned to strategy and delivering results. I think we can confidently say that this award is a reflection of our work in that area."

The award-winning program consisted of a three-day conference. Its goal was to align Baker Tilly's leaders on a new way of thinking about the business and promote cross-functional collaboration. ExperiencePoint designed and delivered three interactive sessions threaded throughout the conference, focusing on future business trends and human-centered design. Participants left with a genuine understanding of the company’s values, a clear plan for generating new streams of revenue and tools to create new client solutions.

According to Baker Tilly’s Sr. Learning Manager, Jennifer Crowfoot, introducing their people to human-centered design was pivotal in building cross-industry expertise and new collaborative capabilities.

“[A human-centered approach to business] creates better conversations with clients,” Crowfoot said. “It creates more opportunities for us to build our pipeline, and it gets our people to look at things differently.”

Leaders left the conference equipped to deliver additional value to their clients, no matter where they worked in the service line. ExperiencePoint and Baker Tilly greatly owe this program's success to three key factors outlined in the ATD webinar: "Accelerating Business Impact - Three Ways to Convert Learning into Lasting Results."

"Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves," said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based on these criteria:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

"Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence," said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. "We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results."

To learn more about what set this learning experience apart, read our blog article: "3 Key Elements of an Award-Winning Training Program."

About ExperiencePoint

ExperiencePoint is a world-leading innovation training company. Its mission is to help people become better innovators to create self-sufficient organizations that adapt, thrive and shape what’s next. For over 25 years, it has helped hundreds of thousands of people in organizations across the globe raise their innovation game.


About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the "Academy Awards of Human Capital Management."

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.


About Baker Tilly US

Baker Tilly is a top ten advisory tax and assurance firm committed to tailored business solutions that foster and maintain growth. They prioritize purpose, accompanying their clients every step of the way on their journey.