PDG is proud to be recognized as one of the top companies in our industry. Our strong partnership and collaboration with our clients are crucial to our success.

2016


Top 20 Workforce Development Companies

For the third consecutive year, PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Workforce Development Companies List. Selection to the list was based on industry visibility, innovation, and impact; the capability to deliver customized corporate training services; company size and growth potential; depth and breadth of subject matter expertise; quality of clients, and geographical reach.

Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies

For the second consecutive year, PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies List. Selection to the list was based on industry visibility, innovation and impact; the capability to deliver multiple types of training services; company size and growth potential; strength of clients; and geographical reach.

Top 20 Gamification Companies

For the third consecutive year, PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Gamification Companies List. Companies who were selected for the gamification list provide innovative forms of gamification learning by integrating gaming into learning and development programs. Criteria for selection was based on features and capabilities of the gamification products/services; company size and growth potential; quality and number of clients; geographic reach; and awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.

Leadership Training Companies Watch List

For the second consecutive year, PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com 2016 Leadership Training Companies Watch List. Selection to the leadership list was awarded to companies with the following criteria: new and innovative service offerings; unique approach to leadership development solutions; commitment to thought leadership; and quality of internal clients

2015


Top 20 Gamification Companies List

PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Gamification Companies List.  Companies who were selected for the gamification list provide innovative forms of gamification learning by integrating gaming into learning and development programs. Criteria for selection was based on features and capabilities of the gamification products/services; company size and growth potential; quality and number of clients; geographic reach; and awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.

Top Training Video (Ttv) Awards Program

PDG and MedImmune won third place in the Top Training Video (Ttv) awards program. The winning video was The Importance of Documenting Experiments. Companies were asked to send in a two-minute training video clip. Training received nearly 140 video clip submissions. Nine 2014 Emerging Training Leaders, and an additional industry expert, judged the submissions.

Top 20 Workforce Development Companies List

PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Workforce Development Companies List. Selection to the list was based on industry visibility, innovation, and impact; the capability to deliver customized corporate training services; company size and growth potential; depth and breadth of subject matter expertise; quality of clients, and geographical reach.

Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies List

PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies List. Selection to the list was based on industry visibility, innovation and impact; the capability to deliver multiple types of training services; company size and growth potential; strength of clients; and geographical reach.

Leadership Training Companies Watch List

PDG was named to the TrainingIndustry.com 2015 Leadership Training Companies Watch List. Selection to the leadership list was awarded to companies with the following criteria: new and innovative service offerings; unique approach to leadership development solutions; commitment to thought leadership; and quality of internal clients.

2014


Top 20 Gamification Company

PDG was selected as one of the top 20 gamification companies by TrainingIndustry.com. Selection to this year’s Top 20 Gamification Companies was based on features and capabilities of gamification products and services; company size and growth potential; quality and number of clients/users; geographic reach; and awards, recognition, and competitive differentiation.

Top Workforce Development Provider

PDG was listed as a top workforce development company by TrainingIndustry.com. Selection to this year’s Top 20 Workforce Development Companies List was based on industry visibility, innovation and impact; capability to develop and deliver customized corporate training services; company size and growth potential; depth and breadth of subject matter expertise; organization size and growth potential; quality of clients; and geographic reach.

Training Outsourcing Watch List

PDG was recognized as a top training outsourcing provider by TrainingIndustry.com and is listed on Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List. Selection to this year’s Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List was based on the following criteria: industry visibility, innovation and impact; capability to deliver multiple types of training services; company size and growth potential; strength of client’s geographic reach.

2013


Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Gold – Best Results of a Learning Program, Merck and Performance Development Group, Merck GVSM Learning Academies

PDG strikes gold, winning two Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Gold Awards for their partnership with Merck Global Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing (GVSM). The cost savings, increases in productivity, and overall positive culture change that resulted from the PDG and Merck partnership for creating and running the Merck GVSM Learning Academies was recognized with a Best Results of a Learning Program Award. View Press Release

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Gold – Best Learning Team, Merck and Performance Development Group, Merck GVSM Learning Academies

PDG wins the Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Best Learning Team category due to the incredible partnership of both Merck (GVSM) and PDG team members. The powerful collaboration between team members was crucial to the accomplishments this group made in workplace learning. View Press Release

CLO Learning in Practice Awards – Merck: The Strategy Award-Gold; The Business Impact Award-Silver

PDG’s collaboration with Wendy Kouba from Merck resulted in two Learning in Practice Awards from Chief Learning Officer. Merck won Gold in the Strategy category and Silver for Business Impact for the Merck GVSM Learning Academies. Wendy partnered with PDG to design and implement a successful corporate university that demonstrated true vision and alignment with corporate goals. View Press Release

CLO Learning in Practice Awards – Iron Mountain: The Collaboration Award-Gold

PDG partner Stacy Henry of Iron Mountain was awarded a Gold Learning in Practice award from Chief Learning Officer for Collaboration. “Our partnership with PDG was a big part of the reason we won this award,” said Henry. Iron Mountain was recognized for creating of a standardized, company-wide learning program that prepares new employees to work independently and provides support and reinforcement to longer-term employees. View Press Release

2012


Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Certificate of Merit received for Content

PDG is recognized by the prestigious Chief Learning Officer Magazine Awards for world-class quality for realistic simulations created for two organizations. Chief Learning Officer Magazine recognized PDG for a “day-in-the-life” simulation project for Iron Mountain, used to train records management drivers, as well as a Fetal Strip Monitoring series created for Universal Health Services (UHS), designed to evaluate nurses on the use of fetal monitoring equipment during patient pregnancy.

2011


Brandon Hall Excellence in Sales and Marketing Gold – Best Program for Sales Training and Performance: Novo Nordisk, Performance Development Group; Novo Nordisk Diabetes Sales Academy

PDG wins the Brandon Hall Gold Excellence Award in Sales and Marketing along with Novo Nordisk for their partnership in creating the Diabetes Sales Academy (DSA). DSA was recognized as Best Program for Sales Training and Performance. PDG conducted a needs analysis, created a learning map and curriculum, as well as a change management plan to drive real change. PDG helped Novo Nordisk realize their vision to transform their sales force into one that physicians recognize as the industry’s most effective and trusted in diabetes care.

2009


Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Silver-Best Custom Content—Unisys & Performance Development Group—Unisys Performance Management Simulation

PDG is recognized once again by Brandon Hall for the creation of a sophisticated employee performance management simulation for Unisys. The simulation allows managers to practice key skills in goal setting, providing feedback, performance review, and setting compensation. The simulation serves as both a learning tool and an ongoing performance support tool.

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Bronze-Best Custom Content—Wyeth and Performance Development Group—Field Sales Compliance Simulation 1

PDG wins an unprecedented four years in a row, bringing home two Brandon Hall awards. One of the 2009 awards is for Field Sales Compliance Simulation 1, part of a series of selling simulations for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Rather than dry procedural training, the simulation demonstrates how to apply appropriate compliance practices within a smart and effective selling process.

2008


Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Gold–Best Custom Content—Vanguard and Performance Development Group; Vanguard Financial Advisor Services Sales Simulation

PDG grabs the gold again, winning a third consecutive Brandon Hall Award. Financial Advisors work with complex clients to understand their business issues, identify financial options, and recommend solutions. According to the Brandon Hall judges, “I was definitely impressed with the course. It is realistic and presents the real-life possibilities. It also prepares the learner to face those situations effectively.”

2007


Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Bronze – Best Custom Content—ADP and PDG LearningEDGE Associate Development Simulation

PDG wins a Brandon Hall award for the second straight year, recognized for helping Automated Data Processing (ADP) teach their managers good employee development skills with the LearningEDGE Associate Development Simulation. Managers coach and develop a team over a simulated year, using tools from the LearningEDGE Human Capital Management System.

2006


Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Gold – Best Custom Content: Wyeth and Performance Development Group; Customer-Focused Selling Simulation

PDG gets the Gold in their first Brandon Hall entry, a simulation developed to help sales reps for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals bridge the gap between learning and performance. Wyeth reps learned and practiced portfolio selling skills in realistic and interactive sales calls with video-based doctors and other health care professionals. The simulation provided real-life application of new skills and accelerated time to real-life performance.