University Health System Honored for Commitment to Employee Learning

October 07, 2014

Center for Learning Excellence leader earns Gold Collaboration Award for successful employee development programs

Jacqueline Burandt, executive director of the Center for Learning Excellence at University Health System, has received an esteemed Learning In Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. Burandt was presented the Gold Collaboration Award for accomplishments in collaboratively delivering targeted employee development programs at University Health System.

“Through our collaborations, University Health System is able to provide our staff unique opportunities to learn and excel,” Burandt said. “These development opportunities have life-changing impacts on our staff and our community. We are extremely honored to be part of our staff’s learning experience and professional growth.”

The 2014 Learning In Practice Awards were announced at an awards ceremony during the Fall 2014 Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Carlsbad, California. More than 300 top corporate learning executives from around the world attended the event to discuss long-term learning strategies for creating and sustaining high performance.

"The Learning In Practice Awards recognize transformational and visionary leaders in enterprise education," said Mike Prokopeak, editor-in-chief of Human Capital Media, which publishes Chief Learning Officer magazine. "This year we received more than 200 nominations across 15 categories, and our panel of expert judges has determined these finalists are the industry leaders who truly champion innovation and transform it into value for their organizations."

Burandt and the other 2014 Learning In Practice Award winners will be featured in a special report supplement to the December issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

For more information about the awards, visit