2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards

The 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards

Dow AgroSciences Wins Gold & Silver

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – 10/1/2015

Dow AgroSciences, a leader in crop protection and plant biotechnology, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Best Program for Sales Training and Performance category and a silver award for Best Use of Blended Learning.   Dow AgroSciences’, wins were announced on 9/10/2015. The winners are listed at http://go.brandonhall.com/past_award_winners.

Dow AgroSciences, along with their learning partner, Vivayic, created the Seed Advisor Curriculum, a five-course experience designed to equip seed salespersons to confidently discuss basic agronomic concepts and Dow AgroSciences seed product development processes with customers.  The five courses focus on applying basic concepts related to seed selection, breeding, production, conditioning and quality.  Learning experiences were delivered via a variety of mediums, to include: iBooks, interactive PDFs, eLearning, and instructor-led sessions.

“We are thrilled to receive these honors in conjunction with Vivayic.  The strong partnership between Dow AgroSciences and Vivayic enabled the development of unique learning tool that fit the needs of our employees.   This recognition continues to validate the quality of Seed Advisor Curriculum as a learning tool and will help to create awareness of our ag technical learning program,” stated Stephen Smith, Dow AgroSciences Global Technology Transfer Leader.

“The high quality of work and commitment to driving business results among our award winners never fails to amaze me,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “All of these winning programs deliver meaningful business results to their organizations. Winning an Excellence Award is a great honor, but the real winners are the organizations themselves and their customers and clients because of the innovation and customer focus they demonstrate.”

Excellence Awards winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference January 27-29, 2016, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Selected winners also will serve as presenters in the more than 20 breakout sessions during the 2½-day conference.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.


About Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $7.3 billion in 2014. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.


About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (www.brandonhall.com)


About Vivayic

Vivayic is a learning solutions design firm specializing in the transfer of agricultural sciences and technology knowledge and skills. Vivayic strives to add value to organizations through exceptional learning design and knowledge transfer experiences. Services include learning strategy and analysis, curriculum and program design, and eLearning and content delivery. Learn more at www.vivayic.com.