School of Extended Education Receives 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award

Brandman University recognized for custom leadership development certificate programs

IRVINE, Calif. (June 24, 2014)Brandman University’s School of Extended Education has been named a winner of the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards presented by HR.com. One of five schools in a university with a rich history of supporting adult learners, Extended Education provides a wide variety of education and training focused on career growth and professional development.  Brandman was ranked #9 out of more than 150 submissions by public and private universities in the Education Institution category.

The School of Extended Education was recognized for its outstanding corporate leadership development certificate programs that are distinguished by an authentic customization process and workplace application platform. Through comprehensive needs assessments, Brandman develops programs and curriculum to fully support an organization’s strategic goals and business objectives, target specific skill sets and achieve desired learning outcomes. The university partners with a wide variety of organizations including Fortune 500 corporations, public sector agencies, non-profit organizations, military installations and small-to medium-sized businesses to design, develop and deliver programs that produce a significant ROI. 

“Brandman University’s School of Extended Education’s custom leadership development programs positively impact individual capability, team effectiveness and business results,” said Kathleen Wilson, director of leadership programs and corporate training. “Our programs combine a strong academic foundation with relevant, practical tools to teach ‘best practices’ in an interactive and critical thinking environment.”

The School of Extended Education received its recognition as one of the top 500 leadership organizations at the 2014 Global Leadership Excellence Forum held in Vail, Colo. Brandman’s custom leadership development certificate program will be featured in the July issue of Leadership Excellence Essentials.

"The award winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs from over 1,250 nominated companies,” says Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com. “To be in the top 10% of any category is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies."

Brandman’s leadership programs have proven to be an effective tool in a wide variety of organizations and industries to drive needed changes in leadership style and organization structure, culture and productivity. “Our successful outcomes for client organizations are a result of a half a century of experience meeting the educational needs of adult learners,” said Dean Nancy Salzman. “The School of Extended Education is dedicated to working closely with our clients to develop fully customized training programs that meet their unique needs. We are honored to be acknowledged for this work.”

For more about the School of Extended Education’s corporate training programs, please visit www.brandman.edu/extended-education/corporate-training or http://youtu.be/arl7OEB8LFw.

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About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves an average of 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. www.Brandman.edu.

For more information contact Steve Quis, director of Public Relations at squis@brandman.edu.