Dr. Michael Goodboe, G4S Wackenhut’s Chief Learning Officer, said: "We are honoured and humbled by this prestigious award from ASTD. It recognises many years of hard work in developing and presenting high-level training that indeed works, resulting in G4S Wackenhut's reputation of providing the best trained security officers in the industry.”
G4S Wackenhut’s President Drew Levine said: “Training is a key factor in applying our security solutions and servicing our customers. Ensuring our training programmes are the best in the business guarantees that our people - and the security solutions they provide - are unrivalled in the industry.”
Members of G4S Wackenhut’s North America Training Institute (NATI) received the ASTD BEST Award during a reception held in Washington, DC.
Tony Bingham, ASTDs President and CEO, commented: “The ASTD BEST Award winners set the standard of excellence for exceptional learning practices, and demonstrate that a skilled workforce is vital to achieving results. They use learning as a strategic tool and have the support of senior leaders who champion a learning culture.”
G4S Wackenhut was ranked 34 among the award winners out of 93 organisations in 10 countries that entered the awards. Each organisation had to submit quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programmes, which were assessed by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee - a group of experts in the learning and development field.
G4S Wackenhut, along with other winning organizations from Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the United States, are featured in the October 2009 issue of Training + Development (T+D), ASTD’s monthly magazine.
G4S Wackenhut, America’s leading provider of security solutions, is proud to announce it has received an American Society for Training & Development 2009 BEST Award – the only security company to be named on the prestigious list.
Chief Learning Officer Dr. Mike Goodboe, Manager AA Programs Melinda Bishop and Director of Field Training John DiPietro who won an internationally coveted training award of excellence.
About G4S Wackenhut
G4S Wackenhut is the leading provider of security-related solutions in the U.S. With operations across the country, G4S Wackenhut has the expertise and the resources to meet its customers’ requirements for quality security, training, consulting and investigative services. G4S Wackenhut is the employer of choice to more than 40,000 men and women, many of whom have proudly served in the military or have had law enforcement careers.
G4S (g4s.com) is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in over 110 countries and over 585,000 employees.