Day & Zimmermann’s Executive Development Program Receives Award from Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Talent Development

PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 8, 2016 – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today their Executive Development Program (EDP) received an award presented by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Association for Talent Development (ATD-PHL). The award recognizes and celebrates Day & Zimmermann in the “large organization” category for their exceptional efforts to develop their workforce in 2016. The recognition comes during the Association’s annual Employee Learning Week, December 5-9, 2016.

Day & Zimmermann developed its EDP to educate and engage the company’s next generation of leaders. The program gives executives an opportunity to work collaboratively across business units,  and to help them confront the ambiguity that executives face when setting strategic direction. The program is structured around selected participants creating a strategic solution to a real company challenge. This collaboration emphasized self-awareness, while creating a safe environment for participants to be open and vulnerable to constructive criticism, helping them grow as individuals and benefiting Day & Zimmermann long-term.

“This award is a source of great pride for Day & Zimmermann and an example of our commitment to growing great talent within,” said Erica Freedman, Vice President, Talent and Organization Development at Day & Zimmermann. “We believe that the strength of this program is that it was not a bunch of lectures or classroom-style training sessions. We pushed participants to actually solve a company problem collaboratively. That real-life experience is what will make them more effective leaders in the long run and ensure the future of the company.”

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter Association for Talent Development recognized the EDP for the positive outcomes of its initiatives. The program has resulted in cost reductions and revenue generation directly related to project recommendations, a full pipeline of acquisition targets and new mechanisms and strategies for fostering growth through collaboration.

Day & Zimmermann will accept the award and present their insights to the workforce community on Wednesday, December 7 at the Employee Learning Week event presented by ATD-PHL and Pearson. The ceremony is an opportunity for organizations to showcase the important link between developing employees’ skills and achieving organizational results.

Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company with a workforce of over 50,000 specializing in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment—maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®


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