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BKD Named to Training Top 125 for Fourth Straight Year


BKD CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, BKD has been named to Training magazine’s 17th Annual Top 125 list, which ranks companies by the effectiveness of their employee development programs.  BKD appeared in the top half of finalists, improving seven spots from their 2016 listing. 

“This award is a tribute to the power of our strategic training and development as part of our commitment to providing unmatched client service,” Dickman said.  “BKD is honored to receive this recognition for the fourth straight year.”

Companies complete a detailed application to be considered for the Training Top 125.  Judges select finalists by assessing a variety of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, development programs and how closely programs relate to business goals and objectives.

“Part of BKD’s mission is to create rewarding career opportunities for its employees,” said Greg Cole, the firm’s director of growth and development.  “One way we do that is by providing programs that help build our team’s technical expertise and professional development.  This award reflects the passion our learning and development team has for the continual pursuit of excellence—in service to our people and our clients.”

BKD’s training and development programs include BKD University—an online learning portal that provides personnel access to a range of educational content, including technical training and videos about leadership, ethics, client service and technology.  The firm also conducted 126 live training programs in 2016, providing technical and nontechnical training to enhance client service behaviors and technical competence.

For more information on Training magazine or to see the Top 125 list,​.