BizLibrary honored Edie Ingram with its ‘Training Professional of the Year’ award. Ingram, Manager of Training and Organization Development at the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma (WTOK), helped spearhead the launch of the company’s corporate university.
“It was quite a surprise to actually win the award and I am thrilled,” Ingram said of the honor.
The BizLibrary Awards honor companies and individuals who exemplify creativity, results-oriented thinking, and show great enthusiasm for learning and development. According to BizLibrary, the ‘Training Professional of the Year’ is awarded to someone who is progressive in thinking around training and development, an experienced professional, engaged in outside training associations, enthusiastic about training, and is constantly looking to improve and achieve results.
Ingram this year developed Wyandotte YOUniversity, which graduated its first two classes this past spring at River Bend Casino & Hotel in Wyandotte, Okla., and 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, and was also a top three finalist for BizLibrary’s ‘Program of the Year.’
“As a company, we have many great ideas,” said WTOK CEO Kelly Carpino. “Too often, great ideas are lost in failure to execute. With Edie’s leadership and hard work, Wyandotte YOUniversity, did not become one of those lost great ideas. Quite the contrary, the program is a great success.”
The Brandon Hall Group recently recognized Wyandotte YOUniversity for its Bronze Award for ‘Best Launch of a Corporate University.’ Ingram played a huge part in the launch of the university.
“I want to recognize and thank Edie for her commitment and hard work to make this happen. While I know what the program means for us, I am so pleased to see Wyandotte Youniversity receive acknowledgement from Brandon Hall Group,” Carpino said. “This happened because of Edie’s dedication to our organization, our people and our values. So well deserved. Many thanks to Edie for working to develop, inspire and motivate our team!”
WTOK is the federally-chartered corporation of the Wyandotte Nation and provides economic development for the Tribe.
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