What is the judging process and criteria?

LearningElite judgeship is open to senior practitioners and learning-solution providers’ executives from any size organization and industry. Judges are vetted prior to the application review process. Many judges participate year after year.

Each application is reviewed by multiple judges to minimize bias. Judges do not review applications from organizations in their industry and may recuse themselves from any application if there is a potential conflict of interest.

Judges are given a detailed set of instructions and a scoring rubric to assist them. Judges rate an organization in each of the five dimensions of the LearningElite model: learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact and business performance results. For each question, judges assign each question a score from 2 (underdeveloped) to 5 (elite).