Lincoln Financial Group’s Leadership Lab development program recognized in “Blended Learning” category

02 November 2021

Lincoln Financial Group’s Leadership Lab development program recognized in “Blended Learning” category

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) has been named a 2021 Brandon Hall Gold Award Recipient for Excellence in Learning in the "Blended Learning" category. This award is attributed to Lincoln’s LEAD Leadership Lab development program which included virtual instructor-led training, virtual reality (VR) training and multiple group learning activities.

This multi-year program included two major offerings: VR business simulations focusing on common challenges leaders must manage, including feedback and coaching, crucial conversations, and employee relations issues, as well as a comprehensive leadership program focusing on leadership accountability behaviors with guided discussions, reflection and action planning activities. 

“Lincoln should be really proud of this recognition, not only because of the magnitude of the Brandon Hall Award but since it is the first leadership development award we’ve won,” LaKisha Scott, Assistant Vice President, Talent Management, Lincoln Financial Group, says. “It means we’re really taking time to invest in our leaders and it’s being recognized. We’re ahead of the game in innovation for learning, and this signifies creativity and innovation at Lincoln.

The 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Future of Work.

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program for Brandon Hall Group.“The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

The full list of Brandon Hall award winners can be found online here.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index, and rank among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (


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