At Hy-Vee, Inc, a retail grocery operation with more than 78,000 employees and 230 retail stores in eight Midwestern states, customized trainings featuring Excellence & Ethics Tools were delivered as part oftheir leadership development program and internal university. The Culture of Excellence & Ethics Assessment – Workplace (CEEA Workplace) has been utilized by all store directors to evaluate excellence and ethics in their culture and to guide data-driven planning for continuous improvement.
When the leaders of UnityPoint Health, a newly-formed multi-state consortium of 280 medical clinics representing over 900 doctors, wanted to identify their core values and develop action statements to help shape the culture of the organization, a unique process featuring Excellence & Ethics Tools was created to meet their needs and help shape required organizational habits. Training and support sessions on communication and collaboration competencies were also provided to over 600 front-line customer service representatives.
Prairie Meadows, an award winning non-profit entertainment venue with over 1,400 employees, used the CEEA-Workplace process to guide their organizational training efforts. This multi-year initiative started with assessment of over 300 managers, followed by professional development targeting skills for priority management, stress reduction, and goal achievement. CEEA-Workplace results from the organization overall guided the development of customized training focused on communication, collaboration and teamwork for delivery to over 1,400 employees. Post-implementation assessment results indicate positive impact on employees’ skills that have been targeted by the training and implementation support.
For more than five years, the Principal Financial Group, an international insurance and financial services organization, has utilized Excellence & Ethics Tools to provide required ethics and compliance professional development and continuing education to the certified public accountants and the finance business unit. Areas of focus included creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, and stress reduction and well-being. Custom CEEA-Workplace assessment is currently being considered for the entire organization.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership, a major Midwest partnership of economic and community development organizations, utilized our services for the creation of the Central Iowa Human Capital Survey. The survey was designed to assess embeddedness of local talent in the community and in the workplace. The survey was deployed to over 4,700 businesses and their employees. The data analysis and reporting delivered to the Partnership will provide direction to community leaders on additional efforts needed to improve the quality of life in Central Iowa.