Ed Cohen, Nelson Cohen’s Executive Vice President was featured in the article, THE RISE OF THE CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER IN THE WAR FOR TALENT, Mar 3, 2017 / by Genevieve Douglas in Bloomberg News. The article focuses in on the war for talent and the role CLO’s play in helping their organizations to win. Check out the article. Younger workers typically want constant learning in the workplace, and it needs to be at their fingertips, Ed Cohen, learning and leadership development consultant for Nelson Cohen Global Consulting, told Bloomberg BNA. “That has really changed the game a lot,” he said. The competitive labor market also means that employers will have to hire workers who aren’t appropriately prepared or developed in terms of skills, Cohen noted. “That is where the CLO really comes into play,” he... read more

Western Unions achieves #5 ranking in 2017 CLO Learning Elite

CLO Magazine announced the 2017 LearningElite ranking and Western Union, a Nelson Cohen client achieved #5. They achieved this due to their outstanding strategic alignment and metrics strategy as well as key programs including their new performance management program call Guide. Perform. Succeed.... read more

Two Nelson Cohen clients, Western Union and Aon Plc are finalists in the Training Top 125 Awards

We are delighted to announce that two of our clients, Western Union and Aon Plc are finalists in the Training Top 125 Awards. According to Training magazine, a leading business publication for Learning and Development professionals, finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs both Western Union and Aon Plc have ranked in the Top 125 with final rankings to be revealed at a black-tie awards gala February 15 during the Training 2016 Conference & Expo,February 15-17 in Orlando, FL. “The 2016 Training Top 125 winners have found the recipe for success,” noted Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They utilize innovative methods to deliver training and engage learners; they link training to the achievement of corporate strategic goals; and, most important, they measure the results. We salute these organizations—including 28 newcomers to the list—for their dedication, passion, and commitment to training. Clearly, they understand that Training Matters.” Training Top 125 recognizes corporate training overall—not just single training programs including: Training Program/Scope Training Budget Tuition Reimbursement Training Infrastructure and Delivery Evaluation/Metrics Human Resources Nelson Cohen’s involvement with the Training Top 125 dates back to its origin 16 years ago when Booz Allen, under Ed Cohen’s leadership first ranked #59, the next year leaping to #6 then moving up the ranks to #4 then #2 and in 2005 achieving the #1 spot.  Then in 2008, under the leadership of Ed Cohen, Pris Nelson and other leaders, Tech Mahindra ranked #15 and then moved up to #8 in 2009.  Since that time Nelson Cohen has helped Farmers Insurance achieve #1, Novo Nordisk achieve #12, and Western Union move from #110... read more

Pris Nelson discusses How Oil, Gas Firms Can Manage Talent Better

Pris Nelson, CEO & President of Nelson Cohen was featured in the article How Can Oil, Gas Firms Manage Talent Better? Following an industry downturn that – by at least one account – led to a 400,000-plus reduction in the global oil and gas headcount, there are signs of a hiring rebound in some corners of the industry. The phrase “talent squeeze ” has even crept up on Rigzone in recent weeks. For many who have left the oil and gas industry involuntarily during the past 2 to 3 years, such reports will likely amplify hopes of rejoining it. But what about those with transferable skills reluctant to return to an industry known for its volatility? Is there anything that oil and gas employers could do to keep more talent on the payroll through the next bust? Rigzone recently posed a series of questions along these lines to executive coaches who have advised clients in a variety of industries: Peter Stark with Peter Barron Stark Companies and Priscilla D. Nelson with Nelson Cohen... read more

Leadership Traits hits #1 on

On October 29th, Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future hit #1 in Business Teams and Business Mentoring & Coaching on AMAZON.COM.   Here’s a video preview of the book…            ... read more

Leadership Traits Global Report releases on

So here’s what we know about you. You are either a leader yourself or you work with leaders and teams every day. The bottom line is, the game of business has changed locally and globally and you need to know WHAT’S CHANGING and WHAT TO DO to ensure your success. In May we published Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future, a 200+ page full-color book that examines leadership across generations, regions and 13 major countries. Check out the preview video for the book: On October 29th, we are proudly launching the Kindle version, a complete FULL COLOR replica of the print book, for the special price of $1.99 ~ the Kindle version will be priced at $9.99 after this special launch is over. This is a must-have resource and the price is right! We are doing this because we want to share the outcome of this study with as many people as possible.  The leadership landscape is changing.  Those who neglect to pay attention will be left behind. We’ve been hard at work assisting professionals around the world in understanding the similarities and differences in behaviors based upon age and culture. Tony Bingham, President and CEO of ATD, the largest professional association for learning professionals in the world, states, “Nelson and Cohen’s research shows there are important differences related to generations, cultures and regions.” We’re sure that Leadership Traits will help you in leadership development, succession planning, mentoring, career planning, team building, recruitment, sales and just plain getting ahead or doing a great job whatever your role. Please make a note to grab your copy of Leadership Traits to read on your device of choice ~ you can... read more


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