Seattle, WA - The Association for Talent Development (ATD) have announced that Kevin Oakes, CEO of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Talent Development Thought Leader Award. This accolade recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of talent development, positively impacting both individuals and the organizations they serve.
Formerly known as the Distinguished Contribution Award, the ATD Talent Development Thought Leader Award honors those who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to advancing the knowledge and practices within talent development.
Oakes joins an illustrious group of previous recipients, including industry luminaries such as Jack and Patti Phillips, Joe Folkman, Elaine Biech, Karl Kapp, Jane Hart, Karie Willyerd, Ruth Clark, Martin Bean, Michael Allen, Beverly Kaye, Bill Byham, Robert Brinkerhoff, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.
Throughout his career, Oakes has consistently exhibited visionary leadership and an unwavering dedication to elevating the field of talent development. As the CEO of i4cp, a leading research company focused on next practices in human capital, Oakes has spearheaded numerous groundbreaking initiatives that have revolutionized the way organizations approach talent management, learning, and leadership development.
The Talent Development Thought Leader Award was presented to Kevin Oakes during an invitation-only celebratory event at the ATD International Conference & Exposition, which took place on May 22, 2023 in San Diego, CA.