Portage College adds a silver to their bronze
August 27, 2021

In 2019, Portage College engaged with Vivo Team to deploy a Team Development Program for a learning cohort consisting of all executive, deans, managers and supervisors. In 2020 their efforts won them the Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in learning in the Best Team Development Program category. In 2020, Portage College committed to continuous learning and development with Vivo Team for the next two years with a focus on team development and group coaching sessions. Portage College, along with Vivo Team have now won silver in the 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM (Human Capital Management) Awards for the Best Team Development Program.

“We could see the benefits that the training was having on the College as we worked on improvements to team accountability and leadership development,” said Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College. “The values of our College – accountability, collaboration, inclusion, and success were well reflected in the training. We can’t say enough about Vivo Team and their excellence in training.”

“As our client’s biggest champions, we are passionate about helping them achieve measurable, outstanding results,” said Renée Safrata, Founder and CEO of Vivo Team. “It is our pleasure to work with Portage College and we commend their commitment to investing in their people.”

Organizations around the world highly value Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards. The awards provide valuable recognition and validation of best practices in all areas of Human Capital Management. The Excellence Awards serve the critical function of reinforcing the essential business benefit of creating great experiences for candidates and employees. All award winners must demonstrate that their HCM programs drive bottom-line business results.

Award entries were evaluated by an international panel of independent industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives. Their evaluation was based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

Excellence Awards winners will be honoured at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, February 1-3, 2022.

The winners in the learning category are listed at https://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/excellence-learning.php?year=2021

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About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group Mission: Empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day.

At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable 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.


About Vivo Team

Vivo Team has been creating entertaining and educating online programs for over 10 years. Their full spectrum learning experience develops competence, motivation, and collaboration among leaders and teams through live, online training, coaching, and people analytics. The content and format are based on the latest, proven research in learning and development. Their award-winning Vital Statistics Report™ measures and analyzes how teams and leaders are performing. Spaced, interactive training sessions fit seamlessly into the work day so participants can implement the tools right away. Facilitators bring a disciplined leadership approach to delivering content tailored to a company’s unique needs.

About Portage College

Portage College is a public board-governed community College, operating seven strategically located campuses in northeastern Alberta. Collaboration, inclusion, and a commitment to success and accountability are at the core of the College’s values. Portage College has been serving the region for over 50 years and is proud to be the first choice for learners in northeastern Alberta.

Offering more than 30 certificate and diploma programs face to face and online in areas of business, accounting, arts, health care, food sciences and education, as well as apprenticeship trades training, university transfer and academic upgrading, Portage educates thousands of full-time and part-time students every year through their programs and continuing education courses.

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Jaime Davies, Corporate Communications Manager 
780-623-5581 or email

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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