Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Leading the learning curve

Kevin Wilde ’80 was named the 2007 Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Wilde leads the training efforts at General Mills and is credited with creating a learning atmosphere across the company. He is responsible for talent management, executive development and the Leadership Institute.

Wilde joined General Mills in 1998 and has since helped the company become recognized for its innovative development work. General Mills has been ranked the sixth best company in the world for developing leaders and also in the top 10 best companies for development three years in a row by Training Magazine.

Wilde credits his success to years of experience and a willingness to change with the times.

“I am still learning,” he said. “I am surrounded by very energized and talented people who are wonderful role models.”

“I am having a blast.”

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