GP Strategies’ support of AICPA & CIMA’s modern learning transformation journey wins Gold in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards

GP Strategies, as LTG’s main go-to-market brand, has coordinated the combined Group strength to enable AI-assisted L&D transformation and new revenue streams for AICPA & CIMA.

LONDON, UK—20 December 2023GP Strategies, a leader in innovative talent transformation solutions, as part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), and its client, AICPA & CIMA, a global financial industry professional association, have jointly won a Gold award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training at the coveted Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards™.

The 2023 awards, announced on 7 December 2023, are given for work in Learning and Development (L&D), Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Enablement, Future of Work, and Education Technology.Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Award badge

GP Strategies, a leader in innovative workplace learning and talent management, consolidated industry-leading LTG expertise alongside sister companies Rustici Software and Bridge to provide learning and accreditation services to AICPA & CIMA’s 600,000+ global members.

The project involved resources from within the Group to provide AICPA & CIMA with a solution that included strategy, implementation, tools and technology. LTG businesses’ involvement included:

  • Bridge LMS to handle seamless learning content hosting and analytics/tracking for AICPA & CIMA members who need to remain compliant within their fields.
  • Rustici Software’s Content Controller to enforce content licencing in situations where AICPA & CIMA’s customers want to serve learning content from their own learning management system (LMS). LTG’s solution estimates that the new system will reclaim $2.5 million per year in previously lost content licencing revenue.
  • GP Strategies, as the primary point of contact, to provide custom integrations, implement the project (including the substantial task of migrating from the legacy system), and assist with all aspects of change management and testing.

Said Jeff Fissel, GP Strategies’ Vice President, “Transforming the learning and training landscape for the world’s premier CPA and financial professional organisation was a challenge we did not take lightly. This is a robust partnership between AICPA & CIMA and GP Strategies, fuelled by courage and an unwavering commitment to innovation from both parties. It brought together a wealth of expertise from across our team, with GP at the forefront, blending cutting-edge technology, comprehensive services, and forward-thinking strategies. Our joint goal was always to achieve amazing results. Being recognised by the Brandon Hall Group is an honour and a validation of our strategic vision.”

Added AICPA & CIMA’s Michael Grant, Senior Director – Learning Innovation & Assessment, “LTG has become a trusted vendor partner in the transformation and evolution of our complex commercial learning ecosystem. Our members and students globally expect a comprehensive modern learning experience for their upskilling needs in this digital age. LTG has the critical expertise in digital platforms, products, analytics, and professional services, enabling us to scale and execute our transformation vision.”

In deciding to award the project Gold, the Brandon Hall Group judges were impressed with the project’s results, which included:

  • Managing and delivering a full transformation journey from traditional to modern learning
  • Implementation of a cutting-edge learning ecosystem
  • The monetisation of personalised learning paths
  • Use of Generative AI to drive efficiencies and tackle work that wasn’t possible to do manually

Said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group’s Chief Operating Officer and leader of the Excellence Awards programme, “In our 30th year, the Excellence in Technology Awards continue to showcase the best innovations in learning, talent management, talent acquisition, HR, workforce management and sales enablement technologies. We are proud to receive applications from a diverse range of organisations globally, reflecting the ever-evolving landscape of technology solutions.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, programme design, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

Added Mike Cooke, Brandon Hall Group’s Chief Executive Officer, “Our awards programme is distinguished by the thorough evaluation process led by industry experts. Judges meticulously score each entry, and our executive leadership team at Brandon Hall Group reviews and validates the judging and scoring. The level of the award is solely determined by the number of points, ensuring a fair and unbiased recognition of excellence in technology.”

Click here for further information about the AICPA & CIMA learning transformation project, LTG involvement, and additional information sessions.


About GP Strategies
GP Strategies Corporation, part of Learning Technologies Group, is one of the world’s leading talent transformation providers. By delivering award-winning learning and development solutions, we help organisations transform through their people and achieve meaningful change. GP Strategies has delivered our innovative consulting, learning services and talent technology solutions to over 6,000 organisations globally. Learn more at

About Learning Technologies Group (LTG)
Learning Technologies Group is a leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry. The Group offers end-to-end learning and talent management solutions ranging from strategic consultancy, through a range of content and platform solutions to analytical insights that help customers transform through their people.

LTG is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (LTG.L) and headquartered in London. The Group has offices in Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific and South America.

LTG’s businesses, including GP Strategies, Effective People, PRELOADED, Rustici Software, Watershed, Open LMS, Bridge, PeopleFluent, Affirmity and VectorVMS, are at the forefront of innovation and best-practice in the learning technology and talent management sectors, and have received numerous awards for their exceptional performance. Our portfolio of brands represents the best of breed and they are acknowledged throughout the industry as market leaders.

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About Brandon Hall Group™
Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organisations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognised, and certified excellence in organisations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognise organisations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The awards recognise the best organisations that have successfully developed and deployed programmes, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honoured to receive applications from organisations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.