TAG Learning and Development Team Earns Top 10 Recognition

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CHICAGO - December 14, 2023The Aspen Group (TAG) Learning and Development Team has recently been recognized as a Top 10 L&D Team for 2023 by the prestigious OnCon Icon Awards. The accolade, bestowed by the public through a voting process, honors teams across four dimensions: impact of learning within the organization, contributions to the learning industry beyond the organization, demonstrated innovation and creativity in their approach to learning, and excellence in team leadership.

The award stands as a monumental achievement, underscoring the team’s unwavering dedication and commitment throughout the journey of launching The Aspen Group University (TAG U). This accomplishment is a testament to the team's relentless pursuit of excellence and signifies their significant impact on the organization.

“We are a few years into our journey to reimagine learning and position TAG as a world-class destination for development. To have the team’s impact on our learners and our broader learning industry recognized and celebrated in such a significant way is truly remarkable,” said Chrissie Leibman, SVP of Learning and Development and Dean of TAG U. “Although we still have so much more we want to continue to do to enable our teams across TAG, I am honored to lead such an incredible group of learning professionals and couldn’t be more proud of the impact their work makes every day in the lives of our learners.”

As part of TAG’s ongoing investment in their people, TAG U is a destination for learning focused on expanding professional and personal growth opportunities through world-class learning experiences. Fueled by innovation and technology, TAG U brings TAG team members from across the country together, in-person and virtually, for innovative continuing education and professional development courses designed to unlock their potential and encourage growth at every stage of their lives and careers.

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The backbone of the TAG U learning brand is the exemplary Faculty and the entire Learning and Development team. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to delivering a world-class learning experience have elevated TAG U into a realm of excellence, shaping the organization's future by nurturing talent and fostering continuous growth.

"At TAG, we talk about how the patient experience will never exceed that of the team member experience. It’s very simple: When you invest in people and give them the support that they need – the best tools, the best technology, the best facilities, the best faculty – not only do they excel professionally, but they feel personally fulfilled and engaged in their work,” said Bob Fontana, Founder and CEO of TAG. “Every time we make an investment back into our people, it pays off, and I’m extremely proud of our Learning and Development team for being such tireless champions for our providers and teams.”

TAG U By the Numbers:

  • 50,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to learning and development across the Chicago and Oral Care Center TAG U campuses

  • In 2023, we trained 32,600 learners – a 400% increase over the previous year

  • In 2023, over 600,000 e-learnings were completed

  • Another record-setting year issuing over 50,000 CEUs

  • There are 60 dedicated members of our TAG U Staff creating and delivering learning experiences across our four Schools of Excellence

Congratulations to TAG’s exceptional Learning and Development Team for their outstanding achievement. Interested in learning more, or potentially joining one of TAG’s core brands? Visit teamtag.com/careers.

Dr Justine

About TAG – The Aspen Group

TAG was built on the simple idea of bringing better healthcare to more people. TAG and the independent healthcare practices it supports operate more than 1,300 locations in 45 states through its five consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental®, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center®, WellNow Urgent Care®, Chapter Aesthetic Studio℠ and AZPetVet. Combined, the companies serve more than 35,000 patients a day and more than 8 million patients each year. TAG is headquartered at 800 W. Fulton Market in Chicago. For more information, visit teamtag.com, and follow us on LinkedIn.


Meredith Nichols
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