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Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2015 –The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, honored USAA and NIIT with an Excellence in Practice Award winner for their practice, Critical Mistake Analysis and Scenario Based Learning in the Performance Improvement category.

ATD's Excellence in Practice program recognizes organizations for results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development. Awards are presented to organizations with proven practices that have delivered measurable business results in achieving organizational goals. Citations are presented to organizations with promising practices that have shown they will demonstrate measurable results.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from ATD," said Sapnesh Lalla, President, Corporate Learning Group at NIIT. "Critical Mistake Analysis and Scenario Based Learning have evolved from extensive research at Northwestern University and pioneered by our Cognitive Arts center of excellence in Evanston. We are very proud that these best practices enable our customers to achieve the measurable business results and value that these methodologies have proven to deliver."

ATD received 126 submissions in the fall of 2014 from organizations around the world. Thirteen organizations received awards and 30 were recognized with citations. Excellence in Practice categories include: career development, coaching and mentoring, diversity and inclusion, facilitating organizational change, integrated talent management, learning technologies, managing the learning function, organizational learning and development, performance improvement, , and sales enablement.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Our comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realize measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.