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PPD Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Research Training

Brandon Hall Gold Awards honor innovation in employee learning and development

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2020) – PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq:PPD) has earned recognition for its global employee learning and development program in the Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence in Learning Awards.

PPD was recognized with the Brandon Hall Gold Award in two categories – “best use of blended learning” for its clinical foundation program, which prepares clinical development employees for success in trial monitoring – and “best advance in learning measurement” for the company’s ability to measure learning effectiveness.

The clinical foundation program, one of PPD’s global employee-training courses, offers instructor-led sessions delivered through virtual customized classrooms, eLearning modules, and hands-on activities and scenarios. It offers an intensive study of clinical trial conduct, based on International Conference on Harmonisation guidelines and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and provides knowledge and practice in skills required to perform clinical trial monitoring tasks.

PPD’s learning measurement model, applied to the company’s full range of employee training modules, is designed to enhance learning while reducing training hours and improving business performance to help fulfill PPD’s objective of fostering industry leading talent and culture.

“Our comprehensive employee learning and development programs empower our employees to perform at their peak, delivering our customers value and quality in their drug development programs,” said Jay Dixon, senior vice president of quality and enterprise learning at PPD. “Our investment in a reliable, consistent and scalable learning measurement program enables our leaders to be informed of the most effective and efficient training initiatives to drive performance. This is a prime example of PPD continually challenging the status quo in its relentless pursuit of excellence.”

Mike Cooke, CEO of the Brandon Hall Group, said, “The Excellence in Learning 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 a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fitting the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. Excellence in Learning Awards winners will be honored at the Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 26-28, 2021, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 24,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health. For more information, visit www.ppd.com.

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