Today, Oakwood University (OU), our talented in-house Training & Development group, is true testament to our belief in investing in our people.
Recognized by Training Magazine as one of the Top 100 Training Companies for the sixth consecutive year, the company now ranks as the top provider among other recognized hospitality industry brands. Oakwood's ranking has been rising and shot up 60 spots from No. 99 in 2011 to No. 39 this year. Award-winning Oakwood University continues to teach, coach, mentor, and develop our most valuable resources, our people, across the globe, and we have been acknowledged as providing some of the best training programs within the apartment management and corporate housing industries.
The Oakwood University offers high quality sales, customer service, performance improvement, leadership development, and management development training to newly hired employees, as well as to tenured employees over the course of their careers, so they can be ready for their next step with Oakwood. Using a blended learning approach, OU provides learners with Web conferencing; on-the-job training; classroom and Web-based instruction; workshop facilitation; and individual, self-paced learning courses.