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Dimension Data Receives Excellence Award For Leadership Development Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $7.5 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the company's Leadership Development Program has been recognized with a Leadership Excellence award. Presented this month at the LEAD2016 event held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, the Dimension Data Leadership Development Program (LDP) won in the "Best Use of Classroom and Traditional Training" category.

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For more than 33 years, Leadership Excellence, now a part of, has identified and recognized the top leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions. The Leadership Awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset – their people.

"Our Leadership Development Program provides participants with a common framework for thinking about the role of leadership and the impact to Dimension Data Americas. The program provides participants a dynamic forum to share knowledge, discussions and practical application exercises that help bridge our business strategy with the role, tools, and philosophy of an effective leader," said Denise Messineo, senior vice president, human resources at Dimension Data Americas. "We are honored to receive this award as it reaffirms Dimension Data's commitment to leadership and the value of having such a program in the workplace."

Dimension Data's LDP is a two-week immersion program that focuses on developing and strengthening the behaviors of strong leaders. Encouraging diversity, it spans a range of areas, from change and conflict management and situational, strategic and adaptive leadership to developing listening leadership and solving business challenges in virtual teams. The program is constantly evolving to address the changing demands of employees and clients, and it leverages Dimension Data's Virtual Classroom to provide ongoing development opportunities while reducing travel costs. Graduates participate in Dimension Data's mentoring program, helping to identify workforce gaps and develop emerging talent.

"Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today's business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business, or a large corporation. Programs and individuals recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders," stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

The complete list of this year's award winners will be published in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials. The Leadership Excellence publication will also feature interviews from select top award winners in each category in upcoming monthly issues starting in April. These interviews will outline each program's unique qualities that made them a Leadership Excellence Winner.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at, like us on Facebook or follow us @DimensionDataAM

About LEAD2016
LEAD2016 is a 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundreds of remote host sites internationally. The event brings top thought leaders and the world's best leadership practices into any organization and communities and was February 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and  

About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for 280,000 members by offering a Global Leadership annual event, Leadership Excellence Awards, HR Certification Exam Prep Courses, real-time matching for job seekers and employers, certification programs, a personal development app, monthly themed HR epublications, 4,500+ webcasts, 1,200+ eLearning credits, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory

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Kerry Quintiliani

Shanley Stern                           


Dimension Data Americas         



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