KeeleyU is Award Winning!

Keeley Companies is proud to announce that our in-house learning and development program, KeeleyU, is a 2021 winner of the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) BEST Award. KeeleyU is among just 71 organizations from around the globe to receive the award this year. Keeley Companies was recognized on August 30 during a virtual awards ceremony at ATD’s International Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah.


KeeleyU is a world-class educational system that stands as a cultural pillar at Keeley Companies. Our mission is to create an engaging environment that promotes the career growth of every Keeley'n. John Regan, VP of Learning and Professional Development, speaks on how KeeleyU is instrumental to Keeley’ns.


“Successful leaders know that profit comes when people align their passion, potential, and skills with a mission and purpose. An investment in the career growth of each team member is the difference between an average and massively successful business.”


Through instructor-led sessions, an online learning management system (LMS) and traveling roadshows, we reach Keeley’ns throughout the nation.



The ATD BEST Awards are the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development, and this is the nineteenth year of the program.


“These 71 organizations are driving impact and solving business challenges through talent development practices, and they are doing it in innovative ways,” said Tony Bingham, ATD President and Chief Executive Officer. “Senior leaders in these organizations understand the critical strategic role learning has, and they are committed to investing in the growth and development of their people.”


The 2021 BEST Award winners were profiled in a special issue of TD, ATD’s flagship magazine. These award-winning organizations, including Keeley Companies, submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ATD about their talent development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a rigorous blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee comprised of a group of experts in the field.


A complete list of BEST Winners can be found on the BEST Awards webpage.