Vistage Named Seventh among Training Magazine’s 2016 Top 125 Organizations

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 17, 2016) — Training Magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, has ranked Vistage Worldwide Inc. as the seventh leading organization among its Top 125 organizations for training and development.

For Vistage, a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, training and career coaching is the core of their business:

  • Ongoing training for employees at all levels
  • Peer to peer training for those in leadership roles
  • Workshops, events and resources available for all employees on a regular basis
  • Yearly analysis to make sure employees at all levels are a good fit for their role

“Our investment in learning and development programs are at the core of Vistage’s business strategy, and we focus on making these the best programs possible from analysis to evaluation,” said Martha Oxley, vice president of learning and development for Vistage Worldwide. “It is an honor to be ranked so highly on Training Magazine’s list, recognizing the importance we place on development.”

Vistage invests heavily in training peer advisory group leaders, known as Chairs, to ensure they are prepared to support members through support these groups through group development, meeting facilitation and one-to-one coaching.

Chairs are provided with continuous education to support growth and executive coaching skills, so they can address issues and solve problems specific to senior level professionals. All Chairs are required to complete and pass a six-month learning and development program when they are hired on, and attend workshops periodically throughout the year to ensure they are serving their peer groups effectively.

“We have imbedded numerous touchpoints throughout our learning development programs and processes, and thanks to the feedback-rich culture we support, we are able to shape learning at Vistage in flexible ways,” said Oxley. “All of our programs are enhanced through the use of qualitative and quantitative data, and we’ve cultivated a collection of Chair contributors who are constantly feeding Vistage feedback from the field on the impact of its programs.”

The Training Top 125 ranking is based on statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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