News & Awards
News & Awards
For the 10th consecutive year, Vi is recognized as a top achiever in employee development by Chief Learning Officer magazine

Chicago, IL – April 27, 2020

Vi, a leading national developer, owner and operator of luxury continuing care retirement communities, has been recognized by Chief Learning Officer magazine as a recipient of the 2020 LearningElite designation, as well as the Editor’s Choice Awards for “Learning Impact” and “Best Small Company.” Named among 52 top global organizations honored for excellence in employee development and corporate education, Vi was ranked 3rd overall, alongside companies such as AT&T, Ernst & Young, KPMG and New York Life. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Vi has been named a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer, and the fifth consecutive year that Vi has been recognized among the top five highest-ranked companies.

“We are honored to celebrate our 10th year of recognition by Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite awards,” said Judy Whitcomb, Vi’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development. “At Vi, we are deeply committed to providing opportunities for our employees to realize their career goals and professional potential. It is our goal to enable our passionate, hardworking team members to reach their career aspirations and develop their talents through a wide range of learning and developing tools and resources. By investing in our employees, we are able to attract, develop and engage employees.”

An established developer, owner and manager of high-end senior living communities, Vi has cultivated an award-winning employee learning and development strategy for its nearly 3,000 team members across the U.S. A comprehensive program of training courses and educational opportunities across its resident service, nursing and professional service departments enables Vi to recruit, retain and advance team members company-wide, contributing to high levels of employee satisfaction and superior quality of care for residents. From tuition reimbursement, management and leadership programs, to Rosetta Stone language classes, Vi equips employees with the tools, learning opportunities and support they need to excel in their respective fields.

Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite program honors the leading organizations for learning and development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking system recognizes those that employ exemplary workforce development strategies to ensure career satisfaction and deliver significant business results. LearningElite uses advanced evaluation methods to identify global organizations that implement highly effective enterprise education and workforce development practices that measurably move the needle for their business. This comprehensive program allows companies to quantify if workforce development is a driver of employee performance and thus a competitive advantage in the market. More information about the LearningElite awards can be found in Chief Learning Officer’s June issue, available online at

The awards were announced at Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Spring Symposium on April 22, 2020.

About Vi
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Vi operates 10 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the United States. With more than 30 years of experience as the owner and operator of residential communities for older adults, Vi continues to work toward providing quality environments, services and programs to enrich the lives of those they serve. Vi is proud to be the recipient of a number of best workplace awards, including Glassdoor’s 2020 “Best Places to Work”, and Great Place to Work and Fortune’s “Best Workplaces for Aging Services”.
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