Deloitte Breaks Ground on “Deloitte University” to Deliver Signature Talent Experience to Its People, Clients

State of the Art Facility to Serve as Catalyst for Career-Long Learning for all of Deloitte
Oct 28, 2009 1:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Westlake, Texas - October 28, 2009 - Deloitte LLP will break ground today on its state-of-the-art learning and leadership development facility in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Westlake, Texas. The facility, officially named Deloitte University, is scheduled to open in 2011. Deloitte University underscores Deloitte’s commitment to promoting a culture of development for its people, fostering both personal and professional growth.

Deloitte University will be a central destination for delivering leading-edge learning and leadership development at critical moments in the careers of its people. Professionals across Deloitte will meet at the facility to acquire both complex technical and industry skills, and sought after professional and leadership capabilities.   “The construction of Deloitte University affirms and advances our commitment to our people and underscores our belief that our people are our greatest asset,” said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP. “Deloitte University will deliver leading-edge learning at critical moments in each person’s career, from new hires to partners, principals and directors.  It will be a powerful catalyst for career-long learning at a setting designed to promote both the personal and professional growth of our people.”   Deloitte University will foster a high-performance organization and a high-touch culture by offering an environment with advanced technology and amenities; collaboration across businesses, service lines and industries; and connections with people, resources and tools for growth. The learning that takes place at Deloitte University will be as innovative as the facility itself, including leading-edge techniques such as reality-based simulations, leader-led experiences, case studies and social learning to name few.    Deloitte University’s nearly 750,000 square-foot campus will be built on 107 acres in Westlake. Helping to facilitate an innovative, customized learning environment, the campus will feature:   •          35 classrooms and informal learning spaces •          A variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities •          800 onsite guest rooms •          Networking, dining and social venues •          Recreational activities, including a fitness center and running trails   “Following an extensive national search, we selected Westlake as the future home of Deloitte University largely due to the excellent local amenities in the region,” said Blaine Nelson, managing partner, North Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, Deloitte LLP. “We look forward to welcoming Deloitte professionals down the road and continuing to grow our presence in the greater North Texas area.”   About Deloitte
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