May 18, 2023
Learning & Performance Center
Kevin Bruny, Chesterfield’s chief learning officer and director of the county’s Learning & Performance Center, has been recognized as one of the world’s top learning and development professionals.
Bruny received a 2023 OnCon Icon Top 50 Award during the organization’s recent virtual summit, an annual event that brings together corporate executives from across the globe.
“I was surprised to have been named a finalist last fall and certainly didn’t expect this outcome,” he said. “This is my first exposure to OnCon and after learning alongside other private-sector winners, I’m honored to be in their presence as a public-sector L&D professional. Chesterfield has much to be proud of our employee development practices and it is through many others on the Learning & Performance Center team that our work is recognized.”
Bruny noted OnCon’s Icon Awards are particularly meaningful because they are voted on by peer leaders and the broader learning and development community.
Voters are asked to select finalists who have made a considerable impact on their current and/or previous organization; make strong contributions to the professional community through thought leadership; innovate in their role/career; and exhibit exceptional leadership.
“Chesterfield is extremely fortunate to have such a forward-thinking leader like Kevin who dedicates himself to the continued development of our staff,” said Matt Harris, deputy county administrator for finance and administration.
Bruny has more than 30 years of human resource management experience in private, public and nonprofit organizations – including the past 20 years as head of Chesterfield’s Learning & Performance Center, which provides developmental experiences for county employees and consulting services that promote individual and organizational success.
In addition to overseeing the center’s staff and operations, Bruny develops and executes strategic performance solutions; ensures learning objectives are based on needs analysis, core competencies and strategic goals; evaluates, selects and manages external providers; researches “best practice” learning curriculum; and designs and develops performance support tools, modules and instructional methods directed toward competency improvement.
“Kevin has played an integral role in establishing an organizational culture that promotes a continuous learner mindset,” said Kevin Carroll, chair of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors. “Creating opportunities for employees to advance in their careers by expanding their base of skills and knowledge is vital for a local government that strives to provide exceptional service to residents and businesses, and we’re pleased that he has been recognized for his efforts.”