Johnson Controls, Inc., Selects eCornell to Deliver Online Human Resources Training

Released: 12/01/2012

Global, diversified technology and industrial leader to run pilot program targeting HR professionals

Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified company in the building and automotive industry, has selected eCornell to deliver a pilot program to its human resources managers and directors.

Launching the program by offering a course from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, “Developing People Solutions for Business Success,” Johnson Controls, Inc., will provide HR managers and directors an understanding of the value their business organization offers its customers and of how that value is created.

With a global presence in over 150 countries, it is important that Johnson Controls offer a learning solution that is high-caliber and easily accessible. This course will allow Johnson’s HR managers and directors to connect in-depth knowledge of the business with HR expertise, to identify and anticipate issues, offer solutions, and take actions that drive business success.

eCornell’s unique approach to elearning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are “instructor-facilitated” to help guide a cohort of 20 to 30 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction and networking.

“We are pleased to be working with Johnson Controls, Inc., and looking forward to helping them achieve their learning outcomes for their HR audience,” said Tom Abogabal, vice president of global sales at eCornell.  “Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global leader in its field, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to help HR be an effective strategic business partner to their internal clients.”

About eCornell

eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world’s leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing, and hospitality management. eCornell’s proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous, and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit (enterprise buyers) or (small groups and individual students).


About Johnson Controls, Inc.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Its 168,000 employees create quality products, services, and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and interior systems for automobiles. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company, changing its name to Johnson Controls, Inc., in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc., was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.