Soderquist Center Named Top 20 Leadership Company to Watch

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (March 5, 2014) — The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics was named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies to Watch in 2014 by TrainingIndustry.com.

The annual list includes other admired organizations such as FranklinCovey Co., VitalSmarts, and Bluepoint Leadership. Candidates are evaluated on:

  • New and innovative service offerings
  • Unique approach to leadership development solutions
  • Commitment to thought leadership
  • Quality of clients
  • Geographic reach

“The 2014 Leadership Training Companies Watch List identifies a key group of companies who have made significant strides in the leadership training market,” said Ken Taylor, chief operating officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“It's an honor to be included on the list alongside other widely respected voices in leadership development,” said Chuck Hyde, Soderquist Center chief executive officer. “We've been busy the last year designing new programs, closely evaluating existing offerings, and further exploring the digital content and virtual learning frontier—not to mention serving customers from all over the country.”


This year, The Soderquist Center celebrates 15 years of service to organizations in Northwest Arkansas and leaders from around the country.

The Soderquist Center is a premier provider of values-based leadership, organizational, and team development for organizations of all sizes, including several Fortune 500 companies.  Located on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the Center was founded in 1998 by Don Soderquist, former COO and Senior Vice-Chairman of Walmart Stores, Inc. For more information visit www.soderquist.org.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report. JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 42 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.