The Story so far … 17 Years 1200 + Applications 450 + Awards 5,500 Guests 2 Supporting Partners
Aim To recognise organisations which demonstrate best practice and an on-going commitment to training and developing their people. Provides an opportunity for the many organisations that are experiencing exciting and empowering human resource development to share their learning with others
Objective By focusing on engagement, collaboration, participative management, excellence in training initiatives, transparency, innovation and learning and development of both individuals and organisations. Organisations and individuals submit entries based on specific Training Initiatives that they believe have contributed to the success of their organisations.
Categories Organisations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success or achievement as a result of employee learning Micro Enterprises (1 – 10 employees) Small Enterprises (11 - 100 employees) Medium Sized Enterprises (101 - 250 employees) Large Enterprises (Over 250 employees) Not for Profit Networks & Groups
Best L&D Organisation Evidence that the learning function has an enterprise-wide role: involves executive teams, creating solutions to business issues, and setting organisational strategy Evidence that learning has value in the organisation's culture: learning opportunities, senior management support, learning for growth, and innovation Recognise organisations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success or achievement as a result of employee learning
Categories – Specific Initiatives Best Leadership Development Initiative Best Change Management Initiative Best Talent Management Initiative Most Innovative Use of Technology Best Consultancy Partnership Best Workbased Learning Initiative Best Graduate / Internship Programme Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Excellence in Coaching Rising Star
Specific Initiatives – Think about …. What was the Challenge? – Set the Context Business Goals, Objectives, Outcomes from the Initiative TNA Process & Findings Learning Objectives & Key Deliverables Exceptional Design Elements Innovation – Sector/Region/Size/Context Setting up for Success – Implementation, Project Plan etc Success Metrics & Contribution to Performance
Making a Submission Two Stage Process 1500 word written submission Presentation to Judging Panel - Shortlisted Companies - 2 Presenters
Making a Submission Apply in Multiple Categories Many Initiatives in Same Category Each Initiative may be entered ONCE Qualitative & Quantitative Reflective Process Initiatives over the past 2 years
Making a Submission Vertical & Horizontal Involvement Evidence of Commitment / Involvement Links to Other Areas of the Business Linked to Performance Metrics, Metrics, Metrics Unique Selling Points Innovation Values & Ethics Outputs Based
When all is said and done.. Use your own discretion …….
Submission Process www.iitd.ie Confidentiality Submission Length Guidelines Supporting Material Media Publicity
Sending in an Entry Launch: October 30 th 2014 Closing Date: 23 rd January 2015 Presentations: February 5 th 2015 By e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Two copies (including any supporting documentation or attachments) by post