CATEGORIES 2021

BEST TALENTED TEAM
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Compliance

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people that have managed a compliance training project to ensure employees are trained/educated on laws, regulations and policies that apply to their day-to-day work responsibilities.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the compliance team was appointed? Outline the business case for the compliance project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the compliance project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the compliance project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the compliance team and project in the future of learning.

Customer Experience

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who have managed a customer experience training project that ultimately delivers on the brand’s promise and increases the professionalism of customer service representatives (CSRs).

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the customer experience team was appointed? Outline the business case for the training project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the customer experience project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the customer experience project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the customer experience team and project in the future of work?

Induction/Onboarding

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who’ve managed an onboarding/induction project that trains and integrates new talent into the companies structure, processes, culture and working conditions.

CRITERIA
1. Outline the structure and context in which the onboarding team was appointed? Outline the business case for the onboarding project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the onboarding project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the onboarding project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the onboarding team and project in the future of work?

Learning & Development

This award focuses on two or more highly talented L&D professionals who’ve managed an end-to-end training project that had significant impact on workforce capability and business performance, empowered employees and increased employee skill sets.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the L&D team was appointed? Outline the business case for the L&D project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the L&D project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the L&D project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the L&D team and project in the future of learning?

Learning Design

This award focuses on two or more highly talented learning designers who have designed an L&D project using sound instructional design systems to empower participant learning experiences to effectively acquire knowledge/skills and support business outcomes.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the learning design team was appointed? Outline the business case for the L&D project the team designed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the design strategy, including instructional systems, best practices, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, team expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the L&D project was designed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the L&D results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the design team in the future of L&D?

Leadership

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people that have managed a leadership development project to ensure new leaders were equipped with the specific skills, tools and behaviours they needed to confidently lead others and drive the performance of their team/s or organisation.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the leadership team was appointed? Outline the business case for the training project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the leadership L&D project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the leadership project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the leadership team and project in the future of work?

Organisational Development

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who’ve managed an end-to-end organisational development strategy that improved the effectiveness and viability of the enterprise through revised people management practices and systems changes.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the organisational development team was appointed? Outline the business case for the organisational development strategy the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the organisational development strategy was delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the organisational development strategy results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the organisational development team and strategy in the future of work?

People & Culture

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who’ve managed an end-to-end people and culture strategy that puts employees and their training/development needs at the heart of the business plan and enterprise values.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the people and culture team was appointed? Outline the business case for the project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the people and culture team in the future of HR?

Sales

The award focuses on two or more highly talented sales professionals who have implemented a sales training project to build sales capability and achieve at least two of the following outcomes; increase revenue, drive efficiencies, adapt to change and buyer education, increase product knowledge, and/or advance sales leadership. The sales training can use various delivery methods such as, classroom based, on-the-job, virtual instruction, online and/or mobile.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the sales team was appointed? Outline the business case for the sales training project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams sales expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the sales training project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the sales training project results and how it was successful in achieving team/sales targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the sales team and project in the future of work?

Talent Management

This award focuses on three or more highly talented people who’ve managed an end-to-end talent management project that builds, retains, supports and develops talent in alignment with enterprise strategic goals.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the talent management team was appointed? Outline the business case for the talent management project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the talent management project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the talent management project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the talent management team and project in the future of work?

Talent Partnership

This award focuses on a talent partnership (internal and/or external) that was formed to plan/execute a project that had significant impact on workforce and business performance, empowered employees and increased employee skill sets.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the partnership was appointed? Outline the business case for the project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the project strategy, including best practices, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, team expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the partnerships’ performance? Demonstrate proof that the project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the project results and how it was successful in achieving partnership/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the partnership in the future of learning?

Wellbeing

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who’ve managed a wellbeing project to support optimum employee health, including emotional development and resilience.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the wellbeing team was appointed? Outline the business case for the wellbeing project the team managed, describing the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, teams expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the wellbeing project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the wellbeing project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the wellbeing team and project in the future of work?

VR Development & Design

This award focuses on two or more highly talented people who have design/developed an end -to-end virtual reality training project using special electronic equipment/environments to help an enterprise empower and skill-up their talent.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the virtual reality team was appointed? Outline the business case for the training project and the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the project implementation strategy, including best practices, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, team expertise, specific VR tools, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the (VR) training project was designed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the (VR) training project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the (VR) design team in the future of L&D?

Virtual L&D

This award focuses on two or more highly L&D professionals who have virtually managed a (non-face-to-face) end-to-end training project that had significant impact on employee skill sets and business performance.

CRITERIA
1. Describe the structure and context in which the virtual reality team was appointed? Outline the business case for the training project and the key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the project implementation strategy, including best practices, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, team expertise, specific VR tools, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management on the team’s performance? Demonstrate proof that the (VR) training project was designed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the (VR) training project results and how it was successful in achieving team/project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the (VR) design team in the future of L&D?

Hybrid Working

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BEST L&D PROJECT
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Certification Training

This award focuses on a learning and development (L&D) project that issues a certificate to participants upon satisfactory training/course completion.

CRITERIA
1. Outline the business case for the certification training project, describing the context, key drivers, participants and any challenges/change impacts. Were there any industry comparisons, data analysis and/or pilot/test programs undertaken?

2. Describe the implementation strategy, including design/development, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

3. Post project deployment, what was the feedback from participants and stakeholders/management? Demonstrate proof that the project was developed/delivered on time and on budget.

4. Outline the project results and how it was successful in achieving project targets and business outcomes. What is the outlook for the certification training project in the future of L&D?

Compliance Training

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Content Curation

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Customer Experience

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Health & Safety

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Induction/Onboarding

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Leadership Capability

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Learning & Development

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Learning Campaign

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Learning Transfer

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People & Performance

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Performance Support

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Product Knowledge

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Sales Training

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Social Learning

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Technical Skills Training

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BEST TALENT STRATEGY
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Career Development

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Change Management

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Diversity/Inclusion

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Coaching Talent

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Design Thinking Talent

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Design Thinking Training

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Employee Experience

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Extensive Virtual Workshop

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Flexible Working

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Learning Culture

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Mentoring Talent

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Organisational Development

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People & Culture

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Remote Working From Home

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Short Virtual Workshop

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Team Development

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Wellbeing

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BEST LEARNING MODEL
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70:20:10

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Blended

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Custom/Bespoke

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Future

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Online

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Rapidly-Shifted-Online

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BEST ELEARNING INITIATIVE
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F2F Classroom to Virtual Classroom

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On a Budget

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Widespread Adopter

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New Adopter

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BEST ELEARNING DESIGN
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Accessibility

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Agile

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App

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Audio

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FREE RESOURCE

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Game

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Interactive Scenario

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Micro/Bitesize

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Shift-it-Online

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Simulation

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Video

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BEST EXTENDED REALITY (XR) TRAINING PROJECT
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360-Degree Video

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VR Hard Skills

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AR Hard Skills

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VR Industry Specific

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AR Industry Specific

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Integrated (VR & Online)

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Integrated (AR & Online)

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Integrated (VR & Face-to-Face)

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Integrated (AR & Face-to-Face)

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Mixed Reality

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VR Soft Skills

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AR Soft Skills

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BEST PANDEMIC RESPONSE
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Learning & Development Project

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Shift-it-Online

This award focuses on an existing traditional training project that has been smartly redesigned/repurposed for online delivery, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The project can be widespread or target a specific group.

CRITERIA
1. Outline the Covid-19 business case for the online learning project. Describe the project brief, including target audience, challenges and change impacts. 5000 characters maximum; score out of 30 points

2. Explain the design strategy/model, including the talent, resources, tools, knowledge and technical skills required to shift the traditional training online. 5000 characters maximum; score out of 15 points

3. Describe the overall quality of the online learning design. Was it technically clever, creative and engaging for participants? 5000 characters maximum; score out of 15 points

4. Explain learner/enterprise impacts resulting from the online learning project roll-out. What was the feedback from users and stakeholders/management?

Health & Safety Training

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Hard Skills Training

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Soft Skills Training

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Working From Home Team

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Resilience & Wellbeing

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Complaince Training

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Induction/Onboarding

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eLearning Design

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Technical Skills Training

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BEST LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
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Use of Technology in Learning

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Learning Management System (LMS)

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