Have you created an incredible workplace learning program with measurable results?

The AITD Excellence Awards open for 2024 on 1 March. Celebrating the best and the brightest in L&D, the AITD Excellence Awards are a pinnacle event for industry achievement, with lasting impact. Submit your project by 5pm (AEST) on Friday, 31 May to be in with a chance of walking away with one of these highly coveted awards.



Eligibility

To enter the awards, each submission must meet the following criteria:

  • at least one of the project contributors must be a current AITD member
  • the project must have been substantially designed within OR for Asia Pacific and have been completed within the last 3 years
  • where a program was designed for a third party, the user/client must give authorisation for the program to be entered in the awards.

Submission process

Submissions for the 2024 Excellence Awards will close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday, 31 May 2024.

The submission process takes place via an online awards portal. We recommend that you allow plenty of time to register and familiarise yourself with the application form. You can start a submission, add attachments, save it and make amendments as required until the closing date.

Each submission costs $300 (incl. GST).  


Check out the 2023 Winners, or for more information download our guide to the awards from the March 2024 edition of Training & Development or contact events@aitd.com.au.  What makes a great entry?  Our respected judges and finalists give an insight on this websinar here: Winning Entries: AITD Excellence Awards,


Awards Categories

Applications can be cloned and submitted in more than one category.
 

Best Blended Learning Solution

This award is presented to an organisation who can demonstrate excellence and impact by utilising a combination of learning delivery mechanisms, methodologies and modes in a new or existing learning initiative. The entry should focus on how the combination of delivery mechanisms, methodologies and modes has been applied to improve the quality of outcomes for learners or improve the overall effectiveness of the learning initiative, rather than the actual mechanisms themselves. Applicants may define success in implementing a blended learning solution around various measures including: outcomes of the learning initiative, uptake, completion rates, reach, innovation, development and delivery efficiencies, and/or impact on learners.
 

Best Use of Technology for Learning

This award is presented to an organisation that has utilised learning technologies in a workplace learning initiative to enhance learner experience and contribute to positive organisational performance. The entry should demonstrate how technology has been used in a learning initiative to support individual or organisational learning objectives. Examples of technology for learning may include, but is not limited to, hosted learning management systems (LMS), eLearning, mLearning, podcasts and chatbots.
 

Best Leadership Development Program

This award is presented to an organisation that has implemented a leadership development program to enhance individual or team performance and contribute to positive organisational performance. The entry should demonstrate the development processes/methodologies/modes of the program and how they contribute to the overall measures of success. The program must demonstrate the direct, measurable impact on individual and organisational performance.
 

Best Onboarding/Induction Program

This award is presented to an organisation that demonstrates best practices for onboarding new employees into the organisation. The entry should demonstrate how the program equips participants to be job-ready. Factors such as innovation, time to readiness and cost effectiveness will also be considered. The submission must include examples of the process, tools and technology used to make onboarding effective.
 

Best Use of Gamification/Simulation for Learning

This award is presented to an organisation that has used gamification or simulation in a learning initiative to enhance learner experience and contribute to positive organisational performance. The entry should demonstrate how gamification and/or simulation have been used in a learning program to support individual or organisational learning objectives. While innovation in the design and implementation of the gamification/simulation is essential, it is crucial to demonstrate that the gamification/simulation supports learning and is linked to a defined business need.
 

Best Learning Culture in an Organisation

This award is presented to an organisation that has implemented a culture of learning in a workplace to enhance organisational performance and support employee learning. The entry should demonstrate how the initiative has integrated learning into multiple aspects of the organisation - and how this is linked to business strategy and is delivering measurable outcomes for both the learners and the organisation. The submission should also show innovation in the design and implementation of the learning culture.
 

Best Capability Building Program

This award is presented to an organisation that has implemented a capability building development program to enhance individual or team performance and contribute to overall positive organisational performance. The entry should demonstrate how the talent development program has impacted individual, team and organisational performance. Talent development programs may take various forms including, but not limited to, coaching and mentoring programs, career development, talent acquisition, succession management or performance management.
 

Best Diversity and Inclusion Program

This award is presented to an organisation that demonstrates success in implementing a workplace strategy to improve diversity and engender an inclusive culture which contributes to the organisational vision and outcomes. The entry should demonstrate the processes, methodologies and learning experiences of the diversity and inclusion program and how they contribute to the overall measures of success.
 

Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year

This award is presented to an individual AITD member who has made a significant contribution to the learning and development industry over the last 18 months by demonstrating consistently high-quality leadership and sharing skills and knowledge across the wider community.  Our current winners give some insights into the spirit of giving, values, self mastery initiative and authenticity in thiis fabulous webinare here:Insights from our industry achievers.
NOTE: THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR THIS AWARD


Keen to learn more about what makes a winner?

You can now watch the recording of our webinar Winning Entries: AITD Excellence Awards, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting together an award-winning entry.