Now in its twenty-third year, the IITD National Training Awards is recognised as the premier Learning & Development event for industry.  The purpose of the IITD National Training Awards is to promote excellence, best practice and innovation in Training and Learning & Development, and to highlight the importance of this area in today’s business climate.  This demanding area of business is arguably the critical success factor for future growth and competitiveness for many organisations. Therefore, the role of those responsible for delivery and management of training is vital. For this reason it is absolutely right for the Learning & Development profession to have a cross industry national event to recognise, promote and honour excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement.

We would like to thank all our guests for attending the IITD 2019 National Training Awards, which took place in March 2019 at Killashee Hotel, Naas

Check Out Below on ‘How to Create an Impactful Submission’ for 2021!

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WINNERS 2020

The range of Award categories is designed to recognise the most important activities within Training and Learning & Development. Every category is open to entries from companies across the whole spectrum of industry, commerce and the public sector, and from organisations of all sizes.

We are delighted to have the continued support of Harvest Resources Ltd for the event and welcome their involvement, once again, through the Pearse Walsh Award.

IITD National Training Awards 2020

Best Learning & Development Organisations

This award will be made to an organisation from all sectors (including for profit and not for profit) which has excelled across a range of aspects of the function and achieved quantifiable results which have added value in an innovative way.

Shortlisted Companies

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
National Pen
OneLearning, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Pramerica
Three Ireland

Winner

This award will be made to an organisation from all sectors (including for profit and not for profit) which has excelled across a range of aspects of the function and achieved quantifiable results which have added value in an innovative way.

Shortlisted Companies

BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience
Kuehne + Nagel
MKW Motors & Training
Office of Government Procurement
Servier (Ireland) Industries LTD

Winner

Best Learning & Development Initiatives

Shortlisted Organisations

This award will recognise an outstanding and innovative Leadership or Management Development Initiative focusing on any or all levels within the organisation including Graduate to Executive Level.

Shortlisted Companies

AIB
Brown Bag Films
Central Bank of Ireland
Dalata Hotel Group
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Fingal County Council
Glanbia
Lidl Ireland

Winner

This award will recognise an outstanding and innovative Talent Development Initiative focusing on any or all levels within the organisation including Graduate to Executive Level.

Shortlisted Companies

Concern Worldwide
Energia Group
Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels
Permanent TSB
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Think People Consulting & Bunzl
Three Ireland

Winner

This award will recognise an outstanding and innovative Organisation Development Initiative which is purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led including initiatives focused on delivering strategic change objectives within the organisation.

Shortlisted Companies

Capita Life & Pensions Services Ireland Ltd
Central Bank of Ireland
Chadwicks Group
Davy
Department of Justice & Equality
Kerry Group
Northern Trust
Teagasc

Winner

This award will recognise an outstanding and innovative initiative which is focused on ensuring full access to and participation in the workplace for all.

Shortlisted Companies

The Food Institute, UCC
Irish Wheelchair Association
Keelings
SOLAS
Teagasc
Universal Access

Winner

This award will recognise an outstanding and innovative initiative which includes any type of learning that is facilitated by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology.

Shortlisted Companies

Allied Irish Bank
Brian McIvor & Associates
Cobblestone & Coillte
Energoinvest Reach Active Ltd
ICON plc
Tourism Ireland
Tusla Child and Family Agency
UrAbility

Winner

This award will recognise an organisation which is aiming to create a coaching culture or mentoring initiative to improve leadership, performance, engagement or any other strategic or developmental objective.

Shortlisted Companies

Dublin City University
EA Ireland
Irish Life
Lidl Ireland
MUFG Investor Services
Musgrave on behalf of SuperValu
Waterford Chamber

Winner

This award will recognise an example of excellent collaboration, understanding and co-operation between a solutions provider and a client company to achieve a particular goal or business outcome.

While the submission should be jointly developed, one member of the partnership should submit the application and all queries and communications will be directed to them in the first instance.  Should their application be shortlisted, representatives from each partnership should attend the presentation to the judges.

Shortlisted Companies

BRC Partnership Ltd & Collins Aerospace

Engineers Ireland with TII & Arup

Grant Thornton & Prism

ICSE & Inland Fisheries Ireland

Invisio & MUFG Investor Services

National College of Ire & Dept EASP

Ulster Bank & Code Institute

Waterford Chamber Skillnet

Winner

This award will be made to a partnership, organisation or other agency which has worked collaboratively with its client base to meet their needs on a not for profit basis.  It should be outputs based and focus on the innovative solutions and quantifiable results achieved for their client base which have added value in an innovative way.

Shortlisted Companies

Childhood Development Initiative & Professional Development Service for Teachers, Ireland

Institute of Leadership, RCSI & HSE Quality Improvement Division

Insurance Institute of Ireland

Modubuild

National College of Ire & Financial Services Ire

Pobal

Skillnet Ireland

 

Winner

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to learning and development within their organisation, a client’s organisation, their community or the wider industry.

This individual will have implemented, or supported the implementation of, effective and innovative workplace learning and development programmes and projects, and made a significant contribution to the effectiveness and goals of their organisation, a client’s organisation, their community or the wider industry.

Candidates may be self nominated or peer nominated.

Shortlisted Companies

Sheila Curtin – PwC

Janice Knight – Bidvest Noonan

Justine Leigh – ICON plc

Sarah Millea – Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Katie Moore – NTMA

 

 Winner

JUSTINE LEIGH

(ICON plc)

Overall excellence in Learning & Development
This award will be made to the organisation who, in the opinion of the judges, has demonstrated enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development and evidence of leveraging the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results.

Award winners must demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of the learning function including;

~ Learning has an enterprise-wide role involving the executive team, creating solutions to business issues, and setting organisational strategy.

~ Learning has value in the organisation’s culture, providing learning opportunities for employees, C-level involvement, learning for growth of the organisation, and innovation.

~ Learning links to individual and organisational performance including alignment with the business, efficiency, measurement of the effectiveness of learning, and success with non-training solutions for business needs.

~ Investment is made in learning and development initiatives.

Winner

Special Categories

This award is given in recognition of our late founder Pearse Walsh and his passion for innovation and creativity. To be eligible, you or your team must have participated in the design and delivery of a high impact learning event that showed innovation in the transfer of learning to employees.

Was your event fun, engaging, innovative and added real value to participants?

If so, then please complete the application form and tell us all about it.
Background to the Award
Harvest proudly sponsor this award to honour the memory and life’s work of Pearse Walsh.

Pearse founded Harvest over thirty four years ago. His vision for developing outstanding learning and development still informs the Harvest strategy today.

The Pearse Walsh Award celebrates and recognises the qualities that Pearse valued when working with clients – a sense of innovation, achievement and fun, to deliver an engaging and practical learning solution.

We are proud that the Pearse Walsh Award is now in its tenth year.

The 2018 winner will be in good company as Harvest have supported the achievements of the distinguished winners below:

2017 Bank of Ireland and cut-e
2016 Blizzard Entertainment
2015 Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
2014 Calor Gas
2013 ICBE with Lake Region Medical
2012 Learning Zone
2011 The Musgrave Group
2010 Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
2009 Topaz
2008 Ulster Bank
2007 Ernst & Young

Shortlisted Companies

Irish Distillers

Lidl Ireland

Musgrave on behalf of SuperValu

Winner

OUR PARTNERS

Harvest Resources Ltd

The IITD National Training Awards are recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the L&D community. Now in their 23rd year, the IITD National Training Awards has enjoyed the association with our headline partner, Harvest Resources Ltd, for 14 years. With almost 30 years in business, Harvest Resources has become Ireland’s leading People Development Specialists with a long established track record of success and a client list that includes many of Ireland’s leading brand names and blue chip companies

We are also delighted to work with our media partner, which has ensured a professional platform to profile the success of our winning organisations.

The National Training Awards is a unique opportunity for the whole industry to celebrate the best in achievement, ability and performance. The Awards Ceremony will take place virtually on May 21st, 2021. It sees the industry’s leading movers and shakers honour their peers in the L&D community. In recent years we have had an overwhelming number of nominations and well over 500 industry professionals tuned in virtually to our 2020 broadcast, making it the most prestigious event in the L&D calendar.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Entries may I submit?
A: There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. However, you must avoid duplicating a specific initiative across multiple categories, and you may only make a maximum of two (2) submission in each category.

Can I add supporting material to my submission?
A: The first stage of the application process is your 2300 word online entry document. It is not permitted to submit supporting material at this stage.  However, shortlisted organisations may bring supporting material to their meeting with the judging panel.  It should be used to elaborate further on what is in the entry document.
Supporting material may include, but is not limited to: photographs, testimonials, graphs/data, videos, hard copies of any printed material (eg brochures) etc.

What is your cancellation policy?
A: Notification of cancelled tickets received within three weeks prior to the event will be accepted and a refund of 90% of the booking fee will be made. After this date (Friday 3rd April 2020), no refunds can be given. 

What happens at the Judging Panel?
A: If your submission is shortlisted you will be invited to present to the judging panel at Killashee House Hotel on 25th March 2020.  This is an opportunity for you to build on the initial submission and deepen the judges understanding of your activity.  You will be invited to attend with a maximum of 3 representatives and will have 10 minutes to present followed by 15 minutes discussion.  You may bring any supporting documentation you wish to this meeting.  The IITD National Training Awards will be judged by a panel of judges made up of some of Ireland top L&D Professionals working in leading organisations.  For a full list of our judging panel see ‘Your Submission’ section above.

CONTACT

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IITD, Sycamore House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co, Kildare. W91 TF95

IITD, Sycamore House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 TF95

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IITD, Sycamore House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 TF95

Tel: +353 (0) 45-881166

Email: awards@iitd.ie

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