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Leslie Allan Wins AITD National Award
Submitted by Leslie Allan on October 26th, 2012
This month, I graciously accepted the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s (AITD) Council Member of the Year Award. The National Training Excellence Awards ceremony is held each year, with the event dedicated to rewarding the best in training and development for the current year. I was privileged to act as one of the Awards judges for the category, Australian Learning Innovation.
I, along with all of my fellow judges, was very impressed with the caliber of the Award entries. We got a taste of some of the best of the best in learning, training and organizational growth. My hat goes off to all of the Award Winners this year. The winners for each of the respective categories are:
|Australian Learning Innovation||Skilled Up and Microsoft|
|Organisational Learning Effectiveness||Adelaide Shores|
|eLearning Achievement||Evolve Studios|
|Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution||Department of Immigration and Citizenship|
|Excellence in a Learning Resource||Management Consultancy International
I felt very honored to win the Award for Council Member of the Year. This Award is given annually to the AITD Divisional Council Member who has made a significant contribution to their Divisional Council and in doing so benefited both AITD and their local L&D community. This is what the award judges had to say about my contribution:
…instrumental in ensuring that the Council continues to find ways to offer value for members and has been a core member of the Council for many years.
I shared in my acceptance speech how the great work of the Councils is only possible because of the efforts of so many. The AITD continues to go from strength to strength because of the hard work and commitment of all of the Council Members on all of the Councils. I find on our own Council, it is by all of us working together as a close-knit team that we can provide the best Professional Development activities for our members.
This year, I was very pleased to see that we had so many nominations for Council positions that it was a tight contest to get a seat. I think this is testament to the interest and drive of all of us in the training industry to make ours a profession for which we can be truly proud.
I was also glad to follow in the footsteps of our Vic/Tas Council President, Michael Werle, who won the Award last year. My thanks go to my colleague on the Council, Lyn Flint-Cornell, who nominated me for the Award this year and to all of my fellow Council Members who supported Lyn’s nomination.
What would this Award and, for that matter, the whole spectacular AITD National Awards event be if not for the dedication and perseverance of our CEO, Paul Dumble, President, Jeanne Marshall, and office support staffs, Jenni Noble and Kaye Vines. I thank you all for making this event a great success. Keep an eye out for the next issue of the AITD journal, Training and Development, for a full rundown of the event and the proud winners.
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