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Leslie Allan Wins National Training
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October 30, 2012

Leslie Allan Wins National Training Excellence Award

Leslie Allan, Managing Director of Business Performance Pty Ltd, receives Council Member of the Year Award at Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) National Training Excellence Awards dinner.

Leslie Allan holding Council Member of the Year Award

Melbourne, Australia – Each year, the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) recognizes excellence in learning and development and organizational growth. This year, the awards were presented on the 18th of October at a spectacular gala dinner event held at Leonda on the Yarra in Melbourne, Australia.

Leslie Allan, Managing Director of international consulting firm Business Performance Pty Ltd, accepted the AITD Council Member of the Year Award. This award is given each year 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. Allan accepted the Award in the presence of the leading lights in the training and development profession.

Australian Institute of Training and Development National Training Excellence Awards logo

On Allan's win, the Award judges said Leslie was "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." Allan also acted as an Award judge for the category, Australian Learning Innovation. In his acceptance speech, Allan congratulated the other Award winners on the high quality of their submissions and for leading the way in what learning and development practitioners can achieve.

The other National Training Excellence Awards winners this year are:

  • Category: Australian Learning Innovation

    Skilled Up and Microsoft for significant innovation in the design and/or delivery of a learning program and/or initiative

  • Category: Organizational Learning Effectiveness

    Adelaide Shores for a learning program/initiative that has supported/driven a specific business strategy and enhanced organizational performance

  • Category: eLearning Achievement

    Evolve Studios for excellence in an e-learning specific program or initiative

  • Category: Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution

    Department of Immigration and Citizenship for excellence and impact by developing a new learning initiative that includes a combination of methodologies in the delivery mechanism

  • Category: Excellence in a Learning Resource

    Management Consultancy International and NPS MedicineWise for developing a learning resource that is not specific to an organization which significantly enhances the learner experience and maximizes learning outcomes

On receiving his Award for Council Member of the Year, Allan went on to say, "The AITD does such a great job in serving the training industry because of the hard work and dedication of every one of the many Councilors working in the State Councils. I've worked with a terrific team on our own Council and I was very pleased to see so many nominations for the Council positions. This great response is a testament to the dedication that trainers have for advancing their profession." Allan went on to thank the AITD CEO, President, support staffs and everyone who supported his nomination for this Award.

More information on the AITD National Training Excellence Awards is available from the AITD web site at

More information on Leslie Allan's acceptance of his Council Member of the Year Award is available on his blog at

About Leslie Allan

Leslie Allan is Managing Director of Business Performance Pty Ltd; a management consulting firm specializing in people and process capability. He has been assisting organizations for over 20 years, contributing in various roles as project manager, consultant and trainer for organizations large and small. He is also the author of five books on training and change management and is the editor of practical guides on managing projects and human capital. Leslie is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Quality Society of Australasia. He also serves as a member of the Divisional Council of the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Established in 2003, Business Performance Pty Ltd provides business and management consulting services globally in a range of business areas. From its web site, the company also proudly supplies a wide selection of business and management software products designed to make managing organizations easier and more effective. Products featured include tools, templates and guides in the areas of workplace training and communication, project management, organizational change and talent management. All products can be purchased and downloaded easily from anywhere in the world from the Business Performance Pty Ltd website at

Vicki Heath,
Director, Business Performance P/L

+61 (0)408 314941

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