In recognition of workplace learning and performance improvement as essential components of high performing organizations, the Austin chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) created the Leader in Learning Award to highlight initiatives that enhance organizational achievement. This award will be given to an individual, group, or organization that demonstrates exemplary use of training to improve organizational performance.
Entries are accepted from individuals or training teams based in the Austin area (Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties). The training can be implemented anywhere in the world. It can be for employee training or for an external audience. The training must have been created within the previous three years.
The 2017 application will be available in August. There is no application fee.
A team of learning and development professionals led by individuals who have the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential will judge entries.
Presentation of the Leader in Learning Award will be the highlight of Austin’s participation in ATD’s Employee Learning Week. The winner will be announced at Austin ATD’s year-end awards banquet in December. All applicants are encouraged to attend the award banquet where they will have the opportunity to share information about their training initiatives with banquet attendees.
If you have any questions about the award or making a submission, please contact Leah Carrubba at Pres_Elect@TDAustin.org.
2016 Award Winner
Instructor Development Program for Texas Department of Transportation submitted by Chris Young
2015 Award Winners
Novitex Enterprise Solutions New Hire Training Initiative submitted by Anthony Cacek
Virtual Technical Coaching in a Global Environment submitted by Sallia Bandy and Pamela DeBeer
2014 Award Winner
Drive Your Development and GTS Champions submitted by Sallia Bandy and Gina Cano.
2013 Award Winner
New Nurse and Medical Assistant Orientation submitted by Bella Kirchner