Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Winner - AITD Awards 2009

We are beyond excited!! We won the Australian Institute of Training and Development Award last night in the category of Australian Learning Innovation. We won for our "outstanding contribution to the practice of learning and development".
What a huge honour for us to be acknowledged in this way!
Our winning submission was for our LEGO Serious Play team building program at Toll Personnel that led to major changes in the culture of the team and some financial savings for the business.
Initially, when we arrived at the wonderful evening awards ceremony, we were not too confident about our chances...We were up against very strong finalists: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, Hudson Global Resources and American Express. We imagined all the wonderful programs that they had designed for their organisations and felt as though we were in a David vs Goliath type situation. We did not even give much thought to our acceptance speech...
Yet the judges commented that we had demonstrated how we could take a world-renowned methodology and adapt it for Australian business.

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