The TD2001 Award, run by Training magazine and sponsored by Raytheon Professional Services is looking for the most business-focused training and development team in the UK.
We are looking for a team that has a strong focus on performance improvement , has influence and respect at the top table and can demonstrate the effectiveness of its activities.
Who can enter?
Any UK T&D team can enter the TD2001 Award for the UK's Top Training Team - commercial and not-for-profit organisations are equally welcome . The T&D function may be internal or outsourced.
Our definition of team is broad. Your team might be members of your training department or they could be a combination of professional trainers and people from other departments. They could even include outsourced trainers. The key point is that they should be recognised within your organisation as an effective team.
The winning team will receive the TD2001 Trophy at a special presentation to be held during the Training Solutions Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 27 June 2001. There will also be trophies for two runners-up. The winning team and runners-up will also receive extensive coverage in Personnel Today and Training magazines.
HOW TO ENTER
To be eligible, you must be able to demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following three areas:
A Integration with the organisation (write up to 300 words): Outline the ways in which your team works with the rest of your organisation. For example, how are line managers involved in the T&D process, do your team members act as performance consultants? How do you help people apply their learning back in the workplace? Ho well does your team understand the business or organisation you are working in? To what degree does it understand both operational and strategic needs?
B Top Table Influence (please write up to 300 words): Describe your relations with the senior managers and directors in your organisation. You may wish to provide evidence of the value they place on the T&D function or explain how they involve you in top level decision-making. What part does T&D play in the overall business planning process?
C Evaluation (please write up to 300 words): How do you measure the value and effectiveness of your training and development activities? You may wish to describe your evaluati