Top trainers step forward

The hunt is on for the UK’s best training team.

Entries are being invited for the TD2000 Award which is organised by
Personnel Today’s sister publication Training, with the backing of the
Industrial Society and Raytheon Training.

You must be able to demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following
areas – integration with the organisation, top table influence and evaluation.

The new award forms part of Training magazine’s TD2000 campaign, which calls
for a fuller integration between training and business strategies. This
reflects growing concern that too many training initiatives are routine and not
strongly linked to the needs of the organisation.

New chief executive of the Industrial Society, Will Hutton, said, "Some
organisations have clearly achieved a tremendous amount – they have influence
and respect at the most senior levels. We think it is time to recognise these
high-flying teams."

Training’s editor Andrew Rogers said the event is set to "unleash a
wealth of successful practices which are not widely known".

Nigel Crouch, of the DTI’s Innovation Unit, and training consultant Paul
Kearns are the judges.

Entries should contain 300 words on at least two of the three key areas.
They should include the organisation’s name, address, principal activities, and
corporate web site. It should also include the training team’s name, address
(if different), number of team members, number of employees handled, and
training budget.

Entrants should also include their name, job title, e-mail address and phone
and fax numbers. Additional supporting information must be sent in duplicate.

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