Best Learning & Development Strategy


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Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

In this category, judges will be looking for those that invest effectively in the development of their people across an entire organisation, in particular via coaching and mentoring. Entrants should include details about the business needs, what the strategy entails and how it was communicated to the workforce. Evidence of its success and the benefit it has brought will score highly, as will evidence of genuine board level commitment to learning and development.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Organisation Background: Please outline the size and nature of your organisation.
  • Strategy Outline: Demonstrate how the L&D strategy was developed and outline the business needs that prompted it.
  • Implementation: Provide an overview of how the L&D strategy was implemented and communicated to the business
  • Key Challenges: Outline any challenges faced and how the HR team overcame them.
  • Outcomes & Results: Highlight the outcomes of the L&D strategy. Provide evidence of how the success of the L&D strategy was measured.
  • Board Level Commitment: Provide evidence of Board level commitment to L&D.