NZATD Learning and Development Awards 2024


NZATD Learning and Development Awards 2024

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The NZATD Awards are back for 2024! This is your chance to be recognised for the great work you’ve been doing over the last 2 years.

There are a range of individual and initiative awards on offer that reflect the outstanding work being done by L&D professionals around New Zealand.  

Our awards are divided into two groups:  

  • Individual awards that are presented to individuals for their contributions to the field of L&D and the community.  
  • Initiative awards that are presented to an organisation, team or individual for a learning project or initiative that demonstrates best practice.  

There is one winner per category.  

The awards are open to any member of the New Zealand L&D community (except for the NZATD National Executive).   

Entrants must:   

  • demonstrate how they or their chosen project meets the award category criteria 
  • be based in or work primarily for a New Zealand-based organisation.  

Projects must have been completed within the last two years. 

Applications are open from Monday 20 May 2024 are open until 11pm Sunday 30 June 2024.

Winners will be announced at the NZATD Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, 26 September.   Ticket sales are now open, click here for more information.

Thursday 26 September AGENDA

NZATD Awards 2024 Gala Dinner 

6pm – 10pm  
The main event of the day! An evening dedicated to recognising and celebrating excellence within the Aotearoa New Zealand Learning and Development community.  We’ll be handing out some shiny awards before dancing the night away.
Your ticket price includes dinner, drinks and dancing!  Photos will be taken to capture some fantastic shots of us all in our party attire.
 
Please email awards@nzatd.org.nz with any dietary requirements.  
If you would like to book at room at the Waipuna Hotel, you can email res@waipunahotel.co.nz and give them the reference NZATD 0924.  The rates are $219 for the room, and $254 for room and breakfast.   
 

Premier Sponsor

Sponsorship 

We also have a number of great sponsorship opportunities.  Details are available in our sponsor prospectus available for download here.

To register your interest in becoming a sponsor, contact awards@nzatd.org.nz.

Enter the Awards

Submissions are now open.  Go through the Submission Guidance document to help you complete your entry and understand what is required.  Click here to download.

Award Categories and Criteria

Our awards categories are aligned with the NZATD Competency Framework and our values. Please refer to this information when reviewing criteria requirements for each category.

 

Individual Awards

NZATD L&D Practitioner

This award is presented to a long-standing practitioner who demonstrates best practice and to recognise the contributions, inspiration and guidance they provide to the L&D community.


Criteria

  • Be employed in the L&D field for more than five years 
  • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework, Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice) 
  • Demonstrate high skill in the application of three NZATD Competency Framework Specialist Competencies (Instructional Design, Assessment, On-the-Job Training, Evaluation, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)   
  • Demonstrate application of one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga) 

Emerging L&D Practitioner

This award is presented to a newer L&D practitioner to recognise the contributions they are making to the L&D community and encourage them to strive for best practice. 


Criteria

  • Be employed in the L&D field for less than two years
  • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework, Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
  • Demonstrate high skills in the application of one NZATD Competency Framework Specialist Competency (Instructional Design, Assessment, On-the-Job Training, Evaluation, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)
  • Demonstrate application of one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga)

L&D Team Member

This award is presented to an established L&D practitioner that works in a permanent or fixed term capacity, to recognise the contributions they are making to their organisation and the L&D community. 


Criteria

  • Be employed, in a permanent or fixed term capacity, in the field of L&D for more than two years
  • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework, Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
  • Demonstrate skills in the application of two NZATD Competency Framework, Specialist Competencies (Instructional Design, Assessment, On-the-Job Training, Evaluation, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)
  • Demonstrate application of one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga)

L&D Consultant

This award is presented to an L&D practitioner that work in a consultancy capacity to recognise the contributions they are making to the L&D community.

 

Criteria

  • Have provided contract L&D services for at least two years
  • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
  • Demonstrate high skills in the application of two NZATD Competency Framework – Specialist Competencies (Instructional Design, Assessment, On-the-Job Training, Evaluation, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)
  • Demonstrate application of at least one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga)

L&D Manager

This award is presented to an outstanding L&D manager to recognise the contributions, inspiration and guidance they provide to their team and the L&D community. 

Criteria

  • Be employed in an L&D manager role or lead a team of at least two people in the L&D field
  • Demonstrate application of one NZATD Competency Framework  –  Learning Leader Competencies (Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business stakeholders, develop and maintain effective L&D reporting systems, plan and oversee the L&D project lifecycle)
  • Demonstrate application of at least one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga)

    L&D Strategist

    This award is presented to an L&D practitioner working at a more strategic level within the field of L&D, who provides inspiration, guidance and insight.


    Criteria

    • Report directly to CE or contracts to provide L&D Strategic Services to an organisation
    • Demonstrate application of two  NZATD Competency Framework  –  Learning Strategist Competencies (Provides input into business strategy at Executive and Board level through learning lens, develops cases for strategic L&D initiatives, champions L&D with strategic stakeholders manage the delivery of learning at the enterprise level and manage strategic learning initiatives to support organisational talent management) 
    • Demonstrate application of one NZATD value (Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Mohiotanga, Tikanga)

    Initiative Awards 

     

    Best Induction or Onboarding programme

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise best practice for bringing new employees into an organisation.


    Criteria

    • Relate to a programme designed to provide new employees with the skills and knowledge they require to be job ready
    • Programme designed to provide new employees with the skills and knowledge they need to be job ready
    • Demonstrate an innovative use of resources within project budget
    • Demonstrate consideration or integration of diversity and inclusion
    • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework – Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
    • Demonstrate considered, actual or planned application of the NZATD Competency Framework – Specialist Competency Evaluation
    • Demonstrate application of three other NZATD Competency Framework – Specialist Competencies (Instructional Design, Assessment, Coaching, On-the-Job Training, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)

    Best Compliance Learning Programme

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise innovative, engaging and excellent compliance learning.


    Criteria

    • Relate to a nationally recognised compliance topic
    • Demonstrate innovative use of resources within project budget
    • Demonstrate consideration or integration of diversity and inclusion
    • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework – Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
    • Demonstrate high level of application of the NZATD Competency Framework  –  Specialist Competency Assessment
    • Demonstrate application of one other NZATD Competency Framework –  Specialist Competency (Instructional Design, Evaluation, Coaching, On-the-Job Training, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)

    Best Transformation Programme

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise success is delivering transformation learning.


    Criteria

    • Relate to a programme of work that includes organisation transformation
    • Demonstrate an innovative use of resources within project budget
    • Demonstrate consideration or integration of diversity and inclusion
    • Demonstrate application of the NZATD Competency Framework – Core Competencies (Adult Learning Principles and Learning and Development Practice)
    • Demonstrate considered, actual or planned application of the NZATD Competency Framework – Specialist Competency Evaluation
    • Demonstrate application of one other NZATD Competency Framework  –  Specialist Competency (Instructional Design, Assessment, Coaching, On-the-Job Training, eLearning, Facilitation, Informal/Social Learning)

    Best Leadership Development Programme

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise implementation of a leadership development programme to positively impact organisational performance and culture.


    Criteria

    Best Skills-based Learning Project

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise their contribution to the ongoing development of their employees through skills-based training.


    Criteria

    Best Online Learning Project

    This award is presented to an organisation, company or individual to recognise innovative, engaging and excellent online learning.


    Criteria

    Need help?

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Awards Committee at awards@nzatd.org.nz, who will connect you with someone from the Awards Committee.