Learning Plan celebrates success at the Australian Institute of Training and Development Awards

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Learning Plan, together with its clients and staff, were acknowledged in two categories at the 2016 Australian Institute of Training and Development Awards. Learning Plan’s Principal Consultant David Swaddle, won the prestigious Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year and in the Best Use of Technology for Learning category Learning Plan along with client Samsung Electronics Australia were Highly Commended.

Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year

The Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to learning and development in the past 18 months. The award recognises individual achievement with a particular focus on consistently high quality leadership and the sharing of skills and knowledge.

In winning the award, David was recognised for the high standards he has lead across the design and development of various large scale learning programs for Learning Plan, including the successful Samsung Plus program which has been recognised by winning five different industry awards over the past 3 years.

In addition, David is passionate about enhancing the learning and development industry having founded the ‘Sydney elearning and Instructional Design Group’. Featuring over 500 members, the group meets monthly to share best practice, trends and ideas amongst peers.

AITD Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Robinson said, “The AITD Awards judges described David as a ‘passionate and generous member of the L&D community whose enthusiasm and energy is contagious’. He freely commits his time, knowledge and expertise towards the development of individuals and the learning profession as a whole. David is a worthy recipient of the L&D Professional of the Year Award, the highest award AITD gives for individual achievement.”

Learning Plan’s Principal Consultant David Swaddle was thrilled to receive the award “Wow! I’m surprised and flattered to win this award. It’s great to be part of Sydney’s thriving learning community and have my work with some really adventurous clients recognised.”

Best Use of Technology for Learning

The Best Use of Technology for Learning category is focused on organisations that have utilised learning technologies in a workplace learning initiative to enhance learner experience and contribute to positive organisational performance. Learning Plan and Samsung Electronics Australia were Highly Commended for their Samsung Plus program.

The Samsung Plus program is an extended enterprise eLearning solution that over 8,000 individuals have voluntarily signed up to in order to learn more about Samsung Mobile’s products and improve their sales skills. The transformational program has seen Samsung increase its reach with more channel partners completing training, significantly reduced time to competency, improved access and volume of learning delivered and has provided greater insights to build better channel relationships.

AITD Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Robinson added her congratulations, “Learning Plan and Samsung Electronics Australia are congratulated for their innovative Samsung Plus learning initiative. The strategic alignment with sales and marketing, mobile-first design and customer-centric approach has led the Awards judges to Highly Commend this enterprise training solution.”

The AITD Awards cap an extremely successful 2016 for Learning Plan adding to the six LearnX Awards collected earlier in the year.

Learning Plan Director Shai Desai was delighted that the Learning Plan team and clients had been recognised once again, “We are humbled to have the work of our team and our clients continuously recognised with industry awards. Each award is an endorsement of the impact that our solutions deliver for our clients and I am extremely proud of the entire Learning Plan team, as it is their vision, hard work and commitment that makes our success possible.”

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