"Rewarding excellence in the training industry"
14 November 2007 • ICC Birmingham Rewarding excellence in the training industry Deadline for entries is 5pm, Monday 3 September 2007 IN ASSOCIATION WITH: www.learnevents.com 14 November 2007 • ICC Birmingham The World of Learning Awards are the training industry’s most prestigious awards. Judged by an independent panel of experts, they recognise and reward organisations and people who have significantly advanced workplace productivity and performance within the field of learning and development. If you have produced an innovative learning solution or programme that gained real results, which you think deserves industry recognition, and that you are truly proud of, then you should enter the World of Learning Awards 2007. Attended by over 500 guests, and held over a black tie dinner, this is also a superb opportunity to entertain clients, VIPs and business partners. Full details of the categories, how to enter the Awards and book your table can be found within this pack. Why enter the Awards? The World of Learning Awards is your chance to demonstrate your successes and highlight the prowess of your training products or solutions. By entering the Awards, you will be promoting your company’s achievements to the industry and publicly gaining recognition from the leading lights of the training profession. It is also an excellent way to benchmark your work against that of your competitors and show what your company can really do. The Awards also enable you to reward your team’s hard work, and motivate them to continue to strive for excellence. Seeing your training solution openly acknowledged and rewarded in front of an audience of your peers, clients and industry leaders is a thrilling and deeply rewarding experience. Supported by an extensive marketing and PR campaign, finalists and winners can expect to benefit not only from maximum exposure at the Awards, but also the high press coverage both pre-and post-event. In addition, the World of Learning Awards receive dedicated articles in the Daily Mail and the event’s supporting publication, Learning Magazine. www.learnevents.com World of Learning New venue Awards Dinner Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, the 2007 Awards will be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), which is ideally located in the centre of Birmingham. The winners of the World of Learning Awards will be This larger venue is perfectly suited to the Awards, and will announced at the prestigious Awards Dinner on Wednesday 14 ensure even more of the industry will be able to celebrate and November 2007. This spectacular black–tie evening is the socialise on this special evening. social and networking highlight of the industry’s calendar, taking place on the first night of the World of Learning For further details about the venue visit www.theicc.co.uk. Conference & Exhibition. The Dinner attracts the training industry’s finest including suppliers, agencies and clients, who will find the champagne reception, three course dinner and entertainment the perfect environment to network, relax and, most of all, enjoy themselves! Awards presenter The World of Learning Awards will be presented by Perrier - Award winning comedian and writer Dominic Holland. Dominic has made numerous guest appearances on television shows such as Have I Got News For You, The Clive James Show, Edinburgh Nights, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, as well as writing his own radio programme, The Small World of Dominic Holland (BBCR4), which was named as one of the station's listeners most popular comedy shows. He also writes for Harry Enfield, Lenny Henry, On the Spot, What If (BBCR2), and Clive Anderson (BBC), in which he also appeared giving a comedic slant to the weeks news topics and is a regular guest on Five's 'The Wright Stuff' and C4's 'Richard Book your table now and Judy Show'. Dominic has also performed five critically- Book your table now by calling acclaimed sell out one-man shows at the +44 (0)20 8394 5171. Edinburgh Festival. Or complete and return the enclosed table booking form. Awards Presenter: Dominic Holland For further information call +44 (0)20 8394 5171 Payment Details Table Booking Form All payment is by credit or debit card ONLY. Book before 5pm on 3 September 2007 Early Booking Discount – bookings made before 5pm, and save £25 per person or £250 for a 3 September 2007* table of 10!* Number of tables of 10: @ £1000 per table+ Tickets to the Awards Dinner cost £135 per person or £1,250 for a table of 10. The ticket includes entry to the Awards Dinner, Number of seats: @ £110 per seat+ champagne reception, three-course dinner and evening Bookings made after 5pm, 3 September 2007 entertainment. Please note: the entry fee of £185 for the Bespoke, Blended, Number of tables of 10: @ £1250 per table+ Generic, Online, Learning Innovation and Venue Awards includes two tickets to the Awards Dinner. Number of seats: @ £135 per seat+ +Prices exclude VAT Contact Details Please debit my card for £_________ plus 17.5% VAT Name: Please select: Organisation: Job Title: Mastercard Visa Amex Switch Delta Address: Card number: / / / Postcode: Expiry date: Security no: Issue no:(debit cards only) Tel: Fax: / Email: Name of cardholder: Return by: Signature: Fax: Date: +44 (0)20 8785 3388 Post: * Payment MUST be made and cleared by 5pm on 3 September 2007 to qualify for World of Learning Awards the early booking discount. 6th Floor 111Upper Richmond Road Tickets will be sent to you two weeks prior to the Awards Dinner. London, SW15 2TJ All prices are exclusive of VAT and tickets are non-refundable. Or call: All information is correct at time of going to press. +44 (0)20 8394 5171 For further information call +44 (0)20 8394 5171 The Awards categories Bespoke Solution of the Year Training Venue of the Year The judges will be looking for a tailor-made solution (or The judges will be looking for a venue that offers the programme) that has had a major positive impact on the best services and support for the training industry. All commissioning organisation. You will need to relevant factors will be considered, including customer demonstrate this impact as a direct result of your service, technical support and catering. solution. Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry Blended Solution of the Year The judging panel will be looking for an individual, within The judging panel will be looking for a blended solution a company or working independently, who has made an (or programme) that can be bespoke or generic and has outstanding and innovative impact on the training been formulated to meet real business needs. You must industry over a number of years and in a variety of show how the solution meets these needs and the learning solutions. impact this has on business. Training Manager of the Year Generic Solution of the Year The judges will be looking for an individual who over the The judging panel will be looking for a generic product past 12-18 months has improved business performance, (or programme) that can easily be adapted for a variety cost-effectiveness and increased the skill sets and of organisations and/or situations with significant motivation of the learners through its training activity. demonstrable results. Your entry will need to illustrate how the solution is used in at least two organisations, Training Provider of the Year and how far it has made a positive impact on these The training community gets its opportunity to vote for organisations. the Training Provider of the Year at www.learnevents.com. Voting closes at midnight on 31 Online Solution of the Year October 2007 The judging panel will be looking for a solution where the learning is delivered solely online and has made a Deadline for entries: 5pm, Monday 3 September 2007 significant impact on users’ performance in an Entries received after this time and date will not be put organisation. The solution may be bespoke or generic, forward for consideration by the judging panel. and you will have to demonstrate specific, measurable results of the online solution. Category Sponsors include Learning Innovation of the Year The judging panel will be looking for a learning intervention that uses an innovative product or method to achieve enhanced results. You will need to demonstrate the ways in which this intervention is new to the industry and provide tangible results. For further information call +44 (0)20 8394 5171 How to enter the World Awards entry of Learning Awards guidelines & rules Simply complete and return the official entry forms (with • The deadline is 5pm, Monday 3 September 2007. payment as appropriate) by 5pm, Monday 3 September 2007. Entries received after this time and date will not be To receive an Awards entry form: considered by the judging panel. • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Your entry must NOT exceed 2,500 words. Please check your word count carefully as any additional • Call: +44 (0) 20 8394 5171 words will not be submitted to the judging panel. • Visit: www.learnevents.com • Solutions maybe entered into multiple categories–a The entry form will provide the structure for your entry, along charge will be made for each category. with hints and tips on what the judges will be looking for and • Products and/or solutions submitted must have been where and when to use supporting evidence. brought to market after 30 April 2006. There are two different entry forms. • Payment must be submitted and cleared by the deadline in order for your entry to be considered by If you are nominating an entry for any of the following please the judging panel. use the Organisation Awards Entry Form: Please note that for the Training Venue of the Year • Bespoke Solution of the Year Award, entries can be submitted for venues opened • Blended Solution of the Year before 30 April 2006. However the content of the entry • Generic Solution of the Year should relate to activities and results achieved after 30 • Online Solution of the Year April 2006. • Learning Innovation of the Year Completed entries can be submitted by email to • Training Venue of the Year email@example.com OR sent by post to World of Learning Awards, Venture Marketing Group, 111 Upper The entry fee is £185 for each category entered, which Richmond Road, London SW15 2TJ. includes two tickets to the Awards Dinner. If you are nominating an entry for any of the following please use the Individual Awards Entry Form: • Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry • Training Manager of the Year SUPPORTED BY: TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR: There is no entry fee for individuals. N.B. Judging for Training Provider of the Year is conducted by an industry vote on www.learnevents.com. Please note that we PLATINUM SPONSORS: do not take nominations or submissions for this category. www.learnevents.com