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Born Different: diversity training from Channel 4 and Acteon shortlisted for two major E-Learning Awards

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E-Learning Awards judges announced that Acteon, an eight-time Gold E-Learning Award winner, has been selected as a finalist in two categories for its work with UK broadcaster Channel 4.

Acteon is a finalist for ‘Excellence in the production of e-learning content and, for the fourth consecutive year, ‘Best e-learning project’.

 “We’re delighted to be chosen as a finalist for these competitive international awards,” said Owen Rose, a managing partner at Acteon. “We’re proud of how our whole team continues to work together to meet new challenges and create game changing e-learning that supports organisations like Channel 4 to change the status quo on diversity and inclusion.”

Acteon helped Channel 4 develop Born Different, a blended e-learning and communication campaign that focuses on supporting Channel 4’s 10 ambitious, ‘game changing’ objectives to enhance diversity both off and on screen. The success of Born Different is attracting attention and spreading best practice both within and outside of the TV sector, and helping reinforce Channel 4’s reputation as a leader on diversity.

“Channel 4’s Born Different is an excellent example of a creative way to engage employees on diversity and inclusion topics. Channel 4 have taken the bold step of publicising targets for staff diversity, which makes them one of a small group of pioneering employers. The campaign and e-learning they have designed is both visually engaging and hard-hitting, and is a great example of an organisation using their creativity as well as their own unique tone of voice to create engaging resources that resonate with their staff.”

Sarah Foster, Major Partnerships Manager, Stonewall

“With Born Different, Channel 4 is staying ahead of the game and really taking a lead in the UK broadcasting industry. It’s helped us to shine a light on diversity in our organisation so we can deliver our game changing commitments and ensure diversity is at the heart of everything we do, on and off screen.” 

David Abraham, Chief Executive, Channel 4

The E-learning Award winners will be announced on the 25 November at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.