On Tuesday the 20th October, The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) announced their finalists for the 2021 Learning Awards, the learning sector’s annual celebration of outstand achievement, best practice and excellence in corporate learning and development.
Two new categories were added for the 2021 awards, The COVID Champion (Individual) Award, and The COVID Champion (Organisation/Internal Department) Award. The COVID Champion awards are special new categories presented to those that have shown great strength and a deep passion for helping others during the COVID-19 crisis. These awards have been created to honour and pay tribute to those who stood up to the mark in a time of trouble and made a real impact within the community in terms of support through the pandemic.
This year was particularly competitive in comparison to previous years. The LPI received a 42.9% increase in submissions from the 2020 awards, creating record year for Learning Awards entries.
In reference to the shortlisting announcement, LPI CEO Edmund Monk stated:
“I am delighted to see that the learning industry is continuing to demonstrate its resilience despite the hardships created by the COVID-19 situation.
This year, not only has the LPI seen an increase in the number of awards submissions, we’ve also seen a dramatic increase in the quality of submissions too.
This to me, is a testament to the outstanding achievements, innovative creations and remarkable performances occurring in our industry.
I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the finalists and wish you the best of luck at the judging sessions in November”
The shortlisted finalists are as follows:
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year
Covid Champion (Individual) Award
Alison Shea - State Street
Amira El-Dib - School of Continuing Education- The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Beenish Atif - AES school for girls
Clare Lang - Guy's and St Thomas Foundation NHS Trust
Dr Sonya Wallbank- Passe-Partout Consulting Ltd
Gary Wills - Furlearn
John Hinchliffe - Jam Pan
Judit Salamon - Leonard Cheshire
Marie Johnson – Nominet
Sarah Ratcliff - Sarah Ratcliff Solutions
Suzi Archer - MCG
COVID Champion (Organisation/Internal Deparment) Award
Digital Learning Transformation of the Year Award (Sponsored by Capita)
External Learning Solution of the Year
Innovation in Learning Award
Internal Learning Solution
5App, Hemsley Fraser & Greystar
Liverpool Victoria Financial Services (LVFS)
Schroders Investment Management
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Impact Award (Sponsored by Logical Operations)
Learning Leader of the Year (Sponsored by Go1)
Andrew Johnson - Ideal Heating
Cathy Miller - NHS Blood and Transplant
Darren O’Neill - Essential Site Skills Ltd
Lou Tedrick - Degreed, Inc.
Mike Blanchette – Veeam
Rhoda Whitton - Covetrus
Ronald van der Molen - Air Arabia
Sarah Gretczko - Mastercard
Learning Professional of the Year (Sponsored by Lidl)
Anson Mathews - Averda International
Ashirvad Lobo, FLPI, MCIPD, MBA - Air Arabia
Claire Hovey - Copy & TV
Dr Belinda Board - Peoplewise
Egle Vinauskaite - Skillbright Labs
Heather Duttweiler - Allianz
John Gregg - Which?
Tim Haarlemmer – Tim Haarlemmer
Learning Team of the Year (Sponsored by Docebo)
Learning Technologies Award
The People Development Programme of the Year – Private Sector (Sponsored by TWM)
The People Development Programme of the Year – Pulic Sector
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Property Services
Roads and Transport Authority
Royal National Lifeboat Institution / Junction-18
St John Ambulance
Amy Synnott – Novartis
Ana Manso - Kiwi.com
Bethany Hewitt - Zing 365
Christine Bednarz - KPMG US
Danielle Burton - Govia Thameslink Railway
Emma Forbes - Electra Learning Ltd
Samantha Hawkes - Napp Pharmaceuticals
Yasmine Alani - News UK
Start-Up Learning Provider of The Year (Sponsored by FutureLearn)
Shortlisted entries will now be required to present their submissions to a panel of independent judges during the online judging sessions later in November.
The winner of the Colin Corder Award for significant and lasting contribution to learning will be announced at the ceremony.
The Learning Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 18th February 2021 and will be an entirely online event for the first time in Learning Awards history.
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