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The LPI rebrands the "Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning".

London Learning NewsLPI (Learning and Performance Institute)

Colin Steed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning at the 28th Annual Learning Awards.


The LPI is delighted to announce that the prestigious "Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning" will be rebranded as the "Colin Steed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning" for the 28th Annual Learning Awards.

This award, renamed in tribute to Colin Steed, the visionary co-founder of The Learning Awards in 1995, remains the highest honour bestowed at the ceremony and celebrates individuals who have made a lasting impact on the field of learning.

Expressing his sentiments about the rebranded award, Colin Steed remarked, "When I heard the news from Edmund Monk (CEO - LPI), I was naturally shocked, thrilled, and honoured to be recognised by the LPI. Since I co-founded the Learning Awards in 1995, I have witnessed it grow and develop with great satisfaction. It has become the most coveted awards in the learning sector, and I am delighted at the way that the wonderful LPI team has elevated its international status with numerous entries from around the world."

For 28 years, The Learning Awards has celebrated the remarkable achievements of organisations, departments, and individuals in the learning industry. Each year has witnessed a steady rise in submissions to the present when the LPI received entries from over 56 countries.

Steed continued, "Additionally, I am so pleased that it has continued to raise money for children's charities, initially with Childline and now Dreamflight. Giving back has always been at the heart of what the LPI does, and it's wonderful to see it develop and grow for the benefit of children who are less fortunate than ourselves."

Reflecting on the significance of the award, he added, "This award means so much to me because when I co-founded the Institute (initially as the Institute of IT Training), we took the bold step of creating a different professional body - one that develops, rewards, and celebrates the achievement of its practitioners as well as the vendors. The individual practitioner has always been - and still is – a key focus of the LPI and the Learning Awards."

"As time marches on, the renaming of this award is an enormous honour for me and a truly wonderful legacy for my family. Thank you to Edmund, all the LPI staff, and to all those people who supported the institute from the beginning and continue to do so," concluded Steed.

Edmund Monk shares, "The influence of Colin Steed on the learning landscape cannot be underestimated. As one of the most highly regarded and inspiring leaders in our sector, Colin’s legacy is not only guaranteed but it is also unique.

He represents everything that is good about learning professionals. A man dedicated to helping others and to driving organisational performance through the power of learning."

We are privileged to announce that LinkedIn Learning is the sponsor of this prestigious award.

The winner of the 'Colin Steed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning' will be announced on the 22nd February 2024 at the 28th Annual Learning Awards in London. Learn more about the Learning Awards at