FOCUS OF THE NZATD 2018 L&D INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – Applications close 13 April 2018NZATD L&D Awards


NZATD, in association with the NZATD Education Trust, introduced the L&D Innovation award to recognise how creativity and ideas have been used to provide commercial advantage in the form of enhancing organisational outcomes and/or benefiting the organisational impact on the wider business and/or community. Rather than focus on a particular skill, area or methodology, it seeks to acknowledge that individuals may exhibit innovative excellence within the profession through a range of expertise that may span a range of different learning disciplines.


Because of the nature of innovation, it is difficult to be prescriptive about what is being sought.  However, at least one of the following may apply:

  • The introduction of an entirely new paradigm to the learning and development field;
  • The significant evolution of an existing methodology/resource/approach related to learning and development;
  • The application/adaptation of a methodology/resource/approach usually associated with one context, to an entirely new context;
  • Some other indication that demonstrates novelty, uniqueness and / or creativity.


Entries should have been implemented within New Zealand or, if implemented overseas, must have been implemented by a New Zealand resident company or New Zealand division of an international company. Membership of NZATD is not required to place an entry in the awards.


Guidelines for Organisational Initiative Awards

Preparing to Enter – What You Should Know


IMPORTANT – read this paragraph before you apply using our online form.

Please be aware that the online entry form cannot be saved.  You will need to complete it in one sitting.  We suggest you open the entry form to identify the specific questions you will be asked and then use a Word document to draft your answers.  Once you are happy with your entry, you can copy and paste your answers into the online form.  You will also need to have any forms you wish to upload ready, as these must be attached at the same time you submit your entry.


Apply online here.