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


NZATD, in association with NZATD Education Trust, introduced the L&D Practitioner award to recognise excellence among individuals actively engaged in the Learning and Development profession.  Rather than focus on particular skills, e.g. facilitation, it seeks to acknowledge that individuals may exhibit excellence within the profession through a range of expertise that may span a range of different learning disciplines, for example (but not limited to) needs analysis, instructional design, assessment and evaluation, eLearning, facilitation; managing the learning and development function, etc.


The winning professional, in one or more of the following, will need to have:

  • Demonstrated consistent excellence in their chosen speciality/specialties over a number of years; and/or
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the profession over a number of years; and/or
  • Achieved something truly outstanding in the learning and development field within the past two years.


Entrants should be working in New Zealand or, be a New Zealander citizen or permanent resident working overseas, for work for a  New Zealand company or New Zealand division of an international company. Membership of NZATD is not required to place an entry in the awards.

Guidelines for Practitioner Award

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.