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The Countdown Begins: The Inspire Awards 2015 Open for Business

By Kevin Young

Celebrating outstanding achievement and Learning & Development (L&D) excellence, the Inspire Awards are back – and this year they’re bigger, better and altogether more glitzy!

Having burst onto the stage last year, the Skillsoft Inspire Awards are fast becoming the talk of the L&D community – showcasing the great work L&D professionals are doing across Europe, Middle East and Africa to the widest audience possible.

Get inspired – and share your ideas

You’ll discover we’ve given our Inspire Awards 2015 website a bit of a make-over. The new look site is packed with inspirational ideas, programmes and resources to help encourage and support learning in your organisation – there’s even an online shop where you can order free materials to make your learning event really stand out.

Plus you’ll be able to be able to review last year’s award winners and delve into case studies to discover how these truly inspirational L&D leaders blazed a trail with pioneering new approaches that delivered measurable outcomes.

What’s more, this year we’re running an exciting new Inspiring Ideas competition for everyone to take part in. Submit a winning idea and we’ll feature it on the Inspire Awards 2015 website – you’ll also be in with a chance to win a Kindle. The closing date for entries is Friday 27 February 2015, so you’ll need to get your skates on.

Your chance to be a star – be a part of it

Getting involved in the Inspire Awards 2015 is easy – all you need to do is submit your entry online. But don’t delay, the deadline for award submissions is 2 April 2015.

Once again there are five award categories to choose from:

  • Best Learning Project
  • Best Compliance Initiative
  • Learning Team of the Year
  • Best New Implementation
  • Screen Stars Video

The winners will be picked by our star-studded judging panel, which this year features some top gun movers and shakers from the L&D world:

  • David Macleod QBE, co-chair of the Employee Engagement Task Force launched by Number 10 in 2011 and an expert on employee engagement
  • Charles Jennings, Learning and Performance Expert and one of the world’s leading experts on 70:20:10 learning strategies
  • Laura Overton, who boasts more than two decades of experience helping organisations improve the business impact of learning technologies in the workplace
  • David Wilson, a leading authority on elearning and elearning innovation in Europe

Follow the story – get the results – and join us for the awards ceremony!

Winners of the Inspire Awards 2015 will be announced at our Skillsoft Perspectives Conference, which this year takes place in London on 25 June 2015. Book your place and join us on the day – register here now.

Until then, why not become a part of the conversation on Twitter at #SSInspire and keep abreast of breaking news, find out what’s trending or contribute your views


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