16 March, 2012
It was a great night for Aurion Learning and their clients at the recent Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) Awards as two Aurion projects were recognised for their outstanding achievement in the Most Innovative Use of Technology category.
• Outstanding Achievement Award: Aurion Learning & Irish Universities Association
• Outstanding Achievement Award: Aurion Learning & St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
Aurion Learning and the Irish Universities Association were recognised for their innovative equality and diversity e-learning programme. The LEAD – Living Equality & Diversity e-learning project which involved six Irish universities (Trinity College, Dublin; University of Limerick; National University of Galway; University College, Cork; University College, Dublin; and Dublin City University) has been designed to promote workplace equality at each of the participating institutions. Available to over 16,000 staff, it’s a prime example of how collaboration between subject matter experts and the innovative use of technology can result in huge financial savings and a top class training product.
Meanwhile the successful partnership between St. James’s Hospital, Dublin and Aurion Learning in developing St. James’s Hospital Online Learning Hub was also recognised. The online learning environment, which includes a suite of e-learning programmes; online libraries and training resources; and collaborative learning networks, supports St. James’s 3,500 staff access training 24/7.
Speaking about the awards, Gavin Woods, Sales Manager said: “The IITD awards recognise those organisations who deliver innovative training that achieves quantifiable results. We are delighted that two of our client projects have been recognised in this way and extend our congratulations to both the IUA Equality Network and St. James’s Hospital on their ’Outstanding Achievement Awards.”
The awards event took place on the 9th March 2012 in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Pictured (L-R): Sinead Marron, President IITD; Marie Connolly, Learning, Development and Equal Opportunities Manager, University of Limerick & Project Leader; Gavin Woods, Sales Manager, Aurion Learning; and Sinead Heneghan, CEO, IITD.
About the IITD Awards
The Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) is the professional body representing members involved in or concerned with human resource training and development in Ireland. Members work in all sectors – business, industry, consultancy, voluntary, public sector, education and the community.
The “IITD National Training Awards 2012” are focused on engagement, collaboration, participative management, excellence in training initiatives, transparency, innovation and learning and development of both individuals and organisations.
About the Irish Universities Association
The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is the representative body of the Heads of the seven Irish universities. The IUA seeks to advance university education and research through the formulation and pursuit of collective policies and actions on behalf of the Irish Universities thereby contributing to Ireland's social, cultural and economic well-being.
About St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
St. James's Hospital, Dublin delivers health treatment, care and diagnosis as well as health promotion and preventative services to people in the greater Dublin area. It is also the largest teaching hospital in Dublin. St. James’s is committed to the creation of an environment in which education and research in the health sciences and allied areas is possible and flourishes.