Two Aurion Clients Shortlisted for Irish Training Awards

09 March, 2012

Aurion Learning projects are for a second year in a row shortlisted for the IrishInstitute of Training & Development (IITD) National Training Awards.

Two of Aurion’s clients, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (Centre for Learning & Development) and the Irish Universities Association have been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Use of Technology category. This award is given to a training programme that has demonstrated a creative, unique and resourceful use of technology in a training programme.

St. James’s Hospital, Dublin has been nominated for its online learning and development portal, St. James’s Hospital Learning Hub. 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.

Meanwhile the Irish Universities Association has been nominated for its 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. Both projects were developed by Aurion Learning.

Speaking about the nominations, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director of Aurion Learning commented: “We want to offer our sincere congratulations to St. James’s Hospital (Centre for Learning & Development) and the Irish Universities Association for being shortlisted for this prestigious award.  
Both organisations have displayed an on-going commitment to developing outstanding employee learning and development initiatives, through the innovative use of technology. We are delighted that they’re now getting the recognition they rightly deserve.”

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 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.

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.

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