GROUND CONTROL TO L&D – the theme for the 2016 National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Conference, paralleled the musicality of the unforgettable David Bowie, who through a variety of music outputs, stayed forever true to the quality of his music. This very same ethos applies to today’s L&D Practitioner who so often explores the need for change while staying true to the underlying expertise and quality that must underpin industry deliverables.
This year, the NZATD conference which represents workplace learning and performance / training / learning and development specialists in New Zealand, focused on answering the following three key questions…
- To what extent is L&D in touch with business?
- What are the latest trends that will take L&D to the next level?
- What does the future hold for L&D?
Over two days in October, more than 110 HR Managers, HR Advisors, OD Managers and L&D Practitioners from around the country attended the NZATD Conference, held in the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Auckland. Guest speakers, specialist presenters, exhibitors and sponsors very successfully represented the dynamic L&D industry, and delegates sky rocketed their profession to new heights with their own new learning, discussion, debate and networking.
CDL Insight Consulting, specialists in Business Transformation and People Performance, was a proud sponsor of this year’s NZATD Conference and the L&D Programme of the Year Award which recognized excellence in the design and implementation of Learning and Development programmes within organisations.
Shirley Keith, Managing Director of CDL, took great delight in presenting the L&D Programme of the Year Awards and heartily congratulates the 2016 Winner (The Warehouse Group), Runner Up (Ports of Auckland) and the Highly Commended Awardee (Ports of Auckland).
Winner The Warehouse Group represented by Melanie Baanders of The Warehouse Group with sponsor Shirley Keith of CDL Insight Consulting
Runner-up Ports of Auckland and Optimism represented by Nicola Macdonald of Optimism and Michelle Smith of Ports of Auckland
Highly Commended Auckland Council represented by Stacey La Hack with sponsor Shirley Keith of CDL Insight Consulting