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IITD Awards 2014

IITD Awards 2014


IITD Awards 2014

James O’Neill, IITD President, pictured at the annual IITD Awards 2014, in Kilashee house, Naas, March 7th.  Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau


NEWS RELEASE from IITD Awards 2014

(10th March, 2014) Dublin Airport Authority has won the overall award at the 2014 IITD National Training Awards (Irish Institute of Training & Development) presented by Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD, at Killashee House Hotel on Friday 7th March.

IITD Awards 2014

Dublin Airport Authority wins overall IITD National Training Award 2014; l-r: Michelle Treanor, Mick Byrne, Laura Lawless and Sinead Gaynor, DAA’s HR Organisational Capability Team. Awards were presented for excellence in training and people development in 15 categories by Minister for Training & Skills Ciarán Cannon TD, at a gala dinner in Killashee House Hotel on Friday 7th March. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

The judges for the IITD Awards 2014 chose this organisation “for strong, site-wide learning opportunities and maintaining a consistently high standard in training and people development.

Speaking at the IITD Awards 2014 dinner, Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD, said: “Quality, innovation and excellence in people development empowers individuals and organisations, gives opportunity and builds a talented workforce that can compete globally. When we ask those that choose to locate in Ireland why they come here, they consistently say it’s because of our exceptional and talented people … I congratulate you, recognise your achievement and wish you continued success.”

IITD Awards 2014

Pictured at the annual IITD Awards 2014, in Kilashee house, Naas, March 7th, was Ciaran Cannon, TD, Minister of State for Training and Skills. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

DAA won the Large Enterprises Customer Services category and won the top award from among the other category winners, including: State Street, KPMG, Age Action Ireland, Dulux, Grafton, Teagasc and Lake Region Medical. An Excellence in Coaching Award was won by cross-border group CAWT (Co-operation and Work Together) while the Individual Recognition for Learning Award went to Ciaran Connolly, an employee of Abbott at Cootehill.

James O’Neill, President of the Irish Institute of Training & Development updated 300+ guests on new services and resources for members of the Institute and said: “you are leading the way in training and people development; together we are getting Ireland moving again.”

Now in their 16th year, the IITD Awards 2014 are established as the premier award in Ireland for training and people development. Awards entries are judged on criteria including the level of resources and investment relative to the size of the organisation; innovation in the delivery of T&D; evidence of the sustainability of learning initiatives, programme design and evaluation of outcomes from T&D activity.

The Pearse Walsh award for Innovation in the Transfer of Learning was also presented on the night to Calor Gas by Harvest Resources.

IITD Awards 2014

Pictured at the annual IITD Awards 2014, in Kilashee house, Naas, March 7th, were (l-r) James O’Neill, IITD President; Nicola O’Neill, Managing Director Harvest Resources; Catriona O’Toole, Anne-Marie Murphy & Julie Lowry of Calor Gas and Ciarán Cannon TD, Minister for Training and Skills. Calor Gas were winners of the Pearse Walshe 2014 Award for Innovation in the Transfer of Learning. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau


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Editors Notes


2)    Photographs available. Photographer Brendan Lyon Photography, tel 087 9650341

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3)     About IITD The Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) is the professional body representing training and HRD (human resource development) professionals in Ireland.  Charged with guaranteeing best practice in training and development in Ireland, the Institute’s remit includes the identification, implementation and monitoring of international standards; continual research and bench-marking and the provision of professional education in training and development to influence key stakeholders and policy makers.  Tel: 045 881166,

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