Judging Criteria (Outstanding New Trainer Award)


The Trainer can demonstrate he/she has played a key role in contributing to the success of a training and/or development programme. From the programme, the Trainer has demonstrated his/her competencies as a good trainer which include the following areas:


1.1 Making sure that training is connected to business/organizational needs and external environment

  • 1.1.1 Meets regularly with sponsors to keep in touch with business/organizational needs
  • 1.1.2 Good at helping managers identify what they want their people to be able to do
  • 1.1.3 Establishes direction from sponsors as the first step in any new project
  • 1.1.4 Passionate about making sure that training needs are clearly identified
  • 1.1.5 Maintains relevance by refining training objectives/programme design in response to the business/organizational needs and changing commercial context
  • 1.1.6 Effective in gaining management buy-in

1.2 Ability to design purposeful learning processes

  • 1.2.1 Conducts rigorous and holistic analysis and effectively addresses those factors contributing to the performance gap
  • 1.2.2 Actively involve sponsors in the training and/or development process
  • 1.2.3 Focuses on outcomes rather activities when setting training objectives
  • 1.2.4 Rigorous in making sure that courses are designed to be good learning experiences
  • 1.2.5 Makes explicit their assumptions about people and how they learn
  • 1.2.6 Makes sure that trainees can successfully apply new ideas into their workplace
  • 1.2.7 Creatively adapts training sessions to meet the needs of trainees

1.3 Ability to manage and deliver a designed programme

  • 1.3.1 Listens to and values participant contributions
  • 1.3.2 Illustrates new concepts and ideas with appropriate examples from the learners’ workplace
  • 1.3.3 Regards training sessions as an opportunity to role model the behaviours being taught
  • 1.3.4 Encourages trainees to learn at their own pace and cater for different learning styles
  • 1.3.5 Encourages trainees to be independent and think for themselves
  • 1.3.6 Creates interest and challenge in their approach to training
  • 1.3.7 Integrates training sessions so that trainees can see how it all fits together

1.4 Ability to evaluate training

  • 1.4.1 Based on trainees' satisfaction levels
  • 1.4.2 Based on improvement in trainees' competence
  • 1.4.3 Based on impact on job performance
  • 1.4.4 Based on improvement in targeted organizational performance/business results
  • 1.4.5 In partnership with managers and sponsors
  • 2.1 The Trainer has achieved academic or professional awards and other public recognition related to training and development.
  • 2.2 The Trainer has demonstrated continuous self-improvement to further his/her career in training and development.
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