Trainers prove their worth

Awards recognize T&D programs with good business sense
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/09/2005

The true value of a company’s training and development programs often goes unappreciated, but once a year the Canadian Awards for Training Excellence gives trainers the chance to shine and prove their worth to employers.

While the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) chooses the winners based on several criteria, including the training program’s originality and instructional design, the submitting organization must prove the program’s business value in order to win.

“Training used to be considered a soft cost,” said Ruth Daniels, chair of the awards judging committee. She added that trainers now have to show the return on investment and prove how the programs improve business.