Congratulations to the Winners and Runners Up of the 2019 Australian Learning Impact Awards.

2019 Australian Learning Impact Awards

Be recognised for your impact

The ALIAs recognises learning and development professionals across Australasia recognising outstanding learning and development achievements that have made a significant impact to the learning industry.  Each award is independently judged by a panel of industry leaders. Submissions are assessed for:

  • Collaboration,
  • Analysis,
  • Innovation,
  • Learning Impact, and
  • Sustainability

In 2019, we have nine award categories, including two new awards, the Learning Excellence in Practice and Employee Onboarding Solution of the Year, recognising the changing learning environment in which learning professionals are operating.  Your nomination for one or more ALIAs is a demonstration of your commitment to excellence in learning and advancing the learning professional.

Nominate for the 2019 Awards Today

Nominate for the 2019 Awards Are Closed.

2019 Award Winners

2019 Learning Professional of the Year

Martin Probst
Chief Education Officer
PROFound Leadership

2019 Runner Up

Dr Dan Hill
SpecTraining Pty Ltd

2019 Learning Solution Award Winner

Debbie Key
Forty Winks
Learning & Development Manager

2019 Runner Up

Epic Learning
Natasha Gunn & Karl Hartley
Co-Directors

2019 L&D Encouragement Award Winner

Leisa Gregory 
Lead Facilitator
Tiered Consulting

2019 Learning Innovation Award Winner

TechnologyOne
Berenice Greenow
Learning Manager

2019 Runner Up

Carlton and United Breweries
Ash Cooper
Senior Learning and Development Manager​

2019 Learning Excellence in Practice Winner

Debbie Key
Forty Winks Learning & Development Manager

2019 Runner Up

Mater Education
Speaking With Good Judgement Project
Joanne, Griffin, Sheryl Nielsen, Tamyson Scott & Rachel Brimelow

2019 Onboarding Solution of the Year

APM Communities – Perth
& MCI Solutions

2019 Runner Up

TechnologyOne
Dionne Nowak
Learning Specialist

2019 Learning Technology
Award Winner

Carlton and United Breweries
Ash Cooper
Senior L&D Manager​

2019 Runner Up

Liberate Learning Pty Ltd

2019 Learning Provider of the Year

Liberate Learning Pty Ltd
Rodney Beach
Group Managing Director

2019 Runner Up

PROFound Leadership
Gerda & Martin Probst

2019 Life-time Achievement Award

Mary McGuiness
Institute for Type Development, Principal



Download the ALIA Award Guide

Here are some of our 2019 ALIA Finalists

Martin Probst

Finalist – Learning Professional of the Year

Dr Dan Hill

SpecTraining Pty Ltd
Finalists – Learning Professional of the Year

Sally Foley-Lewis

Finalist – Learning Professional of the Year

Rod Beach

Liberate Learning
Finalist – Learning Professional of the Year

Clearwater

Finalist for the Learning Provider of the Year.

Erika Entz

Head of Implementation (Global)
simPRO Software
Finalist – Learning Solution Award

ProFound Leadership

Gerda & Martin Probst
Finalist – Learning Provider of the Year

Rebecca Sharp

Direct Group
Finalist – Learning Technology Award

Debbie Key

Learning & Development Manager

Forty Winks
Finalist for the Learning Solution Award

Jules Haddock

Anxious Bird
Finalist – Learning Innovation Award

Phillip Crockford

CEO V-Teamwork
Finalist – Learning Innovation Award & Learning Technology Award

Leisa Gregory

Tiered Consulting
Finalist – L&D Encouragement Award

Accelerate PD

Luke Challenor, Founder
Finalist – Learning Innovation Award

Julie Goff

Business Systems Lead – Information Technology
Abt Associates
Finalist – Learning Solution of the Year

Anita Cunningham

Quality Business Services
Finalist – Learning Solution of the Year

Award Nomination Process

Once you have selected the award/s you wish to apply/nominate someone for, the nomination process is simple.

          Step 1. Complete the nomination form with your details

          Step 2. Prepare your submission, including any supporting documentation; ensure you address the selection criteria

          Step 3. Email your nomination to awards@ilpworldwide.org.  

There is no cost to apply for an ALIA.

Things to consider when submitting your application

  • ILP and non-ILP members are invited to submit award applications.
  • We invite you to review the award description and criteria carefully before applying. There may be more than one award which may suit your needs. If suitable, you are welcome to apply for several awards.
  • When providing your submission/s, be sure to address the award’s specific criteria for each submission.
  • If you are unsure or unclear as to which award would best suit you or your organisation, please contact us at awards@ilpworldwide.org and we will assist you.
  • Word limits do not included supporting materials.
  • Applications are to be provided as PDFs.

Applications open Monday 13 May 2019 and close Friday 23 August 2019.  Finalists and nominees will be advised by 6 September 2019.


Download the ALIA Award Guide


Download the Nomination Form

Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony

Auction Charity:
Waves of Wellness Foundation

Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation is a mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose, innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.

Thank you to everyone who placed bid on our 2019 Charity Auction. This year we raised over $4000, will all proceeds going to Waves of Wellness.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 ALIA Gala Dinner a La Vue Waterfront Restaurant in Brisbane.


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Award Sponsorship

ILP offers learning industry partners and suppliers the opportunity to showcase your business and support for the learning and development industry by becoming a Sponsor for the 2019 ALIAs.

Sponsorship offers your business exposure to over 4,500 ILP members and their extended network. 2018 Sponsors included Superb Learning, GoodPractice, Karstens, Gallagher Insurance, Association for Psychological Type International, UQ Business School and Elephant in the Room Consulting.

For information on becoming a 2019 ALIA Sponsor, download the Sponsor Guide today or contact us at awards@ilpworldwide.org.