For organisations, the WA Training Awards are not only an opportunity to recognise the great work your organisation and staff have done, they are also an opportunity to be recognised on the national stage as the best in the State and potentially the best in the country at what you do.
If your organisation has been selected as a category finalist in 2016, you will participate in an on-site visit and interview with your category’s judging panel between 25 July and 5 August 2016.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you prepare for your site visit and create a memorable experience for your judging panel.
How to structure your site visit
Your site visit is an opportunity to demonstrate in a practical sense the great work your organisation is doing within training.
It’s up to you how you wish to structure your site visit. Ideally at some point you’ll want to give the panel a tour of the facilities and the panel will want to ask you a few questions. You may wish to give a short presentation about your organisation to introduce your organisation to the panel, or you may do this during your tour depending on what works for you. A sample structure might be:
- Introduction to the panel
- Tour the facilities
- Question time – where the panel will ask you a few questions relating to your organisation and application with regards to the selection criteria.
Include relevant staff, students and trainers in your site visit
The best site visits/interviews are those that include staff/students undertaking training, and those from your organisation who are heavily involved in the management of the program.
All staff involved in the site visit should be familiar with the written application submitted by your organisation and the aim of the award category.
Consider what makes your organisation/program excellent
The WA Training Awards are about rewarding excellence. Our judging panels will be looking for evidence of where your program/organisation goes above and beyond to achieve a positive outcome for staff/students as applicable.
Think outside the square
If you want to stand out from the other finalists, think outside the square and make your site visit interesting for the panel. Keep it relevant, but incorporate what it is that makes your organisation unique to provide the panel with a memorable experience and understanding of your organisation.
If you have any questions about your upcoming site visit, contact your panel’s executive officer or contact the WA Training Awards team at firstname.lastname@example.org.