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2020 IMPACT Awards @ COVID-19

This year the ATD Kentuckiana IMPACT Awards will highlight your team’s resilience, creativity, and adaptive leadership  in the face of COVID-19.   Share your most impactful talent development initiative in response to the workplace challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finalists will be announced in early November with the BEST IN SHOW award presented on Tuesday, December 8 during a special, virtual awards ceremony as part of Employee Learning Week.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended! - October 23, 2020.

Who is eligible?


Program developed and completed by a training, learning, or talent/organizational development team within the organization.


Program developed and completed primarily by a single  individual in the training, learning or talent/organizational development profession.

Award Categories

Given the universal nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no designated award categories.  Your submission will be evaluated based on how well the initiative addresses the changing business environment, operations, and activities in response to COVID-19 challenges.

Additional Details

  • Any organization or individual implementing Talent Development initiatives in response to the COVID -19 pandemic may apply.

  • Awards for individuals and organizations will be judged using the same criteria.

  • A separate application should be submitted for each initiative. 

  • Consultants may submit an application on their own behalf or for a client.   If they are submitting an application for an initiative involving a client, they must provide the client’s written permission.

  • You may include additional documents to support your entry by emailing them to impact@atdky.org.
  • Please do not include the name of the organization or program name (if it references the organization) or any identifying information in your application or supporting documents.
  • The Awards Committee may select multiple recipients if deemed appropriate.
  • To review the application prior to submitting, you can download a Word version here.  Submit your formal application via the online portal.

Scoring Rubric

 Needs 0-20pts
  • The team implemented a thorough and timely process to understand the business needs in response to COVID-19 challenges.
 Alignment 0-15pts
  • The team fully considered the alignment of the initiative with the changing business direction and talent strategy due to COVID -19.
  • The team communicated and gained support for the plan objectives and desired outcomes.
Design & Delivery  0-20pts 
  • The team employed the appropriate learning approach for the desired outcome.
  • The team collaborated with stakeholders to design, develop and communicate this initiative. 
 Evaluation 0-20pts
  • The team implemented a process to assess the impact of the initiative and the effectiveness of the solution.
  • The Team applied appropriate learning analytics in identifying trends and evaluating results.
  • The evaluation strategy measures the original desired outcome of the initiative.
 Results 0-25pts 
  • The results of the program produce a measurable positive outcome.
  • The team provides metrics / data that supports improvement against the original objective.
  • The team actively communicates the achievements of the learning outcome.

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