2021 IMPACT Awards
The ATD Kentuckiana IMPACT Awards recognize organizations that exemplify excellence in talent development and make a profound impact on their organizations. Please review this web page and complete the form at the bottom of this page to submit your entry.
Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in December.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: October 15, 2021
Meet Our Judges
Dr. Esther Jackson serves as an ATD National Advisor for Chapters and is a Past President, ATD Detroit Chapter. She is a college instructor and consultant in project management and instructional design and is a frequent contributor to TD Magazine. Esther holds a doctorate in education and a master's in instructional technology. Her upcoming book Adaptability in Talent Development will be released in September 2021.
From 2014-2020 Rob was Global CLO for McDonald's Corp responsible for learning and talent development across 37,000 restaurants around the world. Prior to his role at McDonald's he was VP at Yum! University at Yum! Brands. In 2013 Rob was named CLO of the Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine. Currently is Founder of XLO Global, LLC - a strategic consultancy and advisory firm.
Bonnie serves as an ATD National Advisor for Chapters and leadership conference chair. A nationally and globally recognized talent development leader, she advises organizations in leadership development, executive coaching, instructional design and team dynamics. Her experience includes working with organizations in diverse industries including corporate, nonprofit, and education.
Tim Slade is speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. He is the creator of the popular ATD "Ask a Trainer" Video Series. Tim has been recognized and awarded multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Always a fan favorite, Tim is a regular speaker at various international eLearning conferences and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.
Bruce is charter member of the CPTD (CPLP) and has served over 10 years as a reviewer in ATD's Excellence in Practice and Best awards. He has consulted with over 140 organizations in the US, Europe and Asia, including Walgreens, Conoco Phillips and Rush Medical Center. Bruce has trained over 1000 leaders worldwide in strategic leadership and change.
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.
Winners in the 3 major categories will receive a "Best in Class" award*. The top-scoring applications from each major category will be evaluated based on the overall IMPACT the initiative had on the organization, their clients and/or audience to determine the 2021 "BEST IN SHOW" IMPACT Award winner.
Integrated Talent Management
Coaching & Mentoring
Diversity and Inclusion
Design and Delivery
* ATDKY reserves the right to select more than one winner in each category should it deem appropriate.