Saffron wins IT Training Award!

One of Saffron’s senior instructional designers, Stephanie Dedhar, has been named Instructional Designer of the Year at the IT Training Awards 2010!

The instructional designer category was new for the 2010 awards, which were announced at a gala dinner held at The Dorchester in London on Thursday 4 February. Chief executive of the Institute of IT Training, Colin Steed, described the event as an ‘annual celebration of outstanding achievement, best practice, and excellence in IT training.’

The Instructional Designer of the Year award is presented to an individual who has developed a learning intervention that demonstrates exceptional instructional design, is innovative and high quality, and has delivered demonstrable performance improvement for learners.

Stephanie’s submission was concerned with a major compliance training project for BT and the judges were particularly impressed that she demonstrated that she fully understood that instructional design was at the heart of making this project a success. She worked creatively, using a number of innovative instructional design techniques and educated and influenced the client along the way. The outstanding end product and client feedback, from an audience very used to e-learning, speak for themselves.

After receiving the award, Stephanie said ‘It’s an honour to be named Instructional Designer of the Year and I’m delighted that the judges felt that my work on this project – which I am very proud of – was deserving of this award.’

Hanif Sazen, Saffron’s CEO, says ‘We are immensely proud of Stephanie’s achievements, both in terms of this award and the projects that she has worked on for our clients.’

Saffron’s director of operations, Vanessa Hill, says ‘We are very proud of Stephanie’s achievement. She is one of the key driving forces at Saffron and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the e-learning courses we produce are of the highest possible standard. Winning this award is nothing short of a tremendous achievement for Stephanie and she is an inspiration to everyone at Saffron, her clients and the industry.’

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