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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2008/09/16 - The People Manager Diagnostic Tool developed by Epic in partnership with Diageo has been shortlisted for the "Most innovative new product or tool in e-learning" category at the 2008 E-learning Age awards.
Diageo’s ‘Destination 2011’ business strategy roadmap states that by 2011, all Diageo employees will work for a great people manager. To help achieve this goal Epic was invited to design an online diagnostic tool that matches specific training and development activities to each manager’s personal development needs.
Based on an existing paper-based profiling questionnaire developed by Diageo, the tool analyses an individual’s responses to statements on Diageo’s nine areas of People Management, to provide managers with individual learning paths. This pinpoints specific areas of need and recommends the most appropriate training solutions from Diageo’s wide portfolio of courses, workshops and other training activities.
Iain Clements, Diageo’s Learning Management System Specialist says, “I am very pleased that the Diagnostic Tool content has been shortlisted for this year’s award. We’ve received great feedback from the module in its first 3 months of use at Diageo, with over 300 people managers having signed up for the tool.”
The tool is the result of a highly effective collaborative approach between Epic and Diageo. Carys Rowan, Epic’s Account Manager says, “We’re delighted the programme has been recognised as an exemplar e-learning tool. Diageo and Epic have worked brilliantly together and make an excellent team. Winning an award would be the icing on the cake!”
The awards will be announced Thursday 6 November 2008.
Epic is the UK market leader in the development of bespoke e-learning, blended learning and knowledge solutions. Epic is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, and is situated in the e-learning heartland of Brighton.
Epic’s devotion to creating enjoyable and effective learning is built into everything we do. The lasting relationships we have established with our clients (which include high profile companies from almost every sector, professional services organisations and public sector services) demonstrate that we are continuing to engage and connect with them, and their people.
We have over 20 years of experience, and have won numerous awards for our highly innovative work in the application of online technologies to learning. And our well-regarded thought leadership programme is further evidence of our commitment to leading the development of learning in partnership with our clients.
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer categories. A global company, trading in over 180 markets around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO).
We employ over 22,000 talented people worldwide with offices in around 80 countries. We have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.
Diageo was formed in 1997, following the merger of GrandMet and Guinness, and is headquartered in London.
Our brands offer consumers a variety of ways to mark big events in their lives and brighten small ones.