At the National Training Excellence Awards gala dinner on Friday, 23 November AITD awarded G2 with the Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution for our Destination Entrepreneur program.

The annual Awards celebrate the best and the brightest in the learning and development community across Australia. Finalists included organisations such as CSIRO, Telstra, PwC Australia and Westpac.

Destination Entrepreneur was a 10-month innovation capability training program, designed and delivered by us in partnership with Skilling the Bay, a Victorian Government initiative.

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The award-winning program was created to provide SMEs in the Geelong region with the skills and confidence to overcome barriers to innovation and grow their business.

Seventy-eight people from 38 Geelong businesses completed the ground-breaking program, many describing it as ‘life changing’.

Our ultimate objective was to empower Geelong business owners and employees to use best-practice innovation tools such as Design Thinking to drive powerful, forward-thinking results. We couldn’t have predicted the outstanding results:

  • 15 new businesses

  • 28 new jobs

  • A further 79 jobs predicted over 24 months

  • 98% increase in innovation activity across the 38 businesses who attended.

The Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution is awarded to the organisation who best demonstrates excellence and impact using a combination of learning delivery methodologies in a new or existing learning initiative.

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We are passionate about delivering engaging Innovation programs and design thinking training to businesses. We know what we do makes a huge difference to people, our clients tell us so, but it is an honour to be acknowledged amongst peers. The Design-Thinking and human-centred design wave is sweeping across Australia, it is wonderful to be nationally recognised in the field.

Co-founder of G2 Innovation, Andrew Jones.


Destination Entrepreneur training program was also awarded finalist for the Best Leadership Development program as was our Embed Innovation Program completed with local Geelong manufacturer, Bakewell IXL.

Find out more about our Innovation Programs.


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