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About the event

With finalists coming from GWO certified safety training providers on every continent, the first ever awards were designed to highlight the excellence found throughout the GWO training network. By entering one of the seven Training Team of the Year categories safety training providers amply showed how they were adapting to the challenges of training in the pandemic and other best practices. Judged by a panel of 11 industry experts, competition was tough.

“It was a real pleasure to celebrate the very best our network of training providers has to offer at the GWO Safety & Training Awards 2021. The standard amongst the finalists was extremely high and we were thrilled to have so many at the ceremony in Copenhagen, traveling as they did from countries like Brazil, South Africa, Australia and from across Europe. The awards programme was designed to shine a light on the instructors and teams of professionals from GWO training providers who go beyond the norm and I am confident we achieved this objective.”

- Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation

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Awards

Safety & Training Awards 2021

Global Wind Organisation welcomed award winners from across the world to Copenhagen on November 24th for its inaugural GWO Safety and Training Awards.

About the event

With finalists coming from GWO certified safety training providers on every continent, the first ever awards were designed to highlight the excellence found throughout the GWO training network. By entering one of the seven Training Team of the Year categories safety training providers amply showed how they were adapting to the challenges of training in the pandemic and other best practices. Judged by a panel of 11 industry experts, competition was tough.

“It was a real pleasure to celebrate the very best our network of training providers has to offer at the GWO Safety & Training Awards 2021. The standard amongst the finalists was extremely high and we were thrilled to have so many at the ceremony in Copenhagen, traveling as they did from countries like Brazil, South Africa, Australia and from across Europe. The awards programme was designed to shine a light on the instructors and teams of professionals from GWO training providers who go beyond the norm and I am confident we achieved this objective.”

- Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation

Training Team of the Year (APAC): Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

"CIT is very proud to be selected as a winner in the GWO Awards 2021. We have worked hard to develop the best GWO training facilities and courses in the Asia Pacific to support industry and our students. We continue to strive to be the best training provider in the region and learn, adapt and innovate in the Renewables industry."

Young Achiever Award Winner: Karolina Jastrzebska

"It was an honour to receive this award that recognises not only my work as a managing director of Windhunter Academy but also represents a personal achievement for me as a Polish woman working in the global wind industry."

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A programme for everyone

The GWO Safety & Training Forum brings together GWO's community for a heavyweight programme of inspiration, industry insight, networking and dialogue across two days of workshops, roundtables as well as plenary sessions. There'll be plenty of opportunities to contribute your experience and understanding about the hot topics in safety and training in the wind industry. While we await our final programme to be announced, we know for sure that the finale for the Forum will be the  Safety & Training Awards Ceremony on the late afternoon of October 9th.

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8:30
Instructor Quality: Meet your Peers
Networking Session. Meet colleagues and organisations that have successfully completed the Instructor Qualification Training and the new Instructor Qualification process and get to know the dedicated training team behind it.
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10:30
Break
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11:00
Welcome to the Safety & Training Forum
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11:30
The Board talks Strategy 2024-2026
The Board of Directors Members will present GWO’s new strategy, and what does this mean for training organisations and the industry
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// Early afternoon
12:30
Lunch Break
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13:30
Key Note: Donald Taylor
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14:30
Join the Conversation: Digitalisation
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// Afternoon & Early evening
16:00
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16:30
Safety & Training Awards Ceremony
Join us for the GWO Safety & Training Awards Ceremony, where we celebrate excellence in the safety training community.
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18:00
Happy Hour
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// Morning
8:30
New Product Development
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9:30
Join the Conversation: Training Recognition
Recognition of legacy training and other qualifications will open up GWO training and careers in wind to a new workforce beyond those already covered by GWO merit processes. Join the conversation in this roundtable discussion
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11:00
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11:30
Stepping into Solar
Panel discussion
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// Early afternoon
12:30
Lunch
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13:30
Join the conversation: Solar
Roundtable discussion Session description will be updated shortly
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15:00
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// Afternoon & Early evening
15:30
Fire Side Chat: John Barrie & Jakob Lau Holst Talk Strategy
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16:30
Happy Hour
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