Submission Writing – Workshop on Gaining the Maximum Benefit from Award Submissions

Submission Writing - Workshop on Gaining the Maximum Benefit from Award Submissions
Venue : Villa Rotana,
Sheikh Zayed Rd,
Date : 04/06/2013 - 05/06/2013
Time : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A 2 day workshop with Chris Hakes and Geoff Carter to help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your Award submission processes.


In order to maintain a highly productive, diversified economy the UAE will need to ensure lasting competitiveness. To do this the nation will need to look beyond traditional economic models. Organisations will need to adopt customer-centric approaches, learn to participate in global networks and use such insights to hone on-going improvements of the efficiency and effectiveness of their organisations.

Excellence Awards, if based on sound Models and assessment processes, can help organisations develop and help ensure long-term prosperity for all. Used well they can help the UAE economy to capture developing trends and adapt to changing global realities.

However many organisations are not maximising the benefits of Award participation. At the extreme they are simply seeking recognition and are not putting in place, in parallel, meaningful business/performance improvements. Were this trend to accelerate, the value of maintaining Award processes will be low and they will have little sustainable effect in boosting trade and commerce.


If done well Award Submissions can play an extremely valuable part in accelerating change programmes provided the following criteria are met:

  • Managers at all levels are fully engaged in and understand the process.
  • The Award Application itself is seen as part of a programme of change, not an end in itself.
  • Consultants are not used inappropriately.
  • The Award feedback report is actively used to drive improvements i.e. Managers are targeted to attain specific improvements in issues arising from the feedback report(s) received.
  • Care is exercised with the setting of stretching but realistic goals for Award Achievements, rather than aspirational targets.

With these aims in mind, this training programme enables participants to:

  • Understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of creating and using Award Submission documents.
  • See and learn from what Award Winners and others have done before, during and after the Award cycle.
  • Define the strategic context within which you wish the Assessors to frame your assessment feedback to maximise business benefit.
  • Understand the timescales for different project steps and create relevant plans.
  • Know how to use the post assessment cycle to accelerate meaningful change and get payback from the investment in Award entry.


Senior managers, Excellence professionals, Excellence Programme Managers and others responsible for either creating Award Submissions or acting upon the feedback report outcomes.


  • Understanding robust Assessment and Award Processes (Process Steps)
  • Engaging the right stakeholders
  • Planning an Assessment Cycle and creating a submission team
  • Knowing how to best present your organisation
  • How to collate realistically relevant data for the assessment
  • Editing and producing submission/assessment documents
  • Planning for improvement before the Assessors arrive
  • Looking for the win/win
    - Preparing for a Site Visit
    - Working with Assessors on site
  • Preparing for a Feedback report/meeting
  • Using a Feedback report to drive business benefit
  • Developing a personal action plan to lead your Assessment “submission” cycle
  • Learning from what Award Winners and others have done


  • DQG Members: 3500
  • Non-Members: 4500


For registration / further information, please contact Mr. Salman Viralipurath on +971-4-3431950 /

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