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Celebrating Training Excellence

As training professionals, much of your time is spent developing and recognizing others. The LTEN Excellence Awards is the one recognition program that puts life sciences training and education professionals in the spotlight. 

This is your opportunity to celebrate you or your team’s ahead-of-the-curve training intiatives. 

Trainer & Training Team Categories

AwardAward DescriptionEligibility
All-Star TeamsRecognizing a training department, team or work group that has “gone above and beyond” to meet organizational needs in proactive ways Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company.
Emerging Leaders For someone relatively new to the training field who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts. Criteria for Emerging Leaders award:

• Must be in the training industry for a minimum of one year, but no more than 3 years.
• Successfully led a large-scale training/learning and development initiative within the last year.
• Demonstrates specific leadership qualities.
• Has potential to lead the training or learning & development function at an organization over the next decade.
• Heads of departments are ineligible.
Practitioners CANNOT self-nominate. Nominations must come from managers, co-workers or peers/colleagues at an LTEN member company.
Innovation For learning leaders who have collaborated effectively with internal and external groups and individuals to marshal resources and apply innovative practices, processes or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity in the past year. Providers can self-nominate or be nominated by a LTEN member company.
Member of the Year Honoring individuals who have contributed to the LTEN member community and the wider life sciences training community through volunteering with other training organizations, speaking, authoring articles, community involvement, mentoring, coaching, developing people, leading organizations, etc Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company. LTEN Board Members are not eligible for this award.
Training for ChangeHonoring training leaders and/or teams who have led initiatives to help guide their teams, departments or organization through times of change, including mergers, restructurings, launches or business reengineering. The award recognizes training’s role in agilely managing change, bringing new people, products or policies into corporate cultures and helping to create the environment for change and innovation to thrive. Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company
Non-Commercial Training Efficiency Non-commercial groups carry a large burden of “regulatory required” and “compliance” training. While this type of training MUST be done, it rarely if ever provides any real value to a company beyond preventing bad things from happening. This award is for projects, initiatives or technology implementations that help reduce the overhead of the “must-do” training, while leaving resources and bandwidth to be re-allocated to training that develops staff in a value-added way. The award winner should demonstrate:

• The project, initiative or technology implementation resulted in regulatory requirements being met with little or no overhead (or reduced overhead).
• The project, initiative or technology implementation demonstrated the spirit of “competency rather than completion”. • The project, initiative or technology implementation resulted in measurable benefit in reduced overhead (resources), increased productivity, soft savings (reallocated resources) or hard savings ($).
Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company
Hall of Fame

Training/Industry Partner Categories

AwardAward DescriptionEligibility
Innovation Recognizes suppliers that have deployed innovative practices, processes and technologies in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining multiple modalities in the past year. Examples include workshops, eLearning, mLearning, social collaboration tools and games. Providers can self-nominate or nominated by a LTEN member company
Learning Content Recognizes suppliers that have created superior customized or off-the-shelf learning content in the past year. Providers can self-nominate or be nominated by LTEN member company.
Member of the Year Honoring individuals who have contributed to the LTEN member community and the wider life sciences training community through volunteering with other training organizations, speaking, authoring articles, community involvement, mentoring, coaching, developing people, leading organizations, etc Providers can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company. LTEN Board Members are not eligible for this award.
PartnershipRecognizes suppliers for their work, either via whole or partially outsourced services, content development and delivery or training, in support of an organization’s learning and development function in the past year. Providers can self-nominate or be nominated by LTEN member company.

Important Notes

Before you get started, please note:

  • The nominees are the individuals or companies being submitted to receive the LTEN Excellence Award.
  • The nominator is the person filling out the application
  • All submissions require one name to be identified as the “Award Nominee” except for the All-Star Team category, which will have a “Team Name” associated with the submission.
  • Selected categories, noted below, may recognize a supporting contributor. You are encouraged to name, if possible, clients and partners involved.
  • LTEN does require someone to attend the ceremony to receive the award and request that individual’s name and phonetic pronunciation.
  • LTEN will require a high-resolution logo from finalists for use at the awards ceremony.

Any information shared through the application process may be used for internal or editorial purposes, including possible inclusion in a special issue of Focus On Training magazine spotlighting the LTEN Excellence Awards. Any information considered “Not for Publication” should not be included in the applications for judging purposes. 


Frequently Asked Questions

For details on eligibility, application process, cost, judging process, winner selection and recognition, and award criteria, please click here.

For additional questions, please contact Awards@L-TEN.org


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