LTEN Is Social —
By Dawn Brehm
Life sciences trainers are social beings. For
the most part, we are collaborating with
teammates, facilitating with groups of
learners or working cross-functionally with
colleagues in various departments. All that
social activity is focused inward to our current
companies. The newly updated LTEN mission
statement clearly spells out that we, as an
organization, are about networking, sharing
collective knowledge and collaborating in
communities of practice. For LTEN to meet its
mission and provide value, it’s essential for you
— as members — to engage on a social level.
LTEN has updated many tools to make
engaging easier and quicker than ever. Recently
introduced at members’ request, LTEN On-the-
Go, the LTEN member app ensures that the
latest offerings, news, LTEN Focus on Training
magazine articles and our event calendar are
just a phone tap away. Search the App Store or
Google Play and look for LTEN On-the-Go and
download today. Keep your LTEN resources in
your hand always!
SocialLink is another app that allows
members to connect with questions, join
communities of practice specific to their
interests and get feedback from more than
1,900 member peers. From the LTEN On-the-
Go app home page, you can click right over to
LTEN SocialLink, a members-only chat feature
that can be accessed two ways: Directly from
the LTEN On-the-Go app or from a freestanding
SocialLink app. Find the SocialLink
app by typing SocialLink (one word) in the App
Store search bar. SocialLink requires a sign-in
with your LTEN log-on credentials to ensure
this tool is for members-only.
The biggest LTEN social and learning event of the year is the LTEN Annual Conference,
taking place June 11-14 at the beautiful JW
Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. The
conference is an excellent opportunity to
expand your personal network, learn from your
peers and explore while socializing in the
learning village with over 75 supplier partners.
The conference this year will feature an
enhanced focus on technology, both as an
enabler of training and as a tool to enhance the
Be sure to check page 17 for the cover story
article in this issue by Vicki Colman of LEO
Pharmaceuticals, on getting the most from the
conference. It features some great tips for
planning ahead from LTEN members who have
experienced the event before. It’s not too early
to begin thinking about maximizing your
conference experience and to take advantage of
early bird rates.
And also check out the infographic
accompanying this article, on page 13, to find
more information on how to make sure you’re
maximizing your LTEN investment by taking
advantage of our connection opportunities.
LTEN is your professional network. Your
participation brings the mission of LTEN to
life. Get social … what are you waiting for?
So LTEN social butterflies, get social
with us! Are you following @yourLTEN
on Twitter? Follow along and retweet
with us! Are you part of the LTEN
LinkedIn groups or Facebook page? If
not, please join us there as well.
Dawn Brehm is executive director of LTEN. Email Dawn at dbrehm@L-TEN.org.