Welcome to the 2022 LTEN Excellence Awards Program!

The LTEN Excellence Awards recognizes trainers, leaders, teams and training partners that have demonstrated the highest degrees of creativity, innovation and collaboration.

This program highlights the vital role that training teams and partners play in helping our organizations deliver transformative and ground-breaking healthcare solutions to patients.

The 2022 LTEN Excellence Awards application period is now OPEN.

Deadline: Applications close on February 11, 2022

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Detailed Application Instructions

To apply, please login using your LTEN login credentials. If you need any further assistance, please contact awards@L-TEN.org.

How to Apply:

  1. Review the guidelines and login to start the application
  2. Select the award category
  3. Search for the company or individual you would like to nominate.
  4. Title your entry with Nominee Company and Nominee’s Last Name
  5. Follow the prompts to submit payment or choose invoicing.
  6. Upon payment, you will receive an email from contact@L-TEN.org to complete your nomination(s) by completing the fillable application and uploading into the awards portal.

Important Dates

  • Call for Applications Open – Jan 11, 2022
  • Call for Applications Close – Feb 11, 2022
  • Judging Begins – Feb 14, 2022
  • Judging Concludes – Mar 11, 2022
  • Announce Scholarship Recipients – Mar 31, 2022
  • Live Awards Ceremony – June 15, 2022

To the Victor Go the Spoils...

In addition to the bragging rights, winners will also be recognized as follows:

  • Honored at the live-streamed ceremony at the live LTEN Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX on June 15
  • Featured in a special awards issue of LTEN Focus On Training magazine
  • Invitation to a webinar panel discussion to share their award entry
  • Invitation to share their work via a Poster session
  • Celebrated across all LTEN communication channels
  • A crystal trophy and use of the LTEN Annual Excellence Award logo

Contact Us

Find additional information about Rules and Frequently Asked Questions.

For additional questions, please contact Awards@L-TEN.org. Interested in sponsoring this year’s awards program? Contact Gregg Haunroth at ghaunroth@L-TEN.org

Award Categories & Application

New! Chuck Pearson Learning Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The LTEN Chuck Pearson Learning Scholarship was developed in honor of late board member and friend Chuck Pearson, who passed away in February 2021.

The memorial scholarship provides educational opportunities to hard-working and highly motivated life sciences learning and development professionals in hopes they will continue the legacy of educational service to others and commitment to life sciences training.

  • $3,000 scholarship to be used toward 2022 LTEN certificate programs and/or LTEN Annual conference including travel and incidentals
  • Single scholarship recipient selected annually by the Board of Directors per year
  • Open to all life sciences training professionals working for a pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic or biotechnology company
  • The scholarship funds would cover the cost of registration and/or travel to 2022 LTEN certificate live or virtual programs and/or the LTEN Annual Conference (June 13-16, 2022, in San Antonio, TX)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The nominee should be a full-time training professional or learning leader
  • Submission should be:
    • Self-nominated, or submitted by a Direct Manager or Senior Leader within your organization
    • Include at least one professional reference
    • Describe in detail a large-scale training project completed including business impact, delivery methods, technology used (if applicable) and measurement metrics (such as number trained/impacted, survey results, cost savings). The application can include attachments detailing the project
    • The project should reflect regional, national or global impact and demonstrate your experience leading a team, building capabilities, adding value or driving change.
    • A short essay detailing why you would like to be considered for the scholarship and what skills and/or capabilities you anticipate getting from LTEN training and resources.
    • Be in reference to a current LTEN member (preferred)

Applications will be reviewed by the senior LTEN leaders and the LTEN Board of Directors. The board will select a single scholarship recipient.

Field Trainer Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • The nominee should currently be serving in the role of Field Trainer in their organization
  • Submission should:
    • Self-nominated, or submitted by a Direct Manager, Senior Leader or fellow Field Trainer (with Direct Manager approval documented)
    • Include at least one professional reference
    • Describe in detail an innovative training project the Field Trainer completed including business impact, delivery methods, technology used (if applicable) and measurement metrics (such as number trained/impacted, survey results, cost savings). The application can include attachments detailing the project
    • Be in reference to a current LTEN member (preferred)

Applications will be reviewed by the LTEN Field Trainers Committee members. The committee will select three to five finalists and submit those candidates to the LTEN Board of Directors. The board will select the two winners.

Trainers & Training Teams Awards (Practitioner)

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.

Eligibility:

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.

Eligibility:

Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by a LTEN member company.

Training for Change

Honoring 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.

Eligibility:

Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company

Non-Commercial Training Efficiency

This award is for projects, initiatives or technology implementations that help increase efficiencies of non-commercial training while leaving resources and bandwidth to be re-allocated to develop staff in a value-added way. Award nominations should demonstrate how the implementation resulted in measurable benefits that reduced overhead (resources), increased productivity and soft savings (reallocated resources) or created hard financial savings.

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 benefits in reduced overhead (resources), increased productivity, soft savings (reallocated resources) or hard savings ($).

Eligibility:

Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company

All-Star Teams

Recognizing a training department, team or work group that has “gone above and beyond” to meet organizational needs in proactive ways

Eligibility

Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an 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.

Eligibility

Practitioners can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company. LTEN Board Members are not eligible for this award.

Training/Industry Partner Awards (Provider)

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.

Industry Partnership

Recognizes 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.

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

Training/Industry Partner Awards

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.

Eligibility: Providers can self-nominate or be nominated by others at an LTEN member company. LTEN Board Members are not eligible for this award.