Celebrating Life Sciences Training Excellence

Virtual Awards Ceremony
June 9, 2021 / 6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Welcome to the 2021 LTEN Excellence Awards!

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 LTEN Excellence Awards recognize celebrate efforts in these categories that move our organizations forward. Check back shortly to learn about our awards categories, category criteria, previous award winners, and more.

Call for Entries: February 24, 2021 – March 30, 2021

Finalist Announced: May 10, 2021

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

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 Any information considered “Not for Publication” should not be included in the applications for judging purposes. 

Nominations Now Closed

If you’ve already submitted your nominations, you can login in and scroll to the bottom of the page to see your nominations and the uploaded documents.

If you have any questions, please email us at awards@L-TEN.org or use the chat tool online.


Thank you for participating in this year’s LTEN Excellence Awards!

2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic showed that we are not only resilient in the face of adversity but that we have within each of us to deep knowledge and drive to accomplish considerable feats of leadership and training. Whatever the outcome of the award nominations, we are so deeply proud of our members and healthcare community. Thank you for sharing your hard work and achievements with us.

The application period is officially closed and there is nothing else for you to do at this point. View your current entries by logging in here and scrolling to the very bottom of the page where you’ll see every entry and the documents you submitted. If you see a major error or omission, please email us immediately.

What’s Next?

  • Work on Your Poster Presentation(s) – We invite you to consider submitting a poster presentation that will be featured across LTEN communication channels including a main feature of the LTEN Focus On Training magazine’s special awards issue this Fall. Details here.
  • Look Out for the List of Finalists Announcement on May 10 – We’ll reach out in advance so that you have time to share the big news with your nominees
  • Get ready to celebrate! In the coming weeks we’ll release the registration and details for the Virtual Awards Ceremony in June and details on the 50th year anniversary LTEN Annual Conference in November.

As always, we’re only ever a chat, call or email away. Thank you again and best of luck to you!

Award Categories

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.


Practitioners CANNOT self-nominate. Nominations must come from managers, co-workers or peers/colleagues at an LTEN member company.


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.


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.


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 ($).


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


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

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.


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

To the Victor Go the Spoils...

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

  • Honored at the live-streamed, virtual evening ceremony on June 9
  • Celebrated at the 2021 LTEN Annual Conference in November
  • 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