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EMERGING LEADER Lisa Lukawski, UCB The training program itself led to significant business results for 12 consecutive weeks. L isa Lukawski, one of the four life sciences professionals honored as an Emerging Leader in the LTEN Excellence Awards, is senior manager, performance training, for UCB, Inc. Lukawski was nominated by David Fortanbary, director of performance training at UCB. "Lisa has emerged as a talented and committed learning champion across UCB, and of course within the performance training department," Fortanbary said. "She has learned and regularly applies andragogy principles; she is meticulous with budgets and collaborates in a strong way with her business partners. She is regularly recognized within the business unit that she supports for bringing great value in the training she designs, develops and oen delivers." Citing Lukawski's top three attributes as a successful leader, Fortanbary listed: * Attention to detail in design, development and delivery of training: Lukawski plans for contingencies, making them fail-safe and calmly and effectively executing them. * Developing others: Embracing opportunities to help others, coach them and provide stretch assignments in the learning functions. * Innovation and problem-solving: Lukawski works with limited resources to find synergies across training teams and ways to reuse content for other needs. As an example, Fortanbary cited how Lukawski created, in three weeks' time, training workshops to support the launch of a new brand at UCB. e training program itself led to significant business results for 12 consecutive weeks, making it one of UCB's most successful launches. With victories like that in place, 12 Lisa Lukawski and her colleague David Fortanbary of UCB Pharma. Fortanbary said Lukawski has the skills necessary to lead a learning organization. "It was a tremendous honor to be one of the first-ever recipients of the LTEN emerging leaders award," Lukawski said. "I am grateful to be in such esteemed company.  When asked what advice I could give to those in our field, I would say there are two things that are imperative to growing your influence within your organization: Cross-functional teamwork and strategic planning.   "Forging trusted, real relationships with your sales leadership and marketing counterparts as well as those in medical, regulatory, compliance and legal is vital," she added.  "Training doesn't work in a silo.  Be there when needed.  Even if it's 'not your job.'   Be reliable, flexible and hard working.  Make sure they feel that 'It's ok....she/he's got it.' You never know when you'll need to call on any one of these individuals for advocacy, relief from a missed deadline or the voice of reason in a meeting. Build up a bank of chips with people to draw on when you need them most." ■ FOCUS | CONFERENCE AWARDS SUPPLEMENT 2015 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement - Summer 2015

Focus Magazine
Table of Contents
Introducing the LTEN Excellence Awards
The Winners Revealed
Profiles of Winning Work
Dana Bates, Gilead Sciences
Lisa Lukawski, UCB
Rorie Madigan, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Luis Pinzon, Bayer Healthcare
Axion by ApotheCom
Bottom-Line Performance
Awards Poster Session: Excellence on Display
Profiles of Finalists
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Roche Diagnostics
Educational Resource Systems
Small World Social
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Impact International
Red Nucleus
Advantage Performance Group
CMR Institute
HealthAnswers Education
Wrapping Up: Thank You Notes

Focus Supplement - Summer 2015