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AWARDS OVERVIEW Dawn Brehm Introducing the LTEN Excellence Awards E veryone deserves at least a little tip of the hat for a job well done. at's why LTEN leadership created the LTEN Excellence Awards, to recognize the hard work and invaluable contributions of life sciences training and education professionals. In this special issue of Focus magazine, we'll spotlight the inaugural year of the new awards program, introduce you to your award-winning peers and ideally inspire you to take your training to new heights. Let's start by telling you more about the awards themselves, then you can turn the page and start meeting the winners and finalists. e LTEN Excellence Awards, sponsored by Campbell Alliance Learning Solutions, is the premier awards program recognizing innovation and leadership within the life sciences training and development community. rough the LTEN Excellence Awards competition, practitioners and suppliers entered learning initiatives and training content in various categories for recognition of excellence. Finalists were selected by a diverse group of life sciences training experts and thought leaders and, from that group of finalists, winners were awarded in each category. Here are the award categories for the training partner portion of the life sciences community: * 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. * Learning Content: Recognizes suppliers that have created superior customized or off-the-shelf learning content in the past year. * 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, e-Learning, m- Learning, social collaboration tools and games. Here are the award categories for the practitioner portion of the life sciences community, recognizing the trainers, educators or organizations that provided learning for teammates: * 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. * Pinnacle: For organizations that demonstrate enterprisewide success as a result of employee L&D. ese organizations "get it" - they use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results. e selected winner demonstrates excellence, has an enterprise-wide role for learning, creates an organizational culture that values learning, and links learning to both the individual and the organization. * Emerging Leader: For someone relatively new to the training field who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts. Applicants must be in the training industry for a minimum of one year, but no more than 3 years. ey must also have successfully led a large-scale training/learning and development initiative within the last year, demonstrated specific leadership qualities, have potential to lead the Training or Learning & Development function at an organization over the next decade. It's with great pleasure that we introduce you to the first winners of the LTEN Excellence Awards. Read on and learn more about their work and their results, and be inspired. Next year, perhaps, we'll be calling your name on stage. ■ Dawn Brehm is executive director of LTEN. Email Dawn at 6 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