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2016 FINALISTS EMERGING LEADERS: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Genentech & Gilead ■ By Tim Sosbe P reparing the next generation of leaders is one of training's main missions. As the quality of applicants in the Emerging Leader category in the 2nd Annual LTEN Excellence Awards shows, many life sciences companies have some strong talent waiting in the wings. For this year's awards, four emerging leaders were selected as finalists. "Joe is good at determining appropriate curriculum, delivering curriculum and mentoring others," said omas Hood, deputy director, field sales leadership development at Bayer, who nominated Penna for the award. "He knows the purpose of the learning and development team and keeps the solutions relevant for field force colleagues." Joseph Penna Michelle Runge ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Genentech Michelle Runge joined the Genentech training team in 2013, aer many years as a sales and business leader in life sciences, to lead management curriculum programs for front-line managers and managers of managers. Since then, she has managed the larger Manager Curriculum program, led the internal instructional design team and led leadership training for business units. "She is a people-focused leader with strengths in achieving results, collaboration and business expertise. She has also been acknowledged for her contributions with several internal award Many life sciences companies have nominations," said some strong talent waiting in the wings. Elizabeth Austin, director of For this year's awards, four emerging leaders management and were selected as finalists. leadership ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FIELD SALES LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Bayer HealthCare Being new to the leadership development space in 2015 didn't stop Joe Penna from launching two new programs and helping to develop two others. Penna now leads the two programs he launched, the Field Sales Trainer program for 71 field-based representatives and the Emerging Leaders Program for 30 highperforming colleagues. Already 30 percent of the Emerging Leader Program participants have been promoted. 28 development for Genentech's commercial training and development team. "Michelle is the kind of teammate, peer and leader we all strive to be." Christian Tittel TRAINING MANAGER AstraZeneca Christian Tittel led his team in launching two back-to-back products and also led the first-ever U.S.-global collaboration, creating 63 highly customized training assets for the newly formed field sales force. Tittel's team also created a Virtual Cancer Center, a pioneering simulation e-tool to support training pull-through. "His strong attention to detail in design, development and delivery of training and his ability to coach others while collaborating with stakeholders is what makes Christian the embodiment of an emerging training leader," said Carrie Schaal, director of commercial learning & development for AstraZeneca, nominating Tittel for the award. "Chris' innovative spirit and ability to think big across the business is something we've identified as vital to the future of learning and development and the company as a whole." EMERGING LEADERS continued on page 30 FOCUS | CONFERENCE AWARDS SUPPLEMENT 2016 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement 2 - Summer 2016

Focus Magazine
Table of Contents
From The President
Recognizing the LTEN Members of the year
LTEN Excellence Awards 2016 Winners
Thomas Kiggins, Genentech
Merz North America
Innovation: Amgen, Bayer HealthCare, Bottom-Line Performance, Janssen & Red Nucleus
Industry Partnership: CMR Institute, Learning Content: Impact International
Congratulations to the LTEN Excellence Award Winners
Round of Applause to this Year's Winners!
Poster Session: Award-Worthy Work on Display
2nd Annual Excellence Awards: Celebrating Success
ALL-Star Teams: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Genentech, Gilead & Zimmer
Provider Innovation: Educational Resource Systems, Metajourn, Q-Gamification & Scrimmage
Practitioner Innovation: Bayer, B.Braun & Genentech
Emerging Leaders: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Genentech & Gilead
Industry Partnership: BlueC Studio & Klick Learning Solutions
Learning Content: Devlinhair, Guidemark, Indegene, Informa & InVentiv
Thank You
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame: William "Mack" Thompson, ED.S, MS, CMR, CPM
Hall Of Fame: Gerald "Jerry" Clor, MBA
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Focus Supplement 2 - Summer 2016