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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our winners have
his year's 45th LTEN Annual Conference
was a rousing - and record-breaking -
success, with 827 attendees coming
together as colleagues and friends with a shared
mission and singular vision to use training,
education and development to create
opportunities for our learners, our companies
I could speak volumes on the success of the
conference, but in this special digital issue of
Focus, the spotlight is rightfully on the winners
and finalists of the 2nd Annual LTEN
Excellence Awards. is year's winners and
runners-up truly reflected the best and
brightest work in life sciences training, the
cream of a very productive crop.
In my career, I've observed that those who
stand out are considered non-conformists, people who are not afraid to speak up or challenge
"the way things have always been done." Adam
Grant, an author and professor at the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania, calls
these types of people "originals," using the term
to describe creative thinkers who drive change
and champion new ideas.
Each of this year's winners and finalists have
been recognized for their innovative solutions,
their original ideas and for their ability to
doubt their own ideas, test their theories, refine
their solution and then implement change.
ey're role models, in other words, for the
type of trainers we all should be.
Our 2016 LTEN Excellence Awards winners
have each stumbled onto something original.
ey loved the problem, not a single solution.
ey will be remembered not for any bad ideas
or failures, but for their exceptional solutions.
ose solutions, of course, generate more ideas.
It's the start of a cycle of success with no end -
literal or figurative - in sight.
I had the pleasure of opening the conference
this year, escorted in by a George Washington
lookalike, a fitting entrance for a conference
near our nation's capital. However, it was
another president, John Quincy Adams, who I
think captured the spirit of what we do best,
when he said, "If your actions inspire others to
dream more, learn more, do more and become
more, you are a leader."
I invite you now to get ready to start flipping
the pages of this e-magazine to meet some true
leaders in our industry. Over these pages, we'll
introduce you to the award-worthy work of:
* 9 winners of competitive LTEN Excellence
Awards, selected from 50 nominees by a
large panel of industry expert judges.
* 5 winners of the inaugural LTEN Members
of the Year categories, representing both
primary market companies and our industry
partners in the supplier community.
* 22 finalists, each of whom was worthy of
winning themselves in what turned out to be
a very competitive race.
* 2 very special gentlemen, whom we were
honored to posthumously select for
inclusion in the LTEN Hall of Fame.
I hope you find their stories inspirational
and that they help serve as guideposts as you
innovate your own training solutions.
Challenging the status quo is a must for
successful trainers, and this year's exceptional
performers certainly took that mission to new
heights. Congratulations to all of this year's
LTEN Excellence Award winners, finalists and
Mary Myers is president of LTEN and director of training for Bayer HealthCare. Email Mary at
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement 2 - Summer 2016
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
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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