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Deadline has been extended one week to January 23, 2017. Download the nomination form below;









Training magazine is pleased to offer its 2017 Emerging Training Leaders awards program. The Emerging Training Leaders awards program aims to recognize training professionals who are relatively new to the training/learning and development industry (minimum of two years and maximum of 10 years in the field) and who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts.

There is NO fee to nominate someone.

Criteria for the Emerging Training Leaders awards nominations include:

  • No self-nominations; nominations must come from managers, co-workers, peers/colleagues—each company can nominate ONLY 2 candidates
  • Candidate must be in the training industry for a minimum of two years but no more than 10 years
  • Candidate took on at least one new responsibility in the last year
  • Candidate successfully led a large-scale training/learning and development initiative within the last year that required management/leadership of a group of people and resulted in the achievement of a corporate strategic goal
  • Candidate demonstrates specific leadership qualities
  • Candidate has the potential to lead the Training or Learning & Development function at an organization in the next one to 10 years

Each nomination can achieve a maximum of 60 points as follows:

1. Number and scope of new responsibilities and importance to the business (5 points)

2. Training initiative (20 points total):

  • Level of potential business impact (i.e., revenue generation, new product launch, change initiative, new technology launch): 0-3 points
  • Level of difficulty of challenges faced: 0-2 points
  • Project scope (companywide, individual functions, global vs. national, etc.): 0-3 points
  • Instructional design (learning objectives linked to business outcomes; level of leadership involved in design, development, and facilitation; reinforcement): 0-4 points
  • Innovation of training: 0-4 points
  • Business outcomes achieved/expectations met: 0-4 points

3. Leadership skills utilized (up to 2 points for quality of each example based on Level 3 and/or 4 results for a total of 30 points)

4. Readiness to lead the T&D function (2 points for timing and 3 point for reason(s) why; for a total of 5 points)

Training’s Top 10 Hall of Famers, Editorial Advisory Board, and I will judge the nominations. Judging will take place in January and February 2017. Winners and their nominators will be notified in March 2017. Winners will be featured in the May/June 2017 print issue of Training magazine. By submitting a nomination for the Emerging Training Leaders awards program, you give Training magazine permission to publish any information not marked NFP (Not For Publication) in a profile of the nominee that would appear in the May/June issue. An awards ceremony will be held during the Training 2018 Conference & Expo in February 2018.

Please download the nomination form below, complete it, and e-mail it to Lorri Freifeld at: by January 23, 2017. ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED SOLELY ON THE NOMINATION FORM; PLEASE DO NOT SEND SUPPORTING MATERIALS. Please e-mail Lorri Freifeld at with any questions.


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