Training magazine Announces the Inaugural Winners of Its Training Magazine Network Choice Awards

Training magazine reveals the winners of its inaugural crowd-sourced vendor awards program: the 2019 Training Magazine Network Choice Awards.


Lori Gardner

Publisher, Training magazine

Minneapolis, MN (January 6, 2020)—Training magazine proudly announces the winners of the 2019 Training Magazine Network Choice Awards—Training’s inaugural crowd-sourced vendor awards program.

Training Magazine Network (TMN) is a free Training and Learning and Development (L&D) member community, giving members 24/7 access to free training tools, Webinars, and other valuable resources. TMN has always been a highly engaged and vocal community, as evidenced by the chat conversations and peer learning happening before, during and after TMN Webinars. In an effort to tap into this highly experienced community’s expertise and “share what works” with all of Training’s audiences, Training invited TMN’s 147,000-plus-member community to cast their votes for the vendor partners they find to provide the most effective tools and solutions for their work, in five categories: 

  • Authoring Tools
  • Custom Content/Program Development
  • Gamification
  • Learning Portal/Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Measurement, Testing, and Assessment

An alphabetical list in each of the five categories was compiled based on Training magazine and Training Magazine Network’s own industry data and research and included vendor companies that both have and have not done business or partnered with Training magazine and its affiliates. Voters also had the opportunity to enter a preferred vendor product or solution if the tool they wished to rank was not listed.

The voting was held online August 22-October 31, 2019. Nearly 3,400 votes were cast by 1,253 unique respondents for 310 companies. Participants could submit a survey ballot in as many of the five categories as were applicable to them, but only one ballot per voter per category was permitted; multiple employees from the same company were permitted to vote. Winners were determined by a combination of the total number of votes received and an average weighted score based on effectiveness. Because of this determination, there is not a set number of winners per category. 

“We like to think of the Training Magazine Network Choice Awards as the ‘Gold Standard of Recognition in the Training Profession,’ says Training magazine Publisher Lori Gardner. “The winners have dedicated a great deal of time and effort to developing innovative products and solutions that enable Training professionals to deliver best-in-class learning and development that promotes employee growth and organizational success.” 

“We take great pride in having developed a social community that adds hundreds—even thousands—of new members every month,” says Training Magazine Network VP of Webinars Gary Van Antwerp. “It was clear by their response to this inaugural recognition effort that the corporate training and learning community is truly passionate about these tools and products that help them to accomplish their goals.”

In tandem with the Choice Awards, TMN launched an online directory, which highlights the Training Magazine Network Choice Award winners and will be updated with new honorees each year. Visit:

Voting for the 2020 Training Magazine Network Choice Awards will be open to Training Magazine Network members from June 1 through September 30, 2020. Visit for more information and to become a member.

The 2019 Training Magazine Network Choice Award winners are: 


Adobe (

Articulate (

Brainshark (

DominKnow (

iSpring (

My Simpleshow (

Panopto (

TechSmith (

Trivantis (

Vyond (formerly GoAnimate) (



Allen Interactions (

AllenComm (

Artisan e-Learning (

Cinecraft Productions (

eLearning Brothers (

Pearson (

Pryor (

Skillsoft (

The Bob Pike Group (

The Training Associates (

Wilson Learning (

Yukon Learning (



Allen Interactions (

AllenComm (

C3 Softworks (

Cognizant (

Enspire Learning (

Centrical (formerly GamEffective) (

GP Strategies (

Mindspace (

Paradigm Learning (

Sententia Gamification (

The Bob Pike Group (

The Game Agency (



Adobe (

BenchPrep (

BizLibrary (

Brainier (

Cornerstone OnDemand (

Docebo (

eLearning Brothers (

eThink Education (

Instructure (

Learning Cart (

LearnUpon (

Pryor (


Totara Learning (




Everything Disc (

Extended Disc (

Hogan Assessments (

Korn Ferry (

MHS Assessments (

Pearson (

Questionmark (

ROI Institute (

The Myers & Briggs Foundation (

TTI Success Insights (

About Training and Training Magazine Network (TMN)

Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 50-plus years.Established in 2008, Training Magazine Network is Training’s free Training and Learning and Development (L&D) member community, giving members (147,000 since 2008) 24/7 access to free training tools, Webinars, and other valuable resources. Training magazine, Training magazine Events, and TMN are owned by Lakewood Media Group.