Top Young Trainer Nominations Being Accepted

From Training Magazine:

Do you know an up-and-coming training leader age 40 or under? Someone who stands out from the crowd? Someone who is an outstanding training professional with excellent leadership qualities? Someone who deserves recognition for his or her outstanding efforts in the training industry?

Please nominate him or her for Training magazine’s 2011 TOP YOUNG TRAINER AWARDS.

Nominations are due JANUARY 10, 2011.

Nominating is easy—just fill out the form below and e-mail it and your nominee’s resume back to Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld at Please note we will not accept any self-nominations. Submissions will be reviewed by Training’s Editorial Advisory Board. The list of all winners will be published in the May 2011 issue of the magazine, along with extended profiles of the Top 10. The Top 10 will be invited to serve on Training’s 2011 Editorial Advisory Board beginning in June. The 2010 Top 10 Young Trainers are not eligible to be nominated for 2011, but the other 30 winners and those on the Trainers to Watch list can be nominated as long as they have overcome new training challenges or developed new training initiatives within the last year.

These awards are designed to highlight emerging young leaders in the training industry and give them the well-deserved opportunity to be recognized.

Nomination Criteria:

  • 40 years or younger by December 2010
  • in the training industry for at least 3 years
  • has at least 3 direct reports OR has orchestrated a large-scale training/learning and development initiative requiring management/leadership of a group of people within the last year
  • demonstrates leadership qualities (i.e., motivates/inspires direct reports and co-workers; acts as mentor/coach, either formally or informally; thinks strategically)
  • develops/leads innovative training initiatives
  • successfully met a significant training challenge in the last year
  • demonstrates career progression by taking on new responsibilities each year
  • In short, this is a person you would want on board in a training capacity at your organization.

To nominate your Top Young trainer for 2011, download and complete the nomination form. Save it and sent it as an email attachment to:

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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