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How to Nominate

Fill out the nomination form and e-mail it to Editor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld at 

Each company can nominate ONLY 2 candidates.

There is no fee to nominate someone. Please do NOT send any supporting materials.

Nominations are due!

Winners are notified beginning in September 2024.

Winners receive crystal awards during an awards ceremony in February 2025 during the Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.

Profiles of winners are published in March 2025 print and digital issues of Training magazine.

Nomination Criteria

Criteria for the Emerging Training Leaders Awards nominations include:

  • No self-nominations; nominations must come from managers, co-workers, peers/colleagues, clients.
  • Candidate must be in the training/L&D 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 business goal.
  • Candidate demonstrates specific leadership and business acumen skills.
  • Candidate has the potential to lead the Training or Learning & Development function at an organization in the next one to 10 years.