Archive for April, 2011

It Happens to the Best of Us

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I just did it.

Realized, as I neared completion of an award submission, that I had NOT ANSWERED THE QUESTION for one of the entries! (see previous post, Tip #2, “Read the Question”)

In this case, it happened because I was using material from a previous submission, and I didn’t stop to read the fine print. OK, it wasn’t that fine, I just didn’t read it.



As my 12-year-old niece would say, “Wait…what?”

Yep. It’s the #2 tip for a really good reason.

Because it happens to the best of us.


The Comfort Zone Filter

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A Follow-up to Award Tip #2

A wise and thoughtful colleague, Jessica Hickey of 1029 Consulting, has taken one of the concepts in my second series installment on Winning Awards and extrapolated it in a very interesting way on her blog.

In my tip, I talk about how folks can tend to filter award questions and answer what’s most comfortable for them, rather than responding to the actual question.

Jessica points out the many other circumstances under which a person–especially a leader–might filter: when asked any tough question.

Spot on!

Check it out.


Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014


ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2


Learning Organization Ranking Awards


American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)