2019 Winners List Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Training Magazine Network Choice Awards? 
The Training Magazine Network Choice Awards is Training’s inaugural crowd-sourced awards program, sponsored by Training magazine. The opportunity to cast a vote was promoted to Training Magazine Network’s 141,000+ member network community, on the vendor partners that they find to provide the most effective tools and solutions for their work, in five (5) categories: 
  1. Authoring Tools and Systems
  2. Content Development
  3. Gamification
  4. Learning Portals/LMS
  5. Testing and Assessments

When was voting open? 
The voting was held online between August 22 and October 31, 2019. Voting for the 2020 Training Magazine Network Choice Awards will be open from June, 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020. 

How were the winners determined? 
2019 Winners were determined by a combination of the total number of votes received combined with an average weighted score. 

Because of this determination, there is not a set number of winners per category. 

Participants could submit a survey ballot in as many of the five (5) categories as were applicable to them. However, they could submit only one (1) ballot per category. Multiple employees from the same company were permitted to vote.  

Participants could rank as many of the vendor products and tools with which they were familiar and/or had had some personal interaction with, within the past two (2) years. Participants ranked the vendor products and tools based on effectiveness: one (1) for least effective; five (5) for most effective. 

How were the vendor options listed in each category determined? 
An alpha list in each of the five (5) 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 partnership with Training magazine and its affiliates. Voters also had the opportunity to enter a preferred vendor product or solution if the tool they wish to rank is not currently listed.

For the 2019 Training Magazine Network (TMN) Choice Awards, how many vendor companies received votes? 

How many total votes were cast? 
3,395 total votes by 1,253 total unique respondents. 

Was there an incentive provided to encourage voting? 
Yes. Participants could choose to opt-in for the chance to win one (1) of two (2) Maui Jim Sunglasses “choice” gift cards, valued at up to $319 each, depending on merchandise choice. The two winners for the 2019 TMN Choice Awards were notified via email at the end of November. 

How can I participate as a voter for the 2020 TMN Choice Awards? 
Make sure you are a Training Magazine Network member. This is a free training and L&D member community, giving you 24/7 access to free training tools, webinars, and other valuable resources. You simply need to complete a registration form to instantly become a member. All active TMN members will receive invitations to cast their votes in the 2020 TMN Choice Awards. Visit www.TrainingMagNetwork.com to register, or to check and see if you are already registered. 

How can I make sure my company is included as one of the vendors in any of the 2020 TMN Choice Award categories? 
View the current (2019) categories and alpha listings of winners + the complete category listings to see if you’re already included by clicking here. 

If you don’t see your company listed in one or more of the appropriate categories for your tools and solutions – or if you wish to request additional categories be added for 2020, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us at ChoiceAwards@TrainingMag.com.

The Training Magazine Network Choice Awards is sponsored by Training magazine, 5353 Knox Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419.