2023 Training APEX Awards: Your Journey to the Top!


Chief Learning Architect, Nationwide Insurance
Editor-in-chief, Training Magazine, Lakewood Media Group
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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We know you do amazing things with employee training and development all year long. Training magazine’s Training APEX Awards program offers the opportunity to showcase that excellence to your customers, employees, potential new hires, and senior leaders. It also helps you benchmark the effectiveness of your organization’s employee training and development—all applicants receive a feedback report and qualitative scorecard and can do a Training APEX Awards feedback call.

We want you to achieve the highest score possible on the application as you share your training story. So we are presenting this special Webinar to help all applicants—new, repeat, and returning—get as close to the perfect score as they can. The higher your score, the better your Training APEX Awards ranking—which can attract and retain best-in-class talent looking for premier training and development opportunities. 

In addition to covering changes to the 2023 application and scoring, this Webinar will offer Training APEX Awards application tips from Training Editor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld and Diane August, Chief Learning Architect at Training Hall of Famer Nationwide (#10 in 2020 and 2017, #4 in 2019, and #7 in 2018) related to: 
  • Working with business unit leaders throughout your organization to detail specific, measurable business goals tied to training AND obtain Kirkpatrick Level 3 (behavior change) and Level 4 (business impact) results
  • Highlighting examples of the types of innovation judges look for (overall training innovation, training firsts for your company, and innovations not seen elsewhere in your industry)
  • Choosing your most effective Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiative

About Diane August

Diane August serves as Chief Learning Architect at Nationwide. Her role is to provide thought leadership on learning strategy, best practices and standards, and learner experience excellence. She works across a wide range of enterprise learning projects with a current focus on Nationwide’s Future of Work Center initiatives, including Upskilling, Reskilling, and Experiential Learning. August also collaborates with the Innovation Capability Development team and business unit learning teams. She created Nationwide’s initial learning architecture and previously served at Nationwide as the Director of IT Learning and Development.

She owned her own instructional design consulting firm for 15 years prior to joining the insurance firm. August is also a 20-year adjunct faculty member for Franklin University. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from The Ohio State University.

About Lorri Freifeld

Lorri Freifeld is the Editor/Publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders Awards. A writer/editor for the last 30-plus years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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