The LEAD Awards

The Oscars of Leadership Are Here!

Thank you for your interest in LEAD2020. We are finalizing the nomination categories for 2020. Please fill out the form on the homepage if you would like to be notified when the nomination categories have been updated.

Nominate your internal program(s) into the 38th Annual LEAD Awards for FREE. Past winners have included Fortune 500's, Educational Institutes, Chambers of Commerce, Small Start-ups and everything in between.

  • Winners receive worldwide recognition through promotions and featured interviews in Leadership Excellence Publication; combined reach to over 1.2 million HR executives.
  • Be invited to host a roundtable of your peers and walk the stage at the awards celebration.
  • 18 Award Winning Opportunities.
1. Nominate your
In 9 minutes or less, you can nominate your internally designed leadership development programs for
FREE. Click the dropdown menus below.
2. Gather Feedback
Send a 4 question survey to the participants of the program to gather valuable feedback on the impact of the training on your organization.
3. Be Recognized
For Your Work
Gain exposure as an organization that invests in the growth of their employees and students and attract top level candidates.
4. Attend to Learn and Celebrate
Attend LEAD to celebrate your achievements at our annual award gala and to network with other practitioners who are responsible for the development of their leadership training programs.

LEAD AWARD Categories & Nomination Links

Corporate Categories

If you are a corporation, church, government body or small business with a leadership development program implemented internally you may nominate below.

Corporate: Leadership Programs - Click to reveal Corporate categories & nomination links

Awards for employers who develop great leaders.
  • Best Executive Coaching Program - This award recognizes excellence in Executive Coaching programs.
  • Best Mentoring Program - This award recognizes employers utilizing Mentors in the development of their leaders.
  • Best Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs - This award recognizes innovation and creativity within an organization in the in design and execution of a leadership program in the last 18 months.
  • Best Use of Team Building - This award recognizes organizations that have deployed team building training and exercises to advance the level of cohesive leadership across the organization.
  • Best Use of Classroom and Traditional Training - This award recognizes organizations that have used traditional classroom training to build leadership capabilities and drive business results.
  • Best Use of a Learning Management System - This award recognizes organizations that have successfully driven adoption and achieved measurable results from the deployment of their learning management system.
  • Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program - This award recognizes organizations that have built effective leadership training for leaders in customer service, call center, and client-facing roles.
  • Best First Time Manager Program - This award recognizes organizations that do an outstanding job developing successful first time managers.
  • Best Experienced / Senior Leaders Program - This award recognizes organizations that build leadership strength at the top of the organization through the continued development of its existing senior leaders.
  • Best Global / International Leadership Program - This award recognizes leadership programs that have been deployed globally (defined as three or more countries) that have consistently impacted leadership skill on a global scale within a given year.

Educational Categories

If you are an educational facility with an HR program or a program in leadership development you are eligible to nominate your program for any of the award categories below.

Education: Leadership Programs - Click to reveal Education HR & leadership development categories & nomination links

This category recognizes educational institutions who are committed to developing leaders across the HR and Leadership / Organizational Development disciplines.

What our Past Winners Are Saying

LEAD Testamonial
Bennie Covington
Director, Business Growth Initiatives, Janus Capital Group

"I have to admit, every speaker, the ability to learn from my peers, and to be recognized with some of the greatest programs in the world. 500 outstanding companies globally is outstanding."

LEAD Testamonial
Gail Scripko
Retail Trainer, Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

"This experience was outstanding. The level of achievement, the level of education, the passion, the commitment has truly inspired me to be a better trainer and a better L&D person."

LEAD Testamonial
Anita Bhasin
Owner/Principal, SageWays Consulting

"It's great to be here at the LEAD Awards ceremony and to be recognized with the best of the best. I would really like to thank"

Past winners Include