Here’s what a 2022 Telly Award-winning training video looks like

LRN has secured not one, not two, but TEN (10!) Telly Awards at the 43rd annual awards program honoring excellence in video and television across all screens. These videos were created to help employers effectively educate employees and address difficult workplace issues. Topics included content about sexual harassment prevention, reporting misconduct, and data protection and privacy. We are thrilled to have individual pieces win in multiple categories, as this recognition validates the quality of our work. 

What are the Telly Awards? 

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition that honors excellence in video and television across all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 US states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers from around the world. 

Below is a summary of LRN’s work recognized at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards, which are also listed in The Telly Awards Gallery 

“Meaning maker” training video for The Initiative wins Telly Gold 

At the Telly Awards, the Operation Brain Strategies meaning maker video for The Initiative - Advancing the Blue & Black Partnership is a Gold Winner in Non-Broadcast - Social Issues, a Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast - Education & Training, and a Bronze Winner in Non-Broadcast - Health & Safety. You can watch the award-winning video below. 


Upon learning this news, our client partner Nadine Jones, co-founder of The Initiative, exclaimed, “LRN you all are AMAZING. Congratulations. This was your first project video after acquisition. Some of you met each other for the first time on our introductory call for the meaning maker. This is a testament to your creativity and ability to produce excellence. I am beside myself with joy!!!”

Congratulations to learning manager Heather Barlow, graphic designer Ann O'Connell, director of video production Michael Del Polito, and everyone who contributed to this project for The Initiative on these award wins. 

DEI training videos win multiple Telly Awards 

Congratulations to all involved in our work for the DEI Library—including Jakiera White, Nicholas Dennis, Dave Gaston, Kristen Motzer, Jane Grammer, and Michael Del Polito. One of LRN’s DEI training videos, Microaggressions: Personal Stories, is a Telly Awards Gold Winner in Non-Broadcast - Diversity & Inclusion. You can watch the award-winning video below: 


The following DEI training videos also won Telly Awards: 

  • DEI: Be Better Together is a Telly Awards Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast - Diversity & Inclusion, and a Bronze Winner in Non-Broadcast - Cultural.  
  • LGBTQ+: Authentic Allyship & Understanding is a Telly Awards Silver Winner in Non-Broadcast - Social Responsibility.  
  • Confronting Racism is a Telly Awards Bronze Winner in Non-Broadcast - Training (for Corporate use).  

The key takeaway 

With this recognition, we believe that clients and prospects can feel confident in partnering with us. You can learn more about our custom learning work for The Initiative or our array of materials to launch a DEI learning program at