White Paper • August 21, 2023

Case Study:  Salience Learning Capability Academies

In August of 2023, Salience Learning, along with partner, Eurekos, won a Brandon Hall Gold Award in Learning and Development for our Capability Academies.  These academies help develop must-have capabilities for professionals working in the life science industry.  They are available in role-specific versions and include:

The Capability Academies are blended learning programs that use the latest in learning science and incorporate e-learning, micro-learning, instructor-led components, practice plans, and social learning.  Underpinned by Eurekos’ LMS platform, they are part of biopharmaceutical companies’ Learning and Development offerings to help upskill and reskill their team members for success.

This downloadable case study was developed by Eurekos with input from the Salience Learning team.  It provides an inside look at the academies, their approach to delivering role-specific content for easy learner application, the innovative LMS system that underpins them, their impact on learners, and how results were measured.

This is the third time our Capability Academies have been associated with a prestigious award. Previous awards acknowledging Salience Learning’s work include a Brandon Hall Gold Award in 2022 for Technology Excellence (awarded to one of our partners, DominKnow) and being recognized as an LTEN Excellence Award Finalist in 2023 in the Industry Partnership category.

Gated Content • September 25, 2020

Trainer Academy Fact Sheet

Presentation • September 23, 2020

COVID-19: Then, Now and What’s Next

On September 29, 2020, Salience Learning and the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) collaborated on a webinar entitled, COVID-19: Then, Now and What’s Next. From this page, readers can download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation used to facilitate that webinar.

Webinar Description:

This webinar highlighted the challenges Learning & Development (L&D) teams face when training customer-facing field teams now that COVID-19 has driven much activity to a virtual environment. It also explored examples for how L&D should “deconstruct the do” for the top two customer-facing skills in the virtual selling environment.


Karen Foster, Head of Learning Strategy and Solutions, SalienceLearning

Alicia Talish, Lead—Worldwide Training; Leadership and Talent Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

White Paper • July 22, 2019

How to Build a Thriving Global Learning & Development Community

By George Schmidt and Kerstin Hartig

As the global economy evolves, pharmaceutical companies are becoming increasingly global in their mindsets and actions.  As a result, L&D teams must work more effectively across markets to achieve business objectives.

For L&D, “going global” can offer a range of benefits. However, there are challenges that L&D teams must address as they transition to a global footprint.

This paper collects input that was shared at a workshop on this topic at the LTEN Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX on June 4, 2019. The workshop was led by George Schmidt of Salience Learning and Kerstin Hartig of Bristol-Myers Squibb. This paper outlines the following:

  1. Why Should L&D Work Globally?
  2. Benefits of a Global Footprint
  3. Key Challenges Associated with Going Global.
  4. Addressing the Challenges: Potential Solutions and Lessons Learned from BMS’ Transition to a Global L&D Organization