Training magazine is a 50-year-old professional development publication that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. The magazine delves into management issues such as leadership and succession planning, HR issues such as recruitment and retention, and training issues such as learning theory, on-the-job skills assessments and aligning core workforce competencies to enhance the bottom-line impact of training and development programs. Training produces the training industry's premier program for excellence, the Training Top 125 Awards. Lakewood also produces the Training Conference & Expo, the TechLearn Conference, Training Live + Online certificate programs, and webinars via Training Magazine Network. Training magazine is published by Lakewood Media Group, which is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.