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CNO Financial Group Named a 2021 Training Top 100 Winner
February 2021

CNO Financial Group was named as a 2021 Training Top 100 Winner. This marks the tenth consecutive year CNO or one of its family of insurance brands has been recognized as one of the world’s best training companies.  

CNO earned a spot on the Training Top 100 rankings based on several factors, including total training budget, scope of training programs provided, training linked to business and business unit goals.   

“This past year was full of challenges, yet we responded and mobilized teams to quickly adapt in a changing environment,” said Brian Wilson, vice president, enterprise field recruiting and development for CNO. “We pivoted in the pandemic and provided the tools and resources for our agents to succeed, introducing digital applications and training our field force how to consult virtually.   

“The award is a reflection of not only our ongoing commitment to training and development to our associates, but also their ability to adapt and deliver through challenging times.”  

The official rankings highlighted CNO’s Unit Field Trainer school, which gives new first-line managers the field training skills to develop their team of agents.  Other key areas of CNO’s training program include: opportunities to hear from and connect with senior leadership on the importance and expectations of their role and from a panel of peers; as well as monthly video topics created by senior leaders. 

As part of an editorial refresh, the Training Top 125 Award was recently rebranded to the Training Top 100 Award. Training Magazine ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.  

To view the official list and descriptions, visit Training Magazine. For more information about CNO’s commitment to associate development and training, visit