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Guidelines & Criteria for Honorary Award Nominations

ISPI has five special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to human performance technology, ISPI, and to society itself. The awards are the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, the Honorary Life Member Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement, and the Roger Kaufman Award for Societal Impact. The recipients are recognized each year in conjunction with THE Performance Improvement Conference.

As done in the past, the membership is asked to submit names of qualified individuals for consideration for the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Below are the guidelines used for selecting individuals to receive these awards.If you are interested in nominating an ISPI member, please email the following information to april@ispi.org:

  • Name of Award
  • Name, Telephone Number, and Email of Nominee
  • Name and Telephone Number of Nominator
  • Brief Supporting Information for the Nominee

Submission deadline September 12, 2014.


Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding and significant contributions to the knowledge base of human performance technology.

Qualifying Criteria (for candidate to be considered)

  • 10+ consecutive years as a contributor to the field of human performance technology
  • Recognized by professional organizations related to HPT such as ISPI, ASTD, etc.
  • Regular presenter at conferences such as ISPI or other related HPT organizations
  • Has not served on the Board or as a full-time member of the ISPI staff for at least three years prior to the date of presentation of award.

Distinguishing Criteria (for selection of candidates under consideration)

  • Has made significant contributions to the knowledge base of human performance technology
  • Has made contributions to the definition/communication/demonstration of HPT
  • Has mentored other HPT practitioners
  • Has the respect of his/her peers in the technology
  • Has published in journals/books/media to communicate achievements/findings in HPT
  • Has promoted HPT through presentation to other professional groups

If you are interested in nominating an ISPI member, please email the following information to april@ispi.org:

  • Name of Award
  • Name, Telephone Number, and Email of Nominee
  • Name and Telephone Number of Nominator
  • Brief Supporting Information for the Nominee

Submission deadline September 12, 2014.


Honorary Life Member Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding and significant contributions to the field of human performance technology and the Society.

Qualifying Criteria (for candidate to be considered)

  • Current international member of ISPI and has a minimum of 10+ consecutive years as an international member of ISPI.
  • Regular presenter at the international conference, regional, and local chapter events
  • Has not served on the Board for at least three years prior to the date of presentation of award

Distinguishing Criteria (for selection of candidates under consideration)

  • Has made contributions to the definition/communication/demonstration of HPT
  • Has mentored ISPI members
  • Has the respect of his/her peers in the technology
  • Has published in ISPI and other journals/books/media to communicate achievements/findings in HPT
  • Has promoted ISPI through presentation to other professional groups
  • Contribution to the international conference is noteworthy
  • Has made significant contributions to the knowledge base of human performance technology

Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding and significant contributions to the betterment of ISPI on a long-term basis.

Qualifying Criteria (for candidate to be considered)

  • 10+ consecutive years as an international member of ISPI
  • Served on a range of international ISPI Committees and/or special assignments
  • Regular presenter at the international conference, regional, and local chapter events
  • Has not served on the Board for at least three years prior to the date of presentation of award

Distinguishing Criteria (for selection of candidates under consideration)

  • Has made contributions to the definition/communication/demonstration of the Society
  • Has recruited and mentored ISPI members
  • Has the respect of his/her peers in the Society
  • Has promoted ISPI through presentation to other professional groups
  • Contribution to the international conference is noteworthy
  • Has made significant contributions to the formation/development of chapters and the international organization

If you are interested in nominating an ISPI member, please email the following information to april@ispi.org:

  • Name of Award
  • Name, Telephone Number, and Email of Nominee
  • Name and Telephone Number of Nominator
  • Brief Supporting Information for the Nominee

Submission deadline September 12, 2014.


Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement

Purpose: This award was established in honor of Geary Rummler, a lifetime member, significant supporter, and valued contributor to ISPI and the profession. It is awarded to individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated and reflect the work and life of Geary. The award honors his legacy and advancement of both HPT and ISPI's principles and practices.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Outstanding Thought Leader, recognizing thought leadership
  • Outstanding Performance in "adding value"
  • Outstanding Documented Results
  • Selfless Sharing
  • General Attributes

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Submission deadline November 28, 2014.


Roger Kaufman Award for Societal Impact

Purpose: To recognize the continuous achievement of measurable positive societal impact by an individual or organization.

Qualifying Criteria (for candidate to be considered)

  • Documented history of tangible/measurable positive societal results/impacts spanning at least five years.
  • Recognized contributions to the community and society (as documented through media, other awards, etc.).
  • If an individual, then has not served on the Board or as a fulltime member of the ISPI staff for at least three years prior to the date of presentation of award.
  • If Advocate or organizational member of ISPI, then no member of the organization can have served on the Board or as a fulltime member of the ISPI staff for at least three years prior to the date of presentation of award.

Distinguishing Criteria (for selection of candidates under consideration)

  • Has evidence of applying the principles of HPT through concepts, models, tools, or techniques.
  • Has significantly contributed to and supported others in creating positive societal results.
  • Has provided leadership in terms of guiding practice that results in positive societal consequences.
  • Has published or presented about their accomplishments.
   
 
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