The CUNA HR/TD Council's Award Program recognizes and honors credit unions that exemplify excellence in the human resources and training disciplines and serves to promote credit union philosophies through people leadership.
The distinction is reserved exclusively for the credit union HR/TD elite. Those who in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union, uphold the standards of the HR/TD professional ethics and contribute to the credit union movement.
The CUNA HR/TD Council is comprised of professionals who work at small, medium and large credit unions with a variety of roles and responsibilities. In recognition of this diversity, the awards will focus on “best practices” in three distinct areas of the HR/TD disciplines:
1. Employee Engagement - Recognizes the HR/TD department that has made significant contributions or has taken an innovative approach in one of the following categories:
2. HR/TD Management Practices - Recognizes the HR/TD department that has made significant contributions or has taken an innovative approach in one of the following categories:
3. HR/TD Strategic Leadership - Recognizes Senior HR/TD professional who has made significant contributions or has taken an innovative approach in one of the following categories:
The practice, contribution or activity being considered for an award must be relevant for us today or in the future and has occurred within the last 12 months from entry.
Entrant's credit union must be a CUNA affiliated credit union to be considered for an award.
Judges are eligible to submit and/or be considered for an award. However, they will be excluded from judging in the category that they enter.
Winners of the awards will be announced at the annual HR/TD Conference. To honor the recipients of the HR/TD Council Awards, recipients will receive the following:
Fees must be submitted at time of application. All fees are nonrefundable.
Applications submitted prior to or by the deadline will be entered for award consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the candidate.
An incomplete entry form is grounds for disqualification.
Any supplemental materials, such as sample communications, metrics or other documentation must be presented electronically. All judges' decisions are final.
Entrant fees are based on the asset size of the candidate's credit union. Early entrants (submitted by January 13) pay a discounted rate. Applications and fees received after the deadline will be returned without consideration.
The Selection Committee is comprised of a panel of HR/TD peers. Committee members will select the winning award recipients based on the following selection criteria:
The entry form must be completed and submitted online. The steps below outline exactly how to enter.
Entries and payment must be received no later than 11:00 pm CST on February 14, 2014. To receive the discounted rate, your entry and payment must be received no later than 5:00 pm CST on January 13, 2014.
Entrants will be notified of the status of their entry by March 14, 2014.
If you have questions about the entry procedures, please contact CUNA Council Administration at 1-800-356-9655, ext. 4018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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