Cuna HR/TD Council Announces Award Program

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Entries Being Accepted for 2011HR/TD Excellence Awards


Madison, Wis. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2011HR/TD Excellence Awards, sponsored by the CUNA HR, Training & Development (HR/TD) Council.

Recognition will be given in three major categories:

Award for Employee Engagement– Including HR /training department programs related to internal communications,staff development, rewards and recognition, employee satisfaction, community involvement, among others.

Award for HR/TD Management Practices– Covers programs that include compensation and benefits, recruitment & retention, training design and implementation, workforce diversity, among others.

Award for HR/TD Strategic Leadership– Recognizes a senior HR/TD professional who has made significant contributions or taken an innovative approach in areas such as: innovative business solutions, change management, succession planning, culture building, learning development strategy, leadership development, among others.

A panel of HR/TD peers will review entries and determine winner based upon criteria that includes considering a program’s innovation, business outcomes /impact, sustainability, quality and integration.

“The CUNA HR/TD Council leaders wanted to highlight truly excellent approaches to HR, training and development programs,” according to Executive Committee chair Jennifer Morse, VP of HR at Empower FCU in Syracuse, NY.  Morse noted that “by creating the HR/TD Excellence Awards we look to both salute and showcase programs of merit and an outstanding individual.”  Morse expects that “Credit unions will enter both to recognize their accomplishments and to share their successes with others.”

All entries for these awards must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST) Jan. 14, 2011.  Winners will be notified by March 1, 2011.  Winners will receive industry recognition and a complementary registration to the 2011 CUNA HR/TD National Conference at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. Awards will be presented to winners at the conference.

Additional information about categories and entry forms are available at

For information pertaining to the award or submittals, contact Bobbi Bischke, at (800) 356-9655, ext. 4018, or e-mail


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CUNA HR/TD Council

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