Entries Being Accepted For 2012 HR/TD Excellence Awards

Jenny Jackson
CUNA Councils
800-356-9655 ext. 4102

Madison, Wis. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 HR/TD Excellence Awards, sponsored by the CUNA HR, Training & Development (HR/TD) Council.

Recognition will be given in three major categories:

  • Employee Engagement – Including HR /training department programs related to internal communications, staff development, rewards and recognition, employee satisfaction, community involvement, among others.
  • HR/TD Management Practices – Covers programs that include compensation and benefits, recruitment & retention, training design and implementation, workforce diversity, among others.
  • 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 want to honor credit unions that exemplify excellence in the human resources and training disciplines,” according to Awards Committee chair Jennifer Godel, VP of HR/Training & Quality at Desert Schools FCU in Phoenix, Ariz.  Godel noted that the awards also “serve to promote credit union philosophies through people leadership.”

All entries for these awards must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST) Jan. 13, 2012.  Winners will receive industry recognition and a complementary registration to the 2012 CUNA HR/TD National Conference, April 18-21, at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. 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

The CUNA HR/TD Council is a member-led organization made up of more than 700 credit union HR and training professionals across the United States. The Council strives to provide superior educational and networking opportunities to help its members to become leaders and decision makers in their organizations. The CUNA HR/TD Council is of the six organizations that make up the CUNA Councils, a network of more than 5,000 credit union professionals.  For more information, visit or

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