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Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) Presented by Veronica Bruhl, CPLP 2007 ASTD Awards Team National Advisor for Chapters
Agenda • Program Overview • Awards Criteria
Chapter Excellence Awards History • Started in 2007 • Developed by a team of chapter leaders and staff • Awards team members were from Chicagoland, Mid-Michigan, Nebraska, Niagara Frontier, and Southeastern Virginia chapters • Awards team and ASTD staff members received the 2008 ASTD Volunteer-Staff Partnership Award for the CEA program
Chapter ExcellenceAwards Program • Excellence in Strategic Partnership • Chapters that make a significant impact on local businesses and communities • Excellence in the Advancement of the Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) Profession • Chapters that significantly foster workplace learning and performance in their community and professionalized the industry through promoting CPLPTM • Excellence in Membership Growth • Chapters that demonstrate the highest overall growth rate of joint national and chapter members
Size Categories • Small • 100 or fewer members • Medium • 101-300 members • Large • 301 and more members Nine awards total for qualified applications!
Judges A volunteer awards panel of chapter leaders judges the submissions.
Prize $1,000 cash prize in each category! Recognition: • Chapter Leader Day • Leader Connection Newsletter • Chapter Leader Community Website • Present “Best Practices” session at ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference
Timeline • March 15: Application deadline • May 16: Winners announced ASTD Chapter Leader Day ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition Chicago, Illinois • Winners will be notified in advance so they can attend the awards presentation!
Minimum Criteria • 100% CORE achievement within the January 31 deadline • For the 2010 awards, must have achieved 100% CORE by January 31, 2010 • Efforts focused on the past year • For the 2010 awards, the focus is on 2009 activities • Measurable results with specific examples
Minimum Criteria • Initiative supports ASTD’s and the chapter’s mission/vision • Demonstrates how the chapter advanced the ASTD brand • Chapters may not submit applications for the same program in consecutive years. Chapters may submit applications for a different program in the same category, or for different programs entirely.
Excellence in Strategic Partnership
Excellence in Strategic Partnership • Needs Assessment • Applicant addresses and provides evidence • Provides needs assessment results • Describes link between needs assessment results and community effort
Excellence in Strategic Partnership • Involvement • Percent of members involved • Duration of member involvement • Level of involvement of community organizations
Excellence in Strategic Partnership • Impact • Benefits to community constituencies • Level of evaluation conducted • Benefits to chapter • Benefits to ASTD • Benefits to the WLP profession
Excellence in Strategic Partnership • Sustainability • Presents a plan including proposed timeline and metrics for development and expansion of community partnership • Gives example of at least one lesson learned and describes how it will use this learning to improve both chapter operations and community partnership work
2008 Winner: Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter • Over five years documented the need to engage the sr. executives of local businesses, organizations, and institutions of higher learning • Conducted a focus group of internal practitioners who were chapter prospects to understand what the chapter could offer its members, the community, and the WLP profession • Efforts resulted in dramatic membership increase of 60 people including 3 CEOs.
Excellence in the Advancement of the WLP Profession
Excellence in the Advancement of the WLP Profession • Awarded to chapters that significantly foster workplace learning and performance in their community and professionalizing the industry through promoting CPLP • Minimum qualification • One chapter member with CPLP credential
Excellence in the Advancement of the WLP Profession • Internal Chapter Efforts - Highlights • CPLP study group(s) • Aligning chapter programming with AOEs • Marketing CPLP on chapter website and in newsletter • Established relationship with institute for higher learning, local organization, local industry, or another chapter with a focus on CPLP preparation • Board-level position devoted to CPLP and professional development • Certification goals made part of annual chapter goals
Excellence in the Advancement of the WLP Profession • External Efforts – Local community and business and other chapters • Press release to local media about: local people who receive CPLP; value of CPLP to organizations; and/or chapter CPLP study group • Start or manage a CPLP-related blog or newsletter • Make CPLP presentations to groups outside chapter such as local industry or business
Excellence in the Advancement of the WLP Profession • Overall effort • Demonstrate innovation in promoting CPLP
2008 Winner:Fort Lauderdale Chapter • Six members were CPLP Pioneers, four were involved in the national rollout, and 12 are in the current study group • CPLP certified members volunteer to support those going through the study process • Maintains the Florida Yahoo Group, as a repository for resources, such as flash cards and PowerPoint presentations designed by the study group that others have accessed through the years.
Excellence in Joint Membership Growth
Excellence in Membership Growth • Chapters that demonstrate the highest overall growth rate of joint national and chapter members • Chapter size category based on January 1, 2009 data even if growth moves them to a higher group during the year • Chapters on the Chapter Administration and Membership Program (ChAMP) on January 1, 2009 will automatically be entered • Non-ChAMP chapters will need to submit application and membership rosters from January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009 in Excel format with email addresses to be entered. ASTD will cross-reference the membership rosters to identify joint members.
2009 Chapter Winners • Valleys of Virginia (Small Chapter) • Eastern Pennsylvania (Medium Chapter) • New York Metro (Large Chapter)
Application Submission March 15: Application deadline • Applications can be found at www.astd.org/cea • Electronic submission to Kristen Fyfe in ASTD Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Kristen Fyfe Manager of Communications email@example.com 703.683.8192