At last week’s SHRM Leadership Conference, the Society for Human Resource Management announced the winners of the 2013 Pinnacle Awards. This is an annual recognition program that honors outstanding initiatives of 2 state councils and nine chapters,
Categories/criteria include an evaluation of chapter size (small, medium/large or mega/super mega) as well as a review of whether the initiative serves the HR professional, advances the HR profession or enhances the SHRM community.
We were thrilled in Louisiana when the Northshore Region Human Resource Association (NRHRA) won as a small chapter in the Serving the HR Professional category for their St. Tammany Parish Drug Court Participant Mentoring and Education Program. Per SHRM, winning programs in this category reflect excellence in activities that support and promote professionals with HR responsibility to be successful business leaders.
Congratulations to all the Pinnacle winners from across the country:
- Anchorage SHRM (Alaska), The Last (Recertification) Frontier
- Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management, Special interest groups that provide programs that complement the chapter’s monthly meetings.
- Sooner Human Resources Society (Oklahoma), Smart Work Ethics: Taking Responsibility in the Workplace.
- Northeast Indiana HR Association, HR Joins the Ranks: Training & Jobs for Our Heroes.
- Morris County SHRM (New Jersey), Tomorrow’s Promise. This program provided information, guidance and job-search support to transitioning homeless veterans.
- Cullman Area SHRM (Alabama), Relaunch CSHRM 2013, a rebranding and reorganization initiative.
- Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NOARK SHRM), “Why NOARK?”—a strategic plan to increase and retain membership.
- Philadelphia SHRM, Emerging Leaders Initiative.
- Washington State, Veteran Pre-employment Academy.
- Alaska, WEB-INAR: Alaska—Where Technology, Certification and Common Sense Converge.
Sponsored by ADP, Inc (for 20 years!) the awards ceremony is a highlight of each year’s Leadership Conference.