Nominations for the 2020 HRPA Awards of Distinction are now being accepted.
The deadline for submission of nominations is 5 p.m. ET, Friday, October 30, 2020.
Nominations are open to HR professionals who exemplify excellence in the field.
These awards are a highly prestigious validation of the skill, professionalism, dedication and hard work these professionals have demonstrated in their work.
online nomination form.
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Continue reading to learn more about the awards, eligibility criteria and selection process.
About the Awards
HR professionals are the architects of workplace culture. They are the difference between a great place to work – where employee rights are respected and employer responsibilities are honoured – and a workplace that falls short of those ideals.
Each year, the HRPA awards four prestigious award designations to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the Association. They are:
1. HRPA Fellow Award (FHRPA)
The HRPA Fellow is the most prestigious title awarded within the human resources profession to an individual who promotes best practices and continually enhances the reputation of the profession. This award is reserved for designated HRPA members who have made truly exemplary contributions to the human resources management profession.
2. HRPA Honorary Life Award
This is a prestigious award given to HRPA members in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Association regionally and/or provincially.
3. HRPA Emeritus Award (EHRP)
This award recognizes business leaders who have made a profound contribution to the Human Resources profession. These professionals will have contributed to and helped advance human resources management thinking and practice at the highest level. Individuals nominated for this award must be non-members of HRPA.
4. HRPA Distinguished Human Resources Professional Award (DHRPA)
This award recognizes academics who have made an exceptional contribution to the HR profession. These individuals will have contributed to and helped advance human resources through research, the innovation and promotion of ideas, contributing to the broader community and has exceeded above and beyond in teaching excellence.