The Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (Upstate SC ASTD) is launching the Training and Development Awards of Excellence competition to recognize accomplishments by an organization, business, or individual in the area of employee training and development. Award entries, written in a required format with a 4-page limit, are to be based on an initiative promoting one of the ASTD Competency Model’s nine Areas of Expertise and must have been completed or started between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012. This awards competition is open to all ASTD members and non-members across the U.S.
According to the ASTD Competency Model, the nine Areas of Expertise are:
1. Career Planning and Talent Management
3. Delivering Training
4. Designing Learning
5. Facilitating Organizational Change
6. Improving Human Performance
7. Managing Organizational Knowledge (including Social Learning)
8. Managing the Learning Function
9. Measuring and Evaluating
There is no entry fee for the inaugural year. Deadline for submitting entries will be 12 noon, Nov. 15, 2012. Entries may be either emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/hand delivered to the Upstate SC ASTD office located at the University Center of Greenville, 225 South Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607.
Conducted by a panel of local employee training and development executives, the judging criteria will focus on the overall impact of the identified ASTD Competency Model’s Area of Expertise; the unique qualities of the initiative; the measurable value to the organization, business, or client; and the innovated advancement in employee training and development. To be recognized at the chapter’s Employee Learning Week celebration on Dec. 6, the winner levels are:
- Gold Star – one year membership in Upstate SC ASTD chapter and one year Season Pass to 2013 Chapter Meetings
- Silver Star – One year Season Pass to the 2013 Chapter Meetings
- Bronze Star – One year Mini Pass to five of the 2013 Chapter Meetings
To download the Call for Award Entries package, go to www.upstatesc.astd.org/Awards. For more information, contact Bob Kouvolo, president of Maximum Potential Training and the chapter’s VP of Special Events, at email@example.com or 864-419-6521.
About ASTD National and Upstate SC ASTD
The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and 20 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. The ASTD Competency Model was derived from an in-depth, comprehensive study of the learning profession and identifies the roles, areas of expertise, and foundational competencies for professionals in the learning and performance field. It is the foundation for the ASTD Certification Institute’s Professional Certification Program. For more information, go to www.astd.org
The Upstate SC ASTD Chapter draws over 75 members from across the Upstate as well as from western NC. Reorganized and chartered in 2006, its mission is to provide value by equipping its constituents to achieve positive and innovative learning, development, and performance outcomes. The chapter recently opened an office at the University Center of Greenville, 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC. The chapter office phone number is 864-250-1111 ext. 19. For more information, go to the chapter’s website at www.upstatesc.astd.org