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Sept. 9 Is Deadline for 2011 Pinnacle Award Applications

By SHRM Online Staff  8/18/2011

Sept. 9, 2011, is the deadline for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters and state councils to submit an
application for the 2011 SHRM Pinnacle Awards.

Dating to 1991, the annual awards recognize innovative activities, programs and initiatives that go beyond a chapter or council’s normal operations. Award winners in 2010, for example, targeted HR education, community volunteerism, childhood hunger, generational poverty, workplace violence and rehabilitating meth users.

Programs that are readily transferrable to other SHRM chapters or state councils generate particular interest among the judges.

The top 20 finalists will be notified by Oct. 1, 2011. Winners will be announced at the 2011 SHRM Leadership Conference, during the Nov. 18 dinner sponsored by ADP. As many as nine winners will be chosen—a maximum of seven SHRM chapters and two state councils.

Each winning chapter and council receives a $1,000 grant and a diamond Pinnacle Award pin. A winning entry submitted by co-applicants (e.g., multiple chapters and/or councils) would share the $1,000; each affiliate would receive a diamond pin.

Winners are asked to participate in a SHRM webcast about their initiative.

Qualifications for chapters:

Qualifications for state councils:

  • Submit a 2010 SHAPE Year-End Report.
  • Have bylaws approved and ratified by SHRM.

Additional information is available from a chapter’s or council’s Regional Team.

Related Articles:

Pinnacle Program Helps Rehabilitate Meth Users, HR News, July 2011 

Pinnacle-Winning Program Targets High Unemployment, HR News, July 2011

Florida Chapter Creates Award-Winning College Certificate Program, HR News, June 2011

Generational Poverty Focus of Chapter’s Project, HR News, June 2011

Chapter's Response to Fatal Shootings Earns Pinnacle Award, HR News, May 2011  

In Wisconsin, One Day Makes a Difference in Lives of Others, HR News, May 2011 

SHRM Indiana State Council Works to Reduce Child Hunger, HR News, April 2011

SHRM Chapter Matches NYC Nonprofits with HR Volunteers, HR News, April 2011

Related Resource:

SHRM Pinnacle Awards Program Frequently Asked Questions, SHRM Volunteer Resources

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