Awards & Recognition Program

Career Development Professionals of Indiana is pleased to offer the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of our members through the CDPI Awards and Recognition Program.  The awards recognize members of CDPI for outstanding research, programs, or initiatives that contribute to the State of Indiana, for distinguished leadership in career development, and for exemplary performance from a new career development professional.

The following information is provided to assist you in the preparation of award nominations:

Outstanding New Career Professional Award

  • Served in a Career Professional capacity for 5 years or less
  • Individual has provided outstanding service to students, faculty, employers, or CDPI, Inc. for five years or less.

Mentor of the Year Award

  • Recognizes an individual who selflessly demonstrates leadership and the ability to serve as a quality mentor to one or more individuals

Career Services Innovation Award (for an individual or team)

  • Awarded to a career professional or career team who has addressed a challenge, problem, or issue facing the profession with an innovative change or improvement.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Outstanding New Career Professional Award

Complete nomination form with the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, title, organization, and years of service
  • A summary of the nominee’s contributions to projects, activities, and/or committee assignments that illustrate his or her outstanding accomplishments and service.
  • Examples of creativity, teamwork, and commitment to service.
  • A description of the ways in which this nominee’s job performance goes beyond his or her required duties.
  • OPTIONAL Up to two additional letters of support from individuals knowledgeable about the accomplishments, the quality of the specific work, or the long-term achievement for which the nomination is made.

Mentor of the Year Award

Complete nomination form with the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, title, and organization
  • Name and title of mentee as well and length of time mentoring has occurred
  • A summary of the nominee’s mentoring experience, preferably from the mentee engaged in the mentorship relationship
  • Evidence that the mentoring relationship has been positive and ongoing for six months or more.
  • OPTIONAL Up to two additional letters of support from mentor and/or mentee supporting claims why nominee is worthy of this recognition.

Career Services Innovation Award (for an individual or team)

Complete nomination form with the following information:

  • Name, title, organization or individual person or team responsible who is responsible for the innovative change or improvement.
  • Description of challenge, problem or issue facing the profession
  • A detailed description of the nominee’s innovative contribution to addressing the described challenge, problem, or issue.
  • Evidence supporting the benefits and/or impact the nominee’s contribution has had on the profession in response to the described challenge, problem, or issue.
  • OPTIONAL Up to two additional letters of support from the appropriate area director, students, colleagues, or others addressing the quality of the innovative contribution.

Career Development Professionals of Indiana

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Career Development Professionals of Indiana, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Indiana, P.O. Box 2745, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

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