2020 Volunteer of the Year Award

Call for Nominations open in July 2020!

The Michigan SHRM State Council (MISHRM) is accepting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes the important volunteer work that individuals do in the field of human resources. It is from the hard work and dedication of volunteers that make the Michigan SHRM chapters and state council successful. They all deserve to be recognized just for the fact that they're volunteering, but is there someone who stands out above the rest and goes that extra mile to help make a difference?

The efforts that are put forth by volunteers deserve our heartiest congratulations and recognition. It is for that reason that the MISHRM Volunteer of the Year Award was created. We are looking for human resources’ professionals who have made an outstanding, positive impact in their SHRM chapter.

The award recognizes the outstanding volunteer whose unselfish and dedicated service has made a significant difference in their role and mirrors the commitment to success in our professional chapters. MISHRM’s Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who is an outstanding contributor in a SHRM chapter, committee, board, taskforce, or working group in the current year of his or her volunteer position. Nominees should provide an exceptional level of support, activity, commitment and/or leadership. The recipient is considered an ideal volunteer who delivers consistent performance, brings additional resources to the chapter, enhances the ability of the chapter to carry out its goals, or increase its impact.

This award provides the highest level of recognition from the MISHRM council to its volunteers.

To be eligible for consideration for the MISHRM Volunteer of the Year Award, the nominee shall:
  • Be in good standing as a member of a local SHRM Chapter and the national SHRM organization and be employed by a Michigan-based company.
  • Make efforts to further the HR profession (i.e. supported or championed efforts achieving a chapter goal, growth and development of professionals, etc.)
  • Show initiative and leadership in his or her efforts.
  • Exemplify his or her dependability.
  • Has received no remuneration, products, services, or other for services directly associated with his or her volunteer duties.

The following individuals are not eligible for the Volunteer of the Year Award: the current MISHRM Council Directors and Executive Officers.

Although multiple nominations can be submitted for each nominee, only one nomination is required to ensure eligibility for the award. The Awards Committee, comprised of members of the MISHRM Council, will evaluate all entrants and select a winner.
The winner of the 2020 MISHRM Volunteer of the Year Award will be honored at MISHRM's 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition during the Volunteer Luncheon at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
Nominations should be submitted no later than 5:00 PM (EST) Thursday, August 20, 2020. No exceptions.

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