2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ Application Process Opens

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The Association of Diversity Councils, a division of PRISM International, Inc., announces the opening of the 2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ application process. The Diversity Council Honors Award™ honors the outstanding contributions and achievements of US diversity council groups that lead diversity processes in their organizations and demonstrate results in their Workforce, Workplace and Marketplace. The Top 25 recipients will be announced and awards presented at the Diversity Council Awards™ reception at the 2010 Linkage Summit on Leading Diversity Conference, April 27, 2010 in Atlanta. An online application, award requirements, FAQs and other information may be obtained by visiting http://www.diversitycouncil.com.

Past recipients report that it has helped them secure budgets and resources and that they noticed an increase in personal and professional recognition, prestige, credibility, self-esteem and motivation. It has helped them with council recruitment and retention and improved organizational visibility for their council and members.

The Association of Diversity Councils, a division of PRISM International, Inc., announces the opening of the 2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ application process which begins September 30th and closes December 17th.

The Diversity Council Honors Award™ was established by the Association of Diversity Councils to honor outstanding contributions and achievements of diversity council groups that lead diversity processes in organizations and demonstrate results in their Workforce, Workplace and Marketplace.

"Award recipients help set the standard for excellence for diversity councils across the US," says Janice E. Bowman, President of the Association of Diversity Councils. She continues, "Past recipients report that it has helped them secure budgets and resources and that they noticed an increase in personal and professional recognition, prestige, credibility, self-esteem and motivation. It has helped them with council recruitment and retention and improved organizational visibility for their council and members."

Top 25 award recipients receive their council's summary report showing overall and individual focus area results. The collection of recognized results achieved by councils serves as a foundation for best practices for councils within and across industries and the nation. Access to such practices will position councils to be more influential and effective in their organizations.

2009's Top 10 recipients included: 1.Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation; 2. Lockheed Martin; 3. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc.; 4.Ameren; 5. CSX; 6. Sun Microsystems, Inc. Global LCO Inclusion Council; 7. Cargill Women's Council; 8.    NYSE Euronext; 9. American Airlines and 10.Bayer HealthCare, Berkeley Diversity Council. To see all Top 25 recipients, review the highlights and view a slide show of the 2009 event, visit 2009 Honors Award Ceremony.

A panel of independent judges will evaluate online applications submitted by operational councils that have been in operation for at least two (2) years and who execute strategic tactics that originate from an Executive Council or Steering Committee. Award recipients may be a Company Council, responsible for achieving goals for the entire organization; or a council within a company that represents a specific line of business or business unit. Applications from distinctive multiple councils within one organization are allowed. Applicants will be evaluated on contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Council Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability and Communication and Education.

The Top 25 Diversity Council Honors Award™ recipients will be announced and awards presented at the Diversity Council Honors Awards™ reception at the 2010 Linkage Summit on Leading Diversity Conference, April 27, 2010 in Atlanta.    

The 2010 online application, award requirements, FAQs and other information may be obtained by visiting 2010 Honors Award Application. There is no application fee. Membership with the Association of Diversity Councils is not required to apply. The application process closes 5pm EST December 17th.

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