2009 RPI Award Recipient Announcements!
RPI Best Practice Award
Click here for the 2009 RPI Best Overall Recipient Announcement
Recognition Professionals International is the only association dedicated solely to the advancement of recognition in all work places. It is this association's desire that, through developing standards and implementing a site audit process, the best recognition practices at work can be identified. Reinforcing standards of excellence, the Recognition Professionals International sponsors an annual review of nominees for Best Practices in seven strategic categories:
• Recognition Strategy
• Management Responsibility
• Recognition Program Measurement
• Communication Plan
• Recognition Training
• Recognition Events and Celebrations
• Program Change and Flexibility
When fully implemented together, the seven elements ensure a powerful and
strategic recognition program for an organization.
2009 Best-in-Class Recipients
Standard 1. Recognition Strategy - Ohio State University Medical Center
Standard 2. Management Responsibility - Scotiabank
Standard 3. Recognition Program Measurement - Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
Standard 4. Communication Plan - Scotiabank
Standard 5. Recognition Training - Scotiabank
Statndard 6. Recognition Events and Celebrations - Scotiabank
Standard 7. Program Change and Flexibility - TELUS Communications
Click HERE to view a list of the 2009 Best Practice winners
Click HERE to view a full list of all past Best Practice winners
RPI Recognition Champion Award in Honor of Pamela Sabin
Gera Gapinski, CRP - ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Steve Richardson - RBC
Sherri Schafer - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
Amy Williams, CRP - TESORO COMPANIES, INC.
Click HERE to view a list of all Recognition Champion Award winners.
The RPI Spotlight Award was developed to recognize and focus on those RPI associates that showed leadership in their volunteer efforts. As the RPI Board of Directors works throughout the year on committees it becomes apparent of those RPI members, sponsors and vendor partners who go above and beyond in supporting RPI's various initiatives and programs.
2009 Spotlight Award Recipients:
Barbara Ruddy, CRP - STARS
Jennifer Lumba, CRP - RIDEAU RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS, INC.
Jaime Palmby, CRP - UNIVERSITY OF MICHCIGAN HEALTH SYSTEMS
Excellence in Education Award
Bringing RPI’s vision of offering a solid Education and Certified Recognition Professional certification programs, from idea to fruition, has been a long and difficult task. To date, RPI has had over 123 CRP graduates and currently has 301 in the process of completing their certification. We’ve been featured on 20/20, held training sessions all over the United States and have even recently began offering CRP Course I on-line. This year, we have developed a new recognition program to honor achievements and excellence in education. At each annual conference, one individual will be recognized for their outstanding achievement in education. This award will be known as the Howell Excellence in Education Award. RPI developed this new recognition program to honor and acknowledge Theresa Howell's extraordinary accomplishments in the development of the RPI Certified Recognition Professional education program, as well as her leadership within the RPI organization.
2009 Excellence in Education Recipient
Theresa Howell, CRP - TESORO COMPANIES
Pamela Sabin was a founding member of Recognition Professionals International, formerly NAER, a charter member of the Board of Directors, and a true champion of employee recognition. She was instrumental in the development and initiation of the Recognition Champion Program. In 2001, Pamela passed away after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. In recognition to Pamela, this award has been named in her honor. All recipients should feel honored and challenged to maintain the high integrity and passion that Pamela demonstrated for employee recognition.
Recognition Champion Award in Honor of Pamela Sabin is designed to recognize individuals that:
· Display leadership in taking the initiative to spread the message throughout their organization
· Exhibit passion in promoting the principles of recognition by addressing and/or overcoming obstacles
· Develop programs and/or initiatives that are an on-going commitment to recognition practices
· Demonstrate a commitment and serve as a role model for recognition practices in word and delivery.