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Awards programs

CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council awards programs

As a HR & Organizational Council member, you're encouraged to nominate your peers for a variety of awards and recognition programs. Whether you're seeking to gain recognition for your own internal credit union stars, or have peers who deserve the spotlight, acknowledge the best and brightest with our awards programs.

Recognition Awards

Thank you for your interest in Councils’ Excellence Awards. As we embark on our transformation into America's Credit Unions, we've decided to take time to reevaluate Councils’ Excellence Awards in 2024. This hiatus will allow us to carefully evaluate the best way to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of our industry, aligning with the vision, mission, and purpose of our new organization. Rest assured, we are enthusiastic about establishing fresh recognition opportunities and will keep you informed as more details unfold. 
Thank you for being part of this exciting transition. We look forward to sharing more updates and celebrating the achievements of our industry together.

Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union human resources and/or organizational development. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes and honors an emerging HR or organizational development professional in the credit union industry. The recipient of this prestigious award will be someone whose work demonstrates ongoing and exceptional growth. Their contribution to the future of the credit union industry is evident during the time they've been a part of the movement.

Top Community Contributor Award

This award recognizes the value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the Councils Community networking platform. The value generated by asking and answering questions and sharing documents and ideas is one of our greatest member-driven benefits. The winner is identified based on quality and quantity of contributions.

Past Recognition Awards

Winner List

Recognition Award Winners

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