2017 NSDTA Awards

Nominations Due: August 1, 2017

NSDTA is pleased to offer the opportunity to recognize outstanding performance in the training and development field that benefits human services employees or programs.  Awards are open to any individual, agency, company, or program that provides training, staff development or support training programs for public sector employees.

 

Award categories are:

  1. Quality - for a Training Program or Training Agency (individual(s) or program)
  2. Distinguished Service in Training (individual only)
  3. Career Achievement (individual only)
  4. Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award (article or book)

 

Quality - for a Training Program or Agency

Criteria:

The work can be done in any area of training, organizational development, or staff development, i.e. presentation methods, curriculum development, transfer of learning, adult learning methodology, ELearning, training management, technology, or evaluation).

  1. Successful development and implementation of a cutting edge, innovative training approach or a variation of a traditional process, procedure, or practice. OR
  2. Development of a comprehensive training program that improves the quality of services offered in the public human service agency. OR
  3. Creative management practice in the areas of organizational development, staff development, or training that improved performance, advanced the training profession, and/or promoted better understanding of training. AND
  4. That this training approach/practice has led to demonstrated quality improvements such as would be measured by:
         a. Level 2 to 4 evaluations
         b. Improved outcomes in the public human service agency OR
         c. Cost savings to the training program of public human service agency
  5. The above activities must have occurred in the last three years.
  6. The Quality Award can be given to any training program if the program nominated was developed for a public human services agency.
  7. The award can be for a training program or curriculum that was developed by multiple parties.
  8. Individuals can nominate their own programs.
  9. The training programs represented by NSDTA Board members may be nominated.

 

Distinguished Service in Training - for Individual Only

Criteria:

  1. Demonstrates a continuing and successful effort to create, improve, and update training materials, presentations or programs. Demonstrates outstanding skills as an adult educator through use of creative approaches and ensures effective transfer of learning occurs. and/or
  2. Demonstrates skills as a training manager, administrative support, communication specialist, evaluator/researcher, human resource planner, instructional media specialist, coach/mentor, organizational development specialist, training program and curriculum designer or any role related to providing quality training. and/or
  3. Demonstrates evidence of outstanding skills as a trainer or curriculum developer by creating new training approaches or curriculum. Able to present challenging content that leads to transfer of learning. and/or
  4. Represents excellence and professionalism in the field of human services training through his/her leadership skills, mentoring of new trainers, or advancement of training as a method of bringing changes in the field of public human services.
  5. The above activities must have occurred in the last three years.
  6. That the nomination packet should include documentation or measurement of the trainer or curriculum designer’s success. (Only send training Level 2, 3 or 4 evaluations, if available.)
  7. NSDTA Board members cannot be nominated.

 

Career Achievement - for Individual only

Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated throughout his/her career a commitment to the profession of human services training, organizational development, and/or staff development; And/or Significant contributions to the profession in terms of leadership, new ideas, and education. As measured by improved agency outcomes, impact on the field of public human services training, or improvement in national best practices at a state or national level; And/or Service in a variety of leadership roles; And/or Excellence and professionalism in the field of public human services training.
  2. Individuals who have contributed to the profession in any training or management position can be nominated for this award.
  3. The nomination packet should include documentation as to the person’s impact on the field of public human services training. If evaluation, cost savings, improvement to agency outcomes is document that should be included in the nomination packet.
  4. NSDTA Board members cannot be nominated.

As some nominees may qualify for both Career Achievement and Distinguished Service in Training you may indicate on the nomination form that you wish for an individual to be considered for both awards and you only need to submit one nomination packet. Be sure to address ALL the criteria in both awards.

 

Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award (article or book) For information on the criteria and nomination process for this award, contact  dcurry@kent.edu.

 

For the fifth year, NSDTA is partnering with the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare, Center for Child Welfare Policy and the International Institute for Human Service Workforce Research and Development to sponsor the Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award.  To be considered, the literary work must pertain to at least one of the nine roles in the NSDTA competency model: administrative support, communication specialist, evaluator/researcher, human resource planner, instructional media specialist, instructor/trainer, manager, organizational development specialist, and training program and curriculum designer.  Journal articles, books, book chapters, monographs, and reports will be considered.  The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2017.  For more information on the Pro Humanitate Award, please contact Dale Curry at dcurry@kent.edu

 

AWARDS APPLICATION FORM

 

Award Nomination Instructions:

1. Complete the Award Nomination form.

2. Submit in addition to the nomination form:

  • A nomination letter with a summary of the person’s or program’s qualifications. Submit as an electronic file.
  • An abstract that does not exceed two typewritten pages that includes details of how this person or program meets the award criteria. Submit as an electronic file.
  • Materials or documentation that supports the nomination. There must be five sets of any materials that are mailed.  Examples of materials are:

Documentation can include: Level 2, 3 or 4 training evaluations, cost savings documentation, or outcomes achieved. (No more than 5 pages)

DVD, CD or VRC tape will be accepted if they are used in substitution for the documentation or supporting materials.

 

The committee does not accept complete copies of curriculum, full program descriptions or Level 1 evaluations as part of the supporting materials.

 

Email all Quality, Distinguished Service in Training and Career Achievement Award materials to:

Karyn.schimmels@state.or.us

           

Email all Pro Humanitate Literary Award materials to:

Dale Curry, dcurry@kent.edu

 

For materials that cannot be emailed (i.e. DVD or CD), please send to:

Karyn C. Schimmels, MPA

DHS Child Welfare and Technical Training Manager

DHS Child Welfare and Technical Training Services Unit

3414 Cherry Avenue, Suite 150

Salem, OR  97303

 

Award Winners will be honored at the NSDTA Annual Conference in Savannah, GA on September 17-20, 2017.

 

Winners for each Award will receive one free conference registration and one hotel room during the conference.

 

If there are multiple people involved in the Quality award only one person will receive a free conference registration. No travel costs or per diem expenses will be paid by NSDTA for the Quality, Distinguished service in training or Career Achievement award winners.

 

If you have any questions contact the NSDTA Awards Chair, Karyn Schimmels at :

karyn.schimmels@state.or.us