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Chapter of Excellence Award

ISPI 2021 Awards of Excellence:

Chapter of Excellence Award


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International Society for Performance Improvement
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ISPI Awards of Excellence Program

ISPI's Awards of Excellence (AOE) program is designed to showcase the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of performance improvement. If you would like ISPI to consider your chapter for the Chapter of Excellence Award, review this document and complete the appropriate submission forms.


The ISPI Chapter of Excellence Program recognizes those chapters that demonstrate innovative efforts and/or achieve outstanding results in the categories of Programming, Communications, or Chapter to Society Relations. The award recognizes achievement over a calendar year.   Up to three chapters will be recognized.

Each Chapter of Excellence Award category need not be awarded each year. There may be multiple awards given in a category.

Criteria for Nomination

In addition to the application form and supporting documentation, Chapters must have submitted their annual report to the Society as required by their Chapter Affiliation Agreement.

Chapter of Merit designation is  not a prerequisite for consideration as a Chapter of Excellence.

The deadline for application is January 15, 2021

Guidelines for Selection

The following guidance is provided to aid the selection of Chapter of Excellence awardees. These attributes are neither mandatory nor exhaustive.

Outstanding Programming

  • Identify and determine the best methods for responding to the needs and interests of the Chapter’s served community to deliver relevant programs, products, and services that align with ISPI’s strategic goals and values.
  • Review metrics to evaluate programs and make recommendations to maintain, improve, or discontinue.
  • Ensure the review of existing and potential professional development activities that incorporate the conditions necessary for successful adult learning.
  • Develop comprehensive implementation plans to ensure that programs are fiscally responsible.
  • Use of innovative methods and delivery systems to appropriately address stakeholder needs.
  • Co-sponsorship of meetings/conferences with other chapters or groups
  • Other efforts or results indicative of aspirational Programming

Chapter Communications

  • Deploy informative, engaging physical marketing material
  • Deploy informative, engaging website and virtual communications design
  • Distribute engaging newsletter on a regular basis
  • Leverage membership directory and leads list outreach and analysis
  • Develop community awareness through social media
  • Develop community awareness through traditional media
  • Develop a data-driven marketing strategy to support the Chapter’s membership, education, and/or outreach goals
  • Other efforts or results indicative of aspirational Chapter Communications

Chapter to Society Relations

  • Encourage Society membership
  • Conduct timely and continuing communications with Society (Staff and CPC)
  • Support and promote Society meetings, programs, and goals
  • Share with the Society lessons learned regarding better service of member needs
  • Other efforts or results indicative of aspirational Chapter to Society Relation

Submission Guidelines

The Chapter Partnership Committee will provide submission instructions directly to the chapters.

For questions about submitting an Award, please email:  awards@ispi.org


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