JUL-SEP 2011 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A TOP 50 NAVY

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SUBJ/JUL-SEP 2011 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A TOP 50 NAVY// 



RMKS/1.  THIS IS A QUARTERLY ANNOUNCEMENT INVITING ALL NAVY COMMANDS AND 
ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAVY'S TOP 50 EXTERNAL RECOGNITION EFFORTS.  
THE AWARDS THIS QUARTER ARE IN THE CATEGORIES OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT, AND 
GENERAL WORKPLACE EXCELLENCE.

2.  2011 TRAINING MAGAZINE TOP 125 LIST.  WE ARE SEEKING YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM 
BEST PRACTICES TO INCLUDE IN NAVY'S 2011 SUBMISSION.  BOTH MATURE PROGRAMS 
WHICH HAVE QUALITY METRICS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI), AND PROGRAMS THAT 
ARE INNOVATIVE IN NATURE BUT STILL DEVELOPING ROI ARE DESIRED.  THESE TRAINING 
PRACTICES CAN BE FOUND ON THE SMALLEST OF SHIPS AND THE LARGEST NAVAL BASES.  
CONTACT N1Z POC IF INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING YOUR PROGRAM.  MORE INFORMATION IS 
AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.TRAININGMAG.COM
- DEADLINE:  15 AUG 2011.

3.  AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (ASTD) EXCELLENCE IN 
PRACTICE AWARD.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR BOTH NEW AND PROVEN PRACTICES IN CATEGORIES OF 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, INTEGRATED TALENT MANAGEMENT, 
LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, MANAGING CHANGE, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, PERFORMANCE 
IMPROVEMENT, TECHNICAL TRAINING, TRAINING MANAGEMENT, AND WORKPLACE LEARNING 
AND DEVELOPMENT.  PRACTICES MAY RANGE FROM A SINGLE, NARROWLY FOCUSED ACTIVITY 
TO A MULTIFACETED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVE, AS LONG AS THE RESULTS CAN BE 
CLEARLY LINKED TO ADVANCING THE ORGANIZATION'S GOALS.  DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL 
OPERATIONS MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION [DCNO(MPTE)] 
SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO N1Z POC.  NON-DCNO(MPTE) INDIVIDUAL COMMANDS 
/ORGANIZATIONS MAY APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
ABOUT THE AWARD AND THIS YEAR'S APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.ASTD.ORG/ASTD/ABOUTUS/AWARDSANDBESTPRACTICES
/EXCELLENCEINPRACTICEAWARDS.
DEADLINE:  15 AUG 2011[DCNO (MPTE)]; 22 SEP 2011[NON-DCNO (MPTE)].

4.  WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE'S OPTIMAS AWARD.  AWARDS ARE GIVEN IN 
CATEGORIES OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP, FINANCIAL IMPACT, 
GLOBAL OUTLOOK, INNOVATION, MANAGING CHANGE, PARTNERSHIP, SERVICE, VISION AND 
GENERAL EXCELLENCE (ACROSS THE FULL RANGE OF WORKFORCE PROGRAMS).  THE MOST 
COMPETITIVE APPLICATIONS WILL BE THOSE THAT LINK THEIR PROGRAM'S SUCCESS TO 
ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS.  THIS IS AN ORGANIZATIONAL AWARD FOR WHICH
NON-DCNO(MPTE) APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR.  MORE 
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AWARD CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.WORKFORCE.COM/GLOBAL 
/OPTIMAS.PHP .
DEADLINE:  1 AUG 2011 [DCNO (MPTE)]; 31 AUGUST 2011 [NON-DCNO (MPTE)] .

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  MR. WAYNE WAGNER, OPNAV N1Z, (703) 693-2322 /DSN 223, 
WAYNE.WAGNER(AT)NAVY.MIL, AND MS. FAY ROSE, OPNAV N1Z, (703) 614-5364 /DSN 
224, FAY.ROSE(AT)NAVY.MIL.  ALL [NON-DCNO (MPTE)] ORGANIZATIONS APPLYING ARE 
REQUESTED TO INFORM N1Z PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN AWARD NOMINATION.

6.  MORE INFORMATION ON NAVY'S TOP 50 INITIATIVE CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/ORGANIZATION/BUPERS/TOP50.

7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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