UPCOMING AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A GREAT PLACE TO SERVE

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RMKS/1.  THIS IS A PERIODIC NAVADMIN INVITING AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGING ALL 
NAVY COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAVY'S TOP 50 EXTERNAL AWARD 
RECOGNITION INITIATIVE.  THIS INITIATIVE OFFERS INDIVIDUAL COMMANDS THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SINGLE NAVY-WIDE SUBMISSION OR NOMINATE 
THEMSELVES AS OUTSTANDING EMPLOYERS AND FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE ADVOCATES.  
COMMANDS MAY COMPETE FOR RECOGNITION IN THE CATEGORIES OF TRAINING AND 
DEVELOPMENT, DIVERSITY, AND WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT.

2.  THE FIRST AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND 
DEVELOPMENT (ASTD) EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARD, WHICH RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENTS 
THROUGH THE USE OF PRACTICES AND SOLUTIONS FROM THE ENTIRE SCOPE OF WORKPLACE 
LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE.  ALL PRACTICES MUST BE NOMINATED BY TWO INDIVIDUALS, 
AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM IS FROM THE NOMINATED ORGANIZATION.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE 
ACCEPTED FOR PRACTICES IN THE 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.  THERE IS AN $80 
APPLICATION FEE FOR THIS SUBMISSION.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AWARD 
CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.ASTD.ORG/ABOUT/ASTD-AWARDS/EXCELLENCE-IN-PRACTICE-
AWARDS.ASPX.
PLEASE INFORM POC IDENTIFIED IN PARA 5 OF THIS NAVADMIN OF YOUR INTENT TO 
SUBMIT FOR THE AWARD. AWARD SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY N1Z NLT 1 AUGUST 
2013.  THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL COMMENCE IN LATE JUNE AND N1Z WILL SUBMIT 
FINAL APPLICATIONS TO THE SPONSOR.

3.  THE SECOND AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE DIVERSITY COUNCIL HONOR AWARD.
THESE AWARDS RECOGNIZE, HONOR, AND CELEBRATE THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AND 
ACHIEVEMENTS OF DIVERSITY COUNCIL GROUPS (DIVERSITY COUNCILS, EMPLOYEE 
RESOURCE GROUPS (ERG'S), AFFINITY AND NETWORK GROUPS) THAT LEAD THE DIVERSITY 
PROCESS IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND DEMONSTRATE RESULTS.
APPLICANTS ARE EVALUATED BASED ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN FOUR
CATEGORIES:  DEMONSTRATED COUNCIL RESULTS, DEMONSTRATED MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT, 
MEASUREMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION.
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.DIVERSITYCOUNCILCONFERENCE.COM/HONORS-AWARD-APPLICATION.HTML
(ALL LOWERCASE).  SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO THE SPONSOR NLT 20 JUNE 2013.

4.  THE FINAL AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE OPTIMAS AWARD.  THE OPTIMAS AWARD IS 
PRESENTED TO COMPANIES ACROSS THE GLOBE IN RECOGNITION OF WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT 
INITIATIVES THAT DIRECTLY IMPROVE BUSINESS RESULTS.  AWARDS ARE PRESENTED IN 
THE CATEGORIES OF GENERAL EXCELLENCE, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP, COMPETITIVE 
ADVANTAGE, FINANCIAL IMPACT, GLOBAL OUTLOOK, INNOVATION, MANAGING CHANGE, 
PARTNERSHIP, SERVICE, AND VISION.  SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE INFORMATION WILL BE 
ANNOUNCED ON THE AWARD WEBSITE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.WORKFORCE.COM.

5.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. CHRISTINA HOLDEN, AT (703) 604-3594/DSN 664 OR
VIA E-MAIL AT TOP50(AT)NAVY.MIL.  ALL ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS 
ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM MS. HOLDEN OF INTENT TO SUBMIT FOR AN AWARD.

6.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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