The Pinnacle Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter/state council development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management. All SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete in this program. Winners will each receive a $1,000 grant presented at a chapter/state council meeting with special recognition in SHRM publications and during the Leadership Conference. A compendium of Pinnacle Award nominations can be found by clicking on the links below.
2013 Award Year
2013 SHRM Pinnacle Award Winners Named
2013 SHRM Pinnacle Award Finalists Announced
2013 Pinnacle Award Information Packet (PDF)
Learn more about the enhanced Pinnacle Award for 2013 in this 10-minute webinar.
Sample State Council Application
Sample Chapter Application
Pinnacle Awards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Pinnacle Award Winners - Complete Listing 1991-Present
2012 Pinnacle Award Compendium - Chapters and State Councils
2011 Pinnacle Award Compendium - Chapters and State Council
2010 Pinnacle Award Compendium - Chapters and State Councils
(For copies of compendiums from 2001-2009, please contact a member of your regional team.)
The Excel Awards for Chapters and State Councils
Introduced for 2010, the recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) is the Excel Awards. Awards may be earned at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level builds on a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments. Chapters and state councils must submit a SHAPE Year-End Report no later than the due date to be considered for an award. Chapter Excel Award winners will be notified in March and State Council winners will be notified in May. Winners will receive award podium banners and recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences. For more information on the new award levels, please visit the SHAPE Center.
Membership Star and Superstar Awards
The Membership Star and Superstar Awards recognize achievement in SHRM membership growth. All chapters and state councils are eligible for this program. Award levels recognize membership growth during the calendar year. The 2013 and 2014 award parameters are:
Star: 1% -3.99%
Award winners will receive a recognition e-mail and award graphics for their use in publicizing their achievement in newletters, on their website, etc. Award notification will be made in March.
Congratulations to the chapters and state councils achieving Membership Star and Superstar status for the calendar year 2012. View the winner listings.
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