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Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development Award

The Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award is given annually to a supervisor or manager who facilitates the participation of staff members in learning activities as fully as possible. An eligible supervisor might encourage employees to attend classes and programs that are relevant to the employees’ professional development, and the University wants to recognize supervisors who support a more engaged, productive workforce.

The Office of Human Resources invites nominations in late March for the OELD Award for a manager or supervisor who supports employees’ learning and development. Any University employee may nominate a manager or supervisor, and people who were nominated in previous years are eligible to be nominated again.

The award was created by the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Better Workplace in 2004 and is open to SHRA (SPA) and EHRA (EPA) managers who have had at least one year of continuous University service. The award is presented to one manager at the annual meeting of the University Managers Association in May and includes 24 hours of paid time off, automatic nomination for a Chancellor’s Award in the category of Human Relations, and a plaque.

Recent past recipients were Jerry Guerrier from Facilities Planning & Design in 2016, Lachonya Williams from CAS in 2015, Andy Lang from OASIS in 2014, Eve Duffy from the Program in the Humanities and Human Values in 2013, Ray Angle from University Career Services in 2012, and Christopher Turner from the Department of Pharmacology in 2011.

Nominations for the OELD award (online nomination form) will be accepted through Monday, April 3, 2017.

For questions or comments, contact Organization & Professional Development in the Office of Human Resources at 919-962-9685.