Call for Nominations - 2009 Richard J. Messer Excellence in Human Resources Management Award

This special award was designed to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in the Human Resources field.  The recipient is an individual who serves as a role model for others, sets the standard by which others are measured and unselfishly gives of themselves to the betterment of TAHRA, the Human Resources profession and the community.  Any current member of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, with the exception of the Awards Committee participants, is eligible to be nominated.
If you would like to nominate a TAHRA member for this award, please forward his or her name to the Awards Committee in care of Bill Young, VP Leadership Development via phone (293-0500) or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0Nominations must be received by October 1, 2009.

The award consists of a $500 cash donation to the charity of the recipient's choice and a special commemorative plaque.  In addition, a special biographical sketch detailing the individual's accomplishments will appear in the TAHRA newsletter and on line directory.  The award will be presented at the November 18, 2009 Program Meeting.

Award Criteria

Self Development

Candidate's attainment of:
Degrees received in the field.
Related certifications.

 Chapter Contribution

Active TAHRA participation as may be demonstrated through:
TAHRA membership for a minimum of three years.
Involvement on TAHRA committees.
Regular attendance at TAHRA meetings. 

Professional Leadership

Leadership in the Human Resources field as may be demonstrated through the following criteria:
Significant professional contributions to the Human Resources field including special articles, presentations, teaching or publications.
Providing expertise or services to related professional organizations and/or projects including the state council, annual state conference or SHRM.

Company Leadership

Contributions to his or her employer(s):
Outstanding approaches, innovations, or creative ideas applied to the area of human resources.
Overall contributions benefiting the nominee’s employer that are outside the normal requirements of the position.

Community and Civic Involvement

Active leadership role in community and/or civic organizations demonstrated through:
Level of service.
Contributions to the organization.
Years of service.