The LDP Innovation Award recognizes an individual, or pair of individuals, who have demonstrated outstanding initiative and creativity in contributing to the measurable success of their development program(s) and the program’s participants. The initiative can be in any element of managing or recruiting for a development program for early career professionals.
The award is intended to recognize a specific initiative, rather than an overall body of work. As long as there are some preliminary measurable results, the initiative may still be ongoing. Nominees will be judged by a panel of peers according to the criteria below:
What was the business need and what was the potential impact of leaving the issue unaddressed? What was the measurable risk?
What was the proposed solution? What alternatives were explored? Why was the innovative idea/practice/process designed in the manner it was? Why was the proposed solution considered innovative?
What metrics were identified to be used in assessing the success of the innovative idea/practice/process. What was the plan for evaluation?
How was the innovative idea/practice/process implemented? What challenges were encountered and how were they addressed?
What measurable impact did the innovative idea/practice/process have on the business, the program and/or program participants?
Nominations for the LDP Innovation Award will accepted beginning in June 2017.