First Posted: 6/28/2012 8:08:06 AM | Last Updated: 6/28/2012 8:08:29 AM
LAFAYETTE -- The Diversity Roundtable of Greater Lafayette Commerce has opened nominations for its 2012 Workforce Diversity Best Practice Awards and two new awards honoring the diversity work by individuals and nonprofits.
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The Workforce Diversity Best Practice Awards, which have been given since 2008, recognizes businesses that promote the importance of diversity in the workplace or organizational setting. Awards will be given to a small business and large business, based on number of employees.
The new DRT Diversity Leader Awards will be given to an individual and a nonprofit group recognized for significant achievements among Greater Lafayette residents toward developing a more diverse and inclusive community. Individuals and groups can be nominated with a nomination letter.
Nomination form for the Workforce Diversity Best Practice Award and criteria for the DRT Diversity Leadership Awards can be found here and at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com . Deadline for nominations will be Friday, July 20. The winners will be announced in August and winners presented at the Greater Lafayette Commerce annual dinner Sept. 27.
DRT Diversity Leader Awards
These annual awards recognize significant achievements among Greater Lafayette residents toward developing a more diverse and inclusive community. At least one individual award and at least one nonprofit award will be given annually.
Any individual living or working in the Greater Lafayette area will be eligible for the DRT Diversity Leader Award.
Any nonprofit organization, defined as an entity that is non governmental; but is self-governing; voluntary; and serves a cultural, public, philanthropic, social or charitable purpose, will be eligible for the DRT Diversity Leader Award.
Criteria For Selection
Significance: How does the work of the individual or nonprofit address areas of diversity such as climate, outreach and areas defined by the Diversity Roundtable mission statement and purpose.
Impact: What has been the impact of the individual and nonprofit work in the community in regards to making Greater Lafayette a more diverse and inclusive community.
A nomination letter addressing the nominee’s work in regards to diversity must accompany the nomination. The letter must be one page. Supporting material (such as resume, media articles, program booklets, etc.) will also be accepted, but is not required for a successful nomination.
The Diversity Roundtable Diversity Best Practice Award sub-committee will accept nominations and select the winners during a sub-committee meeting. The sub-committee will present the names of the selected winners to the entire Diversity Roundtable for final approval.
This information is available as a PDF document .
APPLICATION DEADLINE – JULY 20, 2012
[Award Presentation at the Greater Lafayette Commerce Annual Dinner, Thursday September 27, 2012]
Submit letter and any questions to
Greater Lafayette Commerce
Swezey Commerce Center
337 Columbia Street
P.O. Box 348
Lafayette, IN 47902