MADISON, Wis. (6/5/08)--Credit union training programs and trainers will be recognized for their outstanding staff development achievements in two asset categories during this year’s Experience Learning Live (ELLy) Training Awards program, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The ELLys are the only national awards presented to credit union trainers who perform outstanding work in professional staff development. Beginning this year, awards will be presented in two asset divisions--less than $250 million in assets and $250 million in assets or above--in each of six categories:
* Chi Phi Delta X II Award--Represents the best development of a Credit Union University, and its effect on staff learning and performance, using CUNA’s Center for Professional Development products as a foundation; * Coach Award--Recognizes a trainer who has significantly affected a trainee’s career and life through education, mentoring, and coaching. The entry can be submitted by employees or trainers in honor of a trainer who impacted their own or their co-workers’ lives and careers; * eLearning Award--Demonstrates how technology-based training was incorporated into and enhanced credit union training programs; * Training Champion Award--Singles out senior management staff in a credit union that go beyond the call of duty to support and develop the credit union’s training; * Training Professional of the Year Award--Honors exceptional achievements in performance and learning by a credit union training professional or department; * WOW Award--Recognizes the credit union with the best overall training curriculum or best training event that energizes, empowers and excites participants.
Entries must be received by Aug. 1. Awards will be presented at the 2008 Experience Learning Live conference, held Oct. 26-29 in Tempe, Ariz.