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Can Consulting organization apply for this award?

Consulting companies can partner with clients to apply, however the application should be submitted by the client or in the name of the client with a completed proxy form.

Consulting companies may apply for an AXIS award in their own name if their focus is on their own internal talent development efforts or if their work has positively shifted and influenced the Talent Development Profession

As a consulting organization, am I allowed to submit an entry against the designed initiative for a problem statement identified for my client?

Consulting companies can partner with clients to apply; however, the application should be submitted by the client or in the name of the client with a completed proxy form.

If I am undecisive about the category for my talent initiative, what should I do?

You should choose the category which you feel covers most of the tenets of your initiative. After submission, should the judges panel determine your application is better suited to another category, they will advise you of the change.

Can I share an ongoing initiative as a part of my application?

Any initiative which has been implemented and demonstrated meaningful results, and has not been recognized previously with an AXIS Award, is eligible for consideration.

If I have been able to pilot this initiative in one/ few locations/ offices and have been able to assess impact from the same, can I share that talent initiative as a part of my application?

Any initiative which has been implemented and demonstrated meaningful results (even if it means in only a few locations/ offices), and has not been recognized previously with an AXIS Award, is eligible for consideration.

Exception allowed only in 'Talent initiatives @ Covid'19' category. In this category, an ongoing initiative, yet to be completed, can also be shared.

Can I share an initiative which was submitted yet not recognized during last AXIS award?

Yes. An initiative which has not been recognized previously with an AXIS award, can be submitted for reconsideration.

To showcase alignment (Question 2) of an initiative with my business/ people strategy, do I necessarily need to submit my organizations’ scorecard and / or HR scorecard?

It is not mandatory to share organization/ HR scorecard. However, one can choose to submit these documents for better validation, with KRAs and targets removed.

If the initiative under consideration is still in the design / implementation phase, can I mention about the planned implementation process? (as a part of Question 3).

Any initiative which been implemented and demonstrated meaningful results, and has not been recognized previously with an AXIS Award, is only eligible for consideration. Hence you cannot submit an entry for an ongoing initiative.

Exception allowed only in 'Talent initiatives @ Covid'19' category. In this category, an ongoing initiative, yet to be completed, can also be shared.

If the initiative under consideration has not yet reached the completion stage, can I highlight planned ways of measuring the effectiveness of the initiative and it’s impact on the organization and people strategy?

Any initiative which been implemented and demonstrated meaningful results, and has not been recognized previously with an AXIS Award, is only eligible for consideration. Hence you cannot submit an entry for an initiative whose impact has not yet been assessed.

Exception allowed only in 'Talent initiatives @ Covid'19' category. In this category, an ongoing initiative/ yet to be completed or assessed, can also be shared.

Supporting document section says that I can submit up to 5 documents to support details of my initiative. Does it necessarily mean that I can have only 1 document per questioning?

No, it is not necessary that each question needs to have 1 supporting document. One should submit the supporting documents such that it validates/supports overall responses.

Do I need to stick to the number of documents which can be uploaded as 5, or I can upload multiple documents while keeping the attachment size under limit?

Yes, total number of documents to be uploaded should be upto 5 only. If you have more documents, you may combine them logically.

If I have hard copy of a document which is critical for showcasing success of the initiative, can I mail it across to the ATD office?

No. Only applications submitted through the online application link will be accepted. One can scan the critical parts of the hard copy document and upload the same.

What are some of the do's and don'ts to be taken into consideration for document submission?

Only include attachments that will provide a complete picture of your approach.  Please note, these documents may be used, with your permission, to highlight your work during the gala if your organization is chosen to be recognized.  Examples include screenshots from a mobile app or blended learning solution, copy of your leadership development model, talent mobility framework, or talent assessment collateral.

Please do not include the organization name, program name (if it references the organization) or any other identifying information, including organization brand elements, in your application or uploaded documents.

Are there any guidelines to be followed for naming my documents?

Yes.
In order for us to best track and consider your uploaded attachments, please use the following naming convention prior to uploading:
Your organization name – Award Category – Document Name
E.g. ABC  Organization – Leadership Development – Leadership Model.pdf

In case my organization is awarded for one/ more categories, what time commitment is expected from the team post results declaration?

If your organization is selected for recognition, you may be asked to participate in a video montage for the awards ceremony.  Likewise, you may be asked to showcase your initiative at a chapter meeting, SIG event or at our annual regional conference. However, this is basis expression of interest and not mandatory.


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