Awards & Recognition ProgramCareer Development Professionals of Indiana is pleased to offer the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of our members through the CDPI Awards and Recognition Program. The awards recognize members of CDPI for outstanding research, programs, or initiatives that contribute to the State of Indiana, for distinguished leadership in career development, and for exemplary performance from a new career development professional.
Individual nominees for the Career Mentor, INvested Career Award, Distinguished Career Award, and the Outstanding New Professional Award must be:
Team nominations for the INvested Career Award must include at least one individual who meets the above criteria and can include employers, faculty, or other college/university personnel who served on a planning team or committee.
- Career Services personnel at a two-year or four-year college, university, or proprietary school in the state of Indiana, and;
- A member of CDPI, Inc.
The following information is provided to assist you in the preparation of award nominations:
The INvested Career Award: This award recognizes an individual who has improved our understanding of the career development needs of students or whose assessment, evaluation, research, or programming efforts were used to improve the economy, job opportunities, or the career services profession in the state of Indiana. Recipients will have made significant contributions to the quality of career services provided for students and employers throughout the state. Teams are also eligible for this award.
***Outstanding New Professional Award: This award recognizes a new career services professional in the state of Indiana who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to our profession. It is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding service to students, faculty, employers, or CDPI, Inc., for five years or less.
***Distinguished Career Award: This award recognizes a career services professional who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and distinguished service to our profession. It is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding service to students, faculty, employers, and CDPI, Inc., for more than five years.
***The Awards and Recognition Committee will review nominations and make selections in all award categories. Nominators will be notified of the selection decisions (to encourage conference attendance of the winners). Award recipients will NOT be notified of their selection prior to the Spring Conference. A plaque and award certificate will be presented to each award recipient during the CDPI Conference.