Press Release for Thursday, September 29, 2011

Annual Excellence in Employee Development Awards Call for Nominations

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations  

(904) 620-2102 



The University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education, in partnership with the American Society for Training and Development as well as the Society for Human Resource Management, announces a call for nominations for the 11th Annual Excellence in Employee Development Awards.  


Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize companies, organizations, departments, teams and individuals whose outstanding achievements have significantly advanced workplace learning and performance. The submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 4, with category winners being honored at the awards luncheon, Wednesday, Dec. 7. Additional information on UNF’s Excellence in Employee Development Awards, including complete details, writing tips and entry form, is available at .  


Award categories are:  


• Excellence in Employee Development 

• Excellence in Program Design 

• Excellence in Learning Partnerships 

• Trainer Excellence 

• Excellence in Measuring and Evaluating 

• Excellence in E-learning 

• Excellence in Blended Learning 

• Excellence in Leadership Training 

• Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring 

• Excellence in Program Improvement 


The keynote speaker, Kelly Mannel, principal of Image Partners, Inc., will share industry best practices in organizational development through leading research on the emerging role of civility and emotional intelligence in the workplace. For more than a decade, Mannel has incorporated organization-wide engagement and executive coaching to promote cutting-edge talent management, leadership development and change for companies in all industry segments.  

A writer and frequent guest speaker to the industry, Mannel has worked as a consultant and coach for many Fortune 100 companies, including the Intel Corporation, Mayo Clinic, Proctor & Gamble, CSX Transportation, Shell Oil and dozens of regional financial, health care, insurance and manufacturing companies. 


The ceremony fee is $59 per person or $413 for a table of eight (a $59 savings), which includes lunch, parking and memorabilia. For more information, contact UNF’s Division of Continuing Education at (904) 620-4200 or go to .