LEAD Award

Leadership | Excellence | Achievement | Dedication

The Missouri State Council of SHRM has opened the Call for 2021 LEAD Award Nominations.

This prestigious award is given to recognize and honor a Missouri Human Resources professional who has achieved the highest level of Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Dedication in the field of Human Resources. 

Is there a Human Resources professional that comes to mind for you when reading the above description who you feel should be recognized?  What better way to recognize them than nominating them for the 2021 LEAD Award!

There are only a few requirements for individuals to be eligible for nominations.

  • Nominees for the LEAD award must be a current member of SHRM (practicing in Missouri) or a SHRM Affiliated Local Missouri Chapter.
  • Nominees should either hold an outstanding record of contributions to the Human Resources profession as an innovator, advocate and/or thought leader; or hold an outstanding record of volunteer service to the profession through leadership in a SHRM Affiliated Local Missouri Chapter, the Missouri State Council of SHRM and/or SHRM. 

FAQs regarding nominations for the LEAD Award

Can I nominate someone who has been nominated previously?

A:  Yes, as long as the individual has not been a recipient of the award.

Can I nominate myself?

A:  Yes, self-nominations are accepted.

The questions on the Nomination Form are very limited.  Shouldn’t I provide more information regarding the accomplishments of the individual I am nominating?

A:  No, the nomination form gathers general qualifying information about the nominee.  All qualified nominees will be notified of their nomination and asked to complete a comprehensive application.

If you have someone in mind for this award, don’t hesitate, nominate them today! 

Nominations are due by midnight April 30, 2021.

Nominating is as easy as 1,2,3. 

  1. Click Here for the online Nomination Form
  2. Complete the short form
  3. Click submit!  Yes, it is THAT easy!

If you have any questions while completing the Nomination Form, please email the 2021 LEAD Award Moderator – Kristi Jones at kristi.jones@springventuregroup.com.

2019 LEAD Award Winner

Tina Olson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Ed.D., M.B.A.
Instructor of Management

Columbia College/Robert W. Plaster School of Business

LEAD Award Winners