The International Prism Award honors businesses and organizations with coaching programs that:
ICF is now accepting nominations for the 2018 International Prism Award. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 30, 2018, at 12 Noon (New York).
All nominations must be submitted via ICF’s online awards platform.
The award will be presented at the Human Capital Institute’s 2018 Learning and Leadership Development Conference, September 26–28, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
ICF’s awards management team has assembled a list of seven tips to keep in mind as you prepare your Prism Award nomination. Download the list below.
There are three rounds of competition in the International Prism Award program.
In the preliminary round, entries are scored according to the Strong Coaching Cultures index developed by ICF and the Human Capital Institute (HCI). The index includes six markers:
Organizations that fulfill an above-average number of the criteria (in relation to their fellow nominees) will advance to the semifinal round.
Semifinalists’ nominations will be evaluated by a panel of volunteer judges according to four criteria:
As judges score each nomination, they will refer to the rubric below.
Organizations identified as finalists will be invited to participate in a one-hour interview on the Zoom conferencing platform. Afterwards, their nominations and interviews will once again be scored according to the criteria of impact, standards, strategy and sustainability.
All Prism Award nominations will be submitted via ICF’s online awards management platform. Many nominating coaches find it helpful to use the worksheet below as they prepare to submit their nomination.
As part of your Prism nomination package, you will be required to upload an Excel spreadsheet listing all external and internal coach practitioners who have delivered coaching in the organization since April 4, 2017. Please provide this information using the template below.
2011: JOEY RESTAURANT GROUP and BC Housing of Canada
2010: Genentech, Inc. and the TINE Group — See case study (PDF).
2009: ibm.com (North America) and Solaglas Windowcare (United Kingdom)
2008: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and SYSCO Food Services of Canada
2007: NASA (APPEL 4-D Systems) and Deloitte and Touche
2006: University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and Verizon Business
2005: IBM and MCI
Some ICF Chapters and regional groups also honor local organizations with Prism Awards each year. Please contact your local Chapter for more information.
If you are an ICF Chapter Leader interested in launching a local Prism Award program, contact ICF Communications and Awards Manager Abby Heverin at email@example.com.
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