Showcasing the best the Institute has to offer!

Our Awards of Excellence program proudly recognizes the performance and learning projects that embrace and exceed the standards of excellence of the Institute for Performance and Learning, and celebrates the profession’s most innovative people, projects and programs.



Please join us in celebrating our 2017 Awards of Excellence winners on the evening of Monday November 6, 2017.

4:45-6:00 Trade Show Reception
6:00-6:15 Red Carpet
6:15-8:30 Awards Dinner and Gala

Individual Tickets: $150 +hst
Half Table (4 tickets): $540 +hst –shared table
Full Table (8 tickets): $1,080 +hst –private table

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5min video – 2017 Awards Overview

75min video – 2017 Awards Information Session

Please Note: We are using version 1.2 of the documentation (Overview and Workbook).

To get started, download:

Then download the rubrics associated with each award category:

And then the Awards of Excellence abstract:

2017 Award of Excellence – Information Session (June 9th -11am-12pm EST)

Join our awards committee chair, Mike Bubyn CTDP, as he walks through the awards process and provides insight into the submission requirements and rubric scoring systems.
Discussion topics include:
  • How the awards program is different from previous years.
  • Understanding the award categories and multi-category submissions.
  • Tips to strengthen your submission.

This session will discuss a lot of detail quickly. Participants are encouraged to review the awards program documents prior to attending the information session. A recording of the session will be made available for future reference. Register for the session.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the session. Questions sent to awards@performanceandlearning.ca will receive first priority during the information session.

We will be using the existing I4PL portal and payment system to collect registration and payment information.


  1. Go to Awards2017 to register and pay your submission
    1. For payment purposes, you must declare which of the four categories the submission is applying for.
  2. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a submission code and link to the Awards Portal
  3. Save your submission code for future reference.

Use the Submission workbook to organize your submission response.

Remember, each category has its own requirements and rubric to assess against. You must upload a completed self-assessed rubric for each category you are submitting for.

Once you have completed your submission package, Upload the various documents to the Awards Portal. You will receive the URL for the awards portal in the confirmation email your received from the payment system.



Frequently Asked Questions

When can I submit for an award?

The call for submissions opens on May 26, 2017 and closes on June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

What is the cost to submit?

The non-refundable application fee is $350 + taxes for members per award submission. You must be a member to apply.

I don't have a membership, can I still apply?

Your most hold a valid membership with The Institute for Performance and Learning in order to submit for an award. Joining is easy! Visit our site for more detail: https://performanceandlearning.ca/join-us

How many awards will be given out?

This depends on the output of the judging process. There are 4 award types this year: Designing Curricula, Designing Learning Experiences, Applied Innovation, Learner Impact.

What will the winners receive for winning an Award of Excellence?

Winners will receive an award at the Nov 6 Awards Gala in Toronto during the I4PL annual conference. Winners will also be showcased online throughout the year via website and other digital channels.

Why should I apply?

You should apply if you think you have a remarkable solution and story to tell. Doing so amplifies our profession and makes it stronger.

If we submitted last year but didn't receive an award, may we resubmit?

Yes, you are welcome to resubmit for the 2017 Awards of Excellence program.

If my company isn't headquartered in Canada, may we still submit?

Yes, although you must offer evidence of a Canadian connection and impact in the Canadian workplace.

How many applications can I submit?

You can submit as many as you believe are worthy of an Award of Excellence.

What are the timelines?

1. Call for Submissions: May 26 to June 30, 2017
2. Submission Qualification: July 2 to July 14, 2017
3. Award Consideration: July 17 to August 31, 2017
4. Award Notification: Week of September 4, 2017.
5. Award Ceremony: November 6, 2017

When will I know the results?

Submitters will be notified of award status the week of September 4, 2017

Can you send me an example of an award-worthy submission

Unfortunately, we cannot. The results of this awards program is that each submission is unique and you must demonstrate to us why it is worthy. You are welcome to review the short videos of last year’s award winners.