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I4PL 2019 Awards program

Our Awards Program proudly recognizes the performance and learning projects that embrace and exceed the standards of excellence of the Institute for Performance and Learning, and are a way to celebrate the profession's most innovative people and their projects.



The I4PL Awards program has relaunched.  Those with projects to submit that have been completed within the past five (5) years, can submit their work from August 16 – NOTE DEADLINE EXTENDED to OCTOBER 7 2019  The information on how to apply and the full rubric can be found below. The 2019 Awards of Excellence will provide opportunities for the entire spectrum of our members and field to showcase their excellent work.

Award categories will remain unchanged and include:

Award of Excellence for Designing Curricula

Award of Excellence for Designing Learning Experiences

Award of Excellence for Learner Impact

Award of Excellence for Applied Innovation

Standard of Achievement Awards for Designing Curricula and Designing Learning Experiences

 Winners will be announced in November 2019 and an event to recognize the winners will take place in January 2020.  With a view to inviting all our members to celebrate excellence in our field, the I4PL Awards event will take a different format this year. In January, we will invite our members to attend an online celebration, get a taste of the wonderful programs that received awards and meet their creators. We look forward to having you be part of this exciting event and invite you to submit your best and brightest work for consideration in the 2019 Awards Program.



The Designing Curricula and Designing Learning Experiences categories have two levels of recognition:

RECOGNITION LEVEL 1: Standard of Achievement for meeting the assessment criteria. The assessment criteria reflect key outputs from the Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals for the Designing Curricula and Designing Learning Experiences competencies.


 RECOGNITION LEVEL 2:  Award of Excellence for exceeding the assessment criteria. The assessment criteria for Designing Curricula and Designing Learning Experiences focus on identifying, articulating and demonstrating how a methodology, theory, or practice exceed the key outputs of the Designing Curricula or Designing Learning Experiences competencies. For the Award of Excellence, the applicant must submit an abstract (see Appendix 1) as part of the PDF document, in addition to completing the online form.


The Applied Innovation category has only 1 level of recognition: the Award of Excellence for meeting the assessment criteria for the Applied Innovation category.

The Learner Impact category has only 1 level of recognition: the Award of Excellence.  This award is voted on by the membership.



I4PL Awards Process 

It is recommended to read the Awards 2019 Overview and Guidelines before applying. Note that each submission will be scored by the judging team using the rubrics below. For each Key Output and each section, the score is based on how well the submission provides evidence of alignment with the relevant output using a scale of lesser degrees to great degrees. Providing a minimum score is achieved, the submission can be considered for a Standard of Achievement Award.

If the submission is to be considered for an Award of Excellence, the submission must demonstrate how the solution elevated transfer of learning, affect or impact, alignment of individual and organizational needs, partnering with clients, or learner engagement. Additional documents are submitted to demonstrate this - the abstract and two supporting documents. 

The applicants will use the online form to note the specific page  and section of the submission that provides the evidence of alignment and will be asked to score how well the submission meets the requirement, in the applicant's opinion.  The judges will look at the applicant's score but will assess their own scores based on the evidence of alignment actually produced by the applicant. Applicants will be able to create a user ID and return various times to their submission(s) to edit and these will not be viewed by judges until the applicant pushes the button to submit for judging.  For detailed instructions on how to complete each application for each category and recognition level, please consult the 2019 Awards Submission Workbook.  In order to have judges consider the application, payment must be made using the payment link by the submission deadline.

Here are the full rubrics that the applicant should review to understand the criteria judges will be applying to the submissions:

Designing Curricula

Designing Learning Experiences

Learner Impact

Applied Innovation


To apply, please visit the Apply for Awards web page. 




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