Date/Deadline: 31 Jul, 2020

Spanning nine major categories, the International Quality Awards are designed to recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and entire organisations across the globe. To ensure the highest level of rigour, a panel of subject matter experts will judge all the entries.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

There is a category for everybody. CQI members, IRCA registered auditors, non-members of our institute, teams and organisations are welcome to apply. All awards have subtly different criteria and marking schemes to fit various career stages and organisational contexts.

Please read the details of the categories and decide which one you are best qualified for – you may enter more than one category.

Along with completing an application for yourself, consider if you can support an entry from someone you coach, your manager, your colleague, your quality team, or even your whole organisation.

AWARDS CATEGORIES 2020

• Emerging Talent Award
The quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation in the areas of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context within the first eight years of their career.
• Audit System Award
The individual, team or organisation that has contributed most to establish and deliver an efficient and effective audit system.Entries must be submitted by an IRCA member of any grade.
• Quality Professional of the Year Award
The quality professional who has played a key role in advancing their organisation’s governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context . Entries are restricted to CQI Chartered Members or Chartered Fellows.
• Quality Team of the Year Award
A team of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organisation through governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.
• Quality Organisation of the Year (LGE) Award
The large enterprise organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything they do. This award is open to any organisation which has more than 250 employees or an annual turnover of more than £40m.
• Quality Organisation of the Year (SME) Award
The small and medium enterprise organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything they do. This award is open to any organisation with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than £40m. If the organisation is a subsidiary or part of a group, financial results must be posted separately.
• CQI Volunteer of the Year Award
An individual who has demonstrated that they are an exceptional volunteer, displaying dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering, and making a positive impact on people or a project while furthering the CQI’s mission and vision. The individual can nominate themselves or be nominated by a CQI volunteer, a CQI/IRCA member, or the CQI executive team.
• Improvement System Award
To recognise a team or programme that has achieved outstanding results through the application of quality methods to create improvement and change. CQI Outstanding Contribution to Quality
• Management Practice Award
An individual or organisation that has made a significant and lasting contribution to the quality management discipline with clear consequential benefit to society, in any one or more of the following domains:
• Academic thinking
• Education
• Policy
• Practice

Nominees do not have to be a member of the Institute.

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