2013 EAPA Annual Awards - Call for Nominations

Accepting Award Nominations through August 9!


 Each year at the Annual World EAP Conference, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) recognizes and celebrates the achievement of members, individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work and leadership in EAPA and the employee assistance profession. EAPA Awards salute outstanding achievements in a number of different categories.

Submitting a Nomination: 

Please read the following instructions carefully.  It is important to read the eligibility and selection criteria for each award before completing the online nomination form. 

1. Prepare nomination documentation:

·        There is a separate online form for each award category.  Each form contains the minimum criteria that qualify an individual or organization to receive the award.

·        When completing the award nomination form, respond to each qualifying criterion and, where appropriate, include specific events, projects, activities, etc. that support the nomination.

·        Each award is required to have two (2) separate nominations in order to be considered by the Awards Committee.

·        For those awards that require it, verify EAPA membership by contacting EAPA at 703-387-1000, ext. 334 or via email to mbrdatadm@eapassn.org. Membership can also be verified online at www.eapassn.org.  CEAP status can be verified by contacting EAPA at 703-387-1000, ext. 311 or via email to certdir@eapassn.org. Certification can also be verified online at www.eapassn.org.

2. Submit nomination form online no later than August 9.  Click on Award titles below for submission form(s).

3. Review and notification process:

·        The Awards Committee verifies eligibility and qualifications upon receipt of the nomination.

·        The Awards Committee reviews all eligible and qualified nominees and evaluates each nomination against the criteria for the award and in comparison with other nominations for the same award.

·        The Awards Committee submits its recommendations to the EAPA Board of Directors for approval of its selections for awards.

·        Following Board approval at the August 26th meeting, the Awards Committee notifies both the award winner and the nominator(s).

·        Award notifications will be sent no later than August 30, 2013.

·        Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Annual World EAP Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort – Phoenix, Arizona.


2013 EAPA Award Categories:

·        EAPA Member of the Year - Honors a current EAPA member for outstanding service to EAPA within the last 24 months.

·        Lifetime Achievement Award - Honors an EAPA member or an individual who has made a significant contribution to EAPA and the EA profession over an extended period of time.

·        EAP Quality Award - honors an EA Program that demonstrates adherence to the EAPA Standards and Guidelines for EA Programs and includes an exemplary continuous quality improvement component.

·        Outstanding Chapter Award - Honors an EAPA chapter for outstanding growth, development, and community outreach.

·        Outstanding Branch Award - Honors an EAPA Branch for outstanding growth, development, and community outreach.

·        Ross Von Weigand Award - Honors a joint labor/management EAP that exemplifies exceptional cooperation and working relationship.

·        John J. Hennessey Award - Honors an EAPA member who exemplifies leadership in the employee assistance profession and has contributed significantly to organized labor/peer assistance programs.

·        Emeritus Member Status - Honorary membership category. The individual must be retired from any active paid EA work and have served EAPA in at least two elected or appointed positions at the chapter, branch, or international level. Maximum of two can be awarded in any year.


Questions about the EAPA awards, nominations process, or 2013 Annual World EAP Conference may be directed to: Marina London, Manager, Web Services, at 703-387-1000 Ext 350 or m.london@eapassn.org