Call for Proposals

HR Spotlight 2023

February 5, 2024

CPHR BC & Yukon

Thank you for submitting a nomination for
CPHR BC & Yukon's HR Spotlight program.

Submissions are due by 12:00pm Pacific Time on September 25, 2023.
Please contact the Awards Manager with any questions you may have.


Tips for Completing Your Nomination: 
  • To preview the application questions in advance, please see a PDF copy here.
  • Please keep your answers concise and clearly articulated. 
  • Use specific examples to substantiate your statements about the nominee.
  • Where possible and if applicable, use before and after metrics to substantiate your claims of impact/improvement to the organization.
  • Where possible, include timeframes and dates.
  • Focus on the nominee's impact and accomplishments since January 2021 - not their career history.
  • Please request and obtain in advance two letters of support as it may take time for the supporters to complete and submit their letters. See below for more details; we recommend that you share the requirements with those who will be writing the letters.

Letters of Support Requirements: 
  • 1 letter must be from the nominee’s direct supervisor or a senior leader within their organization (past or present) or client (past or present).
  • 1 letter must be from the nominee’s colleague or professional peer; this individual is preferably a CPHR BC & Yukon member but this is not a requirement. 
  • Each letter should be no more than 500 words on a single page and must explain the relationship between the nominee and the person writing the letter and must speak to the accomplishment / challenge / innovation / story outlined within this nomination.
  • Supporters may be contacted to validate their written statements. As such, letters must include official letterhead, signature block, and/or contact details.
  • Where possible, letters should include timeframes and dates, indicate what the supporter's role was in relation to the accomplishment / challenge / innovation / story, focus on achievements since January 2021 (not the nominee's entire career), and describe the impact from their own perspective. 

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Nominee must be a current member in good standing.
  • Nominee must have held their membership for a minimum of three years at the time of nomination (for example, prior to September 25, 2020).
  • Preference is given to members who hold their CPHR designation or have CPHR Candidate status, but it is not required.
  • Nominee must have made a significant impact in the workplace, overcome a major challenge, or otherwise have an inspiring story to tell.

What We Are Looking For: 
The HR Spotlight program is designed around highlighting CPHR BC & Yukon’s extraordinary members. The volunteer committee is looking for accomplishments and achievements that have occurred between January 2021 and the present, and will consider the following when reviewing the nominations:
  • Professionalism and Character - a high-quality approach through personal values and working practices; seen as an inspiration to others; commitment to the HR profession; integrity, honesty and transparency
  • Innovation and Impact - a highly innovative approach to HR work; pursues new pathways to organizational success; uncommon approaches are supported, embraced and championed
  • Measurable Success / Performance - evidence of quantifiable benefit to the organization/team; recognition by many as a change-maker; usage of ongoing learning, connections, and personal/professional development to achieve success
  • Leadership - gains the trust of others and guides them towards a common goal; regularly shows appreciation for others and gives meaning to their work; clearly articulate a sense of purpose for a team or other group; commitment to development of self as a leader
  • Agility and Resilience - open-mindedness to change; awareness and celebration of differences; ability to make decisions when faced with ambiguity; can guide others through complex situations; strong understanding of when to engage external expertise or guidance; proven ability to overcome big challenges
  • Intangibles - a unique style that is widely appreciated; a story that is exceptionally unique; a dynamic presence or "stand-out" quality

Member Recognition Gala Dinner: 
  • HR Spotlight 2023 Recipients will be celebrated at CPHR BC & Yukon's Member Recognition Gala Dinner, held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. 
  • Registration for the gala will open in November 2023. As seating is limited, we strongly recommend that you register early.

Note: This online submission system will save your information so you may come back to edit/complete your nomination at anytime before the submission deadline as long as you are using the same computer/IP address. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission along with a copy of what you have submitted. If you do not receive this notification, please email
All information submitted is kept confidential and only reviewed by the HR Spotlight Committee and CPHR BC & Yukon support staff.