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Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award

ATDChi's Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award Recognizes an Exceptional Student in the Talent Development Profession

The Recipient of the Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award will receive

  • Scholarship: One-time $500 cash scholarship
  • Professional Membership: One year membership to ATDChi
  • Professional Publication: One article in the ATDChi blog
  • Award Ceremony: One guest dinner registration for the award recipient to attend the ATDChi Holiday Party
  • The award recipient will also be presented with a commemorative plaque during the award ceremony at the annual ATDChi Holiday Party in December.

Eligibility Requirements

Student is currently enrolled in a degree program in Talent Development, or a related field

Student resides in the Chicagoland area

The award requires the recipient’s commitment to participate in events that promote raising visibility in the Chicagoland community around Talent Development and ATDChi in the year following their winning the award.

Award recipients historically exhibit many of Deb’s qualities, including enthusiasm and patience that encourages personal growth and skill development of those around them. In addition, the committee is interested in applicants who are:

  • Effective and efficient practitioners
  • Passionate about organization development
  • People-centric
  • Humanistic

The Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award will be awarded to a recipient based on a minimum number of eligible applications received.


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