Dr. Deborah Colky Award

ATDChi's Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning & Performance Student Award Recognizes an Exceptional Student in the Workplace Learning & Performance Profession
Background and Eligibility Requirements

2017 will be the tenth year that the Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award recognizes a student who demonstrates excellent potential in the Workplace Learning and Performance profession.

The 2017 recipient of the Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award will receive:

  • Scholarship: One-time $1,000 cash scholarship
  • Professional Membership: One year membership to ATDChi
  • Professional Publication: One article in the ATDChi seasonal magazine Training Today
  • Award Ceremony: One guest dinner registration for the award recipient to attend the ATDChi Holiday Party, held during Employee Learning Week
  • The award recipient will also be presented with a commemorative plaque during the award ceremony at the annual ATDChi Holiday Party in December.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

Status: Student is currently enrolled in a degree program in Workplace Learning & Performance, or a related field
Location: Student resides in the Chicagoland area
Availability: The award requires the recipient’s commitment to participate in events that promote raising visibility in the Chicagoland community around workplace learning & performance and ATDChi through the end of December 2017.

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.

The application deadline for the 2017 Deb Colky Scholarship has passed.  Please check back next year.

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Meet Previous Award Winners

ATDChi recognizes that many of Deb’s friends and colleagues, as well as our members would like to contribute to  our Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award.  You may donate at the

Dr. Deb Colky Student Award
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