The practitioner awards are reserved for practicing learning and development professionals at for-profit, nonprofit, government and academic organizations. The provider awards are reserved for vendors, consultants and partnering organizations that provide services to client organizations.
All awards, with the exception of the CLO of the Year award, recognize leaders and providers for initiatives conducted within the past year. So, for the 2018 awards, initiatives conducted anytime in 2017 up through May 2018 are eligible. Initiatives that were started earlier are eligible so long as demonstrable results can be documented in the current award nomination period.