The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) in collaboration with DNV GL is launching the International Quality Awards to recognize the contributions of quality professionals across the globe.
Open to all in the quality profession, the awards will cover six categories and recognize the contributions of individuals to their organizations, while enabling people to share their experiences.
By launching the awards, the CQI also aims to recognize leaders who design and implement a culture where quality professionals are able to succeed.
“There’s a large space in the awards calendar, as there has been no set of awards designed to recognize quality professionals—those people who engineer their organizations to work efficiently and effectively for the benefits of all their stakeholders,” CQI Director of Policy Estelle Clark said.
“The CQI is plugging that gap with the establishment of new awards to acknowledge the contribution of the quality profession in enhancing the reputation of their organizations,” Clark said.
The award categories are as follows:
- Quality Professional of the Year—in recognition of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organization.
- Emerging Talent Award—in recognition of younger quality professionals.
- Leadership Award—in recognition of a senior manager who has contributed most to his or her organization in terms of establishing a culture of quality.
- Quality Team of the Year—in recognition of a team of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organization.
- Quality Professional in a New Project—in recognition of a quality professional who has contributed most to his or her organization with a quality system established from scratch in a project environment.
- CQI Achievement Award—in recognition of a quality professional who has moved the profession forward over a number of years. This is an honorary award and is not open to entrants.
“By recognizing the direct contribution quality professionals are making to the performance of their organizations, we’re continuing to raise the profile of the quality profession among the C-suite and boards of corporates around the globe,” CQI Director of Commercial Partnerships Vina Bongiorno said.
“We look forward to entries demonstrating best practice in governance, assurance, continuous improvement and exemplary leadership—all hallmarks of the quality profession,” Bongiorno said.
“We also look forward to recognizing the corporate and government leaders demonstrably committed to developing a global culture of quality.”