Local recognition program template 1. Recognition program name: 2. Departmental/University objectives or values: 3. Program goals: 4. Program description: 5. Program element details: Description: What is the recognition or award honouring? Duration: How often will you recognize employees? Eligibility: Who is eligible? How many individuals will be recognized? Who can recognize others? Criteria: What are the specific and quantifiable criteria that need to be met? Evaluation and selection process: How will you evaluate and select individuals? Who will evaluate individuals? Type of recognition: How will you recognize or award successful individuals? Equity, diversity and inclusion: Are there any barriers to an employee’s participation? Is there flexibility to allow for employee preferences? Does the program recognize a variety of skills and contributions? Are program tools, resources and communications accessible? Constraints: What are program constraints? (e.g. Ineligibility, costs, taxation of prizes, etc.) Presentation and celebration: How will you celebrate the recipient(s)? o Should the recognition be public or private? o Who should attend? o What type of recognition would the person really value? o How will the achievement be shared with the community? (e.g. Website, newsletter, etc.) Communications: What communications will you use to introduce/promote/sustain the program (e.g. electronic, printed, social media, etc.)? Who will send the communications? How often will you communicate? Who will help champion the program? Program costs: Consider costs associated with any awards, communications, celebrations, etc.