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CHRA is proud to partner with the HR Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington for its 15th Annual HR Leadership Awards program!


The Human Resource Leadership Awards are the only independent awards that promote and advance excellence in the HR profession from Baltimore to Richmond. Established in 2001, the Awards celebrate outstanding service and strategic vision in the areas of organizational leadership, risk-taking, innovation, vision, communication, service to the broader community, and commitment to ethical behavior.

CHRA is proud to be a partner of the HR Leadership Awards and extend  to all HR professionals in the Greater Baltimore area the opportunity to nominate themselves, their organization, or someone else, for a prestigious HR Leadership Award! Don't wait, the application deadline is quickly approaching: March 13, 2016!

The Top Reasons Why You Should Want to be Nominated and WIN a HR Leadership Award:

1. Recognition - Leader of Excellence in Industry
2. Opportunities - Share Expertise and Best Practices
3. Respect - Peers, Colleagues, Leaders
4. Achievement and Advancement
5. Exposure - Expanded Networks


How to nominate yourself or someone else for an award:

Nominate someone for an award here: 
Apply for an award here:

Award Application Deadline:

Award applications are due on March 13
. Winners will be announced at the Gala on June 7.

Award Categories:


The HR Leadership Awards nominations categories are:

Individual Awards (sub-categories 1-500 employees, 501-1000 employees, 1000+ employees)
• Leadership
• (NEW!) CHRO of the Year

Team Awards (teams of up to 6 people)
• Strategic Alignment
• The Dr. J.P. London Award for Integrity
• The Sister Eymard Gallagher Award for Service to Others


Award Application Tips:

Watch this brief, yet helpful, video for tips to make your awards nomination application POP!

2015 Award Application Tips for Success from HRLA on Vimeo.

15th Annual Awards Gala
We are pleased to celebrate the HR industry, to honor its leaders, and recognize how despite the changes in the business world that HR has to remain connected- to the strategy, to the people, to the culture. This is a brief moment in the season we set aside to lift up the best of the best in the industry, offer a tremendous networking opportunity and share with you an evening of excellence. Consider joining us to support a nominee, as a sponsor, as a business opportunity. We are excited to be at a new venue this year to highlight our winners and embrace the chance to engage with our executive level attendees! To view the photo gallery from the 2015 gala click here!

Honoring Outstanding Leaders in Human Resources
June 7, 2016

5:30 | Opening Reception and Master of Ceremonies Reception
6:30 | Dinner and Program
8:30 | Encore Dessert Reception

Marriott Washington Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Use promotional code PARTNER for a 10% discount on your Gala tickets!
Early bird pricing: (before April 15) $250 individuals; $2250 table of ten
Beginning April 16: $275 individuals; $2500 table of ten
Upgrade your tickets to include the Master of Ceremonies Reception for $50 per ticket.


*Registration for the gala will open in March. All registration for this event is handled through HRLA, not CHRA. For any registration questions or concerns, please contact HRLA at 703.284.5916.

HRLA Gala Promo from HRLA on Vimeo.


Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Human Resources Leadership Awards, click here.

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