ASAE is proud to recognize the following 2017 Power of A Silver Award winners for their efforts to grow the workforce, help workers gain skills and promote workplace diversity.

Indiana CPA Society – Scholars Program

Participants in the INCPAS Scholars Program participate in a free year-long mentorship and career awareness program. Through a wide array of career and college-prep events, INCPAS Scholars gain important tools for their future, as well as establish lasting relationships with some of the most respected Certified Public Accountants in Indiana.

Institute of Management Accountants – IMA’s CareerDriver® Assessment and Career Management Tool

IMA discovered that its members highly value self-assessment and career-related resources. The association addressed this need by creating a proprietary tool that helps members create development plans, leverage educational resources, close skill gaps, and gain insight regarding management accounting roles. Through the multi-year project, IMA refined the management accounting core competencies and associated behaviors, selected an assessment tool vendor, developed and branded the tool, and launched the product.

Commission for Case Manager Certification – Focus on Workforce: Preparation, Development and Readiness

As the profession of healthcare case management thrives, CCMC recognized a gap in workforce preparation which created the need for “Focus on Workforce: Preparation, Development and Readiness.”

The need to prepare more case managers with CCM-validated competency motivated CCMC to focus intently on workforce development and to launch the Workforce Development Toolkit. Certification workshops are offered to prepare case managers for certification and CCMC’s CMLearning Network offerings give participants national thought leader insight into the regulatory, reimbursement and client-management challenges across the industry through our Webinar series. The CMLearning Network also has also expanded into a live event, CCMC’s New World Symposium.

Computer Science Teachers Association – The Big IDEA in K12 Computer Science Education

According to CSTA, by 2015 computer science field was LESS diverse than it had been just a decade before. Members of the association knew that it quickly needed to address the growing lack of diversity within the profession. It began an effort called the Big IDEA, designed to change the language and the thinking about equity in CS education. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, recognizing that each of these concepts are ultimately fundamental to broadening participation in CS education.

American College of Emergency Physicians – EMRA Match

After completing medical school, all physicians-in-training vie for a spot in a residency program, where they earn the right to become board-certified in a specialty. There are more than 200 emergency medicine (EM) residency training programs in the United States – yet even with this high number, getting into an EM residency is competitive. To give medical students the data they need to better navigate this complicated process, EMRA and the Council of EM Residency Directors and Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine collaborated to create EMRA Match, an online, filterable residency directory that allows students to find programs that will be the best fit for them.

PHCC Educational Foundation – Workforce Awareness Campaign

A significant problem facing the plumbing, heating, cooling industry is the fact that skilled baby boomers are retiring and there are not enough new workers in the pipeline to replace them. The Department of Labor estimates that the industry will need 21 percent more plumbing and HVAC technicians by 2022, and these are jobs that cannot be outsourced. While p-h-c jobs require post-high school training, most do not require a college degree. Thus, PHCC, together with its Educational Foundation, created the national Workforce Awareness Campaign which targets parents, students and educators about the benefits of a career in the industry.

A complete listing of Summit, Gold and Silver winners can be found here. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to all the winners.  Nominations will open in January for 2018 recognition.