Presented as part of the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards, the CIPD Middle East People Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management and development. The 2020 Award categories will be announced on 22 September 2019. Stay tuned!

Enter the most prestigious

in the Middle East

people management awards

Nominate yourself, your team, a colleague or your organisation for any of the following categories. For more information on criteria, the judging process, FAQs and tips, please download the Awards Entry Kit by filling in the form above.

25-26 March 2020

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CIPD Middle East Awards Entry Kit


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1. HR / Learning & Development Team of the Year     
2. Best Health & Wellbeing Programme    
3. Best Employee Engagement Initiative    
4. Best Learning & Development Programme     

5. Most Impactful Diversity & Inclusion Initiative   
6. Best Recruitment & Talent Management Strategy     
7. HR Rising Star of the Year     
8. Best Digital Initiative in HR / L&D presented by AVADO Learning     
9. Employer of the Year  

Andy Lancaster

Head of L&D Content, CIPD

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Judged by an independent panel of HR professionals and CIPD matter experts, the Awards provide you with the opportunity to benchmark your practices against international standards, identify areas of improvement and gain recognition for the great work you’re doing.

Cheryl Thornton 

Head of People & Development, The Fred Hollows Foundation 

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John MacDonald

Former VP HR, Lamprell; Independent Consultant

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Gill White

Director of Business and Markets Development, CIPD

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Nicholas Andriotis

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Executive Director - Human Resources, Ithra Dubai

Sarah Davis

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Head of Partnerships, CIPD Middle East

Farzana Kazemi

Former Chief HR and Corporate Officer, KEF Holdings

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Mark Arneill

Senior Market Analyst, Towards Maturity

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Jane Daly

Head of Strategic Insights, Towards Maturity

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For more information on the Awards, assistance or questions on the conference, please contact:

Charlotte Chedeville
Senior Project & Programme Manager
CIPD Middle East
+971 (0)4 275 6900 



When filing your nomination, make sure that you tell the judges:

1. What the business case was for the initiative and specifically what improvements you set out to make;

2. How you engaged senior management and the workforce in your initiative;

3. What evidence can you show of tangible improvements in the business as a result of your initiative.

Most importantly, the winning entries will demonstrate a clear link between the overall business strategy and the initiative. 

Gill White, Business & Markets Development Director for CIPD, shares her top tips to put together a winning entry and explains what she will be looking for when judging the Awards.

Entries for the 2020 edition will open soon!

Watch this space! Entries for the 2020 edition will open soon.