Operational Excellence Awards 2018

Operational Excellence Awards 2018

Photo: From our Operational Excellence Awards ceremony in 2017, the 8th and last year for the Humentum OpEx Awards! Now in 2018, introducing the...

Humentum Operational Excellence Awards 2018


We believe that a key component of a thriving social sector is strong operations. The expanding Humentum community is full of examples of the Power of Operational Excellence, and those who make a positive impact should be recognized. This year, as part of Humentum’s first Annual Conference, we will be honoring three individuals or teams within the sector who are innovating, collaborating, and achieving impact through strong operations with an Operational Excellence Award. We will also be honoring one individual with the Humentum Rising Star Award.

Do you work with a colleague in NGO operations who is having a significant impact within your organization? Perhaps you know a team of operations professionals that deliver high standards of excellence with everything they do? Operational Excellence Award (#OpExAward) nominees (an individual or team) can be working in or across any area within the organization (program, compliance, finance, human resources, legal, grants and contracts management and information technology) and they should meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully addressed a compelling operational need or challenge
  • Instituted an innovative model, solution, or strategy utilizing operational capabilities
  • Achieved meaningful and measurable outcomes or impact within the organization and/or in creating and delivering results that benefit external stakeholders, communities or the sector
  • Can be an individual or team 

Rising Star Award nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • A talented individual, (including young professionals), who is successfully contributing to his/her team or the organization to improve and strengthen organizational effectiveness
  • A strong performer who knows how to embrace change, influence and engage others, and foster a spirit of continuous learning and innovation
  • Should be an individual

Nominations for the 2018 Operational Excellence Awards are now closed.  Awardees will be selected in June and recognized at our 2018 Annual Conference in July.

Hear from past Operational Excellence Awardees on why it's important to nominate:


Please contact Lourdes Isalgué at lourdes.isalgue@humentum.org with any questions.