Announcing the Winners of the Inaugural Ram Charan HR Essay Contest
11/3/2011—The winners of the naugural Ram Charan HR Essay Contest were announced at the November 3, 2011 NAHR Annual Meeting and New Fellows Ceremony.
First Place: Peter Norlander, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Second Place: Melanie Lowenberg, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Third Place (tie): Diya Kapur, ILR School, Cornell University
Third Place (tie): Cassandra Sparks, University of Phoenix
The essay contest is designed to stimulate interest in the HR profession as a career for the best talent in the global education system and to further advance the NAHR Fellows’ knowledge and understanding in particular areas of interest.
This year’s topic, Human Resources Contributions to Global Business Competitiveness, generated essays from undergraduate and graduate students from many countries. Prizes of $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, and $5,000 for third place were awarded. Contest winners also received an expense-paid trip to New York City to attend the November 3 NAHR Annual Meeting and Installation of New Fellows Ceremony.
The Ram Charan HR Essay Contest has been made possible by a generous donation to the NAHR Foundation from NAHR Distinguished Fellow Ram Charan, a world-renowned author, speaker, and business advisor. The next essay contest topic will be announced in March 2012.