Champions of Learning Awards

Sacramento recognizes there are a large number of extraordinary learning and development professionals and organizations in the Sacramento region (El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties).  As a result, we would like to acknowledge some of those who truly stand out from the crowd. 

We are now accepting applications for awards in three categories:

Best Practices in Talent Development

Champions of Learning Leadership

Outstanding Talent Development Contributor

Submissions will be accepted from the public sector, private sector, and from independent consultants or coaches in the Sacramento Region (El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties).

Specific guidelines as well as evaluation criteria for each award category are detailed in the associated application.  Applications for 2018 will be posted soon. 

Questions? Please get answers from our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also send your questions to  


  • Follow the required instructions for the appropriate award category in which you are submitting (criteria detailed in the application) or your submission will be ineligible. Complete all fields; they are required.
  • Use the MS Word form provided on this website. Please keep the file in the MS Word format when submitting.
  • Email the completed form or questions to with the Subject Line: ATD Sacramento Champions of Learning Nomination Submission (deadline TBD).

What’s Next:

  • You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days of your submission. Instructions for video submission will be sent to Learning Leadership and Talent Development Contributor nominations only.
  • A national panel of judges made up of talent development experts will select the award recipients. Company/Organization names will be redacted during judging for a fair evaluation.

Awards Ceremony:

We will celebrate the successes of all nominees and award recipients at a special dinner and awards ceremony in December. Stay tuned for more information on this great event!

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