Posted on: August 15, 2019

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training announces the recipients of the 2019 Awards. These organizations significantly contribute to the field of Continuing Education and Training and will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the September Annual Meeting.

The award winners are:

  • The Exemplar Training Organization Award, IACET's most prestigious award, goes to both the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and The Crisis Prevention Institute.

    Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) The Program develops and disseminates innovative, internationally accredited training resources that enhance an agency’s ability to manage their critical missions by becoming efficient, resilient, and secure while meeting their energy requirements and goals. These resources leverage public-private knowledge to enhance the skills and agility of the Federal energy management workforce, as well as expand private and educational institutions’ competencies. To learn more about the program, please visit the FEMP website.

    The Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) The Institute’s mission is dedicated to advancing the safe management of challenging and potentially violent behavior through providing high-quality, meaningful training programs, resources and services which promote safe and respectful work environments. They strive to set the global example for advancing this mission in order to raise the standard for behavior management training worldwide. Care, Welfare, Safety and Security? is the philosophy and at the core of The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training Programs. These principles are applied by CPI Staff through our actions with each other, our customers and those in their care. Over 10 million professionals in all walks of life have been trained in CPI’s research-based best practices for violence prevention. The stewardship of CPI is owned by every employee balancing the valuation with values, metrics with mission and action today with planning for tomorrow. CPI has grown and adapted over the years, increasing in offerings, but CPI’s philosophy and mission always remain at the heart of our trainings and what we do. To learn more, please visit the Institute’s website.
  • The IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Technology Integration goes to NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement. NIGP is designed to bring high-quality continuing education and training development to public procurement professionals across the United States and Canada, NIGP’s VCon, or virtual conference. The series promotes interactive, distance-based learning experiences for members who might otherwise be unable to attend any of the Institute’s premiere learning experiences. The Institute coordinates directly with our 70+ regional chapters, 3,000+ North American entities, and our 15,000+ members to promote these case-study driven sessions, providing an opportunity to grow professionally and collaborate with peers in a live virtual environment. To learn more about the program, please visit the Institute’s website.
  • The IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement goes to Davenport University IPEx. The Certificate of Management (CoM) program is a blended learning course created by Davenport University Institute for Professional Excellence. The program teaches the core competencies necessary to increase productivity, learn to build collaboration, promote trust, and empower employees to achieve results. Whether the participant is a new or experienced supervisor, this course will help the learner find the right mix of guidance, leadership, and motivation to acquire peak results. The program is facilitated in twelve weeks with six class sessions, and e-Learning assignments in-between the in-seat sessions. To learn more about the Institute, please visit Davenport’s website.

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.  For more information, please visit

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