International Awards

The Spirit of Excellence Awards recognizes the one out of 50 international chapters that best exemplifies outstanding achievement in Membership Retention, Membership Growth, Communications, Programming and Education, Special Projects and Chapter Administration.

The ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter has been acknowledged for excellence and has received Spirit of Excellence recognition for:

INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

  • 2005-2006
  • 2006-2007
  • 2009-2010
  • 2016-2017
  • 2017-2018
  • 2019-2020 (Honorable Mention)
  • 2020-2021

EXCELLENCE IN MEMBER RETENTION

  • 1999-2000

EXCELLENCE IN MEMBER GROWTH

  • 2006-2007
EXCELLENCE IN MEMBERSHIP INITIATIVE
  • 2020-2021 (Inaugural Award)

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS

  • 2003-2004
  • 2004-2005
  • 2008-2009
  • 2011-2012 (Honorable Mention)
  • 2018-2019 (Honorable Mention)
  • 2020-2021 (Honorable Mention)

EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION

  • 2008-2009
  • 2009-2010
  • 2010-2011
  • 2020-2021

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE INDUSTRY AND CHAPTER ENGAGEMENT

  • 2013
  • 2016-2017
  • 2017-2018
  • 2020-2021 (Honorable Mention)

REGION OF THE YEAR – MIDWEST

  • 2004-2005
  • 2011-2012

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, MEMBER RYAN HANSON, CSEP

  • 2008-2009