Statement of Requirements for Fellowship in NAHR

NAHR Nominations

The purpose of the National Academy of Human Resources is to honor, through election as “Fellow of the NAHR,” those individuals who have distinguished themselves through their leadership in the broad field of Human Resources. Fellows come from many life experiences and reflect all aspects of contemporary and intellectual professional thought and activity in Human Resources. They are recognized by their peers for their sustained achievements in and their contributions to their organizations, the Human Resources profession, and society at large.

There is no other basis for election.

Election as a Fellow of the NAHR is the highest honor granted in the Human Resource profession.

Overall Leadership: Measurable impact for unique and lasting contributions at work and in the field, notable leadership in the profession and society.

Scholarship: Demonstrated dedication to continuing personal education and credentialing and leadership in increasing the base of knowledge in the field through teaching, research, and/or writing and public speaking.

External Influence/Impact: Leadership role in human resource-related groups/associations, social service, educational or civic organizations, and influence on the development of public policy.

Scope: Role, influence, and recognition outside the United States.

Competencies: As generalist practitioner or specialist, competencies comparable to or exceed those of current Fellows.

Characteristics: Strong character and highest integrity.

Consultants/Advisors: Candidates from consulting will have demonstrably contributed to and helped advance human resource management thinking and practice at the very highest level. Such contribution should be broad, deep and widely recognized, and have helped to place human resource management at the center of organization's business and operating strategies. Evidence of a working partnership with HR leaders is an important consideration for induction into the Academy.

Fellows of the NAHR will: Be widely known as leaders in the profession,have meritorious national reputations for shaping human resource thinking and policy, and have demonstrated an unfailing commitment to success.