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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, Leadership

“To fully embrace and promote diversity and inclusion into our business strategies and decisions, in the workplace and the community, honoring the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.”

The HRAM IDEAL Award is a tiered application based on company initiatives and accomplishments within diversity & inclusion. The award(s) will be given out at the HRAM October Chapter Program on Monday, October 5, 2020.


The HRAM IDEAL Award stems from the HRAM Mosaic Award.  The Mosaic Award was given annually and recognized an organization that had made outstanding contributions to workplace diversity.  The award was given out at HRAM's Annual Diversity Program.

In 2019, the HRAM Diversity and Inclusion Committee wanted to recognize Omaha companies and organizations for their D&I initiatives, research, implementation and successes, at all levels.  With the passion and drive from their sub-committee, they created a new direction for the Mosaic Award a created the IDEAL Award.

The mission and goal behind the application process was designed to allow companies of all sizes and stages of their D&I initiatives to be recognized for their accomplishments. 


 Internal promotion of D&I initiatives


 Align strategy with company mission 


 Analyze data and metrics


Advocacy   Advance D&I initiatives in community 


Leadership   Leadership support to define and implement D&I initiatives 


Level 1 – THRIVE (Leading and Resources)

Top-level award for organizations who efforts have established them as a leader and resource by implementing diversity and inclusion policy in their workplace.

Level 2 – EMERGE (Implementation)

Organizations who display an ongoing commitment to implementing existing policy.

Level 3 – CULTIVATE (Recognize)

Organizations who are excelling at initial efforts to recognize the need for diversity and inclusion efforts.



 March 1 - April 30, 2020

 May 1 - September 6, 2020

  Award application window open

  Award application window extension

 Week of September 7, 2020

  Award selection committee will review all applications

 Week of September 14, 2020

  Winner(s) will be notified

 HRAM October Chapter Program
 Monday, October 5, 2020

  Award winner(s) recognized

>>>Review the application questions before you apply online

>>>Apply online


  1. Three complimentary registrations to the October Chapter Program

  2. Recognition during HRAM Event Announcements

  3. Community press releases sent to media outlets

  4. Recognized on and within email marketing to membership

  5. Participate in panel discussion with all award recipients and applicants

  6. Receive a digital badge to place on website and email signature

To learn more about the HRAM Diversity & Inclusion Committee, visit their committee page.

Thank you to our HRAM Sponsors and Partners

Human Resource Association of the Midlands

PO Box 45548    Omaha, NE 68145
P 402.932.1007    F 402.932.1095

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