The Spirit of CAPS may be awarded to one CAPS member each year
who demonstrates the spirit of sharing, leading and inspiring other professional
speakers, trainers and facilitators within the mission, vision, and values
of CAPS. This member will have demonstrated the qualities of generosity,
spirit and professionalism over many years and reflected outstanding credit,
respect, honour and admiration in the Association.
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Spirit of CAPS recipient Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
CAPS President Patricia Katz, HoF and 2011 CAPS President Ravi Tangri,
CSP presented the 2011 Spirit of CAPS award to a surprised Bob 'Idea
Man' Hooey on Tuesday evening November 29th, 2011. This was the
last award presented during the 2011 Presidential Ball and Awards
evening at the Toronto Convention.
is the introduction as given by CAPS President Ravi Tangri, CSP
as he presented this award to Bob.
Spirit of CAPS is what sets this organization apart from
so many others. It is that spirit of selfless service to each other
to help us all improve and be better at our game.
This year’s recipient has lived and demonstrated
this spirit for longer than CAPS has been around, starting to serve
the closest NSA chapter, and was one of the charter members of both
CAPS and the Global Speakers Federation.
This year’s recipient has served on the boards
of not one, but two chapters as well as the CAPS national board
and numerous CAPS and NSA committees and several CAPS convention
committees over the years.
This person was the first Canadian attendee at Camp
NSA, and is now helping new chapter leaders pave the way forward
as a member of the NSA Chapter Leadership Council.
This individual has previously been recognized as
a Lamplighter with NSA and with the CAPS President’s Award,
presented by Patricial Katz, CSP, HoF.
He is a Trustee of the CAPS Foundation, the incoming
president of CAPS Edmonton, and always there to help if you ask
help me in welcoming this year’s Spirit of CAPS winner, Bob
this link to view the video of this award and Bob's acceptance speech.
date, these CAPS Speakers have been awarded this prestigious honor
2015 Spirit of CAPS recipient was Michael Hughes who has chaired the CAPS Foundation for many years.
Urs Bender, HoF (deceased)2004
'Idea Man' Hooey,
A/S, CKDE 2011
Mowatt, CSP, HoF
||Beverly Beuerman-King, CSP 2013
||David Gouthro, CSP
from Bob: I
have to admit I did not see this award coming. I am grateful for
this privilege and honor and to be in the company of so many great
CAPS speakers and friends.
also very conscious that this is not really a singular honor. It
is, in my case, one shared with the hundreds of fellow CAPS,
NSA, and GSF speakers and colleagues who graciously said yes when
I asked for help. Some of those who said yes are in this
prestigious list. To my NSA friends, The Spirit of CAPS is our version
of The Cavett. CAPS does not have one person who was instrumental
in its start as Cavett Robert was for NSA, it has many. I am priviledged
to be one of them.
it as well with the leaders in both CAPS and NSA who have contributed
to my growth and to the success and growth of our respective organizations.
I share this also with my wife Irene, who has been way 'beyond'
supportive as I have taken on these various roles. This award was
not won in isolation, but with the willing and sometimes sacrificial
help of others. I remain fully in their debt. I accepted it on their
behalf and will cherish it. Thanks so much!
'Idea Man' Hooey
2011 Spirit of CAPS Recipient
to the right was taken by my friend
Dov Friedmann who is an amazing photographer.
This award was renamed the Warren Evans, Spirit of CAPS in 2014 to honor Warren after he passed away.
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey,
2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient
Additional Photos from the awards night, courtesy of my friend Dune Nugyen:
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