The WFPMA Award "George Petitpas" (formerly Georges Petitpas Memorial Award) was established by the World Federation of People Management Associations in the mid 1980s to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contriubtuions to the advance of the HR profession at the international level and whose spirit and dedication have been inspirational to others. to the profession that Georges Petitpas personified. In particular it recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to international level and whose spirit and dedicaton have been inspirational to others.
The award is named after George Petitpas, who was nominated as president of the WFPMA in 1983, but who passed away before taking up this office.
The Award is presented as appropriate, at the WFPMA World Congress on People Management held every two years in different locations around the world. The award recipient is the guest of the World Federation of People Management Associations at that event.