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Emerging Leader Award
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This award is given to an individual at the early or mid-stage of his or her career who has demonstrated aptitude for and commitment to professional growth as a leader and who has assumed within the last five years expanded leadership responsibilities within a LeadingAge North Carolina member organization.

Eligible Nominees

Employees at any organizational level within a member facility who have within the last five years accepted expanded leadership responsibilities either through promotion or through expansion of their roles within the organization

Qualifying Criteria

  • Successful assumption of and demonstrated competence in an enlarging role within the member organization
  • Aspiration to greater advancement and commitment to investment of time and energy in the acquisition of knowledge and experience in preparation for future leadership opportunities within the field of aging services.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and inspire a shared vision, and to develop robust relationships within the organization.
  • Outstanding commitment to and demonstration of the highest standards of professional conduct and practice
  • Encouragement of collaboration and partnership among diverse stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to mentor other emerging professionals and to otherwise encourage the professional growth of others

The recipient of the Emerging Leader Award shall automatically be accepted as a fellow in LeadingAge North Carolina Leadership Academy.

Nomination Forms

Nomination submittals must be no longer than a single typed page. Be sure to include at the top of the page the following:

  • Name of the nominee,
  • Award for which nominee is being nominated,
  • Name of the nominating member,
  • Member facility address, phone number, and fax number.

Tips for Writing a Nomination

  • Be clear, specific, and as brief as possible.
  • Say it like it is. Don’t worry about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of exactly what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measureable results when possible.
  • When considering innovations worthy of nomination, remember that effort and risk taking may also be award worthy even if the results were not those originally envisioned.
  • Use the Qualifying Criteria provided for each Award to focus your thoughts on the merits of your nominee. Feel free to insert points not set out in the Qualifying Criteria that you believe further commend your nominee for recognition.

Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here.

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