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Excellence in Leadership Award
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This award recognizes those employees who, regardless of their role within a member organization, demonstrate an aptitude for and commitment to professional growth and provide leadership within their team that is impactful, effective, motivational, and consistent.

Eligible Nominees

This award is given to an employee from any organizational level within a member facility

Qualifying Criteria

  • History of exceptional leadership that has facilitated, encouraged, or motivated other employees to deliver expanded benefits to residents
  • Commitment to personal and professional development in preparation for future potential leadership opportunities within the field of aging services
  • Capacity to form harmonious and influential relationships with coworkers through the organization
  • Significant contribution to improving quality within the member organization
  • Distinguished record of service, dedication and caring; an outstanding leadership role model
  • A mentor known to share knowledge and experience generously for the purpose of motivating others to higher levels of performance
  • Willingness to go “above and beyond” the conventional parameters of an established role for the sake of helping and inspiring others


Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here. Nominations are due by February 28, 2020.


  • Name and contact information of nominee
  • Name of award
  • Name and contact information of person submitting nomination
  • One-page description (in PDF) of nominee’s qualifications as specified under each award category
  • Three to five photos of the nominee to be used in awards slideshow if selected

Tips for Writing a Nomination

  • Be clear, specific, and as concise as possible.
  • Speak from the heart without worrying too much about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measurable results when possible.
  • 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.

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