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Excellence in Leadership Award
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This award recognizes those employees regardless of their role within a member organization who demonstrate 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
  • Capacity to form harmonious and influential relationships with coworkers throughout the organization
  • Significant contribution to improving quality within the member organization
  • Steadfast commitment "above and beyond the call of duty” to assist and encourage others
  • 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

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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