Manitoba Career Development Award of Excellence Nomination Form
This is your opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence and leadership qualities of career practitioners and researchers in Manitoba’s Career Development sector. The awards will be presented at Manitoba’s 5th Annual Career Development Conference November 9, 2018 at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg.
Nomination deadline is Friday, September 14th.

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Goal
The goal of the Career Development Awards of Excellence program is to recognize those individuals and organizations that have contributed to the overall advancement of career and workforce development in Manitoba.
The awards acknowledge accomplishments that have a lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, and deliver exceptional results.
Awards
The Let’s Get to Work: Awards Steering Committee is now accepting nominations for the following awards:
• Bill Schulz Lifetime Achievement Award
• Leadership in Career and Workforce Development (Individual)
• Leadership in Career and Workforce Development (Organizations)
• Leadership in Research and Innovation (Individual)
• Leadership in Research and Innovation (Organizations)
Selection Criteria
The Let’s Get to Work Steering Committee has set up an Awards Subcommittee to oversee the selection process. The committee will review and assess nominees for demonstrated commitment to one or more of the following elements:
• The advancement of career development through research, theory, practice and/or leadership.
• Innovation and creativity in program development and/or service delivery.
• Leadership and vision within the organization and/or career development community.
• Ongoing professional development and learning.
• Represents an optimal model of a professional whose knowledge, skills, and talents are valued by clients/colleagues.
Nomination Guidelines
• Nominators should select the award category that most closely fits the nominees background and work.
• Previous nominees can be nominated again in other award categories.
• Nominees are aware that they are being nominated.
• Nominators will be notified that their nomination has been received.
• Nominees and nominations will be notified once selection has been completed.
Nomination Statement Guide
The nominees for the awards are judged by Let’s Get to Work: Awards Steering Committee; peers who understand the challenges, opportunities, and rewards inherent in the advancement of the fields of career and workforce development. The judges recognize the value of creativity and innovation, appreciate the complex demands of diverse environments, and recognize the role of champion practitioners in enhancing the quality of career development in Manitoba. This committee can, however, only make decisions based on the information supplied in your nomination form. To ensure that your nominee receives proper consideration, please take the time to be thoughtful and detailed when writing the nomination.

• Provide comments that highlight the nominee’s overall contribution based on the list of criteria.

• Use specific detailed examples rather than general praise. Remember that the committee reviewing recommendations can only base its decision on what you submit. Help the committee understand what this person has done. Imagine that none of them has ever met your nominee before, and go from there.

• Use specific detailed examples rather than general praise. Remember that the committee reviewing recommendations can only base its decision on what you submit. Help the committee understand what this person has done. Imagine that none of them has ever met your nominee before, and go from there.

• Explain in detail how this nomination is related to at least two of the awards criteria:

1. The advancement of career development through research, theory, practice and/or leadership; Innovation and creativity in program development and/or service delivery;
2. Role-modeling leadership and vision within the organization and/or career development community;
3. Ongoing professional development and learning; and representing the optimal model of a caring professional whose knowledge, skills, and talents are valued by clients and colleagues.

• Use specific and descriptive wording. Don’t just say that “Jerry is really good with clients.” be detailed!
For example: “Jerry takes the time to get to know his clients and is very careful to assess what they need and then to find the proper tools of which to work with them. He motivates them by understanding how they think. He follows up with them and gets them on track by using what motivates them. Every client is different. He has working clients with numerous barriers, but he has a placement rate of 82%. Most of his clients keep in touch with him to let him know how they are doing because he has made an impact on them, not because they have to.” Nominations can be typed in narrative or bullet point format.

• Submit nominations before 4pm on Friday, September 14th, 2018.

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