Awards & Recognition Committee SOP's

Revised August, 2019

Committee Role

The Awards and Recognition Committee facilitates the recognition of significant contributions of members and non-members in support of the MBA CSEA. To that end, the committee:
  • Determines guidelines for award criteria.
  • Works with the Executive Director to manage awards nomination communication process. Solicits additional nominations from the membership (see nominations process).
  • Manages award selection process. Evaluates nominations received. Selects award winners based on nomination criteria and input from the board. Notifies award winners.
  • Manages distribution of awards at annual conferences.

Committee Leadership

The Committee Chair chairs the Awards Committee meetings, works with the Executive Director to establish the nominations timeline each year, assists with revising nominations communications, and distributes the awards (or appoints someone to distribute awards in his/her absence). 

The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Awards Committee, providing important institutional knowledge and insight into each nominee’s contributions to the organization. The ED attends all commtitee meetings and is included on committee communications. If a committee member is not on the board, the ED serves as a liaison between the board and the committee. 

Committee Composition

The committee is appointed by the Committee Chair and the Executive Director, consisting of one or more board members and at least two non-board members, when possible including at least one school member and one employer member. In an effort to maintain a high level of consistency and continuity with awards decisions, committee members should be seasoned profesionals, and a majority of them should have at least one year of experience on the committee. Ideally, no more than one new committee member will be added each year, depending on need. The ideal number of committee members is five. Ideal skills sets include: seasoned professional with experience in multiple areas within the organization (perferably leadership roles), ability to think critically and maintain neutral in making awards decisions.
One member of the committee is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as Board Liaison to the committee. The Board Liaison’s role is to communicate with the board regarding the committee’s progress as needed. This includes delivering formal reports on committee progress and plans during in-person board meetings and capturing the board’s feedback about the award selections before the award winners are announced.
Additional procedures can be found on the subnavigation tabs on the left side of this page:
Award descriptions
Nominations process
Selection process
Distribution & Recognition

Typical Timeline

Month Activity
July Solicit nominations from membership via email and Global Conference evaluation
August - December Send announcements to the membership and target groups 
December Deadline to submit nominations
January – February Committee meets to determine award feasibility, gather additional information as needed, and make initial selections
Month prior to each conference (February, March, May) Board is notified of potential award selections and asked for feedback. Final award selections are made, after considering the board’s feedback.
March/April/June Awards are distributed at conferences, as appropriate