Awards & Recognition Committee SOP's

Revised August, 2021

Committee Role

The Awards and Recognition Committee facilitates the recognition of significant contributions of members and non-members in support of the MBA CSEA through the annual awards program. To achieve that, 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 as needed. Notifies award winners.
  • Manages distribution of awards at annual conferences.

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Committee Leadership

Committee Chair
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). 

Executive Director
The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Awards Committee, providing critical 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 none of the committee members are 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, and typically consists 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 long-time MBA CSEA members with a wide breadth of knowledge about the organizaiton. 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 remain neutral in making awards decisions, ability and desire to apply awards decisions consistently from year to year.
One member of the committee is typically 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. If none of the committee members are board members, the ED may serve in this capacity.


Typical Timeline

Month Activity
July Solicit nominations from membership via email and Global Conference evaluation (if determined feasible/needed)
August - December Committee meets to evaluate program and make recommendations for changes if needed.
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