Nomination Process and Forms

About the 2019 Thought Leader of Distinction Awards

The Thought Leader of Distinction awards honor professionals in for-profit and nonprofit organizations in public or private sectors who have (a) demonstrated a body of work impacting or having the potential to impact knowledge of best practices; or (b) uncovered new findings in any of the four award categories. Nominees may reside and work in any country in any organization. They may be seasoned professionals who have been impacting change for years, or they may be new to the field/ industry with a brilliant way to improve in the areas described for each award.

The acronym, MEECO™ used by the MEECO Leadership Institute™ defines each of the four 2019 award categories below. The M in MEECO™ stands for measuring substantive change or innovation. Part of being a responsible enterprise-wide business partner™ with organizations is being able to show the qualitative or quantitative impact of one’s contributions.

❖         2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching

❖         2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Employment Sciences

❖         2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Cultural Transformation

❖         2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Organizational Leadership

Successful candidates in each category will be those who add value through the publication of works and/or presentations (or other methods) that promote research in that area and a higher standard of excellence within the professional community. Finally, consistent with the values of MEECO™, selected candidates will have the characteristics of a great leader: innovative, courageous, curious, and humble.

Note: ACEC membership is not required to submit a nomination or to be eligible for the award.

What Is The Nomination Process?

To nominate someone for these awards, please complete the nomination form at the link listed under the description below of each award. The nomination form includes a letter of recommendation from you, which attests not only to the candidate’s accomplishments, but his or her character. You will also need to submit your nominee’s CV/Resume and link to their LinkedIn Profile. Your completed nomination form will be emailed to the candidate with more information about the award. You will be copied on the email.

Only nomination forms with all sections completed will be considered. If you have questions, please see the FAQ section or email stacystarkka@gmail.com. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 MT on January 31, 2019.

The 2019 Thought Leader of Distinction Award Categories:

I) Executive Coaching       ❖       2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching

This award category recognizes individuals who have provided distinctive thought leadership in the field of executive coaching; a trained professional helping an executive achieve various development goals through a variety of thought-provoking processes. As you provide us with some details about your nominee’s accomplishments and innovative contributions to executive coaching, please also give thought to their personal qualities in areas such as courage, curiosity, and humility, important attributes that characterize great leaders and great coaches.

The successful candidate for this category of distinction has created and/or uses a variety of techniques and methods to help clients improve their professional performance and personal satisfaction while improving the organization’s overall effectiveness. This individual is highly skilled at helping leaders get unstuck from their dilemmas and assisting them to transfer their learning into results for themselves and the organization.

Nomination Form: Executive Coaching –

Click the link below to complete the application. You may save and return to the application any time between now and January 31, 2019.

https://2019tldnominationformexecutivecoaching.questionpro.com

II) Employment Sciences        ❖       2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Employment Sciences

This award category recognizes individuals who have provided distinctive thought leadership in the field of employment sciences, that is, the creation or use of empirically-based models, methodologies, and other tools that support efforts to improve the relationship between employees, the organization, and the community. Such interventions must have proven positive results for employees, organizations, and the community. As you provide us with some details about your nominee’s accomplishments and innovative contributions to employment sciences, please also give thought to their personal qualities in areas such as courage, curiosity, and humility, important attributes that characterize great leaders. The successful candidate for this category of distinction has created and/or uses a variety of techniques and methods to improve the relationship between employees, the organization, and the community.

Nomination Form: Employment Sciences-

Click the link below to complete the application. You may save and return to the application any time between now and January 31, 2019.

https://2019tld-employmentsciencesnominationform.questionpro.com

III) Cultural Transformation       ❖        2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Cultural Transformation

This award category recognizes individuals who have provided distinctive thought leadership in the field of cultural transformation, including the creation and/or use of empirically-based models, methodologies, and innovative change management tools to transform the culture within an organization. As you provide us with some details about your nominee’s accomplishments and innovative contributions to cultural transformation, please also give thought to their personal qualities in areas such as courage, curiosity, and humility; important attributes that characterize great leaders. The successful candidate for this category has created and/or uses interventions that have shown positive results in transforming organizational cultures.

Nomination Form: Cultural Transformation

Click the link below to complete the application. You may save and return to the application any time between now and January 31, 2019.

https://2019tldnominationformculturaltransformation.questionpro.com

IV) Organizational Leadership      ❖        2019 Thought Leader of Distinction in Organizational Leadership

This award category recognizes individuals who have provided distinctive thought leadership in the field of organizational leadership, including the creation or use of empirically-based models, methodologies, and other leadership tools to increase the organization’s effectiveness with its employees, customers, stakeholders, and the public. As you provide us with some details about your nominee’s accomplishments and innovative contributions to organizational leadership, please also give thought to their personal qualities in areas such as courage, curiosity, and humility, important attributes that characterize great leaders. The successful candidate for this category has created and/or uses interventions that have shown positive results in organizational leadership.

Nomination Form: Organizational Leadership

Click the link below to complete the application. You may save and return to the application any time between now and January 31, 2019.

https://2019tldnominationformorganizationalleadership.questionpro.com

Evaluation and Selection Process

All completed nomination forms will be distributed to each member of the Thought Leader Awards Committee on February 02, 2019. Members of the committee will serve as raters and will not communicate with other raters about award candidates during this time. Raters will assign scores for each candidate based on the comparison of data submitted against the description of each award. Each member will access an online form to rate each candidate by selecting a number using a slider tool to select a number (in .25 increments) between zero and eight that reflects his or her agreement to each statement. 0 = Zero Agreement and 8 = Full Agreement Raters will provide a written description of why they chose each rating. In the event of a tie, raters will use the online form to individually rank each candidate for each category, with first choice listed first.

Raters will use the same scale to assess how candidates’ contributions promote research in that area and a higher standard of excellence within that professional community. In addition, raters will use the same scale to assess candidates’ innovativeness, courage, curiosity, and humility.

Raters will have until March 02, 2019 to complete the online rating form. Award winners will have the highest total scores from the rating scales. All competencies are equally weighted. In the event of a tie, rankings will be evaluated. The candidate who ranked highest most consistently in an award category will be selected. In the event of continued ties, committee members will vote on the contending candidates through an anonymous survey link. In addition, the committee may elect to hold a group interview with each of the award contenders or convene a special committee meeting to reach consensus.

Awardees will be announced on March 05, 2019 to allow adequate time for notification award recipients and their nominators prior to the presentation ceremony and related press releases. Each of the raters will write a short press release for each award winner and will submit them to CB Bowman for public dissemination.

The Thought Leader Committee reserves the right to present a candidate with an award other than the one for which he or she was nominated. If, in the judgment of the raters, no candidates meet the eligibility requirements, an award may not be given for that category. At the discretion of the nominator, candidates not selected for a 2019 award may be submitted for consideration in a future year. Each awardee, selected in accordance with these procedures, will be requested to provide additional biographical information, a photo, and an indication of his or her availability to accept the award at the banquet and presentation ceremony at the 2019 Dialogue Conference in San Diego.