The Recipient’s Journey
Each recipient will receive a grant of $1,000 to be used to either improve their leadership skills, improve their organization, or benefit the community. Each will receive a copy of the book, The Leadership Challenge, by Kouzes and Posner, which outlines The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Model.
Recipients will meet three times during the award year to discuss their use of the grant award, discuss community leadership challenges they are facing, and to share thoughts about being a better leader. The meetings will be facilitated by Glasser/Schoenbaum, with invited guests who will provide guidance and mentorship.
At the end of their award year, recipients will take part in a brief video presentation for the next annual Collaboration Celebration.
Definition of Award and Awardees
There will be three Emerging Leader Awards presented in the following categories:
- Physical and Behavioral Health. Includes work in mental health, counseling, addiction services, public health, community health outreach, or related work.
- Human Services. Includes work in programs and services such as legal and social justice, housing insecurity, foster care, family services, early childhood, or supportive services for individuals with low or limited income.
- Arts and Culture. Includes work focused on education in the arts, cultural diversity and awareness, and programs that strengthen community wellness through the arts.
Candidates for the award can be nominated by their employers, supervisors, and/or peers. Nominees are not sector-specific, and can work in public service, community service, or nonprofits.
The ideal awardee:
- Is a successful emerging leader at entry or mid-level in their organization with a desire to further develop their leadership potential.
- Displays a capacity to work with others, including cross-sector.
- Focuses on the betterment of the community, put the greater good before self-interest, and they see where their organization fits into the bigger picture.
- Is a systems thinker with a passion to find solutions.
Nominations will be due by the end of the calendar year. A completed nomination includes
- a letter from the supervisor/employer or peer, describing why their nominee is an emerging leader, and
- a letter from the nominee describing in 500-1,000 words
- what has made them a successful leader,
- areas for potential growth and
- initial proposal for use of their $1,000 grant award to either
- improve their leadership skills,
- improve their organization or
- benefit the community.
Please note that this proposal need not be the final use of the grant award, and can be further explored during their award year.
A decision panel will determine the award recipients, and awardees will be notified by the end of January, and invited to receive their recognition at the Collaboration Celebration luncheon held on Tuesday, February 28th by The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center.
- December 1, 2022 – Applications open
- January 6, 2023 – Applications close
- February 10 – Awardees announced
- February 28, 2023 – Awards presented at the Collaboration Celebration Luncheon