Awards
7d. General Advancement: Professional and Staff Development

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Awards may be given to internal programs with a variety of approaches, including training, coaching and mentoring, evaluation or consultation. While outside consultants can be part of the development process, winning programs should be internally designed and orchestrated. Programs should have been in place long enough to show well-documented results.

Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria

Non-English Entries


Entry Questions
  • Title of entry.
  • Provide a concise summary of your entry. If your entry is selected for an award, your summary will be used in award-related materials. Please limit response to 250 words.
  • Briefly describe your institution/organization (type, enrollment FTE, mission).
  • List the names, titles and roles of primary staff contributors and note their significant contributions.
  • List your target audience(s) and how you addressed their needs, if applicable.
  • If outside vendors/consultants were used, please explain what role they played.
  • Why do you think your entry is distinctive? Entrants can emphasize budget, staff, challenges addressed, goals met, meeting the mission, serving the target audience or anything else that makes your entry worthy of an award. Please limit response to 500 words.
  • Describe your goals/objectives and how they were measured/met. If this is a recently launched program, describe your plans to evaluate it.
  • Total number of participants, if applicable.
  • Total annual budget for the program, including the cost of vendors/consultants (excluding salaries).
  • Feel free to provide any additional information that clarifies the purpose and/or outcome of this work (including any comments about attachments).
  • So that we may recognize our winners through social media, please provide your institution's preferred @handle and/or #hashtag. (For example: @CASEAdvance #CASECOE).

Entry Instructions

Each program constitutes a single entry. You may enter as many programs as you wish. Programs may be ongoing or new this year but must have been in place long enough to show quantifiable results. Winning programs may not be resubmitted for an award within three years of its first submission.

  1. Submit your entry with attachments through our online entry process.
  2. Your entry form and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than March 1, 2019. This category will be reviewed electronically. However, please print out your entry application for your records.

Judging Criteria

Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be given to internal programs with a variety of approaches.

The judges will look for entries that specifically:

  • Serve as models for other institutions and are replicable
  • Demonstrate good planning and objectives and show solid results
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in thought and execution
  • Show an understanding of the target audience(s)
  • Reflect strategic management of available resources
  • Support the mission of the institution.

Non-English Entries

CASE welcomes entries in other languages besides English in this category. While entry questions must be completed in English to facilitate judging, entry materials written in languages other than English are eligible for recognition as long as such materials are accompanied by brief explanations written in English.

You will be able to attach materials and include explanations in English during the online entry process.


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