Leaders of the Year Award
To motivate and reward excellence in leadership and share best practices by example
The “Leaders of the Year Award” will recognize 5 leadership categories:
- Executive Leader of the Year
- Membership Leader of the Year
- Project Leader of the Year
- Marketing Leader of the Year
- Finance Leader of the Year
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Leaders of the Year Winners
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From all nominations, Enactus will formally recognize 10 National Finalists and the 5 "Leaders of the Year"; winners will be announced during the Online US Expo.
The nominee does not need to possess the formal title or position on their team to be nominated for this award. For instance, someone who has greatly impacted recruitment and leadership development could be nominated as a Membership Leader.
Nominees should possess these general qualities:
Executive Leader: has significantly impacted the overall sustainability, strategy, culture, and development of members and projects. While this is typically the President, anyone on the team could qualify based on their impact on the team.
Membership Leader: has significantly impacted one or more of the areas of recruitment, engagement, leadership development, team succession, and culture building. While this is typically a VP of Membership, VP of HR, or VP of Engagement, anyone on the team could qualify based on their outcomes.
Project Leader: has significantly impacted a specific project or a portfolio of projects (i.e. by managing a team of project leaders). While this would typically be a Project Manager or VP of Projects, anyone on the team can qualify based on their impacts.
Marketing Leader: has significantly impacted one or more of the following areas: internal or external communications, social media, graphic design, advertising, scriptwriting, annual report design, audio-visual design. While this would typically be a VP of Marketing or Secretary, anyone on the team can qualify based on their outcomes.
Finance Leader: has significantly impacted one or more of the following areas: fundraising, budget management, income generation, institutional financial support. While this would typically be a VP of Finance or Treasurer, anyone on the team can qualify based on their impacts.
Leaders of the Year and National Finalists will receive recognition during the Online US Expo and emailed a pdf certificate after the event.
All finalists will have earned powerful recognition as an engaged leader.
Nominations may come from:
- Team members
- Engaged BAB members
- Any partner with immediate involvement in a team
- Nominations Open: December 11, 2020
- Application close: February 22, 2021
- National Finalists and Leaders of the Year announced: During the Online US Expo (April 12-16, 2021)
Nominees must be an active Enactus student and currently enrolled in classes or enrolled in classes during the 2020-21 academic year.
You may nominate numerous individuals, but you must submit a separate nomination for each nominee.
Enactus will only evaluate one nomination per nominee per category. We advise that you coordinate within your team to submit one main submission.
An individual may only be nominated for one category. If a nominee is nominated for more than one category, Enactus will evaluate the most recent submission.
It is advised that you save your responses within a Word or Excel file to check character and word counts as you may lose data within the nomination form.
If you submit multiple nominations for the same person within the same category, we will evaluate the most recent submission.
Judging will be based upon the survey nomination responses and the quality and clarity of the examples given. As within all Enactus competitions, your ability to effectively provide context while communicating quantitative outcomes will improve your position.
Enactus staff may reference all sources of internal data, and may check references (advisors, etc.) to ensure what is reported is accurate.