The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, with support from the Kansas Health Foundation, is pleased to announce this call for nominations for the “Kansas Leadership Connector Award” for 2014. This award is intended to recognize a person who has done an outstanding job in encouraging collaboration among partners and who has provided outstanding leadership in connecting people and programs for positive community purposes.
In addition to receiving an awards certificate, the person selected for this award will be able to designate a charity which would receive a $1,000 donation in that person’s honor, thanks to the Kansas Health Foundation.
Kansas has a rich history of community leadership. From local volunteers to the Leadership Kansas program, grassroots leadership has been demonstrated in many ways. The Kansas Health Foundation recognized early on that leadership was vital in the effort to enhance the health of all Kansans. The Foundation was instrumental in creating the Kansas Community Leadership Initiative and later the Kansas Leadership Center, which are having a major impact on the leadership of our state. The Kansas Leadership Forum organization, when it was founded in 1994, was to “link people working in the field of leadership, establish relationships for the exchange of ideas, information and research, and encourage the creation of new partnerships…”. In the spirit of these various initiatives, the purpose of this award is to emphasize and support this element of connection and collaboration.
The following criteria will be used for selection by an independent review committee. How effectively does this person:
- Identify and encourage strengths, assets and resources among others?
- Utilize such talents from multiple sources in a collaborative fashion?
- Engage other people or groups in efforts to accomplish positive community or organizational purposes?
- Involve diverse populations in accomplishing shared goals?
- Work to build new partnerships and relationships?
Individuals and/or organizations are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding Kansans to be considered for this award. Below is a nomination form.
Proposals should be submitted electronically (in pdf or Word format) to email@example.com no later than October 1, 2014. Please put “Nomination” in the subject line.
All proposals must be received by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to be considered. The award winner will be selected through an independent third-party review process. Questions can be emailed to the Huck Boyd Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Leadership Connector Award
Nominations should be submitted electronically (in pdf or Word format) to
email@example.com no later than October 1, 2014. Please put “Nomination” in the subject line.
- Person submitting nomination, including contact information (name, address, e-mail address, phone.)
- Person being nominated, including contact information (name, address,
- Specific information stating why this person is deserving of the award, based on the following criteria.
- Identifies and encourages strengths, assets, and resources among others;
- Utilizes the above talents from multiple sources in a collaborative fashion;
- Engages other people and groups to accomplish positive community or organizational purposes; involves diverse populations in accomplishing shared goals;
- Works to build new partnerships and relationships.
- Evidence, examples, or outcomes which demonstrate and document why the nominee should be selected.
e-mail address, phone.)
(For our future planning, we would also like to know how you learned about the award – online, word of mouth, news release, etc.)
All nominations must be received by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to be considered. The award winner will be selected through an independent third-party review process. Questions can be e-mailed to the Huck Boyd Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a printable copy of the above information for submitting nominations, click here: