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NAEPSDP Past Presidents’ Early Career Award Applications/Nominations Due August 31

The National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals annually honors a member of the association with the Past Presidents’ Early Career Award. This award recognizes an Extension professional with less than 10 years of experience in the profession who has made creative, innovative or other notable contributions to the profession.

Nominees must be paid members in good standing with the organization (current year’s dues paid) and must have held membership in the Association for a minimum of two (2) years during the 10-year period. Nomination statements should focus on the creative, innovative or other notable accomplishments of the candidate in the areas within the Extension program, staff and organizational development area.

Self-nominations are accepted. All nomination materials must be submitted using the online form below by August 31. The award, which includes a plaque and a cash award of $300, is presented at the NAEPSDP Annual Meeting. This award is funded by the past presidents of NAEPSDP. Recipients of the award are selected by the NAEPSDP Awards Committee.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the online application/nomination form below. 

Criteria for selection as the NAEPSDP Outstanding Contributor includes:
  Responsibility and History:  Nominee’s responsibilities and history in program, staff and organzational development. 
  Creativity & Innovation:  Nominee’s exceptional creativity and/or innovation in the program, staff and organizational development profession.
  Other Notable Contribution:  Other notable contributions made to the profession by the nominee (e.g., serving in leadership roles)
  Unique Qualities:  Unique qualities of the nominee that you most want to highlight for the awards committee.

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