The National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership
A Professional Division of the National Rehabilitation Associaition
CALL FOR NARL AWARD NOMINATIONS
Following is an invitation to submit nominations for awards to be presented by the National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership (NARL) at the 2011 NRA Annual Training Conference.
NARL will present the following awards:
•MARY E. SWITZER AWARD FOR REHABILITATION LEADERSHIP. This is the highest award granted by NARL. It recognizes and honors outstanding rehabilitation leadership of a national scope in either the public or private sector. A Nominee must demonstrate exceptional competence in rehabilitation administration or supervision and be recognized as a rehabilitation leader of national importance. Nominations may be made by individual members or state chapter.
•PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR DISTINGUISHED REHABILITATION SERVICE. This award is granted in recognition of exceptional rehabilitation service in administration, supervision, program planning and evaluation, research, teaching and legislation. It may be presented to one or more individuals in either the public or private sector. Nominations may be made by individual members or state chapter.
•GUY F. HUBBARD AWARD. This award is conferred in recognition of a rehabilitation management practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in rehabilitation supervision or administration. The award is named in honor of the late Guy F. Hubbard, Asst. Dir. Of the NC Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, who believed that successes in VR are the result of the ability of rehabilitation management to promote growth and development. The nominee should have demonstrated excellence, innovation, initiative, as well as outstanding competence in supervision or administration. Individuals from the public sector may be nominated. Nominations may be made by individual members, state chapters or regional chapters.
•PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMING AWARD. This award is presented to the state chapter with the most outstanding professional programming during the year. In addition to the award, the state chapter will receive a 50% supplement of the Professional Program Grant funds during the following year. The “Report of Usage of the NARL Professional Program Grant Funds” is the primary basis for selecting the recipient. Nominations should include a description of the types of professional programming, and of the duration and frequency of the programs presented. Nominations can be made either by an individual member or by a state chapter.
The Nomination Process: Gather documentation to substantiate the particular award. This can include letters of support, copies of work, newspaper articles and other compelling information. Complete the nomination form below. Keep a copy for yourself and submit two copies of the form and supporting documentation to:
NARL AWARDS c/o Eleanor Williams
4907 Sulky Drive #102
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Nominations must be received or post-marked by September 1, 2011 to be considered for these awards.
•Explain why the individual should receive the particular award. Please cite the award criteria.