Awards

2017 NCSEA LEADERSHIP AWARDS

NCSEA is now accepting nominations for the NCSEA’s Leadership Awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and/or organizations to the child support program through extraordinary management, leadership, collaboration, and messaging. Award winners will be announced at the 2017 NCSEA Leadership Symposium, which will be held at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort,  in Scottsdale, Arizona August 6-9, 2017.

Recipients of the NCSEA Leadership Awards reflect and embody the mission and values of NCSEA; to enhance the financial, medical and emotional support that parents provide for their children and to increase public awareness of the child support program’s contribution to the best interests of the families and children served. The accomplishments of award winners serves to inspire current and future child support leaders, professionals and program collaborators to further advance and improve the child support program in its mission and goals.

The 2017 NCSEA Leadership Awards are open to a wide range of individuals, agencies, and organizations that include, but are not limited to, county, state, tribal, federal or international level, from a foreign country, those that serve in the judicial or legislative branch, or in the non-profit, public or private sector.

The 2017 NCSEA Leadership Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Leadership Awardrecognizes an individual who has demonstrated long-term outstanding management and leadership of an organization, team, project or initiative that has demonstrably impacted the child support program and has inspired others over the course of several years to improve the child support program and serve the best interest of children.
  • Emerging Leadership Awardrecognizes an emerging leader or manager (fewer than 3 years in a leadership position) that has improved a child support program or has enhanced the child support program in its mission in the last year. This improvement is recognized as exemplary; that is, one to be emulated by others.
  • Program Awareness Awardrecognizes an individual or organization that has developed an innovative and effective approach and strategy to increase public awareness of the child support program or public awareness about how child support enhances the well-being of children and families. Empirical evidence should be provided, if possible, to support the applicant’s case that their program/strategy has had a positive impact on the awareness and use of the child support program.
  • Innovative Partnership/Collaboration Awardrecognizes innovation in partnerships between a child support agency and any other group(s) that assists families.  This includes, but is not limited to, collaborations between a child support agency and court or another agency, organization, or program serving parents, families or children.

SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to the above referenced awards, NCSEA is offering two scholarships to the 2017 NCSEA Leadership Symposium.

The Judge Ross Leadership Scholarship shall be awarded to an individual in the child support community from the state of Arizona. This scholarship includes conference registration, a one year individual membership in NCSEA and lodging (hotel room and tax) from Sunday, August 6 to Wednesday, August 9. Criteria include writing a brief (150 words) statement on how the applicant would utilize information and networking gained in the course of attending the NCSEA Leadership Symposium and how he/she would then share that information upon return to the agency. In addition to the statement, the applicant’s manager is required to submit a letter of recommendation as well as a statement that, if chosen, the applicant will be able to attend the entire 2017 NCSEA Leadership Symposium.

The New Leader Scholarship shall be awarded to anyone within the child support community who have been a manager for two years or less and are demonstrating outstanding potential to improve his or her team’s performance. In addition to conference registration, membership and lodging, the scholarship includes travel expenses (airfare or plane) not to exceed $500. Criteria include writing a brief (150 words) statement on how the applicant would utilize information and networking gained in the course of attending the Leadership Symposium and how he/she would then share that information upon return to the agency. In addition to the statement, the applicant’s manager is required to submit a letter of recommendation as well as a statement that, if chosen, the applicant will be able to travel to the 2017 NCSEA Leadership Symposium.

All award and scholarship applications must be submitted no later than close of business , Tuesday, June 13, 2017. For more information on the awards or scholarship program, please contact Chris Williams, NCSEA Executive Director, at chriswilliams@ncsea.org.