NCSEA Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 NCSEA Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 NCSEA Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 NCSEA Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 NCSEA Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 NCSEA Leadership Award Recipients

Recipients of the NCSEA Leadership Awards reflect and embody the mission and values of NCSEA; enhancing the financial, medical and emotional support parents provide for their children and increasing public awareness of the child support program’s contribution to the best interests of the families and children served. The accomplishments of award winners serve to inspire current and future child support leaders, professionals and program collaborators, further advancing and improving the child support program’s mission and goals.

The NCSEA Leadership Awards are open to a broad range of individuals, agencies, and organizations including, but 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. They are awarded at the Leadership Symposium held in August.

The NCSEA Leadership Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Leadership Award– recognizes 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 inspired others, over the course of several years, to improve the child support program, serving the best interest of children.
  • Emerging Leadership Award– recognizes an emerging leader or manager (fewer than 3 years in a leadership position) who 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 Award– recognizes an individual or organization that has developed an innovative and effective approach and strategy to increase public awareness of the child support program or 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 Award– recognizes 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


NCSEA offers scholarships to the  NCSEA Leadership Symposium each year. Information on the 2022 scholarships can be found on the Leadership Symposium 2022 Scholarships webpage