OELMA Emerging Leader Award
The OELMA Emerging Leader Award recognizes members who have recently assumed an OELMA leadership role for the first time. This award honors members who demonstrate leadership potential and encourages members to actively participate in the Association.
Multiple recipients may receive the OELMA Emerging Leader Award. The recipients receive a framed commemorative plaque at the OELMA annual conference. Each recipient's name will be announced through the OELMA listserv, website and social media.
The OELMA Emerging Leader Award recipient will be selected from applicants and nominees who meet the following criteria:
Current OELMA member
Effectively fulfilled an OELMA leadership role for the first time within the last five years
Previously had not filled an OELMA leadership role, been elected to an OELMA office, nor received an OELMA recognition award
Meets the minimum requirements on the OELMA Emerging Leader Award Checklist
An OELMA member is eligible for any award and/or scholarship unless they serve as a member of the OELMA Awards/Scholarship Committee, an elected officer of OELMA, or a liaison to OELMA.
Complete and upload the OELMA Awards Nominator Form Part A which requires a 250-word rationale for the nomination that speaks to the OELMA Emerging Leader Award Checklist.
Contact the nominee and inform them to complete and upload the OELMA Awards Nominee Form Part B by the deadline.
Complete and upload the OELMA Awards Nominee Form Part B which requires a 500-word statement that speaks to the criteria outlined in the OELMA Emerging Leader Award Checklist.
Upload a photograph of the nominee (jpg or gif format).
Additional documents such as a resume, video, and/or letter(s) of recommendation from colleague(s) and/or supervisors that explain how the nominee meets the criteria outlined in the OELMA Emerging Leadership Award Checklist are encouraged.
If you are self-nominating, complete and upload the OELMA Awards Nominee Form Part B and upload a photograph of the nominee (jpg or gif format). Additional documents described above are encouraged.
Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.