Deadline: Friday, May 4 2012 at 5pm (PDT).
The WAVE Mentoring Awards highlight female mentors in the AV industry and the important contributions that these women have made to the mentees they have impacted. The mentoring relationships formed by Women in AV can enhance one’s professional and career development goals.
Mentorship is one of the most important determinants of a successful career, yet it is often a component of career development that, while prized by recipients, is rarely rewarded. The Women in AV place great value on mentorship, and this award was created to reward those efforts.
Nominate an AV professional who has made significant contributions to your career and life or other women in the AV industry.
Each year, WAVE honors two female AV professionals who have distinguished themselves within the AV industry. These awards are designed to recognize two women who are recognized as mentors to others in the AV industry.
For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to providing:
- Advising and guiding
- Challenging and inspiring women to become engaged citizens of the world who aspire not only to achieve understanding, but also to advance the cause of social justice.
- Advocacy and guidance in personal, organizational, and professional matters.
- Serving as a successful role model.
- Showing concern for women as individuals and supporting their personal development.
The awards will be presented at the NSCA Women in AV reception held June 13th, 2012, in Las Vegas. The award winners should plan to attend and be recognized in front of their colleagues at the Reception. Winners will be notified by May 20, 2012. The award includes:
- Award sponsored by Listen Technologies Corporation
- Recognition at Women in AV Reception on Wednesday, June 13, 3 to 4 PM held in the NSCA Booth #C11536
- Recognition on the WAVE website – a feature article
Upon receipt, applications become the property of WAVE. Applications will not be returned to applicants. Late applications will not be accepted.
These awards are open to all women working in the audiovisual industry.
Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring over time.
Nominators must be a mentee of the nominee, or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts.
Criteria for Judging
Your nomination for an excellence in mentoring award should describe how the person who has mentored you and has been outstanding in supporting and encouraging your growth, confidence, professional, and personal development. Please share specific examples, stories and anecdotes. A nomination must include at least one reason your nominee deserves the award.
Qualities the selection committee will be looking for in a mentor, are not just what experience do they have but evidence that they are a good listener, a collaborative communicator, have practical experience not just academic experience, are articulate (to the point), honest, skilled at getting their point across i.e. not judgmental but able to suggest a solution.
Nominations are reviewed and scored on the following criteria:
- Advising and guiding
- Challenging and inspiring
- Advocacy and guidance
- Serving as a successful role model
- Supporting mentee’s personal development
- Summary of why the nominee should receive the award (approx 250 words)
Each of these criteria are scored individually, therefore the nomination should provide sufficient detail and/or a specific example that speaks to each of these elements.
Awards Submission Requirements
It is the nominator’s responsibility to complete all sections in the on-line Nomination Form using the guidelines set out above. Nominations that are missing required information in any of these sections will not be considered.
Nominations must be submitted electronically on-line in this format no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, May 4, 2012. We suggest that you don’t leave it until the last minute to nominate someone in case there are any issues entering your information.