First time user? Begin by creating a free user profile required to submit an online nomination. Once activated, your profile will enable you to save your work and complete the nomination at your own pace. Check your inbox for an account activation email after you create your new profile.
This award-winning tribute is more than an individual award. It's a statement of your company's commitment to develop and retain a diverse and inclusive team of leaders. Also, it offers you the opportunity to salute men and women who LIFT — Lead in Forward Thinking — to sustain your organization's success with the highest degree of dignity, integrity and honor.
Winners will be awarded at the 22nd Annual NELI Honors on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Things to consider before completing your nomination:
Set time aside to review the questions and compose your answers. Questions touch on the nominee’s leadership philosophies, achievements and contributions. Your answers will serve as the Selection Committee’s only means of evaluation so you'll want to respond thoughtfully.
The form includes three sections and requires three signatures. Section one is for the nominee. Section two is for the nominator. Section three is for the CEO, who is required to sanction the nomination, and for the corporate liaison, which will serve as NELI’s primary contact. You may access all three sections using the same user profile and login ID.
Have an image of the nominee available for upload. Nominees are required to attach a recent photo to the nomination form.
Save the dates. Winners are required to accept the award in person so before you complete the nomination, confirm that the nominee is available to attend the 22nd Annual NELI Honors and Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., September 10-13, 2014.
Confirm Eligibility. In keeping with NELI's mission to recognize culturally diverse leaders, nominees for the Eagle Award should be forward-thinking individuals of African, Asian, Hispanic or Native-American descent.
Review frequently asked questions for insight on the selection process and what happens after you submit your nomination.
Although the site will save your work, we recommend keeping an offline copy of all your responses. Take a screen capture of the application before you hit Submit, or email it to yourself if your browser allows. NELI cannot be responsible for text that gets lost.
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Nominee’s First & Last Name:
Please re-type the Nominee’s First & Last Name to confirm:
# of years held:
Business Physical Address:
Prince Edward Island
Mailing Address (if different):
Nominee’s Direct Phone:
Nominee's Direct Fax:
Nominee’s Work Email:
Admin’s First & Last Name:
Nominee’s Home Address:
Birthplace (City & State):
Date of Birth:
Which group best describes your ethnic origin?
The nominee should complete this portion of the questionnaire first hand, and as thoroughly as possible, as this will be the only means of evaluation. Compose a thoughtful answer to each question. Responses such as “same as above” may disqualify your nomination.
1. Describe your current leadership responsibilities and explain how your presence influences the success of your company and the people around you. (1000 chars left)
2. Tell us about your “Key(s) to Success,” the individuals who have inspired you and the things that motivate you to lead well. (1000 chars left)
3. Describe the role you currently play in service organizations (civic, community, political, ethnic, religious, social). Then, describe an activity or situation in which you went beyond the call of duty to ensure success on a service-related project. (1000 chars left)
4. Describe a personal challenge or life-changing event, and how it has manifested in your life today. (1000 chars left)
5 What do you believe your life’s purpose to be and why? (1000 chars left)
6. List any awards or honors you have received through your work or volunteer efforts. (1000 chars left)
7. List degrees and certificates that you have earned, or are working toward. Include granting institutions. (1000 chars left)
If selected as an Eagle Award winner, I understand that I will be appointed to NELI’s Eagle Advisory Board — the distinguished body of alumni Eagle Award winners that serves as an external advisory council to NELI. I understand that my appointment is for two years following my receipt of the Eagle Award and that I am required to participate in a class project during my induction year.
If selected, I understand that I must be present at NELI’s Leadership Summit & Honors September 10-13, 2014. I agree that I will be featured in LiFT Magazine — The Magazine for Lifestyles in Forward Thinking. I understand that the magazine’s editors will write my profile using the narrative content provided within my nomination materials. I agree that the information provided may become public knowledge and that neither I, nor my company, will have the opportunity to review content prior to publication.
If selected, I agree to pay one-time Eagle initiation dues in the amount of $3,000 prior to my receipt of the Eagle Award. The initiation dues include my registration for NELI’s Leadership Summit presented in collaboration with the NELI Honors. I agree that my membership commitment will continue for a minimum of two consecutive years following my receipt of the Eagle Award and that I will be invoiced annual dues in the amount of $1,000 for each of the two years. Thereafter, I may continue to pay dues for as long as I wish to maintain membership benefits.
I agree that I have answered the questions herein to the best of my knowledge and that the content is accurate and complete. If selected, I hereby authorize the use of my name, my company name, professional headshot, candid photos, video recordings, and published profile for promotional use only in connection with NELI’s Leadership Summit and the NELI Award Honors. I understand that my submission will not be returned.
Upload Nominee’s Professional Headshot
Person You are Nominating:
Nominator’s First and Last Name:
Nominator’s Direct Phone:
Nominator’s Direct Fax:
Briefly describe your affiliation with your company’s nominee and explain why you believe this person’s leadership is deserving of national recognition with the Eagle Award. You may also upload a letter of nomination on company letterhead (optional).
Upload a letter of nomination
If selected as an Eagle Award winner, your nominee will be appointed to NELI’s Eagle Advisory Board, thereby becoming a national representative of your company. Is your company prepared to sponsor your nominee’s annual dues, participation at NELI’s mid-year Board meeting, and full participation in the three-day Leadership Summit and NELI Award Honors programs?
If your nominee is selected as an Eagle Award winner, the nominator will play a role in presenting the award at the NELI Honors. In addition to the honoree, is your company prepared to sponsor attendance by the nominator and other company leaders?
If selected, NELI may ask your company to submit a video recording in which the nominator, CEO, and awardee may be asked to discuss a leadership topic. Would you agree to facilitate your company’s production and submission of this video?
I have responded to the questions above and confirm, to the best of my knowledge, that the information provided herein is accurate and complete. I agree that if our nominee is selected, the statements from my letter of nomination may be selected as direct quotes and published within my nominee’s profile in CareerFOCUS Magazine.
This person will serve as an alternate contact for NELI. They should be in direct contact with both nominee and the nominator, and maintain knowledge of your company’s involvement in the Eagle Award process.
Corporate Liaison's First and Last Name:
Liaison’s Direct Phone:
Liaison's Direct Fax
In the event that the nominator is not your company’s chairman, CEO, or president, NELI requires an authorized signature confirming that the nomination has been sanctioned by your company’s highest ranking officer.
I, as a chief executive, have sanctioned our company’s nomination for the Eagle Award.
Chairman’s/CEO’s First & Last Name:
CEO's Direct Phone:
CEO’s Email Address:
Chairman’s/CEO’s Authorized Signature:
Please check your inbox for receipt confirmation soon. We attempt to send winner notification within 30 days after the close of nominations. In the event we need more time or information, we will contact you via email. Should you have additional questions, please view our FAQs or contact us for personal assistance via email or phone at 913.317.2888.
Finally, remember to save the date for the next NELI Honors – Friday, September 12, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. We hope to see you there!
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