The National Eagle Leadership Institute® (NELI) is committed to stellar leadership in all facets of business and community development. The NELI Award – presented annually during the NELI Honors – is a symbol of corporate leadership achievement. This prestigious corporate award is presented to CEOs and corporate entities that take responsibility for the impact of their initiatives.
NELI Award honorees strive to set the example for leadership in corporate and social responsibility – not just in business but in the world around them. They foster a culture of leadership that begins with the CEO and share in NELI’s mission to help their organizations reach its highest potential.
Winners will be awarded at the 22nd Annual NELI Honors on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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Categories for NELI Award ConsiderationNELI will consider a broad range of corporate-responsibility initiatives and the individual leadership who championed the execution. Nominate your company and/or leaders in one or more of the following areas. Please check only the one you are submitting on this form.
EvaluationEach company initiative will be evaluated against the following criteria:
If you have questions, please call Michelle Webb or Georgia Clark at 913.317.2888 or email us.
Review frequently asked questions for insight on the selection process and what happens after you submit your nomination.
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Please select the award category for which you are submitting this nomination. Select just one.
CEO of the Year
New Faces of Leadership
Leadership Development and Advancement
Corporate & Social Responsibility
Company Legal Name:
Prince Edward Island
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Chief Executive Officer (full name):
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Nominator (full name):
This person will serve as an alternate contact for NELI. They should have first-hand knowledge of the initiative put forth and should have direct contact with the nominator and the CEO.
Liaison (full name):
If you are nominating a company initiative, please complete the questionnaire below Part 2 – providing detailed, yet concise information – as this will be the committee’s only means of evaluation.
If you are nominating your company's leadership – for either CEO of the Year or New Faces of Leadership – skip to "Attachments" below Part 2. Attach a letter of nomination, on company letterhead, describing why your CEO's leadership merits national recognition with the NELI Award.
The official nomination form and all supporting materials should be submitted at the same time, and should reach NELI by May 15, 2014. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at 913.317.2888 or email us.
1. Describe your company’s core business and primary market(s) that you serve. (1000 chars left)
2. Describe the initiative put forth for consideration. Include how or why it was conceived, when it was launched, and who is the intended audience. (1000 chars left)
3. Describe each of the evaluation criteria: Business Rationale, Senior Leadership Support, Employee Engagement, and/or Measureable Results and Accountability. (1000 chars left)
Attachments: Please attach documentation to support your nomination. If nominating a company initiative, attach illustrations of program success and alignment with other corporate initiatives (e.g., CSR report, published articles, images, presentations or video). If nominating your CEO, attach a letter of nomination on company letterhead.
Please attach additional documentation to support your nomination.
Please attach documentation to support your nomination.
Your CEO will be asked to accept the NELI Award on behalf of the company. Do you understand that your CEO is expected to attend the NELI Honors, and do you agree to have this event placed on their calendar?
Your company will be appointed to NELI’s Council on Corporate Leadership and Responsibility, represented by your CEO (or their executive designee). Council initiation dues is $3,000. Do you agree to honor this appointment?
NELI will request a video-recorded response to interview questions related to the winning initiative. Footage will serve as a prelude to your live acceptance of the NELI Award. Does your company agree to facilitate production and submission of this video footage?
Your company will be featured in LiFT Magazine –Lifestyles of Forward Thinkers. Does your company agree to be profiled, utilizing your photos of your CEO and images of the initiative?
LiFT Magazine editors may need additional information for your profile. Do you agree to help facilitate a brief interview with your CEO and/or other executives that will help enhance your presentation during the NELI Honors?
Your profile and only information you provided will be used as a part of your company’s recognition. You will not be able to review and approve the narrative composed by editors. Do you agree?
I have authorized this nomination on my company’s behalf:
As the nominator, I submit that we have answered the questions herein firsthand and that the content is accurate and complete. If selected, we hereby authorize the usage of company name, logo, CEO headshot, video recordings, and other identifying markers for promotional use in connection with our receipt of the NELI Award.
Nominator signature required for consideration
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, in Washington D.C. We hope to see you there!
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