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Nominate a Colleague for the 2015 CLSI Excellence Awards

These awards celebrate the achievements of volunteers who have helped improve the quality of medical care worldwide.

Nomination and Selection Process

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Nominations for the 2015 Excellence Awards may be made by any individual. The selection criteria (listed below) for each award will be used as a guide for approval. More than one recipient may be awarded in a given year. Nominations for awards are sought and selections are made by the Awards Committee (in consultation with the CLSI President and/or Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, where required). Fill out a nomination form here. Nominations are due by January 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern (US) Time.

If you have questions about any of the awards, or about the nomination procedures, please contact Stephanie Robinson.

CLSI Awards Program

CLSI celebrates the achievement of volunteers who have contributed their services to the development of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines and other CLSI documents and programs in the following ways:


Russell J. Eilers Award

CLSI’s highest award is the Russell J. Eilers Award. One award is given annually to an individual or group selected by the CLSI President (in consultation with the CLSI Board Executive Committee) as having made an outstanding contribution to CLSI’s success. This award was established in 1986 and has been presented every year since then in memory of CLSI’s founding president. The award is selected (with Board Executive Committee Concurrence) and presented by the CLSI President.


John V. Bergen Award

The John V. Bergen Award is presented annually to an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers in recognition of advances in CLSI organizational directives and objectives, through unique and significant contributions. Nominations for this award are sought and selections made by the Awards Committee (in consultation with the CLSI President). The award is presented by the CLSI President.


Excellence in Standards Development

This award is presented to the volunteer or group of volunteers who makes a significant contribution to the development of a consensus standard, guideline, or other work product. Such an individual (or group) would be dedicated and committed to CLSI consensus development, and an enthusiastic participant throughout the consensus process.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an individual for consideration include:

  • Zealous advocacy and participation in project development
  • Research undertaken to resolve a question or support a tenet
  • Extraordinary time commitment that was critical to project success
  • Personal intervention to overcome obstacles in project development

Excellence in Consensus Management

This award is presented to the volunteer project leader(s) who has/have exhibited extraordinary management and/or oversight skills instrumental to the successful completion of a CLSI project(s). Such an individual would be dedicated to CLSI’s consensus process of document development, and an enthusiastic proponent of the organization as a whole.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an individual for consideration include:

  • Reducing project timelines and completing projects within budget
  • Successful completion of a controversial and/or complex project
  • Facilitation of resolution of issues preventing consensus
  • Zealous recruitment of highly qualified project participants and direction of their efforts to a successful completion

Excellence in Mentoring in Standards Development

This award is given to the volunteer(s) who, by enhancing a mentee’s performance, satisfaction, and professional growth as a CLSI volunteer, contributes to the success of CLSI projects and ensures the long-term mentee participation in CLSI.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an individual for consideration include:

  • Mentoring efforts that lead to a mentee’s assumption of a CLSI leadership role
  • Mentoring efforts that lead to a mentee’s increased participation in CLSI projects
  • Mentoring efforts that lead to enhanced interaction between the mentee’s organization and CLSI

Excellence in Global Leadership in Standards Development

This award is presented to the volunteer(s) who is/are extraordinarily committed to CLSI’s mission to reach out to and involve the global health care community in the development of projects and best practices. Such an individual would be well recognized internationally as a CLSI advocate.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an individual for consideration include:

  • Ensuring consistency among CLSI documents and other international standards (eg, International Organization for Standardization [ISO], European Committee for Standardization [CEN]) leading to substantial global harmonization
  • Advancing CLSI’s recognition globally by promoting harmonization and interorganizational cooperation in the interests of patients
  • Demonstrating understanding of the needs of CLSI’s diverse global constituents and directing CLSI projects to meet those needs

Excellence in Leadership in Global Health Partnerships

This award is given to the volunteer(s) who is/are extraordinarily committed to CLSI’s mission of promoting our best practices throughout the world. Such an individual would have personally given of his/her time and typically will have mentored others.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an individual for consideration include:

  • Personally traveled on behalf of CLSI’s Global Health Partnerships program to implement CLSI standards and guidelines in resource-constrained environments
  • Achieved significant measureable and lasting results to improve the health care of a defined population
  • Served as a mentor for extended periods of time in one or more developing countries
  • Clearly furthered the excellent international image and stellar reputation of CLSI

Excellence in Member Organization Leadership

This award is presented to the member organization that offers exemplary support to CLSI and its mission to maintain leadership in the domain of document development. Such an organization proves to be an effective participant at all stages of project development, rather than assisting through financial support alone.

Examples of efforts that could qualify an organization for consideration include:

  • Consistently effective and timely efforts to solicit member organization input from a diverse base
  • Extraordinary advocacy within the member organization that ensures ongoing CLSI participation
  • Effective leadership within a sector that encourages other organizations to participate in CLSI

 

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