Leadership Impact Award Nomination Form

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligible nominees: all ITS personnel below the level of Director
  • Eligible nominators: Especially ITS managers in support of the recognition of a staff member who exhibits leadership at any level, but any member of ITS may nominate a person who they believe exhibits leadership.
  • Nominations can be submitted at any time.
  • Presentation of the Award: The VP/CIO presents the award twice a year at the ITS All Staff Meeting.

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    "Please consider Caryn for a leadership impact award. Caryn demonstrates quiet leadership through her dependability, reliability and enthusiasm, tackling whatever comes her way. She has a knack for looking at what seems to be an overwhelming task and breaking it into doable steps. You always get the sense that Caryn believes you can always do something, even if it’s small, to make progress. Her cheerful and competent attitude, no matter the situation sets the tone for the group, bringing out the best in everyone she interacts with. (Consider the ITS values/principles and use examples to illustrate points and be a specific as possible.)"


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    "The situation: A new agreement between Mason and another school, two networks, different classroom platforms, and a non-negotiable deadline. I’d like to nominate George for leading the charge in getting classrooms at a partner school set up in time for fall classes. George set up a number of working lunches for the two tech teams to work out the details of how we would connect and manage Mason classes from the other schools classrooms on differing time schedules. The informal sessions were instrumental in understanding each teams strengths, environments and concerns, which lead to a cohesive and successful implementation. (Consider ITS values/principles and use examples to illustrate points and be a specific as possible.)"


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    "No matter how many times we asked, we never got the other organizations schedule of activities we needed for figuring out what we needed to do and when. We were always in last minute “get it done” mode until Miguel stopped by and had an impromptu discussion with Josh in the other organization. Miguel was curious about what the other organization had to do on a day to day basis and where they got their information from. Turned out that the information came from a different group, and they waited for final approval before sending anything. Miguel and Josh went to Julie, explained their dilemma and asked if there was any way they could be copied on the information that was pending approval just to get a heads up for what might be heading their way. Julie was more than happy to add them to the email list; once the information of pending work was available, both groups were able to better allocate their resources and reduce the “last minute” syndrome. I’d like to nominate Miguel for taking the initiative and finding a way to make a small change with a significant impact. (Consider ITS values/principles and use examples to illustrate points and be a specific as possible.)"


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    "Michael always makes it a point to thank everyone who moves quickly to make something happen and makes sure everyone knows about it. Just this simple act, day in and day out, lets our team know our work is important and that time is of the essence. I’m nominating Michael for a leadership impact award. (Consider ITS values/principles and use examples to illustrate points and be a specific as possible.)"