- Provide substantive information about who the candidate is, the type of work the individual does, and how the work has impacted the function and/or department.
- Give clear and specific examples as you describe the candidate’s accomplishments and how the individual demonstrates the potential to become a leader.
- Include a strong proposal from the candidate that explains the candidate’s interest in this particular professional development opportunity.
- Provide specific details about the professional conference, academic program or course work and how it not only aligns to the candidate’s professional development goals but also to the larger mission of the department and University.
- If appropriate, include endorsements from staff or faculty to illustrate the impact of the candidate’s contributions based on the criteria.
Programs or Associations to Consider:
If you are would like to nominate or be nominated for the Griffin Award but are uncertain what professional programs exist to improve overall productivity or leadership effectiveness, which would qualify for the Griffin Award, you might want to consider some of the options below. Also, research any groups or associations you may be affiliated with as many offer yearly conferences and programs as well.
Cornell University’s ILR School (Industrial and Labor Relations)
HERS (Higher Education Resource Services)