ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT MENTORING COMMITTEE
Call for Mentoring Best Practices Award Nominations
The Mentoring Committee is currently inviting applicants for the Mentoring Best Practices Award. This annual award is given in odd years to the person(s) or institution(s) who develop and implement a program or activity that promotes mentoring within the Academy.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage institutional initiatives that provide developmental support to Academy members at all levels (students, junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, practitioners). While we believe that one-to-one mentoring is very important, we are not seeking nominations for individuals who have acted as mentors. Several divisions offer "Best Mentor" awards for that type of activity. Examples of potential candidates for this award include, but are not limited to, research incubators or formal mentoring programs.
Criteria for selection include: creation and implementation of institutional initiatives that provide developmental support to Academy members at any level (students, junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, practitioners); development of effective methods, structures, or designs for mentoring programs; implementation and direction of mentoring activities in an effective manner; and/or notable contribution to the practice of mentoring.
Submissions must be received by March 27, 2009. Self-nominated proposals are encouraged. Nominations should include a four-page (maximum) description of the initiative along with any supporting exhibits. The nominations will be judged by a committee composed of members of the Academy of Management Mentoring Committee. The recipient of the award will be notified by May 29, 2009.
Please send nominations to: Shalei Simms (
), or Meredith Burnett (
) the Mentoring Best Practices Co-Chairs.