Outstanding Program Development Award


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The Outstanding Program Development Award, established in 2014, recognizes an executive or manager who has contributed significantly to the development of innovative, visionary programming as a team leader within in a philanthropic, professional or trade organization and has demonstrated excellence in advancing the mission of that organization through one or more recognized CAE domains, such as: (1) organizational management; (2) leadership; (3) administration; (4) knowledge management and research; (5) governance and structure; (6) public policy, government relations, and coalition building; (7) membership development; (8) programs, products and services; and (9) marketing, public relations, and communications. This award lends itself to bestowal on a rotating basis, perhaps bi-annually or tri-annually.

The criteria for this award are:

  • Is a regular member of NYSAE;
  • Contributes significantly to the development of innovative, visionary programming as a team leader within a philanthropic, professional or trade association;
  • Demonstrates excellence in advancing the mission of his/her organization through management of one or more recognized CAE functional domains;
  • Shows commitment to the advancement of association management as a profession. CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential is an asset, but is not required.

Past Recipients:

  • 2015 Bryan Harrison