Award Nominations

2018 Awards

Due – January 31, 2018

Nominations – To submit a nomination, please send a one-page statement that describes how the nominee meets the award criteria to utahcda@gmail.com.

All awards will be presented at the annual UCDA conference.

1) Outstanding New Professional Award

To recognize practicing career/employment counselors, coaches, consultants or teachers for outstanding performance in day-to-day service.

Rating criteria:

  • 1 – 5 years in the profession
  • Quality of service as indicated by innovative programs, recognition by local organizations, publications, etc.
  • Service to the profession as indicated by participation and leadership in professional associations at the local, state, and/or national levels.

2) Outstanding Senior Professional Award

To recognize practicing career/employment counselors, coaches, consultants or teachers for outstanding performance in day-to-day service.

Rating criteria:

  • 6+ years in the profession
  • Quality of service as indicated by innovative programs, recognition by local organizations, publications, etc.
  • Service to the profession as indicated by participation and leadership in professional associations at the local, state, and/or national levels.

3) Diversity Initiative Award

To recognize individuals who through their initiatives and commitment have demonstrated a high degree of cultural responsiveness within the domain of career related activities.

Rating Criteria:

  • Significantly enhanced our understanding of and appreciation of the complex career development/employment needs of diverse populations and historically marginalized groups.
  • Contributed to the professional growth of culturally competent and sensitive employment/career counselors.
  • Successfully advocated for systemic changes that lead to the elimination or reduction of barriers impacting the career development/employment of diverse and/or historically marginalized individuals.

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