Chapter President of the Year Award

The Chapter President of the Year (CPY) Award recognizes an SMPS chapter president who has demonstrated excellence in leadership while serving the chapter and its members.



Download Criteria for CPY Award

To be eligible, the candidate must have served as president for the 2017-18 program year. All nominations must be made by a current SMPS member.

The Chapter President of Year award recipient will be announced and honored during Build Business 2019 in Washington, DC.

To review previous winning CPY submittals, please visit the Awards folder within the library of the All Chapter Leaders community of MySMPS.

Eligibility

To be eligible, the candidate must have served as president for the 2017-18 program year. All nominations must be made by a current SMPS member.

Reporting Time Period

September 1, 2017–August 31, 2018.

Submission

CPY Application will open on January 1, 2019 and close on February 15, 2019.

Starting on January 1, 2019, go to www.smps.org/cpyentry to submit the CPY application online.

 

Judging Criteria and Scoring

Total possible points: 100

1. Leadership (20 Points)
Discuss and provide examples of how the nominee’s leadership style contributed to the success of the chapter, its leaders, and members. Demonstrate the nominee’s role as a chapter leader and discuss their impact on the chapter and industry overall. How did they motivate, inspire, and organize people? What vision did they set for the chapter and how did they align their board and chapter volunteers to accomplish it? Actions and results might include but are not limited to: fostered an environment among chapter members and volunteers where new ideas and approaches were embraced and fostered; set a course to advance the chapter into the future; helped the chapter cope with change; impacted the chapter and industry overall; and motivated and inspired chapter leaders to be their best.

2. Chapter Management (20 Points)
Discuss and provide examples of how the nominee led the chapter with purpose to achieve or enhance its stability while demonstrating effective chapter management. Actions and results might include but are not limited to: operations to strengthen chapter infrastructure; changing course to recover from a financial challenge or continuation of a positive trend; creation of new revenue streams; implementation of programs to attract all stakeholders; development or refinement of processes or programs for recruiting and training future chapter leaders; and strategic investment and/or use of reserves.

3. Society Awareness (20 Points)
Discuss and provide examples of how the nominee increased visibility and awareness of the Society and advocated for the profession of marketing and business development. Actions and results might include but are not limited to: publicity and promotion of the Society through a variety of communications and PR channels; encouragement/support of chapter members in their efforts to advocate for the Society; collaboration with other organizations; and other activities that advance the profession of marketing and business development in the chapter’s market and/or industry.

4. Membership (20 Points)
Discuss and provide examples of how the nominee participated in membership activities including member engagement and recruitment and retention efforts. Actions and results might include but are not limited to: implementation of recruitment/retention strategies and results; value promotion; engagement of new members; and understanding and addressing needs of all members.

5. Chapter Programming and Events (10 Points)
Discuss and provide examples of how the nominee developed, influenced, or oversaw the creation of chapter programming and events to deliver value to its members. Provide specific examples of how it supports the Society’s mission and vision. Actions and results might include but are not limited to: alignment of educational programming and events with the six Domains of Practice; implementation of member onboarding and/or campaigns; creation of new programming or other initiatives; and alignment of programs and events with needs of chapter members and prospects.

6. Letters of Support (10 Points)
Please provide three letters of support from SMPS members detailing the nominee’s leadership style, how leadership excellence was demonstrated, and how the nominee influenced change and created success. At least two letters should be from the nominee’s 2016-17 chapter board members or volunteers. The remaining letter may be from any SMPS chapter member. Each letter of support is limited to two pages. No more than three letters will be accepted.

Award

The Chapter President of the Year Award will be given to an individual who meets the criteria and who has gone above and beyond in the leadership of their chapter. A Chapter President of the Year Award will not necessarily be awarded each year. The winner will be honored at the 2019 Evening of Excellence at Build Business.

Resources

PAST WINNING SUBMITTALS
To review or download past winning CPY submittals, please visit the All Chapter Leaders Community of MySMPS. Select the “Awards/2017/CPY Winning Submittal” folder.

MEMBERSHIP STATISTICAL REPORTS
To review or download the monthly chapter statistical reports, demographic reports, and/or growth reports, please visit the All Chapter Leaders Community of MySMPS. Select the “Membership/Membership Statistical Reports” folder.

SMPS STAFF OR CPY COMMITTEE
Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the SMPS staff and/or CPY Committee with questions or for support.

Need more information?

Contact Molly Dall’Erta at SMPS HQ via email at molly@smps.org.