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Nominate a member for Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award

The Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award is given annually to an Education Minnesota leader (local or state) who has made outstanding contributions to Education Minnesota, its locals or the core purposes of Education Minnesota.

Selection process
The Education Minnesota Governing Board members, including the officers, will nominate candidates by submitting an application of 1,000 words or less to the Education Minnesota officer team. Using the established criteria, this application should list the name of the candidate and the reasons this member should be considered.

  • The Education Minnesota officers will review the applications and recommend a finalist or finalists to the Education Minnesota Executive Committee. The Executive Offices must receive nominations by March 15.
  • The Education Minnesota Executive Committee will make the final selection.
  • The Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award is announced each year at the Education Minnesota Representative Convention.

Criteria
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

1. A candidate must be an active member of Education Minnesota during the selection school year.

2. A candidate must have made outstanding contributions to Education Minnesota, its locals or the core purpose of Education Minnesota.

  • Education Minnesota core purpose: Be responsible for quality teaching and learning opportunities through democratic unionism.
  • Education Minnesota core values: integrity, inclusive, excellence, dynamic.

3.   A candidate must have shown some or all of the leadership skills listed below:

  • Integrity: Trustworthy, good solid character, words and walk are consistent.
  • Credibility: Has credibility with co-workers. Individuals trust, respect, admire and enjoy working with this person.
  • Motivational: Has a high level of influence over others and gets them to participate. Can flourish in a work environment without boundaries by focusing on results, knowing that much can be done if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.
  • Communication skills: Constantly encouraging, critiquing and listening. Driven by a need to influence, not to command and control.
  • Positive attitude: The ability to see people and situations in a positive way. Individual feels good about self, others and life.
  • Responsible: Always “comes through.” Someone you can count on to get the job completed. Willing to take on difficult tasks.
  • People skills: Has the ability to encourage people and develop their leadership skills. Has a manner that draws people to them.
  • Sense of humor: Enjoys life, fails to take self too seriously.
  • Creativity: Ability to see solutions and fix problems. Is flexible and not afraid to find new ways of approaching issues as they arise.
  • Futuristic: Sees the “big picture” and is able to look beyond personal interest and see the total picture. Is willing to take risks to accomplish the long-term goal.

Education Minnesota is an affiliate of the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and AFL-CIO.

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